Scholarship Listing

The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests.  Check out our various scholarships to see if you qualify.

For more information about any scholarship offered, please email scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Dr. Don and Rose Marie Benton Scholarship

Background:
Established by supporters of the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in honor of Dr. Don and Mrs. Rose Marie Benton, longtime friends of the Trinity River Mission. 

Amount:
Varies with the fund's income, but can be as much as $1,500 per year per student. One to three scholarships are generally awarded. 

Funds may be used for:
Tuition and fees. 

Geographic limitations:
Residents of Dallas County, Texas. 

Eligibility:
Students, parents of students and volunteers who have been affiliated with Trinity River Mission in Dallas, Texas.  Must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in a regionally accredited college or university.

Deadline:
April 3, 2017

How to apply:
Applicant must be nominated by a member of the Scholarship Committee at Trinity River Mission. For more information, contact either Amber Green, Youth and Alumni Manager, or Maria L. Torres, Youth and Alumni Assistant Manager, Trinity River Mission, 2060 Singleton Blvd., Suite 104, Dallas, Texas 75212, 214.744.6774.

Brook Hollow Golf Club Scholarship

Background:
Members of the Brook Hollow Golf Club have established a scholarship program to assist employees of Brook Hollow Golf Club ("BHGC") or their children and grandchildren who desire to pursue higher education but require financial assistance to do so.

Amount:
Scholarship amounts are decided on a case-by-case basis, generally ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 per year. Funds may be used for: Tuition, fees, and books.

Geographic limitations: None

Eligibility: Applicants must be:

-Either a current full-time or part-time employee who makes less than $100,000 per year, who has been employed at BHGC for at least one year, or a child or grandchild of an employee who also meets the above criteria.

-Pursuing a degree from a public or private, regionally accredited community college, university, or vocational or trade institute.

-Able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline:
 March 31, 2017

Renewals: This scholarship is not automatically renewed, but students are encouraged to reapply each year.

How to apply:
-Download the employee scholarship application
-Download the dependent scholarship application

If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Chesapeake Energy Scholarship

Background:

The Chesapeake Energy Scholarship was established at The Dallas Foundation by Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The goal of the Fund is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for minority and socially disadvantaged youth.

Amount:

Up to $20,000 per year.

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees, books, room and board

Eligibility:

Applicants must

Be a graduating senior at one of the following DISD high schools:
W.H. Adamson High School, Emmet J Conrad, Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, Justin F. Kimball high School,  Lincoln High School, James Madison High School, A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, North Dallas High School, L. G. Pinkston High School,  Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Skyline High School, South Oak Cliff High School, Sunset High School, W.W. Samuell High School

Have participated in the Education is Freedom program; 
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; 
Have taken either the ACT or SAT; 
Have applied and plan to attend an accredited college, university or vocational school; 
Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident; 
Be female or a member of a minority group as defined by the DFW Airport M/WBE Program. (The term minority generally includes the following groups: American Indians, Aleuts, Asian-Pacific Americans, Black Americans, Eskimos, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Subcontinent Asian Americans). 

Deadline:

Friday, April 14, 2017

Renewals:

The scholarship will be reviewed annually and may be renewed for up to four years.

How to apply:

Download our scholarship application (DOC, 72KB)
If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Guidelines

The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation awards scholarships and bar study grants to worthy Hispanic law students. Applications must be submitted by March 6, 2107, and decisions will be announced by April 17, 2107. Completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM CST, March 6, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete the following application and required documents, and send your completed application as a PDF, labeled with your name in the subject line to: dhlf.scholarships@gmail.com

