LIT Program

Building leaders and providing opportunities to graduate debt-free.

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The Leaders Impacting Tomorrow (LIT) Program provides high achieving high school graduates from the Young Women's Preparatory Network (YWPN) with an array of enrichment opportunities and financial support, including:

  • Admission to the Honors Scholar Program
  • Priority consideration for admission to the Center for Student Leadership
  • Eligible to attend a 5-day residence Leader Shape program in either Illinois or Boston
  • Special academic advising and mentoring assistance
  • Membership in TWU's YWPN Alumnae Organization
  • Priority placement in honors housing
  • Opportunity to work as a paid research assistant
  • Individualized assistance with financial aid
  • First-Year housing leadership opportunities

Financial Support

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TWU Honors Scholars studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

If Pell-eligible, you will receive from TWU:

Fully Pell-eligible students receive enough financial support to cover tuition, fees, room and board, and books with a scholarship and aid package amounting to over $20,000 per year.

A headshot of Juliza Vidales.

What I liked most about the honors program at TWU is actually the challenge. The extra commitment to service hours and an above average GPA help me stay on track. It honestly gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing I’m doing more than the minimum.

Juliza Vidales, LIT Program student, TWU Honors Scholar


  • You must graduate from a YWPN high school
  • Obtain regular admission to TWU
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Six students will be accepted
  • Deadline to apply: Dec. 31, 2019

How to Apply

Submit all application materials through the TWU Scholarships portal or contact the Office of Honors Programs at or 940-898-2337.

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Page last updated 3:25 PM, October 30, 2019