Tarleton, Huckabay ISD Agree on Admissions, Scholarship Plan

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STEPHENVILLE — Tarleton State and the Huckabay Independent School District have agreed to a partnership designed to lend a hand to HISD seniors who want a college education.

HISD and Tarleton leaders recently finalized an arrangement offering guaranteed admission and annual scholarships for the top 25 percent of the district’s high school graduates beginning with the Spring 2022 graduating class.

As part of the Distinguished High School Partnership, Tarleton also will waive ACT (American College Test) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) requirements for students in the top quarter of their class and application fees for students who qualify.

“Our reputation for student success is growing,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “With that comes our ability to attract the brightest minds in our region. This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide a high-quality educational experience to students from right in our own backyard.”

Tarleton is developing similar agreements with other school districts in the region.

“Tarleton is a valued partner in the education of our future leaders,” said Huckabay ISD Superintendent Troy Roberts. “We are honored to enjoy an exceptional working relationship with Dr. Hurley and Tarleton State University.”

The President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program assures first-time-in-college students graduating in the top quarter of their high school class between $1,000 and $4,000 in scholarships. Students graduating from one of Tarleton’s Distinguished High School Partners will receive an additional $500 or $1,000. Admitted freshmen must submit a general scholarship application to determine eligibility.

For more information on the President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program, go to www.tarleton.edu/GuaranteedScholarship. To learn how to become a Tarleton Texan, visit www.tarleton.edu/becomeatexan/index.html.

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