scholarship crop 372x451 - TSTC introduces Hometown High School Opportunity Scholarship

(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is offering financial assistance to students from four West Texas school districts.

The Hometown High School Opportunity Scholarship focuses on 2024 graduates of the Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater school districts. 

Once an eligible student completes the enrollment process, funds will be put into the student’s bank account. Full-time students will receive a one-time payment of $1,000 each, while those registered as part-time students will receive $500 each.

“This is free money waiting for students to use how they need to at one of our West Texas campuses,” Rene Ralston, TSTC’s director of dual credit, said. “We want to grow our relationship with these school districts.”

Full-time students are classified as being enrolled for 12 or more credit hours, and part-time students take between six and 11 credit hours.

Abilene Independent School District graduates of Abilene and Cooper high schools, ATEMS (Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math and Science) and Woodson Center for Excellence are eligible for the scholarship, Ralston said.

Another requirement is that students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application.

Ralston said students may enroll in on-campus or online programs to receive the scholarship. The only program not involved in the opportunity is the LVN to RN Nursing Transition Program since a prerequisite is that students must be licensed vocational nurses.

Students must complete the registration process by Aug. 9 to receive the scholarship funds. For more information about the admissions process, visit

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