Qualifications for High School Students

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Have a legal residence in a rural, medically underserved, primary care, or health professional shortage area as defined by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Visit the HRSA website to verify your eligibility based on your residency.
  • 3.50 GPA or equivalent through the end of high school.
  • Prefer that the student be in the top 10 percent of their high school graduation class at the time of application.
  • Minimum 1,200 SAT or 26 ACT equivalent.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Texas resident.

Qualifications for College Students

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Meet all of the requirements for a high school student listed above.
  • Be enrolled as a college freshman in one of our partner universities.
  • 3.25 GPA or higher through the freshman year of the college.

While in college, you must achieve a 3.25 GPA at the end of the first academic year. Thereafter, you will need to annually maintain a minimum of 3.50 GPA and complete the required prerequisite courses with no grade below a C.