AUSTIN, Texas — Three deserving high school seniors received a virtual call like no other when Jenna Bush Hager, host of the TODAY Show, surprised them with a $48,000 Impact Scholarship to UT Austin.
The Impact Scholarship, which provides $12,000 per year to fund the cost of a UT Austin education, was created for students from across the state of Texas who are making an impact in their local communities.
🤘🤘 for Cameron, Maria, Melanie and all of #UT25
We can’t wait to see y’all on the Forty Acres https://t.co/FO20bC28KO
— UT Austin (@UTAustin) May 3, 2021
Students are selected for the scholarship through a holistic review process that takes into account a student’s leadership, academic success, financial need, perseverance and commitment to their schools and communities.