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what is the peak


The PEAK is a scholarship program that provides two years of "last-dollar scholarship" for Clarendon High School graduates to attend Clarendon College.  The PEAK offers qualifying students with funding for the remaining balance due for tuition and fees after federal Pell or other grants, state grant funds and other scholarship awards are used to pay the cost of tuition and fees.  

As part of a pilot program, the PEAK Scholarship will also cover the cost for current Clarendon High School students to take dual credit courses through Clarendon College.

100% tuition and fees

High School Students
The PEAK will fully fund the first three face-to-face hours of dual credit courses per fall and/or spring semester for eligible high school students.

College Students
The PEAK will fund the balance of tuition and fees due for students that still demonstrate financial need after all grant and scholarship awards are used to pay for tuition and fees. It is not a loan and does not have to be paid back.  PEAK funds will not be refunded to students as they are a “last-dollar scholarship.”

how do I qualify

Dual Credit Eligibility Requirements

  • Apply for Admission to Clarendon College
  • Meet TSI requirements
  • Enroll in no more than 6 credit hours at Clarendon College each fall and/or spring semester - students may enroll in more than 6 hours with approval from the College
  • Maintain 2.0 grade point average in dual credit courses. Failure of any dual credit course will make you ineligible to enroll in any future dual credit courses.

PEAK Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend all 4 years at Clarendon High School and graduate with 95% attendance record
  • Earn cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale or 80 on a 100-point scale
  • Abide by all rules and regulations in Clarendon CISD Student Code of Conduct
  • Earn no less than 6 units of credit each school year and meet the graduation requirements of the district
  • Take ACT/SAT no later than June after Junior year of high school
  • Be a US Citizen (or attain citizenship prior to high school graduation)
  • Complete FAFSA and Clarendon College Admission and Scholarship processes by published deadlines and no later than May 1
  • Enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at Clarendon College each fall and spring semester starting in the fall after high school graduation
  • Maintain 2.0 grade point average while attending Clarendon College
  • Obtain Associate Degree of Certificate of Completion
How can I help

Contributions to the PEAK Scholarship Program will help to benefit numerous Clarendon High School students for years to come.  Please consider helping us with the donation amount of your choice.

Donations can be made to:
Clarendon College Foundation
P.O. Box 968
Clarendon, TX 79226

The Clarendon College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.  All contributions are tax-deductible.

For more information contact:

Clarendon College
Dr. Robert Riza, President
Clarendon College Foundation
Walt Knorpp, President
Clarendon CISD
Mike Norrell, Superintendent