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Doctoral graduates smile during the Commencement Ceremony at Memorial Stadium.


Achieving dreams. Making the Impossible Possible.

How do you compute the value of a college education? Is it measured simply by a graduate's increased earnings? What about a graduate's impact on his or her family and community? Perhaps, because it is positive in so many ways, both tangible and intangible, the value of an education is so great that it cannot be calculated. However, this much is certain: to realize the value, college students need financial resources.

Because over 80% of Tarleton students receive some form of financial aid, scholarship funds play a critically important role in changing lives through education. Without these funds, a college education might not become reality for many student.

Tarleton State University offers two opportunities to make a difference through scholarships programs:

Funded Scholarships

Funded Scholarships are typically distributed the year they are received by Tarleton, or the following year and the award amount is equal to the amount contributed.


An endowed scholarship fund provides scholarships year after year from a portion of the fund's earnings. By providing at least $10,000 in funding, you can create an endowed scholarship fund, with the option of taking up to three years to contribute the minimum funding requirement.

Make your gift online now! For more information about scholarship giving, please contact Sabra Guerra at (254) 968-9770 or email at

"I am teaching today because of the scholarships I received while at Tarleton. I saw each scholarship as a direct investment in my life as a teacher. That investment will continue to grow as I invest in each of my students in the classroom. It is a gift that keeps on giving."

- Candace Hoggard

"It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that I will have a minimal amount of debt to repay. I have the scholarships I received at Tarleton to thank for that."

- Amy Hudson

Ely Borrero

"During my time at Tarleton, I was able to gain key leadership skills, such as staff management, presentation and public relation skills, that I use every day in my current career. Without my experiences at Tarleton, uncovering my passions, strengths and career goals would have been an uphill battle."

- Ely Borrero