Killeen ISD is looking out for students in a significant way!

The school district has announced a partnership with Tarleton State University called the Distinguish High-School Partnership. This program will provide annual scholarships to seniors who graduate in the top 25% of their class, beginning with the 2021- 2022 school year.

In addition to the scholarship, the program will waive ACT or SAT requirements for eligible students in the top quarter of their class. These students may be eligible to have their application fees waived as well.

There's more good news.

According to Tarleton, the President’s Guaranteed Award Program (GAP) assures first-time-in-college students graduating in the top quarter of their class between $1,000 and $4,000 in scholarship funds, and students graduating from one of Tarleton’s Distinguished High School Partners can receive an additional $500 or $1,000 in the guaranteed award level.

Tarleton has plans to connect with other districts in Central Texas to create a similar program.

“This collaboration aligns with our mission to be a first-choice institution for regional high school seniors,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “Killeen graduates are destined to be leaders, and we have a social and economic responsibility to invest in their well being."

KISD Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Taina Maya said, "Killeen ISD is proud of the agreement with Tarleton State University signed into action this school year. This agreement solidifies an ongoing partnership between TSU and Killeen ISD and will benefit the Class of 2021.”

For more information on the Tarleton GAP program, check out, and find out more about education opportunities at Tarleton here.

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