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Tarleton, Argyle ISD Ink Pact to Guarantee Admission, Scholarships


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

STEPHENVILLE, Texas —Tarleton State University will provide annual scholarships and guarantee admission to Argyle High School seniors who graduate in the top 25 percent of their class beginning with the Spring 2022 graduating class.

The Argyle Independent School District and Tarleton leaders finalized the agreement with a memorandum signed late last week.

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 Argyle’s top graduates.

“This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide a high-quality experience to students in our area,” 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.

“I am very excited about the memorandum of understanding that allows our students automatic admission and scholarship money,” said Argyle ISD Superintendent Telena Wright. “We are committed to providing a rigorous learning environment for all our students, and we are dedicated to our mission of empowering students to become ambitious, proficient, socially responsible citizens and leaders of tomorrow.”

The President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program assures first-time-in-college students graduating in the top quarter of their high school class between $1,000 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 Scholarship. To learn how to become a Tarleton Texan, visit

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 more than 14,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, at RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect. 


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