NEW! The Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) Program and the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) guidelines and resources have been combined to better align with Texas Administrative Code. The Work-Study Student Mentorship Program is referred to as Mentorship Program.
The Texas College Work-Study Program is authorized by TEC, Title 3, Chapter 56, Subchapter E, Section 56.073 and the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program is authorized by TEC, Title 3, Chapter 56, Subchapter E, Section 56.079. Rules for administering these programs can be found in TAC, Title 19, Chapter 22, Subchapter G.
The purpose of the Texas College Work-Study Program is to provide eligible students with jobs, funded in part by the State of Texas, to enable those students to attend eligible institutions of higher education in Texas and, through a mentorship program, to mentor, tutor, or advise college students at participating eligible institutions of higher education or high school students within local school districts and non-profit organizations.
Program funds are available to students attending the following institutions: University of North Texas, University of North Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M Commerce, and DFW TechTeach in consultation with Texas Tech University.
NEW! The purpose of the Texas First Program is to allow public high school students demonstrating college readiness to graduate early with the Distinguished Level of Achievement and receive a scholarship, as a state credit, to attend any eligible public institution of higher education (as defined in TEC, Section 61.003). This program includes two major components: 1. Early High School Completion; and 2. Scholarship.
The Texas First Program Scholarship is authorized by TEC, Title 3, Chapter 56, Subchapter K-1, Section 56.221. Rules for administering the scholarship can be found in TAC, Title 19, Chapter 22, Subchapter T. To learn more, visit the dedicated program webpage that includes detailed information on program and eligibility requirements.