Special Opportunities for Juniors!


Seven students to attend the 2018 Youth Leadership Tour

Applications due by 5 p.m., Monday, January 8, 2018.

Since 1964, more than 50,000 high school students have visited Washington, DC, for one week every summer as part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Leadership Tour. Through Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC), in conjunction with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), coordinates the tour, and more than 1,500 students participate every summer. Texas participants have the added benefit of visiting Austin for two days to learn about our state government. 

For 2018, CoServ will award seven North Texas high school juniors an all-expenses-paid tour departing from Austin to Washington, DC, to watch our government in action. The winners join more than 100 other youth from Texas electric cooperative homes June 6–15, 2018 to experience two Capitols. (Sample agenda (pages 6-8) and eligibility requirements.)

After completing their freshman year of college, Youth Tour winners are eligible to apply for a $10,000 NRECA scholarship. (Click here for details.) 

The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (2017)

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October 24, 2017


SUBJECT:The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy

Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2019 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review. A letter from University President Gregory L. Fenves is attached to this correspondence.

This information should be shared with all high school junior-level students and their parents.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Rachelle Hernandez, Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at The University of Texas at Austin, at (512) 471-4363.


Mike Morath
Commissioner of Education

Attachment – Notification Letter from The University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves