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Mission Statement

Tarleton strives to develop moral and ethical thinkers, scholars, and leaders who demonstrate civility and integrity, while contributing meaningfully and responsibly to a global society. ”

— Founded in 1899

T3 Program Benefits at Tarleton

By attending Tarleton, T3 Scholars receive the following benefits and support to help you to and through your higher education journey:

  • Onboarding Program: Required for scholars attending a partner college/university, there are 2 components to the T3 Onboarding Program to complete before your first semester. Be sure to check your personal email for more info beginning spring semester your senior year. You will hear directly from Tarleton about Orientation, Duck Camp and Transition Week.
  • Access to T3 Connect: T3 Connect is a virtual platform to network, stay connected, informed, and engage with T3 staff, T3 ambassadors, representatives at your college, and fellow T3 Scholars. Join or visit T3 Connect TODAY!
  • College Persistence Coaching & Resources:

    • T3 Scholars meet with a designated T3 Persistence Coach as determined by Tarleton at least 2x per semester*. (*Required for 1st year scholars only).
    • Attend T3 Signature Events held once a semester (Fall and Spring).
    • Community Engagement** (**Required for 3rd/4th year Scholars only).
  • Tarleton T3 Ambassadors: The T3 ambassador program is run by students, for students. Tarleton T3 ambassadors are currently enrolled T3 Scholars who serve to connect you to campus resources while building community and belonging. The T3 ambassador program also offers a paid leadership opportunity for enrolled T3 Tarleton Scholars interested in working with T3. Learn more here.

Did you know? The admission application fee is waived for all qualifying Fort Worth ISD students with automatic admission for those graduating in the top 25% of their respective class. Learn more about Tarleton's President's Guaranteed Award Program.

T3 Scholarships at Tarleton

Fast Facts + Resources

T3 Scholarships offered at Tarleton:

  • Last Dollar Scholarships: All eligible T3 Scholars with a family income of $65,000 or less receive a “last dollar” tuition-only scholarship to Tarleton for up to 8 consecutive semesters or the completion of a degree. This scholarship covers any remaining tuition costs after all Pell grants and/or other federal, state, or institutional aid have been applied. Check out the scholarships page for more details.
    • If eligible for a Last Dollar award, your financial aid offer letter will say "T3 Last Dollar" and the amount will vary depending on your tuition gap after all other state, federal and/or institutional aid have been applied
    • Tarleton Promise Scholarship: For eligible students graduating in the top 25% of their class, they also receive full tuition and fees, on-campus housing, and a $600 book stipend. Learn more about Tarleton Promise.
  • First Dollar Scholarships: Income eligible T3 Scholars who complete all requirements will receive a "first dollar" scholarship of $500 per year to assist with any academic or emergency-related expenses. The scholarship is renewable for up to 8 consecutive semesters or the completion of a degree. Check out the scholarships page for more details.

Here's what you need to know:

  • If scholars do not meet income requirements for T3 scholarships, they are still eligible for other program supports.
  • Last Dollar Scholarships are funded, administered and disbursed by the partner university. Connect with the Tarleton financial aid office to learn more about your eligibility.
  • First Dollar Scholarships are funded, administered and disbursed directly by T3. Eligible students will be contacted by T3 the Spring/Summer of their Senior year in high school with required next steps.
  • Click here to learn about continued eligibility requirements for ongoing T3 + Tarleton Scholars who have received T3 Scholarships.

Summer Terms at TCC

Who is eligible?

  • Current T3 Scholars enrolled at a T3 partner university who want to take a TCC summer term only
  • Note: Students graduating high school this spring and taking courses the summer before their first fall immediately following HS graduation are not eligible


  • Apply to TCC
  • Inform T3 Manager of your intent to take summer classes via T3 Connect
  • Submit FAFSA/TASFA to TCC
  • Have a family income of $120,000 or less
  • Enroll in at least one course during a summer term by the registration deadline
    • Update your TCC degree plan to reflect the classes you will be taking. Need help, connect with an academic advisor here.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, following the minimum SAP requirements necessary

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Tarleton was one of only seven Texas universities selected as a First Forward Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success in 2020. More than 50% of its undergraduate students are first generation

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Tarleton is one of 119 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s prestigious 2020 Community Engagement Classification


According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the graduation rate for two-year college students who transfer to Tarleton with 30 or more credit hours nears 70%, exceeding the statewide average by almost eight points


Students enrolled in Tarleton’s Medical Laboratory Sciences and Public Health programs (almost 100 percent of MLS students pass their national certification on the first try and have jobs before they graduate)


While some predicted a hit to fall 2020 enrollment, Tarleton witnessed a record high, up 6.5 percent with 14,022 students (the incoming freshman class was the largest ever, up 9.5 percent from 2019)


Tarleton’s enrollment is up 42 percent from 2011

Interested in transferring from TCC to Tarleton?

With competitive scholarships, the TCC to Tarleton Pathway offers TCC students the ability to map their credits into Tarleton degree programs and plan ahead with early admission.

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