Internship Guidelines

The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation invites first and second year law students to apply for the DHLF Judicial Internship Program. Judges from Dallas area civil and criminal courts will be participating. Applicants must have completed first-year law school courses from an accredited law school, including civil procedure, legal research and legal writing courses. Students attending the University of North Texas College of Law are also eligible to apply. The Foundation grants stipends to the students chosen to participate in the program Applicants must be willing to commit to a minimum of a four week internship. The internships will commence no earlier than May 22, 2017, and must be completed no later than July 7, 2017. Interns will receive a stipend of $2,000.00 for the four weeks. Applications are due on February 10, 2017. Intern selection will be announced no later than March 24, 2017. Completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 PM CST, February 10, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete the following application and required documents, and send your completed application as a PDF, labeled with your name in the subject line to: dhlf.scholarships@gmail.com

How to apply

Click here to download the scholarship application, or visit http://www.dallashispaniclawfoundation.com/scholarships.html

Robert W. Mong, Jr. Journalism Scholarship

Background:

The Robert W. Mong, Jr. Journalism Scholarship Fund was created in 2010 to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing a career in journalism. This is a one-time, non-renewable award/scholarship. Funds awarded must be used to cover college tuition or fees. If the Scholarship Review Committee determines that no applicants meet the eligibility requirements or qualifications to receive the award, then the committee may elect to not award any scholarships for that given year.

Amount:

One to three scholarships ranging between $1,000 - $3,000

Funds may be used for:

Tuition and fees

Geographic limitations:

Residents of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall or Tarrant County.

Eligibility:

Applicants must

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal, permanent resident with a permanent resident card
  • Be a graduating senior of a North Texas High school and meet the geographic residency requirements as outlined above
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Show a demonstrated aptitude for print journalism
  • Plan to pursue a four-year degree in journalism
  • Exhibit community service leadership

Deadline: April 14, 2017

Renewals: None, one-year award only.

How to apply:

Download the eligibility requirements and scholarship application. If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Hirsch Family Scholarship

Background:

The Hirsch Family Scholarship was established as a scholarship fund in 2009. It currently benefits dependent children of active employees of Eagle Materials, Highlander Partners, Ascend, Lund, JuiceTyme, Profile Custom Extrusions, Versatex Trimboard, or any of their majority-owned subsidiaries.

Amount:

$2,500 - $10,000

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees, room and board.

Geographic limitations:

None

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

Deadline:

April 10, 2017

Renewals:

Renewals are not automatic, but past recipients are encouraged to reapply each year.

How to apply:

Download the scholarship application (DOC,82KB)
If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org

Hopson-Laurent Scholarship

Background:

The Hopson-Laurent Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to benefit qualified applicants from Fort Towson and Choctaw County, Oklahoma.

Amount:

One or two scholarships of at least $1,000

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees, or books

Geographic limitations:

Graduates of a public or private high school in Choctaw County, Oklahoma.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • Accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a two or four year undergraduate program at an accredited college or university
  • Graduates of a public or private high school in Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Preference shall be given to graduates of high schools in Fort Towson, Oklahoma
  • Plan to pursue studies in architecture, art, or forestry

Deadline:

April 10, 2017

Renewals:

Can be renewable if the student maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) while enrolled under the scholarship and submits supporting documentation to The Dallas Foundation.

How to apply:

Download the scholarship application (DOC, 158KB) If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Joe Hornsby III Scholarship

Background:

Joe Hornsby III believed in education and he supported students in local schools by encouraging them to obtain a higher education. Created in 2009, The Joe Hornsby III Scholarship will focus specifically on students who have special needs and want to further their education at a college/university or trade school.

Amount:

Up to $2,000 per year.

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees and books.

Geographic limitations:

Mesquite Independent School District.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior of a high school in Mesquite Independent School District.
  • Be planning to attend or be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college, university or technical training program.
  • Have had at least a "C" average during high school (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).

(Priority will be given to students with special needs, visual impairment, physical disabilities, autism or Asperger syndrome).

Deadline:

April 3, 2017

Renewals:

One-time award only, but past recipients are encouraged to reapply

How to apply:

If you attend a high school in Mesquite ISD and would like more information, please contact your campus Counseling Center.

Allen Meyer Family Scholarship
Background:
The goal of the Scholarship program is to provide full tuition assistance to students who can demonstrate moderate to significant financial need, who wish to pursue an outstanding, intellectually rigorous, secondary education at Parish Episcopal School.

