The application deadline for the Texas Leadership Scholars Program’s Fall 2024 Cohort will be announced when applications open.

Please note, applications are not yet open for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Application Process

Students must be nominated by a staff member (guidance counselor, teacher, principal, etc.) from their graduating high school. If staff at your school are not familiar with the program, they can email for more information. 

In the application, students should be prepared to:

  • Provide basic information about yourself, including your current high school GPA.
  • Self-assess your leadership skills.
  • Provide short responses explaining how you have been a leader in your community.
  • Rank three potential participating schools to which you've applied.
  • Provide the contact information of someone from their high school who can serve as a reference. A recommendation form will automatically be sent to them upon submission.
    • Recommendations will be given a short grace period for candidates who submit an application shortly before the deadline, but we strongly urge completing the application by mid-January to ensure time for the recommendation to be submitted before applications are reviewed by Texas Leadership Scholars Program staff.

*This Scholarship is not transferable because we seek to ensure a cohort of students at each campus. If the student does not attend the institution which awarded the scholarship, they will be foregoing being a participant in this program.*

Please review eligibility criteria before applying!