The Texas Exes Houston Chapter is the local chapter of the Ex-Students Association of The University of Texas. Texas Exes Houston is a 501(c)(3) serving Houston-area Longhorn alumni and friends. The Chapter is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and coordinates Houston area alumni events, scholarship fundraising and other engagement activities. Donations to the Chapter and our scholarship fund are tax deductible.
The Texas Exes Houston Chapter is:
Number 1 in providing scholarships to outstanding Houston area high school seniors attending UT.
- Number 1 amongst other chapters and area colleges of enrolling scholars with outstanding SAT scores (National Merit Scholars).
- Number 1 in organizing minority academic support and outreach projects.
- Number 1 in membership to the Texas Exes (aka: “The Ex-Students’ Association”).
- Number 1 in supporting Longhorn athletics. We were the first chapter to endow the Second Century Fund with a $25,000 contribution entitled Houston Texas Exes Athletic-Academics Services Scholarship.
- Number 1 in Volunteer community service hours among chapters.
- Number 1 in supporting outstanding Houston area high school teachers. We were the first and are currently the only chapter to fund a Texas Excellence Award for Outstanding High School Teachers.
- Number 1 chapter Website.
Other Facts and Activities
- There are over 50,000 Texas Exes in the Houston area
- The Houston Texas Exes provide 30+ scholarships annually to Houston area students. Students will be considered for scholarships by completing the application for Admission to UT Austin, the Chapter no longer has a separate application.
- In early 1998, we reached our goal of a $1,000,000.00 endowment as a permanent commitment to scholarships for outstanding Houston area high school graduates who attend UT-the first Texas Exes Chapter to have a $1,000,000 endowment. As of 2001, it surpassed the $1,000,000 goal and is now just over $2,000,000.00 including funds held with the athletic department for scholarships.
- In 2002-03 the Houston Texas Exes pledged $115,000.00 to the Jamail Challenge Grant. The Chapter has funded that $115,000.00 commitment. The Jamail fund will match the pledged amount dollar for dollar, for a total amount of $230,000, the earnings of which will be used for full scholarships for minority students. The Chapter is excited about this new pledge and challenge.