One of the things that has gone out of sight over the last 15 years or so is college tuition, way outpacing median family incomes which means more college loans and more debt when you graduate. What if you could get the first two years paid for and stay right here at home? You just might be able to.

If you go to high school here in our local area and you're a top student you may qualify for the Texarkana College Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, books, and fees for up to two years.

According to the Texarkana College Website the following are the qualifications you must meet to be eligible:

  • If you are a 2018 graduate from a public high school in Bowie County, have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25, and are ranked in the top 15% or top 10 graduates of your class, you are guaranteed acceptance for this scholarship.
  • If you are a 2018 graduate from a public high school in Miller County, or one of the following schools in TC’s Service Area: Atlanta ISD, Avery ISD, Bloomburg ISD, Linden-Kildare ISD, McLeod ISD, or Queen City ISD, and have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.25 and are ranked in the top 15% percent of your class, you are guaranteed acceptance for this scholarship.
  • If you are a 2018 graduate from a public high school in Bowie County or one of the schools listed above and do not meet the criteria for guaranteed acceptance, you may apply and must also submit a paragraph with 300 words or less describing your academic and career goals and attach to your application.
  • If you are a 2018 graduate from a private, charter, alternative, or home school in Bowie County, Miller County, or in any of the above-listed school districts, and have a 3.25, you may apply and must also submit a paragraph with 300 words or less describing your academic and career goals and attach to your application.

Priority will be given to students who meet the application deadline of March 30, 2018.

So if you think you might meet those qualifications get on the TC website and submit your application today.