Amount:
Full tuition, renewable through grade 12.

Geographic Limitations:
None.

Eligibility:
Applicants must:


  • Be a new or current Parish student entering the 9th grade at Parish Episcopal School and
  • Complete and submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS), along with required documentation, including a Federal Income Tax Return, and a Form W-2; and
  • Demonstrate moderate to significant financial need and inability to pay any private school tuition, as assessed through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS); and
  • Exhibit the qualities of intelligence and diligence and be an active participant in all aspects of school life as indicated by their academic standing and their service and/or extracurricular activities.


Renewals:
The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, contingent upon:


  • maintaining academic score of least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
  • ability to demonstrate participation in community service, extracurricular activities and/or part-time employment.

How to apply:
Contact the Admissions Department at Parish Episcopal School at admission@parishepiscopal.org for more information and complete guidelines
Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship
Background:
The Mitchell/Tufts Foundation Scholarship was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2014. The goal of the Fund is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for members or persons active in the life of a Presbyterian church in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) in North Central Texas, or in Los Angeles, California, who are students of promise and can demonstrate financial need.
 
Amount: To be determined
 
Eligibility: Please download the eligibility requirements for North Texas or for Los Angeles.
 
Preference may be given to:
  • Active members or persons active in the life of First Presbyterian Church, Richardson, Texas, or Westminster Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, California.
  • A Student of Promise: A Student of Promise may not be a 4.0 student, a star athlete or the most well-known student on campus, but considering some of the events in their lives, they are doing a tremendous job keeping that "C" average and maintaining a good attendance record.
  • A Middle Class Student: A Middle Class student may come from a family with incomes too high to qualify for existing financial aid programs, but still unable to afford the fees without relying heavily on student loans.
Deadline: May 15, 2017
 
Renewals: Renewals are not automatic, but past recipients are encouraged to reapply each year
 
How to apply: Download the scholarship application. If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org
Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship

Background:

The Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2004 to assist African-American male students in Dallas County. Dr. Pickard was an optometrist and founder of the Pickard Eye Clinic. Called "Magnum" by his patients, he believed that if you do something nice for someone and they do something nice for someone else, you can affect the lives of many people. This scholarship fund is his way of "passing it on."

Amount: One or two scholarships of at least $1,000

Funds may be used for: Tuition, fees, or books

Geographic limitations: Residents of Dallas County

Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American male students graduating from high schools in Dallas County. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average. Preference may be given to those who can demonstrate financial need. Personal interviews may be required.

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Renewals: Renewals are not automatic, but students are encouraged to reapply for up to four (4) years if they maintain at least a 12-hour class load and a 2.5 grade point average while enrolled under the scholarship, and submit supporting documentation to The Dallas Foundation.

How to apply: This scholarship application is an online process.  Please click the link below, read the instructions on the right-hand side of the page to create an account, then follow the link to the Dr. Dan J. and Patricia S. Pickard Scholarship application.  
Online Application Link:  https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=dallas

If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Landon Rusnak Scholarship

Background:

The Landon Rusnak Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2007. This scholarship was established by the employees of LEAM Drilling Systems, Inc. and Conroe Machine, LLC in memory of Landon Rusnak, son of David and Janet Rusnak and brother of Cady Rusnak. Landon's sister Cady was an active member of the Mexia High School Black Cat Band.

Amount:

One scholarship of up to $3,000

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees, books, and room and board

Geographic limitations:

Mexia High School

Eligibility:

Applicants must be graduating seniors from Mexia High School and a member of the Mexia High School Black Cat Band for at least two years.

Deadline:

March 31, 2017

Renewals:

None, one-year award only

How to apply:

Download the scholarship application. (DOC, 73KB) If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Rogene Russell Scholarship Fund

Background:

The Rogene Russell Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in honor of the heroic efforts of Rogene Russell and Doug Howard who have helped students who otherwise would have no means to continue their musical studies and education. This scholarship will assist students who show an aptitude for classical composition, instrumental music, or voice, and who have the desire to pursue a college degree but require financial assistance to do so.

