ECHS Financial Assistance

Through the GTF Scholars Program, UTPB will set in place financial assistance and support systems as a continuation of its ECHS partnerships for up to three years after high school graduation. These support systems will help ECHS students’ transition from high school to UTPB, to baccalaureate degree completion.

UTPB Scholars program will provide up to 40 students per cohort, with scholarships depending on each student’s individual needs. This exclusive opportunity is more than financial assistance throughout their college journey. They will also receive ongoing academic, social, and emotional support for their success.


  • Aside from other scholarships/awards, you may earn up to $2,000 per year
  • Ongoing academic, emotional, and social support
  • Meet with mentors weekly
  • Complete study hours in the student success center and have the opportunity to meet with a tutor


To be eligible to apply for this grant, a student must:

  • Be a 2020 graduate of a Texas ECHS
  • Be a Texas resident
  • Have been admitted to UTPB for Fall 2020
  • Plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from UTPB
  • Be eligible to apply for Free Federal Student Aid
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4 point scale) for college hours completed

Checklist for Required Application Packet

  • Application Form
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript
  • Student’s Personal Statement
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Proof of FAFSA submission for 2020-2021
  • Proof of Acceptance to UTPB for Fall 2020 (A copy of the acceptance letter/offer of admission)

Apply Now!

Please read application thoroughly and answer all applicable fields. For consideration, all application packet must be submitted in person or by mail to one of the two addresses listed below:

Greater Texas Foundation Scholars Program 
Att. Jhaby Fernandez
Office: 432-552-2557
Email: fernandez_j@utpb.edu
The University of Texas Permian Basin
Founders Building 030
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

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Here is how to become one!

In order to operate as a Texas Education Agency-approved Early College High School, all prospective ECHS must engage in a planning year prior to receiving Early College High School designation from TEA. To access the instructions for completing the ECHS planning year application or the annual designation application, visit the ECHS Guidelines page.