Tarleton to Guarantee Admission, Scholarships to Judson ISD Seniors

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Beginning with the Class of 2023, Tarleton State University will provide annual scholarships and guarantee admission to select Judson Independent School District high school seniors. JISD and Tarleton leaders finalized the agreement recently.

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 50 percent of their class and application fees for students who demonstrate financial need. The university will offer scholarships of at least $1,000 each year to Judson’s top graduates.

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“Our reputation for student focus is growing,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “With that comes our ability to attract high school seniors who want more than classroom knowledge. They want know-how. This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide a high-quality experience to students from across the region.”

Tarleton is developing similar agreements with school districts in the area.

“I am truly excited for Judson ISD and Tarleton to enter into this memorandum of understanding,” said Dr. Jeanette Ball, Judson superintendent. “Having this automatic acceptance creates a unique and special opportunity for our students that I am proud to be a part of. This is the beginning of great things to come, and I look forward to working with Tarleton staff to promote higher education to our students and families.” 

The President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program assures first-time-in-college students graduating in the top half of their high school class between $500 and $4,000 in scholarships. Students graduating from one of Tarleton’s Distinguished High School Partners will receive an additional $500 or $1,000. Admitted freshmen must submit a general scholarship application to determine eligibility.

For more information on the President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program, go to www.tarleton.edu/GuaranteedScholarship. To learn how to become a Tarleton Texan, visit www.tarleton.edu/becomeatexan/index.html.

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.