Outstanding Student Award

Photo of Outstanding Student Award Winners for 2021-22 holding framed certificates

(left-right) Ashka Dighe and Melanie Yeager (Award Finalists), Rocío “Nairi” Garza-Gómez and Arquala Davis (Award Winners), Christopher “CJ” Ligon and Brianna Middleton (Award Finalists)

Congratulations to our 2021-22 Outstanding Student Award recipients and finalists! 


Every year since 1951, Texas Parents has proudly honored two undergraduate Outstanding Student recipients and four Outstanding Student finalists who demonstrate exceptional leadership, scholarship, character and service.

The Outstanding Student Award recipients receive a plaque, a brick paver laid at the Student Services Building in their honor and a $1,000 grant given in each of their names to the registered student organization or campus program of their choice.

2021-22 Outstanding Student Award Recipients

  • Arquala Davis
  • Rocío “Nairi” Garza-Gómez

Click here to listen to the stories of these two outstanding students on the Living the Longhorn Life® Podcast.

 2021-22 Outstanding Student Award Finalists

  • Ashka Dighe
  • Christopher “CJ” Ligon
  • Brianna Middleton
  • Melanie Yeager

Click here for a list of Outstanding Student Award Recipients, 2021-22 to 1951-52.

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