The Distinguished Young Bobcat Award was created to recognize a graduating high school senior in Texas who is accepted and attending Texas State University following their high school graduation. The award honors a track record of academic success, demonstrated campus-wide influence and above-average extracurricular involvement.
To be eligible the student must be classified as a senior at a High School in the state of Texas and must be planning to attend Texas State University the fall following high school graduation. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Each applicant must submit and essay. The essay must be doubled spaced and typed in a 12 point font; must be at least one full page, but can not exceed 2 full pages and must address the following questions: What are your academic interests?; Why did you choose Texas State University? How have you demonstrated leadership potential? What mark do you hope to leave on Texas State University?