The Texas Leadership Scholars (TLS) program was founded in 2022 by eighteen member institutions as a state-wide, premier leadership program to guide 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 undergraduate research and study abroad opportunities.
Scholars will have 100% of their board-designated tuition and fees covered through a combination of federal, state, and institutional aid, in addition to a Room and Board stipend equal to the average cost of Room and Board at the institution you are attending, up to 4 years.
Only undergraduate courses are covered, and they must be taken in the fall or spring
The total aid amount is capped by need, as determined in FAFSA or TASFA
Room and Board stipend is provided and consistent by the institution, regardless if living on or off-campus
This program is limited to 250 students annually.