Tarleton Chosen for Texas Leadership Scholars Program


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has joined 18 Texas colleges and universities in the Texas Leadership Scholars Program.

The holistic program offers participants a cohort model with opportunities for undergraduate research, emerging leadership education, study abroad/away trips, student success support programs and family support. It covers tuition, fees, room and board for four years of undergraduate studies.

Tarleton’s program will accept up to 50 students. Apply at https://tarletonstate.us/TexasScholars

“Tarleton’s selection to participate in this elite program is a prime example of our dedication to student success,” said university President James Hurley. “Helping exceptional students gain valuable real-world experience while getting an education is the backbone of Tarleton’s commitment to being a vibrant learning community.”

The program introduces students to leadership concepts and ways to apply them in everyday life. The program’s context and philosophy embrace knowledge, action and growth in order to broaden perspective and increase leadership potential.

“This is yet another exemplar of Tarleton’s commitment to high-quality educational opportunities and leadership development for the diverse students of Texas as we prepare them to lead in a multicultural and global society,” said Dr. Sherri Benn, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Added Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, Assistant Vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives and the Leadership Scholars Program Administrator: “With the Tarleton Forward 2030 Strategic Plan as a guiding vision for Tarleton’s ongoing efforts to eliminate barriers to a college education, students will experience immediate advantages through this premier program.”

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for almost 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M-RELLIS, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.