Sponsored by Forestar, the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their school and/or community and promote awareness of the Don't mess with Texas initiative.

Any high school senior currently attending public, private, or home school in Texas and planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited Texas college or university next year may apply.

Don’t mess with Texas is a statewide litter prevention program that encourages Texans to keep their roadways clean. More than half a billion pieces of visible trash accumulate on Texas roadways each year, and Texans ages 16 to 34 are the most likely to litter.

Scholarship applications will be judged based on student essays that describe how their efforts raise awareness and motivate a new generation of Texans to prevent litter.

Visit DontmesswithTexas.org to learn about the scholarship and how to apply. Need help? Contact or call 1-800-CLEAN-TX.