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 Houston when safe, remotely for now)

    * You must be interested in attending one of our HBCU Partner Schools (Langston University, Lincoln University (PA), Kentucky State University, and Benedict College). Please do not apply if you're not interested in attending one or more of these HBCUs.

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!