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DETCCA selected as SFA Distinguished High School


Top-ranking graduates of the Deep East Texas College and Career Academy will be automatically eligible for Stephen F. Austin State University scholarships worth up to $20,000 as a result of a new partnership. 


DETCCA, a collaboration of public school districts and institutions of higher education, is now included in SFA’s Distinguished High School Program.


Students from partner schools receive scholarship money for up to four years based on their class rank. Students ranking in the top 10% of their class will receive $5,000 per year, and students ranking in the 11-25% of their class with a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive $3,000 per year.


In addition, SFA has waived the $50 application fee for all DETCCA students, regardless of class rank, and seniors ranking in the top 30% of their class are guaranteed admission to SFA.


“Through our newly introduced Distinguished High School Program, SFA recognizes hardworking high school students,” said SFA President Dr. Scott Gordon. “We are thrilled to offer this new program, allowing us to assist students in obtaining their college degree in an affordable and timely manner.”


Benefits for students at distinguished program partner schools include additional financial aid assistance to students with high financial need; a special, tailored campus visit; and an assigned admissions counselor to serve students throughout the college-enrollment process.


Students from distinguished program schools applying as first-time freshmen at also should submit official SAT/ACT scores and high school transcripts to the SFA Office of Admissions. For more information about applying to SFA, visit or call (936) 468-2504.  

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