Texas Leadership Scholars Program

Texas leadership scholars logoThe Texas Leadership Scholars Program, supported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), was established to offer a premier leadership program to high achieving Texas high school graduates to pursue their higher education. The program will connect cohorts of participating students with peer and professional networks and mentors, support leadership development, provide opportunities for undergraduate research, and offer job skills such as resume writing, social media use, communication, and collaboration.

Eligibility Requirements

Top performing students with demonstrated financial need, leadership in their high school community, and academic success.

  • Demonstrated financial need, as evidenced by the completion of FAFSA or TASFA
  • TEXAS Grant eligible
  • Graduated from an accredited Texas High School
  • Accepted to a participating 4-year institution
  • Scholastic record and ability – Top 10% or nominated by a high school principal, counselor or teacher
  • Evidence of leadership and service within their high school and community

This will be evaluated by the selection committee and may include involvement and leadership in student organizations at school or in the community and service within the community.

Students interested in Texas Leadership Scholar Programs at TWU must complete the TLS application as well as the TWU Distinguished Scholars Application to be considered. 

Scholarship Awards

The Texas Leadership Scholar award amount is determined annually based on the cost of attendance at TWU, including tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meal plan. The actual amount of the award will vary for each scholar, depending on other scholarship awards, federal grants and the ability of the scholar's family to contribute to the cost of college.

The THECB provides a last dollar scholarship to cover the average cost of housing and food each year, up to the total cost of attendance (capped at need) when combined with federal, state and institutional aid for four years. All final decisions regarding eligibility of the Texas Leadership Scholarship awards and award amounts are made by the THECB.

Page last updated 9:29 AM, September 27, 2023