Applicants must:


1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
2. Be a first generation college student
3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
4. Be graduating from a Texas high school in 2017
5. Be accepted into an accredited 4 year college /university
6. Plan to enroll full time
7. Provide two letters of recommendation from counselor/ faculty member
8. Demonstrate financial need after the financial aid award package has been completed
9. Submit a copy of your official high school transcript
10. Write a 750-1,000 word essay describing what diversity means to you
11. Complete application and mail to listed address by Thursday, October 20, 2016