Open scholarships for students

Mykel Hilliard, Multimedia Editor

Students looking for opportunities to grow with Dallas College are in luck. The Dallas College Foundation is accepting applications for two scholarships: the Myers-LeCroy scholarship and the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement scholarship. 

These scholarships are focused on a successful education journey through mentorship, community activities and networking, according to the Dallas College website. The scholarships cover tuition fees including books for up to six consecutive semesters.

Since its inception, the Erin Kierney Kramp Encouragement Scholarship has been awarded to over 62 students. The scholarship gives recipients the option to continue their college education beyond Dallas College at Southern Methodist University or Austin College. 

Recipients who meet the criteria for the scholarship may also apply for additional scholarships such as the SMU Erin Tierney Kramp Honors Transfer Scholarship, where each year two recipients may be selected and awarded full tuition for up to five terms at SMU. 

Mike A. Myers-LeCroy, Dallas business leader and former Dallas County Community College District Foundation board member, established the Myers-LeCroy scholarship in 1988 to honor former Dallas College Chancellor R. Jan LeCroy who died in 2013. 

“For the last 30 years, I have enjoyed mentoring some of the finest young men and women I have ever known,” Myers said. “Each year always brings new talent, knowledge and leadership from so many extraordinary students with the ability to not only change their lives for the better, but to help shape the future.” 

To be eligible for the Myers-LeCroy scholarship, an applicant must be a Dallas College student during the period of the award, be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be enrolled as a full-time student who completed fewer than 30 hours prior to the period of the award. 

Recipients of the Myers-LeCroy Scholars Endowed Scholarship will be eligible to continue their education beyond Dallas College and may be eligible to receive financial support for their junior and senior years for a total of $10,000 per academic year. 

The Dallas College Foundation was originally founded in 1965, by founding leaders of the DCCCD and local supporters who set out to establish a college district to help citizens gain better lives by providing the Dallas community with training and education.  

Applications for the scholarships close June 1 for the Fall semester.