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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:

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.

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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.

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Housing and Food Stipend

Covered by the Coordinating Board, your housing and food expenses are sorted, ensuring a comfortable college experience. This stipend matches the cost of living in our residence halls or off campus, including a meal plan

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Summer Programming Opportunities

Explore, learn and grow during your college breaks. The Coordinating Board has you covered with funded summer programming opportunities.

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Your Next Steps

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be TEXAS Grant eligible.
  • Be a graduating high school senior from an accredited Texas high school.
  • Have a strong scholastic record and ability.
  • Show evidence of leadership and service in your high school and community.

Your Student Experience

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Progressive Mentorship

Prepare for a transformative experience with peer, corporate and alumni mentoring. As you progress, you’ll become a mentor to younger cohorts.

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Undergraduate Research

Access on-campus research experiences with the help of your TLS Campus Coordinator.

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Professional Development

Grow personally and professionally with activities like leadership assessments, service projects, networking events and more.

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Living Learning Community

Enjoy the support of a TLS-specific Living Learning Community for the first two years.

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Summer Programs

Participate in the annual Leadership Conference or apply for a paid study abroad experience.

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Your Future, Our Commitment.

As an Angelo State student, you’ll have access to more than 600 general scholarships, and you can apply for most of them with a single application.

In addition, our premier ASU Distinguished Scholarships are awarded based on your academic achievement, and you don’t even have to apply.