One of the missions of the Texas Lyceum is to identify and develop the next generation of top leadership in the State of Texas and to do this, we invest in our Texas schools, communities, and future leaders by offering scholarship awards to qualified individuals. Our purpose in offering this scholarship is to assist motivated Texas students, exhibiting leadership qualities, to attain their goals through higher education.
The scholarship award is intended to promote education and leadership within the great state of Texas, as well as to reflect its diversity. Eligible candidates are graduating high school seniors planning on attending any accredited Texas College or University. Any student meeting the eligibility requirements may apply for a Texas Lyceum Leadership Award. The Texas Lyceum is offering four (4) $5,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 freshman year. The award will be paid directly to the College or University. The award will be paid prior to the freshman year once the student has presented proof of acceptance. It will be the student's responsibility to send proof of acceptance, as well as to whom and where scholarship monies should be sent, to the Lyceum office.
The following is the list of eligibility criteria for application consideration:
- Texas Resident and U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident
- Exhibited leadership in school and community activities
- Enrollment in any accredited Texas College or University
- Minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
- Scholarships are limited to students who are graduating from high school in the year in which the scholarship is awarded
Eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply for a Texas Lyceum Leadership Award. There are no restrictions on full or part time student status or course of study. All prospective candidates must submit a completed application prior to the deadline date (incomplete applications will not be considered). Applications can be accessed on the Texas Lyceum website only at www.texaslyceum.org. Click here to apply.
The application and all supporting documents are due on or before March 7, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Texas Lyceum Leadership Award program will be managed by the Texas Lyceum Leadership Award Committee. In exercising its role, the Committee has the following responsibilities:
- Review the program annually
- Establish the program policies
- Oversee and approve changes to the program requirements
- Coordinate the selection process
- Review specific issues raised by individual participants
Award recipients are selected on the basis of leadership, academic record, honors, personal essays, letters of recommendation, potential to succeed, and participation in school and community activities. The Texas Lyceum Scholarship Committee has the sole responsibility for selecting recipients, basing the decision on criteria as set forth in the program's narrative and submitted applications. Decisions of the Committee are final.