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Tarleton State University - Distinguished High School Partnership Program

Tarleton state University membeer of The Texas A&M University System Distinguished High School Partnership Program

"The Distinguished High School Partners Program ensures that some of the brightest students in Texas can have a high-quality university experience, and that excites us. These partnerships are the next step in strengthening our relationships with area school districts."

-Tarleton President, Dr. James Hurley

Program Overview 

  • Automatic admission for the top 25% of graduates
  • Application fee waiver for those who meet Tarleton criteria
  • Ongoing support from Tarleton such as financial aid, admissions, degree counseling, and more
  • Provided a main point of contact from Tarleton, the P-16 Relations Coordinator

President's Guaranteed Scholarship Program

The President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program aligns with the 120-year vision of Tarleton’s founder and benefactor to provide a high-quality university education to students who otherwise might not have the chance. Tarleton State University will guarantee scholarship levels to entering first-time freshmen who graduate in the top 50 percent of their high school class.

Students from a Distinguished High School Partner school are eligible for a larger scholarship award level as indicated in the table below. In order to be considered must complete your General Scholarships Application and submit your SAT/ACT scores if applicable. Awards will be divided between fall and spring semesters based on full-time enrollment and be renewable ​for up to 4 years with satisfactory academic progress. 

SAT OR ACT Top 10% Top 25% (not top 10%) Top 50% (not top 25%)
1300+ OR 28+ $5,000 $2,500 $1,000
1100+ OR 22+ $4,000 $2,000 $1,000
SUBMITTED SCORES $3,000 $1,500 $1,000
NO SCORES SUBMITTED $3,000 $1,500 $1,000