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Dallas Youth Scholarship

A Scholarship Opportunity By Youth, for Youth 

The Dallas Youth Scholarship is a city-wide scholarship opportunity for high school seniors living in Dallas County. The Dallas Youth Scholarship aims to promote the pursuit of higher education by providing financial assistance to overachieving students. The prize pool is  $30,000,  with 1st place receiving $15,000, 2nd place $10,000, and 3rd place $5,000. Unlike traditional scholarships, DYS is entirely led and operated by youth. The Dallas Youth Commission will be in charge of processing and reviewing applicants.

The Application Process


The Dallas Youth Scholarship application is composed of two main parts; an application form and in-person interview. Applicants will fill out the application form below and attach necessary documents. Applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, community involvement and above all an interest in pursuing higher education will be chosen as finalists. If chosen, finalists will be invited to City Hall to attend the in-person interview hosted by the Dallas Youth Commission. 

Required Documents

  1. High School Transcript

  2. Community Service log (signed)  

  3. Teacher Letter of Recommendation (optional)


Prompt: Consider your pursuit of higher education. What goals do you have, what have you done to achieve those goals and how will this scholarship benefit you? Be sure to provide specific details.

  • Length: 450 words max.

  • Font: Times New Roman, 12

  • Spacing: 2.0 (Double spaced)


Only 10 applicants will be chosen as finalists and attend the in-person interview. Finalists will receive an email regarding their decision and additional information. Finalists are recommended to arrive 15 minutes before their interview slot. 

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