What is the Texas Leadership Scholars program?
The Texas Leadership Scholars (TLS) program is a state-wide leadership program designed for Texas high school graduates like you. It focuses on developing your leadership skills while paving the way for a free college education at a public Texas university.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Peer and Professional Networks: Connect with like-minded peers and experienced mentors.
- Leadership Development Programs: Engage in unique programs to enhance your leadership skills.
- Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad: Explore opportunities for research and study abroad experiences.
If you’re a top-performing student with financial need, leadership experience in high school and academic success, you could be one of the 250 students selected annually from across Texas. The program aims to prepare you for life after graduation, whether it’s a professional career or graduate school.
Your Path to Free College
As a Texas Leadership Scholar, you can enjoy the benefits of a renewable scholarship for up to four years or eight long semesters, as long as you meet program criteria and requirements.
100% Tuition and Fees
You won’t have to worry about the cost of classes or additional fees. Your tuition and fees are 100% covered, thanks to a mix of federal, state and institutional aid.
Summer Programming Opportunities
Explore, learn and grow during your college breaks. The Coordinating Board has you covered with funded summer programming opportunities.
Your Next Steps
Your Student Experience
Prepare for a transformative experience with peer, corporate and alumni mentoring. As you progress, you’ll become a mentor to younger cohorts.
Access on-campus research experiences with the help of your TLS Campus Coordinator.
Grow personally and professionally with activities like leadership assessments, service projects, networking events and more.
Enjoy the support of a TLS-specific Living Learning Community for the first two years.
Participate in the annual Leadership Conference or apply for a paid study abroad experience.