RGV LEAD Scholars & Scholarship

RGV LEAD’s Scholars program has operated for over 20 years, and thousands of students have graduated with honors as college-and-career-focused Scholars graduates during this time.

RGV LEAD Scholars is a graduate recognition program developed and managed by the RGV LEAD Board. It is designed to keep Texas’ best and brightest on a direct track to postsecondary education in our great state.  Since its beginning in 1999, thousands of students have graduated with honors through the program. Participating in RGV LEAD Scholars encourages high school students to develop and complete college and career graduation plans.

To graduate as an RGV LEAD Scholar, a student must fulfill defined requirements periodically as state graduation requirements change.

  1. Complete all courses required for the Foundation High School Program (FHSP).
  2. Complete at least one endorsement using a CTE option.
  3. Earn an industry-based certificate or license through the selected CTE option or earn a passing grade for at least two college-level courses through the selected CTE option.
  4. Complete a declaration of intent to be an RGV LEAD Scholar.

Each school year, RGV LEAD presents a $5,000 scholarship to the outstanding student who graduated as an RGV LEAD Scholar and charted a path to higher education through participation in college- and career-focused programs. The scholarship encourages students to complete their programs of study and exit high school well-prepared for their intellectual pursuits and life careers.

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Through your generosity, RGV LEAD inspires the next generation of leaders, problem-solvers, and lifesavers. With your support, we will continue progressing with RGV LEAD Scholarships.

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