Fort Worth ISD, Tarleton celebrate pact to admit students

Published on January 15, 2021

Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, Fort Worth ISD seniors who graduate in the top 25% of their class will be eligible for guaranteed admission and annual scholarships to Tarleton State University. The icing on the cake is that Tarleton will also select one FWISD graduating senior each year to receive a $10,000 annual scholarship, renewable for up to four years. The award will result in an annual commitment of $40,000 to the school district.

The announcement was made at the Jan. 12 FWISD Board of Education meeting and follows a memorandum of understanding signed by Fort Worth ISD and Tarleton in March of 2020.

“Tarleton State University has really stepped up to the plate with the Distinguished High School Partnership Program,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner. “Their efforts truly recognize the academic success our graduates bring to any educational setting. This long-term partnership offers promise and opportunity for so many students and their families who thought post-secondary education out of reach.”

Students graduating in the top 10% of their class can expect a minimum $3,000 award as part of the President’s Guaranteed Award Program. Those in the top 25% are guaranteed a minimum of $1,500.

As a bonus, qualifying FWISD seniors enrolled at Tarleton for spring 2021 can expect a bump in their financial aid. Admitted FWISD freshmen must submit a general scholarship application to determine eligibility.

To learn more, visit Tarleton’s financial aid site.