North Texas Relocation Professionals is a non-profit organization that brings together corporations and relocation service providers in Dallas/Fort Worth for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members. As part of our commitment to Relocation, NTRP has developed a scholarship program for current high school seniors who have relocated into the Dallas/Fort Worth area sometime between grades 9 (after 8th grade graduation) and 12. Scholarship awards will be presented to a minimum of two Dallas/Fort Worth area high school seniors this year (Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties). The award will be sent to the college that the student will be attending to assist with tuition. The exact amount and division of the awards will be determined by the judges.
NTRP will select scholarship winners based on the strength of their total package. The student will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and on their response to an essay addressing the challenges associated with relocating to a new area and a new high school.
Applicants must meet these requirements:
- Currently a senior in good standing in a Dallas/Fort Worth area high school in the above-mentioned county.
- Relocated between grades 9 and 12 (summer between 8th and 9th grade is acceptable).
- Relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family's relocation
- Currently have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale)
We must receive all applications by February 1, 2021 to have time to evaluate them and make a selection. Winners will be selected by March 15, 2021 and the scholarships will be awarded during our spring meeting in April/May 2021 (date TBD).
Counselors: Please make sure your students read and follow the directions listed on the following page and note that this year we do require you to submit an unweighted GPA. Rest assured we review the unofficial transcripts that you send, so we can see AP, honors classes, etc. There is no minimum to how many students can apply from each school. If the student transferred in between 8th and 9th grade, that is fine.
Students and Parents: Please follow the instructions exactly, and be sure to read the submission process very closely. We encourage you not to wait until the deadline to submit, especially as it may take you some time to make sure all 7 sections are scanned and saved into one document. *note- if the student ends up not needing the scholarship, the funds will be distributed to the other winners as the judges see fit. The award will only be paid to an accredited school.
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Scholarship Submission Guidelines
Please review and follow the guidelines below. Please note applications that are missing materials or do not follow instructions will not be considered for an award. If you are unsure about a step, please email contact below to ensure your application is accepted.
- Fill out Section 1 and sign (in CLEAR handwriting); then give to your counselor to complete his/her section with a signature. Please make sure your GPA is on a 4.0 scale ONLY.
- Complete Section 2: Please type your answers, do not write by hand. You can list hours to be completed by May 2021.
- Section 3 will be your Essay addressing the following:
Tell us about your experiences associated with your relocation into the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Please feel free to discuss your family background, challenges encountered with the relocation, and successes achieved. We would also appreciate any advice you would give to another teenager preparing to relocate (as you did)! The essay should be between 1,000 to 1,500 words and must be TYPED in no larger than 11 point font. The winners will be asked to present their essays at NTRP’s April/May meeting.
- Include one Letter of Recommendation on official letterhead by a school official (counselor, teacher, coach, etc.) from your CURRENT School
- Attach a copy of your Unofficial Transcript
- Include Signed Scholarship Release Waiver (students under 18 must have a parent signature as well)
PLEASE REVIEW YOUR SUBMISSION TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL 7 SECTIONS LISTED ABOVE BEFORE SENDING TO NTRP. YOUR SUBMISSION MUST BE EMAILED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:
All 7 documents above should be combined into ONE pdf file. ONLY PDF FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you need help scanning this to a pdf file and emailing it, you can visit Office Depot, Staples, etc. where for a small fee they can assist you (bring your documents on a flash drive).
YOUR FILE SHOULD BE NAMED AS FOLLOWS and emailed to email@example.com by 2/1/2021:
Last Name_First Name_NTRP_App_2021
Submissions with 7 separate documents will not be accepted. Files that have no name will not be accepted. Section 2 and your Essay MUST BE TYPED and all hand-written sections must be legible. Please make sure to give us your cell phone and the email you check the most often.
If you have any questions, please email Amber Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about NTRP, please visit our website www.northtexasrelocationprofessionals.org.