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Del Valle ISD graduates eligible for guaranteed admission, scholarships at Tarleton State University

Del Valle ISD graduates eligible for guaranteed admission, scholarships at Tarleton State University
Christopher Weddle

Beginning with the Class of 2023, Tarleton State University will provide annual scholarships and guarantee admission to select Del Valle Independent School District high school seniors. DVISD and Tarleton leaders finalized the agreement recently.

As part of the Distinguished High School Partnership, Tarleton will waive ACT (American College Test) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) requirements for students in the top 50 percent of their class and application fees for students who demonstrate financial need. The university will offer scholarships of at least $1,000 each year to Del Valle’s top graduates.

“Our reputation for student focus is growing,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “With that comes our ability to attract high school seniors who want more than classroom knowledge, they want know-how. This collaboration aligns with our mission to provide a high-quality experience to students from across the region.”

“I am proud of our Del Valle ISD students for representing some of the few in the state whom Tarleton State University is partnering with,” said Dr. Annette Tielle, DVISD Superintendent. “Our students deserve the best, and this is one way for them to receive an amazing opportunity for their future.”

The President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program assures first-time-in-college students graduating in the top half of their high school class between $500 and $4,000 in scholarships. Students graduating from one of Tarleton’s Distinguished High School Partners will receive an additional $500 or $1,000. Admitted freshmen must submit a general scholarship application to determine eligibility.

For more information on the President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program, go to To learn how to become a Tarleton Texan, visit

Del Valle ISD continues to build innovative student programs that support future careers and education. At the high school level, DVISD students have the opportunity to explore more than 20 career pathways that provide the skills for careers upon high school graduation and the foundation for higher education. Workforce and educational partnerships give DVISD students an unmatched advantage in the Austin region to be successful in the path they choose.

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.