TFI targets young men of color who are talented and motivated but falling short of their full academic potential. Typical fellows hail from low or moderate-income families, have a parent or guardian without a postsecondary education, and grade point averages of 80 or higher when they apply.  Applicants submitting complete and high-quality applications by the deadline will be invited to a virtual interview, which must be attended by both the applicant and a legal guardian. 

TFI Houston 2021-22 Timeline

January 1st: TFI Houston application opens

January-February: Program promotion via presentations to schools & CBOs, nominations, webinars.

March 5th: Application deadline. All supplemental materials must be submitted by this date as well.

March 15-19th: Applicant & caregiver interviews

March 26th: Program participants announced

April 3rd: Saturday Sessions begin

April 3rd-June 5th: Saturday Sessions occur

June 12-July 31: Summer FLOs occur

August: TFI Fellows reconvene for 2022 Programming