For High School Students SCHOLARSHIPS

Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship | $3,000

Barbara Odom-Wesley, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, is a published author, educator and public servant who has dedicated her life’s work to filling the world with successful, educated professionals.  She served as president of the American Health Information Management Association and Texas Health Information Management Association which further demonstrate her commitment to professional growth. Dr. Odom-Wesley, is the chartering President of the Xi Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is an active community volunteer having served on numerous not for profit boards.

The Spirit of Achievement Scholarship honors Dr. Odom-Wesley for her commitment and passion for education and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha. Dr. Odom-Wesley celebrates 55 years of service in 2022. 

 

African American female high school seniors attending school in Tarrant County or Grand Prairie are eligible. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology schools are ineligible. 

 

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

 

Honorable Elzie Odom Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship | $3,000

Elzie Odom was elected mayor of Arlington on May 3, 1997. He was first elected to the Arlington City Council in 1990 after serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He served as the first African American Mayor from May 5, 1997 to May 3, 2003.

 

Born in Burkeville, Texas, on May 10, 1929, Elzie Odom grew up in Newton County and attended Prairie View A&M University before choosing a career with the U.S. Postal Service.

 

Former Mayor Elzie Odom was a champion for Arlington youth. During his six years as mayor, he never turned down an invitation from a school or youth group. During the winter break, he hosted “Meet the Mayor” visits for school children in his office.

 

In 2003, Former Mayor Elzie Odom retired from Arlington city government after 14 years of dedicated service. He resides in Arlington with his wife, Ruby (former first lady). 

 

The Honorable Elzie Odom Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship was established to honor youth as a legacy to his service.

 

African American male high school seniors attending school in Tarrant County or Grand Priarie are eligible. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology schools are ineligible. 

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Laura McDora Smith Memorial Scholarship | $3000

Created in memory of Laura McDora Smith, an ardent supporter of women’s education, this scholarship is awarded to a female graduating high school senior attending school in Tarrant County or Grand Prairie, planning to attend a historically black college or university who would not be able to attend college without financial assistance.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Florence Ellen McCall Hires Bartley Memorial Scholarship | $1,000

This scholarship, in memory of Florence Ellen McCall Hires Bartley, is awarded to an African American high school senior attending school in Tarrant County or Grand Prairie, planning to pursue a college degree in business, particularly with an emphasis in finance or accounting.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Mel Brown McGinnis Arts Legacy Scholarship| $1,000

Open to an African-American male or female student in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex who aspires to pursue a college degree in literary arts, performing arts, or visual arts.  Acceptable majors include:  

Literary Arts - English Literature, poetry, fiction, journalism, communications, speech, drama, creative writing 

Performing Arts - music, dance, film, drama or arts which are performed for an audience

Visual Arts - Painting, drawing, photography, digital or graphic design, filmmaking, architecture  

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Madelyn Opal McDowell Butler Servant Leader Scholarship  | $1,000

African-American high school senior attending school in Tarrant County or Grand Prairie, Texas or a college student who graduated from a Tarrant County or Grand Prairie, Texas high school who demonstrates exemplary leadership, academics and volunteerism in the community.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Tamika W. Tutt Engineering Scholarship| $1,000

Open to African-American, graduating high school students who attend school in Tarrant County or Grand Prairie interested in the field of engineering. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology schools are ineligible.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

The Clayton Law Scholarship | $1,000

The Clayton Law Scholarship is designed to assist students interested in a career in criminal justice. Graduating high school seniors planning to major in a criminal justice related field at a historically black college or university (HBCU) are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology schools are ineligible.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Girl 2 Girl Scholarship  | $1,000

This scholarship assists pregnant teens/ teen mothers continue their education beyond high school. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. It may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university, trade, technical or cosmetology school.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Dione Mitchell LeadHERship Scholarship | $1000

The LeadHERship scholarship was designed to recognize a female high school senior, who demonstrates leadership and excellence as exemplified through academic achievement, community service, and extracurricular activities.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Kamaria Satcher Princess Warrior Scholarship| $1,000

Created in memory of Kamaria JaNai Satcher, this scholarship is open to graduating African-American high school students who embody her legacy of determination and resilience.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Daisy M. Hill Achievement Scholarship| $1,000

This scholarship will be awarded to an African-American graduating high school senior being reared by a grandparent or single-parent with a demonstrated financial need.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.

Carol A. Groover Sickle Cell Scholarship | $500

The Carol A. Groover Sickle Cell Scholarship was created to provide support to students living with Sickle Cell Disease.

Please see application for additional eligibility criteria.