FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, Tarleton State University will provide annual scholarships and guarantee admission to Dublin High School seniors who graduate in the top 25 percent of their class.
The Dublin Independent School District and Tarleton leaders finalized the agreement with a memorandum signed at the Nov. 16 meeting of the DISD Board of Trustees.
As part of the Distinguished High School Partnership, Tarleton will waive ACT (American College Test) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) requirements for students in the top 25 percent of their class and application fees for students who qualify. The university will offer scholarships of at least $1,000 each year to Dublin’s top graduates.
“This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide a high-quality experience to students in our own backyard,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “Our reputation for student focus and big-effect undergraduate research is growing. With that comes our ability to attract high school seniors who will become game changers.”
Tarleton is developing similar agreements with school districts in the region.
“This is just another excellent program by Tarleton to give our students an opportunity to pursue post-secondary degrees,” said Dublin Superintendent Rodney Schneider. “Tarleton is an excellent partner as we try to overcome the barriers of poverty.”
Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 14,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.
Contact: Phil Riddle