Hill College, Tarleton partner for transfer student success

  Jessyca Brown
  Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:54 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Hill College and Tarleton State University are partnering to help students transfer to a four-year university. Beginning fall 2021, Tarleton will provide annual scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Hill College transfer students.

Awards will be divided between fall and spring semesters based on enrollment and will be renewable up to three years with satisfactory academic progress. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at least part-time to qualify. Application fees will be waived for those with demonstrated need.

The partnership between the colleges is ongoing as part of Hill College’s University Partners program, which includes partnerships with 18 universities.

“We’ve had a long-term proactive partnership with Tarleton for many years,” said Hill College President Dr. Pam Boehm. “Many of our students and graduates transfer to Tarleton to work on upper-level degrees.”

Tarleton’s multimillion-dollar investment is part of its Distinguished College Partnership Program, which aligns with the 122-year vision of the university’s founder to provide a high-quality university education to those who otherwise might not have the chance.

“John Tarleton dreamed of an institution of opportunity — a comprehensive regional university,” said Tarleton President Dr. James Hurley. “It’s important that we continue to deepen our historic commitment to educational attainment and affordability. Hill College students are important to us. Many who transfer will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree.”

Hill College opened its doors in 1923. Currently, the college serves more than 4,000 students through its three locations in Hillsboro, Burleson and Cleburne and online.

“I congratulate Dr. Hurley on his vision for the Distinguished College Partnership Program, which will provide Hill College students with additional scholarship funds to help them achieve their academic dreams,” Boehm said.

For more information about Hill College’s University Partners program, visit https://www.hillcollege.edu/Student/Advising/U-Partners.html.