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The Darren Walker Scholars program provides a fully funded undergraduate education at The University of Texas at Austin for students of the highest caliber with substantial financial need and a history of overcoming economic, social or educational obstacles. The program provides students with an intimate cohort of fellow Darren Walker Scholars as well as connections with faculty, alumni and civic leaders. The goal is to permit these extraordinary young women and men to unlock their potential and develop their talents for the betterment of all, following the example of Darren Walker.

This is funded by:

  • Annual tuition scholarship provided by UT through the Texas Advance Commitment.
  • Annual $20,000 scholarship award provided by Darren Walker Scholarship endowments.

Support includes tutoring, peer mentoring and coaching, service learning, internships, and career networking. These efforts ensure that Darren Walker Scholars are best prepared to maximize their abilities and meet the challenges of advancing the betterment of their communities.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2024 – Nominations Open
  • February 15, 2024 – Nominations Close
  • March 1, 2024 – Semifinalists announced
  • March 1, 2024 – March 15, 2024 – Semifinalist interviews & materials due
  • April 1, 2024 – Darren Walker Scholars announced