High School Staff Resources

The Texas Leadership Scholars (TLS) program was launched by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) last spring and is a state-wide, premier leadership program aimed at keeping high achieving, low-income Texas graduates in the state to pursue their higher education.

Just 15% of top-ten-percent students from Black, Latino, and rural communities go on to enroll in a Texas four-year institution. We have a lofty vision to address that challenge.

Want to Learn More?

Review this info sheet to better understand who is eligible for this program and what we will offer our Scholars. We hope you, or someone from your district, will also join us for one of our upcoming informational sessions.




Friday, December 2

1:00p CST


Thursday, December 8

12:00p CST


Monday, December 12

1:00p CST


The session should last only about 30 minutes, but TLS staff will remain available until all questions are answered. 

A recording of this session can also be viewed: Texas Leadership Scholars Program: Overview for High School Representatives

Student Application

The student application for the 2023-2024 year is now open and will be available until February 1, 2023. We are asking principals, teachers, counselors, and coaches to share this opportunity with high school seniors in the top 10% of their class, you believe are/will be TEXAS Grant eligible, and have been leaders in their school or community. We will select 250 Scholars from across Texas. Find additional details about eligibility here.

If the application link has not yet been distributed to you through your school district, you can request it here.

Have questions? Contact TLS staff at TexasScholars@unt.edu