We believe determined scholars have tremendous potential to create change in the world and can serve as important and needed role models for families, friends and communities.
Winner will RECEIVE: Tutoring to prepare for the SAT, college and financial aid guidance, the opportunity to win a paid internship and up to $20,000 over four years from Dream Big Fort Worth*
You are ELIGIBLE if you:
Currently a junior enrolled in an accredited Tarrant County public school, including public charter and magnet schools.
Planning to enroll full-time in a degree granting program at a Texas-based higher education institution following high school graduation.
Challenged financially to attend college and can document your financial need.
You are ELIGIBLE if you are:
Purposeful: Determined Scholars are passionate about helping others and creating social good. Their values guide their decisions and behaviors.
Highly Motivated: Determined Scholars are internally driven to achieve their goals. Despite the challenges they’ve faced in life, they find creative ways to build upon their strengths, overcome weaknesses and achieve their goals.
A Problem Solver: Challenges don’t defeat or define Determined Scholars; rather they stimulate and spur them on. Determined Scholars tackle problems in strategic and creative ways and willingly seek help from others to achieve important goals.
Committed to Learning: Determined Scholars have an undying thirst for knowledge. They are committed to their studies and demonstrate their commitment through good school attendance and behavior.
Someone who Dreams Big – When others see limitations, Determined Scholars see opportunities. They dream big!
Please APPLY, if you think you might be a Determine Scholar:
Complete and submit your application online on or before February 4, 2019 at 9 PM. Please note that this part of the application process includes one recommendation letter, be sure that your recommender submits their form before the deadline as well.
Semi-finalist – If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will be asked to submit additional information.
Finalists – If you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to an in person interview.
Winners – Will be announced at a public event and online.
For more information check out our information session on our YouTube channel.
Brian Dickson Jr. (2017)- Young Men's Leadership Academy (FWISD)
Nikita Kabir (2017), Arlington High School (AISD)
Niang Muang (2017), Trimble Technical High School (FWISD)
Daniela Romero (2017), Arlington Heights High School (FWISD)
Maria Villagomez (2017), Trimble Technical High School (FWISD)
Jacob Wells (2017), Southwest High School (FWISD)
* Selected students will be eligible to receive financial gap support to attend two or four year Texas-based public colleges or universities. Gap funding can be used to support expenses that remain once traditional tuition assistance and other eligible financial support programs have been exhausted.
* Selected students will be eligible to receive financial gap support to attend two or four year Texas-based public colleges or universities. Gap funding can be used to support expenses that remain once traditional tuition assistance and other eligible financial support programs have been exhausted.2019 APPLICATION IS cLOSED.