Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education

" Serving the Community through Scholarship & Service "

2017 DEBUTANTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education presents…


The 26th Annual Winter Emerald & Gold Debutante Presentation and Scholarship Ball

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 7:00 PM

Hurst Conference Center | Hurst, Texas


PLEASE JOIN US in this grand event as we highlight young ladies from the Arlington and surrounding communities who have excelled in both academic and civic endeavors, and who exhibit the grace, charm and intelligence to be presented as polished young women in today’s society.

The purpose of the Debutante Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships and personal development to eligible young ladies. The program is designed to develop leadership skills, encourage unity, and promote community service and academic excellence in young women through mentorship and life skills training. The process offers a wide range of social, personal, career and educational enrichment opportunities for high school seniors. Activities consist of workshops, community service, etiquette training and more. Selected participants learn to successfully transition into the next stage of their high school and college career before taking their bow and being presented to society at the Ball.




Special Debutante Awards


Selected participants will be recognized for the following:


  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd PLACE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
  • TOP FUNDRAISER AWARD
  • PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARD
  • HIGHEST GPA AWARD
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
  • MISS CONGENIALITY 
  • BEST SCRAPBOOK AWARD
  • BOOK SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS


Elzie Odom Leader of Tomorrow and Barbara Odom Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarships Awards


In addition, we will also highlight the endeavors of the 2017 recipients of both the Honorable Elzie Odom Leader of Tomorrow and the Dr. Barbara Odom Wesley Spirit of Achievement scholarships that the foundation has granted.


  • The Spirit of Achievement Scholarship was named to honor Dr. Odom-Wesley for her commitment and passion for education and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha. African American female high school seniors attending school in Tarrant County are eligible. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university.

  • The Honorable Elzie Odom Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship was established to honor the former mayor’s legacy of service and championship for Arlington youth. African American male high school seniors attending school in Tarrant County are eligible. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university.

Donations and Sponsorships


The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education has a special opportunity for you and/or your business or organization to support a worthwhile organization and increase your visibility in our community.


This year, we are requesting that you or your business or organization help support our 2017 scholarship programs through a sponsorship. All contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible; as the foundation is an IRS 501(c) (3) exempt entity. We are soliciting these sponsorships until October 25, 2017.


Interested parties should contact the Foundation at [email protected] or follow this link: http://www.arlingtoneducation.org/sponsorships.htm


Donations and Sponsorships may be sent to:    

 

The Arlington Foundation for Excellence in Education 

Attn: Sponsorships and Donations

P.O. Box 150301

Arlington, Texas 76015 


Winter Emerald & Gold Debutante Ball

Here's a look at the unique and unforgettable experience of the Debutantes!