Available college scholarships for Dallas ISD seniors


The upcoming Thanksgiving break is an ideal time for high school seniors to apply to some of the many college scholarships available to them.

Below is a rundown of some of the available college scholarships for Dallas ISD seniors.

Teacher Quality Initiative

Dallas ISD, Paul Quinn College and the Tom Joyner Foundation are collaborating in a Teacher Quality Initiative partnership.  This initiative covers full tuition and fees scholarships for Dallas ISD graduates enrolled full-time in the Paul Quinn College Teacher Education program.

The priority application deadline is Dec. 15 and the regular deadline is March 15. See this FAQ page for more information.

Dell Scholars Program

The Dell Scholars program, an initiative of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations. The program awards 400 scholarships annually.

Dallas ISD students who participate in AVID, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science, or a GEAR UP program should review the Dell Scholars program details at https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/ and apply before the January 15, 2018 deadline.

Joyce F. Burke Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Joyce F. Burke Academic Excellence Scholarship will award (2) two $1,500 scholarships, (2) two $1,000 scholarships & (10) ten $500 scholarships to assist high school students, with hardships, interested in attending an accredited four-year university.

Visit www.thebeltonfoundation.org or download the application here. Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Each year, Princeton University sponsors an awards program for high school students committed to advancing the cause of race relations within their communities. Winners receive a prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race.

Any current 9th-12th grade student who in the past 12 months has been actively involved in a volunteer effort that has positively impacted race relations in his or her school or community is encouraged to apply by January 31, 2018. See this flyer for details.

Dallas County Promise

For class of 2018 high school graduates from participating schools, Dallas County Promise covers the cost of college classes (tuition) for up to 60 credit hours at any Dallas County Community College, along with a Success Coach.

Complete your Promise Pledge at DallasCountyPromise.org by January 31, 2018. See this flyer for more information and additional deadlines.

State Fair of Texas Scholarship Program

The State Fair of Texas awards multiple $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants from the following Fair Park-area high schools: Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.

Application details are available at BigTex.com/scholarship and the deadline to apply is February 23, 2018.

Car Seat Safety Scholarship Program

The Car Seat Safety Scholarship requires an application and either an essay or a video answering one of three questions.

Eligibility requirements and the scholarship application can be found at https://bestcarseathub.com/scholarship-program/. The application deadline is June 24, 2018.

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