Help us spread the word by downloading and distributing this PDF flier to Texas high school teachers and counselors, who may nominate students for the TCTA Scholarship Program. Rather than focusing on academic records, TCTA will select award recipients based primarily on the qualities they have demonstrated and obstacles they have overcome that make them likely to succeed if given the chance.

The TCTA Scholarship Program is accepting applications through May 1, 2017. Thanks to the generosity of the late Charles and Phyllis Gottlieb, the TCTA Scholarship Program has awarded $734,000 since 2010, and $140,000 more is expected to be awarded in fall 2017.

To be nominated, a student must:

  • be a high school senior
  • be a U.S. citizen and Texas resident
  • demonstrate financial need (at or below twice the poverty level)
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • demonstrate traits of strong personal character and potential for success

Preference is given to students who are the first in their families to seek higher education. 

High school-level teacher or counselor nominations are required. TCTA membership of a nominator or the parent of a nominee is neither an advantage nor a disqualifier in the awarding of scholarships. Applicants may not be nominated by their parents.

More information, including nominator forms for teachers and counselors and application forms for students, are available at