Tarleton to Guarantee Admission, Scholarships to Hico ISD Seniors


STEPHENVILLE — Beginning with the Class of 2023, Tarleton State University will provide annual scholarships and guarantee admission to select Hico Independent School District high school seniors. HISD and Tarleton leaders finalized the agreement recently.

As part of the Distinguished High School Partnership, Tarleton will waive ACT (American College Test) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) requirements for students in the top 50 percent of their class and application fees for students who demonstrate financial need. The university will offer scholarships of at least $1,000 each year to Hico’s top graduates.

“Our reputation for student focus is growing,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “With that comes our ability to attract high school seniors who want more than classroom knowledge. They want know-how. This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide a high-quality experience to students from across the region.”

Tarleton is developing similar agreements with school districts in the area.

“Hico ISD is thrilled about the opportunity to partner with Tarleton to build post-secondary pathways for our students,” said Superintendent Shelli Stegall. “Many Hico students already attend Tarleton, and we believe this agreement will provide opportunities for even more, specifically those who may not believe college is an option. We look forward to working with Tarleton to help all of our students not only develop college and career goals but also believe that achieving those goals is truly possible.”

The President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program assures first-time-in-college students graduating in the top half of their high school class between $500 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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