What We Offer

The purpose of the Career Clothing Fund is to provide interview attire for an internship or full time/careered position to students in financial need. Students may only need a professional pair of shoes or a whole outfit for that special day. The Career Clothing Fund is not a loan, however, students who receive support are strongly encouraged to repay the amount back to Tarleton’s Office of Development in order for other students to also benefit in times of need.

For more information about the services provided or the application process, email us at [email protected].

Check out our Career Clothing Fund video on YouTube.

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Application Process

  • Applicant must be in “good standing” academically with the university (above a 2.0 GPA).
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 hours at the time of application and must submit an unofficial transcript (which can be located under Duck Trax under student records).
  • Applicant must be in the application process for jobs/internships and have an upcoming interview.
  • Applicant must submit a resume.
  • Applicant must submit a completed application through the link listed below.

 Applications will be reviewed by the committee comprised of Tarleton State staff and faculty. Awards will be determined based on the established criteria outlined in the application. Award amount will be determined based on the request, proof of need, and available funds. Most awards will not exceed $200, unless extenuating circumstances warrant a higher amount.

The administrative office for the Career Clothing Fund is located at the Career Services office on the Stephenville campus (Thompson Student Center, Room 218). Career Services will serve as the central receiving site for all five campuses (Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and RELLIS). All requests and awards will be tracked and recorded for student retention monitoring and reporting purposes.

For more information about the services provided or the application process, email us at [email protected].

Career Clothing Fund Committee – Faculty & Staff

Interested in becoming part of a committee that helps to serve students in need?

Career Services is seeking  members for the Career Clothing Fund Committee that oversees distribution of funds to provide professional interview attire for students who have landed an interview for a job or internship. Committee responsibilities include meeting face to face 3 – 4 times per year, approving student applications, and helping with the allocation of funds. Much of the work is done by email. If you are interested, please email Alana Hefner at [email protected] or if you have questions, call 254-968-9078.

Interested in giving back?

If you’re an employer, an alumnus, or even current faculty/staff/student who has the means to give back to the students on all of our campuses, please donate below! You will be helping those in need to meet the rigorous standards of the professional interview. This is a process that can be made even more intimidating by feeling that the individual doesn’t have the attire that is expected of them. Giving a donation can help have an impact on those who may be less able to afford professional attire, feel prepared and confident on the big day!