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GPISD Graduates Are Now Bound for Tarleton State University

GPISD Graduates Are Now Bound for Tarleton State UniversityBeginning with the Class of 2024, Galena Park Independent School District (GPISD) seniors in the top 50 percent of their graduating class will also earn automatic admission to Tarleton State University. As part of its Distinguished High School Partners program, Tarleton will waive ACT (American College Test) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) requirements for students in the top half of their class and application fees for students who qualify. GPISD and Tarleton leaders cemented the agreement by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on October 16th.

“Galena Park ISD is committed to excellence in all, for all, by all,” said Superintendent Dr. John Moore. “This partnership with Tarleton State exemplifies our commitment to provide opportunities for all students, particularly those pursuing a college degree. We look forward to future endeavors together.”

 “Partnering with Galena Park ISD ensures that some of the brightest students in Texas have the opportunity for a high-quality university experience,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “This partnership aligns with our commitment to be a first-choice institution for high school seniors in Texas.”

The President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program assures first-time-in-college students graduating in the top half of their high school class between $500 and $4,000 in scholarships. Students graduating from one of Tarleton’s Distinguished High School Partners will receive an additional $500 or $1,000. Admitted freshmen must submit a general scholarship application to determine eligibility.

For more information on the President’s Guaranteed Scholarship Program, go to To learn how to become a Tarleton Texan, visit