Tuition for the American Legion Texas Boys State Program is $295 per Statesman and the check for participants is to be sent to the following address:
The Dormitory complex is found on the Northwest Corner of the campus. Both the Dropoff and Pickup for personal cars and Chartered buses should be at the 27th Street Garage near the Kinsolving Dormitory where registration will occur. The Garage is located one block north of Dean Keaton (old 26th Street) and on University Ave. (next to the All Saints Episcopal Church).
Please refer to this map for a visual prompter to assist you with planning your trip.
NOTE: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND PAYMENT RECEIVED IN AUSTIN BY MONDAY, MAY 15. Any applications and payments received after this time will be placed onto the waitlist, and participation is not guaranteed after that date.
We are on our way to 1,000+ delegates!
To review the Application process in detail, click on the "Process & Instructions" link located immediately to the left of this message.
First of all, a big thank you to you and your local Boys State committees — it is through your efforts that we are able to continue to run one of the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school seniors-to-be in the state of Texas.
We value both your ownership of and involvement in the nomination, selection, and registration process each and every year! The next session of Texas Boys State is just around the corner — we are very excited about what this year’s program holds for the young men.
Like all previous years, you are empowered to work with local schools as you see fit to filter and vet qualified candidates you wish to nominate for the program! The lifeline of Texas Boys State is you!
We have greatly increased our online marketing and personal outreach to schools themselves through this website so that we can take better advantage of the school’s insight into potential nominees. That was done on purpose, as they have up to 3 years in knowing the young men on a day-to-day basis, and we want to embed in their minds the importance of “pipe-lining” students year after year for participation in the program. Surveys show the best way to do this is both via a top-down approach (e.g., materials on a global website like this one) and a bottom-up, local, relationship-oriented approach (e.g., you working a grassroots campaign in your communities). In summary, it takes constant communication at all levels to consistently attract the finest candidates to the program!