Amount: $10,000 - $20,000

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior or alumni of Booker T. Washington High School or a current student or alumni of the Fine Arts Chamber Player's music education initiatives.
  • Applicants must be planning to enroll in, or are currently attending an undergraduate program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or conservatory of music in the United States.
  • Applicants must be able to show artistic merit in classical composition, instrumental music, or voice.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: February 3, 2017

How to apply: Click here to download full eligibility and application information, and click here to download the scholarship application.

If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Jere W. Thompson, Jr. Scholarship

Background:

Established by the North Texas Tollway Authority and a group of North Texas businesses to provide scholarships to disadvantaged students in civil engineering and closely related disciplines at Texas colleges and universities.

Amount:

$2,000 per semester, beginning in the winner's junior year. Maximum award is $8,000 over four semesters.

Funds may be used for:

Tuition and other education-related expenses.

Geographic limitations:

None, although special consideration may be given to applicants residing in counties in the service area of the North Texas Tollway Authority: Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties.

Eligibility:

At the time of the original application, the student must be a sophomore enrolled full-time pursuing a B. S. in civil engineering or a closely related discipline at a public or private college or university in Texas, and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline:

May 1, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Renewals:

Scholarship may be renewed for three additional semesters after initial award if the student remains a full-time student, maintains a 3.0 GPA while enrolled under the scholarship, and submits a grade report within 45 days after the end of each semester.

How to Apply:

Download the scholarship application. If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Tommy Tranchin Award

Background:

The Tommy Tranchin Award was established at The Dallas Foundation to support students with physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities who have shown promise or passion in a chosen field of interest. Tommy's family wants to recognize his creativity and his refusal to allow his disability to limit his personal growth by helping others to develop their own talents.

Geographic limitations: Resident of North Texas

Eligibility:

  • You are a high school level student in North Texas
  • You have a physical, emotional or intellectual disability
  • You want to participate in an activity that will help strengthen your skills in your particular area of interest.

Deadline: March 6, 2017

Specifics: In order to apply for an award, an applicant must submit an application, including a letter of recommendation, by March 4, 2016. Each applicant must propose an activity that will promote their personal development in their particular field of interest. In addition, this activity must begin after May 1, 2016.

Awards will be given annually, with amounts of up to $1,500. Final awards will be determined in April. In cases in which the applicant proposes to attend an institution or program, confirmation of the student's enrollment will be required. Applicants may also request funds for travel and other related expenses. After completing the proposed activity, award recipients will be required to submit a final report with an account of how the award funds were spent. Please note that the Tommy Tranchin Award is not intended to offset costs associated with obtaining a college or university degree.

How to apply: Click here to download the scholarship application.

If you have questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.

Click here to view the 2016 Tommy Tranchin Award newsletter profiles of last year's award winners.

Whitley Place Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2009, the Whitley Place Scholarship seeks to provide aid to graduating seniors in Prosper ISD who plan to study civil engineering, construction science, construction management, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, public administration, mechanical engineering or other math/science related fields.

Amount:

Up to $2,500 per year

Funds may be used for:

Tuition, fees, and books

Geographic limitations:

Prosper Independent School District

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior of a high school in Prosper Independent School District
  • Have applied to and plan to attend an accredited college or university
  • Plan to pursue studies in the area of civil engineering, construction science, construction management, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, public administration, mechanical engineering or other math/science related fields
  • Have a minimum of a B average during high school (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident

Deadline:

March 31, 2017

Renewals:

The scholarship will be reviewed annually and may be renewed for up to three additional years.

How to apply:

If you attend a high school in Prosper ISD and would like more information, please download the scholarship application or contact Jolene Vinson, Prosper ISD Counselor, at 469-219-2192 or JMVinson@prosper-isd.net. If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@dallasfoundation.org.