Texas Leadership Scholars Program

The Texas Leadership Scholars (TLS) program will prepare students for life after graduation, whether their next step is a professional career or graduate school.

The TLS program was founded in 2022 by eighteen member institutions as a state-wide, premier leadership program, aimed at guiding Texas high school graduates to develop their leadership skills and continue their education at a Texas university. Cohorts of students will be connected with peer and professional networks and mentors, participate in unique leadership development programs, and receive opportunities for undergraduate research and study abroad options.

Current Participating Institutions for 2024 - 2025 academic year include:

Angelo State University Lamar University Prairie View A&M University Sam Houston State University
Tarleton State University Texas A&M University Texas A&M University Commerce Texas A&M University
Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University International Texas A&M Kingsville Texas A&M University San Antonio Texas Southern University
Texas State University Texas Tech University Texas Woman's University University of North Texas
University of Texas University of Texas Arlington University of Texas
University of
Texas El Paso
University of Texas
Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas San Antonio University of Texas
West Texas A&M University









Programs Benefits

The Texas Leadership Scholarship Program is renewable, for up for 4 years, if scholars meet program criteria and requirements.

  • Scholars will have 100% of their board-designated tuition and fees covered through a combination of federal, state, and institutional aid.
  • The Coordinating Board will provide a Housing & Food stipend equal to the average cost at the participating institution.
  • The Coordinating Board will fund summer programming opportunities.
  • Only undergraduate courses are covered, and they must be taken in the fall or spring.
  • Total aid amount is capped by need, as determined in FAFSA or TASFA.
  • Housing and Food stipend is provided and consistent by institution, regardless if living on or off-campus.

*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.*