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Area Scholarships, Programs, Events and Summer Camps

Review criteria and application deadlines for area scholarships, community events and summer camps.

Community Events


    Congresswoman Johnson is very pleased about this partnership with Dallas ISD and for the improved lines of communication you’re your counselors.  I hope that the information provided was of interest to the target audience and that they will eagerly help identify students who would be ideal candidates for the “debt-free education”. 

    Military Academy Information

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    DISD Evening Academy Information 

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  • Generation Texas (GenTX) College Application and Financial Aid Awareness Month (November 2016)

    In November 2016, we will combine and coordinate efforts that were previously held in November and the following February of the program year to support students at participating high schools as they complete college applications and financial aid applications as well as elementary, middle, and other schools and community organizations that conduct outreach to younger students and parents to raise awareness around the importance of higher education. We will provide information, resources, social media, and technical support as we look to increase the number of Apply Texas applications and FAFSA completed during this month. We will also collect data on the number of associated statewide events and participants that are impacted by your efforts. We will again partner with the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) initiative.


    Generation Texas (GenTX) Decision Day (May 5, 2017)

    Generation Texas (GenTX) Decision Day will be held May 5, 2017.  In addition to this designated day, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board encourages GenTX activities on or around May to be more inclusive of the many Decision Day events that occur across the state and to better align with a National Decision Day. Decision Day is a celebration of graduating seniors who are entering post-secondary education. Traditionally this fanfare has been reserved for athletes and we are working to celebrate academic achievement with equal excitement. This campaign is a culmination of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s (THECB) student outreach and college awareness activities over the course of a year. The emphasis is on creating a college-going culture in Texas high schools, with a focus on first-generation and low-income students as well as students who may not otherwise apply to college. We will collect data on the number of associated statewide events and participants that are impacted by your efforts.


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  • The Meals 4 Our Children Backpack Program provides a weekend supply of nutritious food for children, commonly for low-income families, to replace the school meals that children miss during their weekend or extended breaks from school.


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  • The Del and Gates Scholarship Programs provide long term financial support to minority groups who have academic inteligence and do not have the financial support to pay for college.


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    You Lead, is a North Texas Youth Leadership Program (NTYL) designed to connect and

    empower high school students throughout the DFW area; cultivating them to be future leaders of

    the world. All High School Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply. Through collaboration

    with various community and business leaders, students are given innovative, hands-on

    experiences through workshops, informative speaking events, exclusive site visits, and

    participation in community service projects. In addition, students will learn the importance of

    teamwork, gain real-world leadership insight, and acquire the essential leadership skills they

    need to persevere and succeed in their academic and professional careers.




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  • STEMPREP Project
    The STEMPREP Project is a program that introduces 7th and 8th grade students to the career path in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Medicine. During the academic component, the middle school students live on the campus of Southern Methodist University where they are exposed to the basic sciences, research writing, research presentation and statistics. While in High School the students continue their training in academic, governmental and private research labs. The goal of the STEMPREP PROJECT is to increase the number of minority students that enter and complete college, then continue on to a terminal degree in a STEM career.

    The application for the program can be accessed at:

    Click on the link for [Admissions] and follow the instructions. Fee waivers are available for the SSAT exam from the Distance Learning Center office. You can also view media coverage (Videos and articles) on the program at:
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Summer Camps


    Understanding options after high school graduation can be overwhelming, that’s why United Way partnered with the Dallas Regional Chamber and Accenture, for the Future Focus Summer Camp. The camp seeks to serve 75 Dallas ISD students for two weeks each June. During this annual two – week, all – day camp experience, students will be guided through selections of the Skills to Succeed Curriculum, enriched with guest speakers, small group work, and panel discussions.  On six of the ten program days, students will go on field trips to six different corporate headquarters throughout North Texas where they can see the vast array of jobs available in various industries, enabling them to see how skills they are developing translate into the real world. Hands-on experiences leave camp students with sharper skills in business, professionalism, resume writing, interviewing, financial planning, career exploration, company visits, technology and more. Click on the link below to apply.



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  • Summer Program – Wall Street in One Week The TCU High School Investor Challenge is a one-week academic camp for highly motivated students entering their senior year of high school who want to learn the intricacies of stock selection and portfolio management. This unique program, held on the TCU campus each summer (June 11 - 16, 2017), is sponsored by TCU’s Neeley School of Business through the Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies and co-sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Students accepted into the program stay in a TCU residence hall and attend daily college-level classes taught by TCU finance and accounting professors. Each class day will be full, but there is time in the evenings for fun, such as arcade games, activities at TCU’s Recreation Center, and dinner at Fort Worth’s popular Joe T. Garcia’s restaurant. Click the link below for to apply



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  •  Princeton Uninversity Summer Journalism Program(SJP)

    SJP is an all-expenses-paid journalism and college preparation program at Princeton University for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. In this program, students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own newspaper, and are paired with a counselor who oversees their college admissions process. SJP alumni have gone on to jobs and internships at The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and many other news outlets. Click on the link below to apply.

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