Students now have the opportunity advance their education with the help of the  Don't Mess with Texas.

If you have a Texas high school senior currently enrolled in public, private or home school and are going to further their education at a Texas college or University this year then they can apply for this scholarship.

One $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships will be award to students in June.

These scholarships are designed to recognize these high school students who actively try to help prevent littering in their schools and communities.  They also work to build awareness for the Don't Mess with Texas Initiative.

Becky Ozuna, program administrator for TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas campaign said:

“We’re proud to offer the Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship to support higher education in Texas and recognize outstanding students who are using their creativity to beautify their communities,”

Scholarship applications must be received online or postmarked by 5pm on Friday, April 20, 2018

TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas program has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. The program includes Adopt-a-Highway and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful as well as spring “Trash-Off” community outreach events, all in an effort to keep Texas roadways litter-free.