About Us

One of the most common questions we get is "What exactly does the Texas Exes - New York Chapter do?"  Our primary focus is to provide scholarships for incoming students to the University of Texas at Austin as well as to provide various educational and career help for current students there.

Scholarships

TE-NYC Annual Scholarships - TE-NYC annually awards over $19,000 in scholarships to New York area students attending the University. Get involved to help review scholarship applicants and encourage top students to attend the University

Allan Sih Memorial Scholarship - Established to honor a late President of our chapter, this scholarship focuses on students with a strong inclination towards community service

New York 40 Acres Scholarship - We have committed to raising $500k to endow a scholarship for a New York resident to always be a apart of the University's premier scholarship program, the 40 Acres Scholars.

Student Seminar

Winner of the 2011 Robert Murff Excellence Award, the NYC Seminar brings students from the University to NYC to meet with alumni working in their fields. Join us to help chaperone, organize office visits, or just attend the networking seminar and share your experiences.

NYC Recruitment

TE-NYC members are often called up to assist the University in high school fairs as well reaching out directly to prospective students from the area.

Other Events

In order to support our primary missions, we foster community amoung University alumni and supporters in the greater New York area by hosting a variety of events.  All proceeds from events support our scholarships program: 

  • Speaking Engagements - The University often brings up professors, deans or alumni to speak, TE-NYC is often included in the events.
  • Volunteer Day of Service - Volunteer in the New York community with NYTE during the national Day of Service. Together with over 100 other chapters, Texas Exes has one of the largest participation in the Day of Service.
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunities - Each month we try to find volunteer opportunities for TE-NYC members as a group Educational/University Related
  • Receptions - Over the years TE-NYC has hosted receptions for University President Powers as well as Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award winners such as Jane Chessnut and Linda Addison.
  • Sports Related Game Watching Events - Why watch UT Football, Basketball or Baseball alone when you can be surrounded by other passionate fans! Don't know any other fans in the area? No problem, join us at the community table and meet some!
  • Texas Independence Day - Our famous Texas Independence Day Celebration and Bull Riding Tournament.  Our second biggest fundraiser of the year
  • Lone Star Chili Cook-off - More than 30 teams compete annually in our nationally known chili cook-off.  Our largest, and primary, fundraiser of the year