Scholar Awards Program

About the future texas business legend scholar Awards

The Future Texas Business Legend Scholar Award program awards a select number of emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders at our partner universities across the state of Texas. In addition to our university specific awards, applicants may also be considered for one of our statewide awards. The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated track record of entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.

2021 Scholar Award recipients Daniela Duran and Mercedes Johnson pictured with 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee Kendra Scott.
2021 Scholar Award recipient Darce Ross pictured with Eloise and John Paul DeJoria (2021 Hall of Fame Inductee).
2019 Scholar Award recipient Lauren Cornell pictured with 2022 Hall of Fame Inductee Tom Hicks and the Hicks family.

For a list of past Scholar Award recipients, please click here.


Types of scholar Awards

FUTURE TEXAS BUSINESS LEGEND AWARD

The Future Texas Business Legend Scholar Awards Program recognizes excellence in student entrepreneurs across the state of Texas.  Applicants must be enrolled in one of our higher-education university partners. Candidates will be evaluated on their innovation and entrepreneurial track record. Applicants may be considered for the university-specific awards or one of our statewide awards. Recipients can only receive one award.

Application Window: The 2023 application window opens January 2023. 

Eligibility: Please carefully review eligibility requirements before submitting your application. Eligibility requirements coming soon.

Online Application: Link coming soon in January 2023.


university specific Awards

The Future Texas Business Legend Scholar Awards are currently given at the following universities.TBHF is grateful to its university partners who help us identify emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders.


StateWide Awards

Applicants of the Future Texas Business Legend Scholar Awards may also be considered for one of the following statewide awards of distinction. These awards do not require a separate application and are not in addition to the university-specific Future Texas Business Legend Scholar Awards.

T.T. & W.F. CHAO “CHAIRMAN’S” AWARD
Every year, the Future Texas Business Legend Awards Program recognizes one exceptional candidate to receive the T.T. & W.F. Chao “Chairman’s” Award for their outstanding innovative and entrepreneurial excellence.  This award is named in honor of the Chao family, founders of Westlake Chemical and 2018 Hall of Fame inductee.

AT&T FUTURE LEGEND FIRST IN FAMILY AWARD
In honor of Richard Fisher, The Future Texas Business Legend Awards Program recognizes an exceptional student entrepreneur who is also the first in their family to attend college.  Richard Fisher was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.

THE BRETT WIGGS INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Future Texas Business Legend Awards Program recognizes a CEO/Team Lead of excellence in a startup based in Texas to receive the Brett Wiggs Innovative Leadership Award. This award is supported and named in honor of former TBHF scholar and CEO of Oryx Midstream, Brett Wiggs.