Application for Houston Students

Please review these requirements before applying. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

To be eligible for the 5 Strong program, all applications must:

  • Reside in the Houston metropolitan area

  • Be a current-year graduating high school senior

  • Demonstrate the potential to be a leader in the classroom and on campus

  • Have earned a GPA of at least 2.8

  • Have a minimum ACT score of 19 or a combined SAT score of 990 for both Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections

  • Commit to attending mandatory bimonthly college prep sessions

  • Be available to attend all bimonthly College Ready Prep Sessions
    (in person in Atlanta when safe, remotely for now)

We urge you not apply for the scholarship funding alone; we’re looking for committed, engaged students excited about joining a community and eager to do the work that comes with it!