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Applying for a Scholarship

The Dallas Foundation holds a number of scholarship funds, each with a different purpose, eligibility requirements, application period, and deadline. Please carefully review the details of each opportunity below to ensure eligibility before you submit an application.

Investing in the Next Generation

The Dallas Foundation manages a number of scholarships for students with diverse interests. Carefully review our various scholarship options to determine if you qualify. For more information about any scholarship offered, please email scholarships@dallasfoundation.org or contact Mackenzie Causey, Director of Scholarships, at mcausey@dallasfoundation.org.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

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 adventurous spirit by helping other young people with disabilities develop their own talents and explore new opportunities.

Please note that the Tommy Tranchin Award is NOT intended to offset costs associated with obtaining a college or university degree. Instead, the award is intended to support creative projects, performances, training activities, and participation in workshops, seminars and competitions. Creative proposals for new work are especially encouraged.

Geographic limitations:  Resident of North Texas

Eligibility:

  • You are a student in North Texas in grade level 8 – 12 and 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: Rolling through December 15, 2022

Specifics: In order to apply for an award, an applicant must submit an application, including a letter of recommendation. Each applicant must propose an activity that will promote their personal development in their particular field of interest. In addition, this activity must begin on or after June 1, 2022.

Awards will be given annually, with amounts of up to $2,500. Final awards will be determined in May. 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, equipment 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.

How to apply:

  • Click HERE to Create your New Account
  • Once logged in, click APPLY on the navigation bar on the Applicant Dashboard.
  • Click blue APPLY button next to Tommy Tranchin Award Application description to begin application

Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2023 for more information.

Establishing a Scholarship Fund

Endowed scholarship funds provide an opportunity for donors to impact future generations and help cultivate the next generation of community leaders.

The Dallas Foundation provides complete turnkey services, including drafting scholarship criteria, publicizing scholarships, evaluating candidates and managing scholarship payments.

Benefits and Services

To create a fund or for more information, contact Gary W. Garcia at gwgarcia@dallasfoundation.org or 214-694-2507.

Assurance that your fund is in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations

Recognition of donor on scholarship award letter

Immediate charitable deduction for donations (amount allowable by law)

Long-term growth with investment in the market

Online application and review process for select scholarship programs

Minimum to establish an endowed scholarship fund is $1,000,000