Area Scholarships, Programs, Events and Summer Camps

Review criteria and application deadlines for area scholarships, community events and summer camps.
  • The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship-Deadline June 30, 2017

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship has been established to recognize and reward need, academic achievement and potential of students; to stimulate recruitment of well qualified candidates for careers in our society today; and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members. Scholarships will be judged and awarded at the National Convention, held during the month of August. A possible total of (2) $1,000 scholarships and up to (5) $750 scholrships may be awarded at that time.

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  • The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Support Scholarship- Deadline-June30, 3017

    The AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary College Support Scholarship has been established to assist high school seniors in furthering their education and to reflect the interest and involvement of a National Service Organization and its members. Applications will be judged and scholarships awarded at the National Convention held during the month of August. A possible total of two (2) $500 scholarships may be awarded at that time.

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  • Hispanic Heritage Scholarship- Deadline- October 2, 2017

    The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Awards; Our 19th Annual Youth Awards program will award students who are the graduating Class of 2018 with educational grants to pursue their higher education or to fund their community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories.

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  • Minority Scholarships- Deadline varies

    Don't miss out on these scholarship opportunities for minority students. Apply Now!

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  • EGC Women in Law Scholarship-Deadline- June 30, 2017

    The applicant must be enrolled at an accredited college, university or law school, will not have graduated by Fall 2017, and must be attending classes. This scholarship is only open to women. The scholarship will be awarded based on merit, need and commitment to helping others. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A transcript must be attached to the application for consideration.

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  • DCCCD Rising Star Scholar Program- Deadline- July 1, 2017

    Rising Star provides qualified high school graduates with academic support services and up to $5,500 for tuition and books at a DCCCD college.

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  • University of Arkansas Pine Bluff DFW Alumni Scholarship- Deadline April 30, 2017

    The Academic Scholarship Program at UAPB is designed to recognize and reward students who have exemplified academic excellence. Scholarships awarded by the Office of Recruitment are for first-time entering students to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff who have not completed a bachelor’s degree program. Incoming freshmen may be offered a scholarship based on their 6 semester transcript; however, final/official transcripts are required for award and may change the award level. Scholarship awards are based upon cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale), critical reading and math ACT/SAT scores, and rank in graduating class.

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  • The Tom Joyner Foundation Teacher Quality Initiative- Due- June 30, 2017

    The Tom Joyner Foundation Teacher Quality Initiative with Paul Quinn College provides pre-service teachers with up to eight semesters of scholarships for tuition and fees. The amount of each scholarship from the Foundation is determined after all financial aid, other than loans, and other scholarships are awarded to the student.

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    HOGAR de Dallas was founded in 1998 for the purpose of stimulating interest in Hispanic genealogy, assisting in the research ... of Hispanic lineages, promoting an understanding of Hispanic heritage within the community, and supporting the genealogy section of the Erik Jonsson Public Library in Dallas and other libraries as deemed necessary. We encourage young people of Hispanic ancestry to trace their lineage. By doing so, our hope is that they gain a truer sense of self; to be proud of who they are by knowing where they came from.

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  • You Can Afford College

    Don't Leave Money On The Table

    Last year 6,000 Dallas County seniors missed out on $7,800 dollars each in grant aid by not filing
    a FAFSA. Come get one-on-one assistance filling one out at a local workshop and become eligible for college cash

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Community Events

  • Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. As your 30th District Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, each year I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Click of the link below to apply



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  • Welcome Counselors, Educators and Staff!
    Your school district superintendent has selected HBCU Today as a School Solutions Partner, and now you can take full advantage of the most comprehensive resource ever produced on HBCUs--as well as additional educational tools for the classroom--all free to every teacher and student in your school.Click on the link below for more information


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  • Spring 2017 schedule and more


    DISD Evening Academy Information 

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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.




    To Apply


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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

  •  Summer Camps in DFW

    It’s never too early for summer camp plans! Thankfully, five of the colleges of DCCCD can help with classes, projects and learning opportunities that are fun for all ages.

    Brookhaven, Cedar ValleyEastfield, Mountain View and Richland will offer classes from art to tae kwon do, science to soccer, and music to Minecraft for a variety of prices on schedules that fit both parents' and children's needs.

    Programs for each participating DCCCD college are listed below, along with contact information for the continuing education office at those locations for registration and payment details.



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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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