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Applying for a Scholarship

The Dallas Foundation has a number of scholarship funds, each with a different purpose and eligibility requirements. Please carefully review the listing below to ensure eligibility before submitting an application. Please note that all 2021 scholarship opportunities are now closed. Please check back in late 2021 for 2022 application deadlines.

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.

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 – $6,000 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 has been employed at BHGC since August 2019, 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:
TBA for 2022

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

To apply download the scholarship application document (check back in 2022).  This is a 2 page document.  Please make sure you complete only the appropriate page.  One page is for applicants who are Brook Hollow employees themselves, and the other page is for applicants whose parent or grandparent is the Brook Hollow employee.

Scholarship Guidelines: The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation awards scholarships and bar study grants to Hispanic law students.  First year law students who have applied to start law school in 2021, students who will be in their second year in 2021, and third year law students who will graduate in 2021 or later are all eligible to apply.

Check back later this year for 2022 application deadlines.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Internship Guidelines: The Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation invites those law students who are in the process of completing their first or second year classes 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. All students in Accredited Law Schools (including the UNT Dallas College of Law) are 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 17, 2021, and must be completed no later than July 16, 2021.  Interns will receive a stipend of approximately $2,000.00 for the four weeks.  The 2021 application deadline has occurred.

Please note that a single application may be submitted for the Scholarship/Bar Study Grant and Judicial Internship Programs.  If you are applying for both, please submit all application materials by the deadline. 

To apply, visit the Online Application Link, create an account, then at the top right-hand side of the page, enter the Access Code that was provided to you by your school.

The Ellen B. DeMar Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2020 to assist African-American students in Dallas County.

Amount: $1,000 – $2,500

Eligibility: Applicants must be African-American students graduating from high schools in Dallas County. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average and be able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: 
TBA for 2022

To apply, visit the Online Application Link

To access this private application, please email scholarships@dallasfoundation.org for a unique code, then follow the link above, create an account, then enter the Access Code provided to you.

The Robert W. Mong, Jr. Journalism Scholarship presented by The Dallas Morning News  was created in 2010 to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in journalism, public relations, or communications. 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 – $5,000

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 journalism and/or writing
  • Interested in pursuing a four-year degree in journalism, public relations or communications
  • Exhibit community service leadership

Deadline: TBA for 2022

To apply, visit the online Application Link (coming soon for 2022) and use the access code Mong.

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, Highlander Training Center, Lund, Niteo, Profile Custom Extrusions, Bevolution Group, BIAMP, Bettera, Sferra, Twitchell, Bensetar Holdings, 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:

Be the dependent child of an active employee of Eagle Materials, Highlander Partners, Highlander Training Center, Lund, Niteo, Profile Custom Extrusions, Bevolution Group, BIAMP, Bettera, Sferra, Twitchell, Bensetar Holdings, or any of their majority-owned subsidiaries.

Be a graduating high school senior who has been accepted in, or a student already enrolled in, an undergraduate program of study in pursuit of a degree from a public or private, regionally accredited community college, college, university, or vocational or trade institute.

Have a proven record of academic performance, as evidenced by grade point average and/or class rank.

Be able to demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: TBA for 2022

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

To apply, visit the Online Application Link

Please note this scholarship is strictly for the children of employees of certain companies, therefore the application is private.  To access the private application, please follow the link above, create an account, then enter the Access Code that was provided to the company’s employee by their HR staff.  Once you’ve entered the correct Access Code, the Hirsch Family Scholarship application process will appear.

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 will be given to graduates of high schools in Fort Towson, Oklahoma
  • Applicants who plan to pursue studies in architecture, art, or forestry may be given special consideration

Deadline: TBA for 2022

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.

To apply visit the Online Application Link

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

The Mitchell/Tufts Foundation Scholarship was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2014 with the goal of making 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 and surrounding communities, who are students of promise and can demonstrate financial need.

Amount: $1,000 – $5,000

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: TBA for 2022

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

How to apply: Online Application Link, create an account, then at the top right hand side of the page, enter the Access Code that was provided you by someone on staff at your church.

The 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: Two to three  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: TBA for 2022

Renewals: Renewals are not automatic, but students are encouraged to reapply for up to three (3) 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.

To apply, visit the Online Application Link 

Please note this scholarship is strictly for African American male students graduating from high schools in Dallas, Texas. If you are not a male African American student from Dallas County, your application will be discarded.To access this private application, please email scholarships@dallasfoundation.org for a unique code, then  follow the link above, create an account, then enter the Access Code  provided to you.

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: $3,000 – $10,000

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 Players’ music education initiatives.
  • Applicants must be planning to enroll in, or are currently attending, an undergraduate music 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: TBA for 2022

To apply, visit the Online Application Link
Please note this scholarship is strictly for music students associated with either Booker T. Washington High School or the Fine Arts Chamber Players, therefore the application is private.  To access the private application, please follow the link above, create an account, then enter the Access Code that was provided you by your music teacher at BTW or FACP.  Once you’ve entered the correct Access Code, the Rogene Russell Scholarship application process will appear.

The Myrna D. Schlegel/AWARE Scholarship was originally established in 1999 to honor Myrna Schlegel, a registered nurse.  During her tenure of developing and managing 2,500 nursing and retirement beds, she recognized the overwhelming need for trained professionals in the field of gerontology.  In 2016, Myrna, in partnership with AWARE (Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Resources and Education), transferred the Myrna D. Schlegel/AWARE Scholarship Fund to The Dallas Foundation in order to better orchestrate the details of the scholarship.

Scholarships will be awarded to nursing students who have chosen to devote their careers to work in the field of gerontology, especially dealing with dementia.

Amount: Up to $5,000

Funds may be used for: Tuition, fees and books

Eligibility:

  1. You are a U.S. citizen or legal, permanent resident
  2. You have been accepted to, or are currently attending an undergraduate or graduate nursing program at Baylor University, Texas Woman’s University, or Texas Christian University
  3. You have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  4. You are able to demonstrate a passion for gerontology, and hope to build a career in this field

Deadline: TBA for 2022

How to Apply: Online Application Link (coming soon for 2022)

Please note this scholarship is strictly for nursing students from TCU, TWU and Baylor, therefore the application is private.  To access the private application, please follow the link above, create an account, then enter the Access Code that was provided you by faculty or administration from your school.  Once you’ve entered the correct Access Code, and it’s AFTER [date TBA], the Myrna D. Schlegel Scholarship application process will appear.

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 student in North Texas in grade level 8 – 12
  • 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: TBA for 2022

Specifics: In order to apply for an award, an applicant must submit an application, including a letter of recommendation, by [2022 date TBA]. 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, 2021.

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: 2022 Application will be posted in fall/winter 2021

The Virgin America Scholarship Fund was established at The Dallas Foundation in 2015.

Amount: $2,500

Funds may be used for: Tuition, fees, books, room and board

Eligibility: To be eligible for a scholarship from the Virgin America Scholarship Fund, a candidate must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Children of a US legacy employee, or grandchildren of a legacy employee of Virgin America
  2. A graduating high school senior or student who plans to enroll, or a student already enrolled in, an undergraduate or graduate program of study in a regionally accredited community college, college, university, or vocational or technical institute.
  3. Enrolled, or plans to enroll, in at least six credit hours or half-time.

Deadline: TBA for 2022

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

How to apply: Online Application Link (coming soon for 2022), create an account, then enter the Access Code that was provided to the Virgin America employees via email. Once you’ve entered the correct Access Code, the Virgin America Scholarship application process will appear.

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