GTF Scholars

A Scholarship Program For Graduates of Texas Early College High Schools

Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) Scholars was established to increase the number of Texas Early College High School (ECHS) graduates who successfully transition to a four-year institution of higher education and complete a baccalaureate degree. The program is the first of its kind in Texas. Beginning in the fall of 2012, approximately $3.32 million in scholarships will be awarded to five four-year institutions over a six-year period.

The participating institutions committed to creating a comprehensive program that includes both financial and non-financial retention components, which are based on evidence of success or promising and effective practices. Current GTF Scholars institutions are Texas A&M University, University of Houston, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and University of North Texas. At each university, the scholarship funds will be awarded to select graduates of Texas ECHSs. The statewide program is expected to impact more than 700 students over six years.

For more information on GTF Scholars, you can read:

GTF Scholars: A Research Based Scholarship Program