The Archer Center is a self-supporting center based within the Office of Federal Relations for The University of Texas System. We are unique among academic and student opportunities because we are tied to no particular campus within the UT System and therefore strive to support and enable students from all campuses to take advantage of opportunities in Washington, D.C.
Donors may support The Archer Center in various ways. Your donation may be targeted to Archer Fellow Scholarships, Programmatic Expansion Initiatives, The Archer Alumni Association, or The Archer Center Endowment. When donating online, you may specify where you would like your donation to be directed by selecting one of these options from the donation menu. When paying by check, please include this information on the "memo" line, if applicable.
Please visit our online giving portal to make a donation to The Archer Center.
Please send checks made out to "The University of Texas System - The Archer Center". These checks may be mailed to:
Katie C. Romano
Director, The Archer Center
The University of Texas System
210 W. 6th Street | Suite 2.246
Austin, TX 78701
The Archer Center appreciates the generosity of those who sponsored the April 11 event celebrating 25 classes of Archer Fellows
Lone Star Sponsors
Sharon and Bill Archer
Julia and Don Carlson
Chris and Jo Ann Bjornson
Spring 2012 Archer Fellow Class
Fall 2008 Archer Fellow Class
Fall 2011 Archer Fellow Class
Fall 2012 Archer Fellow Class
Mariana Azaola and Arturo Barrio
Margaret and John Dalton
Wendy and Ted Harpham
Jania and Phil Peter
Meredith Broadbent and Chuck Riedel
Katie and Miguel Romano
Zelda and Bill Shute
Yellow Rose Patrons
Alejandra Barraza (Summer 2010)
Tari and Mark Bauer
Anneliese Bustillo (Fall 2008)
Ange and David Finn
Anna Bell Gall (Spring 2001)
Robert Garcia (Fall 2007)
Andrea Guidry (Fall 2001)
Imane Hijal-Moghrabi (Summer 2012)
Todd Hill (Spring 2010)
Wade Miller (Spring 2012)
Preston Nix (Spring 2012)
Javed Paiman (Fall 2011)
Gordon Rooney (Fall 2008)
Bret Schenewerk (Fall 2006)
Eve Sirianni (Fall 2012)
Abril Tavares (Fall 2010)
Benedict Voit (Fall 2006)
Becca Wernicke (Fall 2009)
Archer Fellow Alumni Association Scholarships
Each fall, spring and summer, Archer Fellows receive scholarships from funds raised by the Archer Fellow Alumni Association (AFAA). Applications for these scholarships are sent to accepted Fellows prior to the beginning of their semester in D.C. The selection process is managed entirely by the AFAA Scholarship Committee. In addition to general scholarships of varying amounts, the committee also awards the following scholarships:
The John A. Daly Scholarship is named in honor of beloved Archer Center professor Dr. John Daly. Dr. Daly has made a significant impact on the Archer Fellowship Program since its very beginning and has taught every single undergraduate Archer Fellow since the program’s first semester in Spring 2001. The scholarship of a variable amount will be awarded to one deserving Archer Fellow each semester. All undergraduate and graduate Archer Fellows are eligible to apply.
The Fall 2011 Archer Excellence Award is named by the Fall 2011 Archer Fellows in honor of the 10 years of Archer Fellow alumni who came before them. With their hard work, dedication and lasting friendship, the Fall 2011 class hopes to have laid a solid foundation for the future of Archer excellence. This scholarship of a variable amount will be awarded to one deserving Archer Fellow each semester. All undergraduate and graduate Archer Fellows are eligible to apply.
The Bonnie G. Moore Scholarship is dedicated by the Summer 2011 Graduate Fellow class in memory of Bonnie Moore, mother of Summer 2011 Graduate Fellow Rian Carkhum. The class is grateful for what Rian called “a truly transformative experience.” This scholarship of a variable amount will be awarded to one deserving Archer Fellow each semester. All undergraduate and graduate Archer Fellows are eligible to apply.
Donald G. Carlson Scholarship Fund Scholarships
This fund is named in honor of Don Carlson, Archer Center Advisory Board Chair and longtime Chief of Staff to Congressman Bill Archer. Several scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to deserving Archer Fellows each semester. The application and selection process is managed entirely by the AFAA Scholarship Committee.
Jeffrey J. Dye Leadership Foundation Washington Experience Scholarship
Founded in 1997, the JJDLF honors the memory of Jeff Dye. His love of politics and dedication to public service inspired the creation of the Foundation. It is the mission of the Foundation to identify high potential university students with a passion for public service and educate them on governmental and political processes in order to help make the world a better place. This scholarship provides financial support to one UT Austin Archer Fellow each semester. Applications are sent to incoming Archer Fellows prior to the start of their semester in D.C. The selection process is managed entirely by the JJDLF. For more information, please visit: http://www.jjdlf.org/.
D.C. Texas Exes Scholarships
The D.C. Chapter of the Texas Exes awards multiple scholarships of varying amounts to deserving undergraduate UT Austin Archer Fellows each semester. Applications are sent to incoming Archer Fellows prior to their start of their semester in D.C. and the selection process is managed entirely by D.C. Texas Exes.