Photo of Outstanding Student Award Recipients and Finalists for 2022-23 holding framed certificates

Awarding Excellence in the UT Community

Since its founding in 1948 as the Dad's Association, Texas Parents has been an important part of the life and culture of the University. One of the department's objectives is to recognize and honor outstanding University students, faculty and staff as appropriate through scholarships, awards and endowments. These awards are made possible in part because of the generous donations of Longhorn parents/families.


Outstanding Student Award

Awarded to two senior students.

Staff Merit Award

Awarded to outstanding staff members in the Division of Student Affairs.

Mike Wacker Award

Awarded to a student who showed strength in the face of adversity.

Parents' Fund Awards

Awarded to faculty and staff.

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