About the Scholarship

The high school graduating students and the returning students of the state of Texas are provided financial assistance by the Texas Association of Developing Colleges through the Texas Urban Scholarship program.

The scholarship program is available to a high school senior graduate from one of the eligible cities planning to enroll in an accredited independent or non-profit public two or four-year universities, colleges or technical schools as a full-time student.


Texas Urban Scholarship Awards

The scholarship amount available varies depending on the type of educational institution the applicant is enrolled in. The scholarship is a need-based program.

  • The students attending a junior, technical or community college receive $700.

  • The students enrolled in a four-year public university or college receive $1000.

  • The applicants from a four-year private university or college are awarded an amount of $2000.


Texas Urban Scholarship Application

The recipients of the scholarship program are selected based on their financial need. The applicants must be enrolled in an eligible educational institution for a full-time course of study.

The following documents must be submitted to the scholarship committee for the application to be complete:

  • Student Aid Report of the student.

  • High school transcript or it's equivalent.

  • GED Certification proof if applicable to the applicant.

  • A copy of front and back of permanent resident ID card.

  • The completed application form which is available on the official website of the association.


Texas Urban Scholarship Application Deadline

The application form and supporting attachments must be postmarked sent via email to the scholarship committee of the association before July. Any incomplete application or late submission of the application will be considered invalid.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Texas resident.

  • The student must be a U.S, citizen or an eligible noncitizen.

  • The applicant must be enrolled to an accredited non-profit public or private 2-year or 4-year institution or technical school.

  • The student must be a high school graduate from Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Carrollton, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, McKinney, Mesquite, Midland, Pasadena, Plano, San Antonio, Waco or Wichita Falls.