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    UIL has been the most meaningful and most challenging part of high school for me. My coaches pushed me to my creative limits and encouraged me to take risks. I have had to become assertive and go after things that are important to me, and work hard at them. I learned to follow someone else’s lead, be creative, and become a leader myself. Rebekah Peyton, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
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    Whether I was performing a solo for UIL solo and ensemble contest or competing in current issues and social studies events, competitive UIL allowed me to experience the value of preparation and hard work, the perseverance it takes to succeed, and the relationship between education and success. Austen Whaley, Tarleton State University
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    School always failed to challenge me, and every day I looked forward to UIL practice after school where I could learn and be challenged. UIL also put me in the society of other individuals that edified my learning and my character. I owe so much of who I am, where I’ve been, and what I’ve done to UIL; I wouldn’t be a sliver of the person that I am today without it. Michelle Alanis, The University of Texas at Austin
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    From early morning car rides to late nights waiting on results, I wouldn't trade these experiences for the world. I have learned to be a respectful, kind, and gracious competitor, all while learning to be a powerful speaker, actor, and communicator. The UIL has moved me to become an educator and help students achieve excellence. The impact UIL has had on my life is far greater than any medal I have received. Logan Allen, Ranger College
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    Above all, competition in UIL has taught me the true meaning of dedication. Not only did I dedicate more than a dozen hours each week to educating myself in regards to my event, but I also proved my competence and the sincerity of my efforts through my attendance of meets. Dedicating most of my high school career to my improvement in this event has given me the will to continue with my education and achieve my goals. Brianna Massey, Texas A&M-Commerce
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    The University Interscholastic League has inspired me to become a better performer, student, and human being. The values of competition and camaraderie I learned through my time with the UIL are lessons I will carry into my collegiate experience. Thank you UIL, for providing me with the opportunity to truly grow. Kevin King, The University of Texas at Austin
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Time to Apply!

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The deadline to apply for the 2019 TILF Scholarship is May 10.

TILF Gets GuideStar Gold Seal

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We're proud to announce that TILF has received the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency!

Headed to Graduate School?

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Application window for the Sam & Kathy Elliott Graduate Scholarship closes March 31.

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Honor a Veteran: Patriot Scholarship Matching Opportunity

What better way to honor a veteran than by donating to a scholarship fund in their honor? The Patriot Scholarship was created to provide funds for the children of veterans, with preference given to the children of veterans who were wounded in service. Thanks to a generous donor, all donations to this scholarship fund will be matched for the month of November.