All Graduating Seniors/Class of 2024 --
The application for more than 125 scholarships thru the Denton Public School Foundation is now OPEN. Please read the instructions before submitting the single application for these scholarships.
The 2023-2024 scholarship application will be open from Friday, November 17, 2023 - Friday, January 19, 2024, at 5:00 pm. For any questions, please email Jenifer Fuller at email@example.com
We are excited to continue our partnership with Kaleidoscope for our scholarship application. What does this mean? First, it means that you will not have to complete your application in one sitting. You can start it, stop it, think about it, and return to complete it in more than one session. The application is open for 63 days, which should be more than enough time to create a perfect application. Second, it means that when you complete your application, you will be able to see other scholarships that are hosted by Kaleidoscope and possibly apply for those as well.
To be eligible for scholarship consideration, you must:
Be a Denton ISD Senior* with plans to begin a college/ university/ technical or vocational school/ union apprenticeship program in the summer or fall of 2024 or spring of 2025. Scholarships not claimed by March of 2025 and used by the summer semester of 2025 will be considered forfeited. Please keep this timing in mind if you are considering a mission program or a gap year.
Complete and submit the online scholarship application.
Comply with Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by January 19, 2024, no later than 5:00 pm.
*Seniors at LaGrone Academy - whose home district is not Denton ISD - are not eligible to apply for the Denton Public School Foundation scholarships. They should reach out to their home district for local opportunities.
Unless specifically asked, do not use any information that would identify yourself (name, etc.) or the school you attend (school name, mascot, clubs, etc.) Example: say Drill Team and not Silverados, Fillies, Strutters or Royals, etc
SPELL CHECK! SPELL CHECK! GRAMMAR CHECK! SPELL CHECK! - Presentation matters, and this is how you are presenting yourself to our reviewers.
When you register, please use an email that you will check after graduation and not your "studentIDfirstname.lastname@example.org" email. Often, we need to contact our award winners during the summer about claiming their scholarship, and we can not do that with a DISD email address after graduation. If you do not have another email address, there are several free services you can use to set one up, and there are links to do this in the application.
We have to say it again. CHECK YOUR SPELLING AND GRAMMAR! It helps to have someone review your application - a parent, counselor, teacher, or trusted friend. Often, they will notice things that no longer stand out to you because you have read the application so many times.
Part of the application will be forwarding your application to your counselor so they can record your GPA, Test Scores (if applicable), and whether or not you are in the top 10%, which we use to determine eligibility for certain scholarships.
MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE NAME AND EMAIL THAT WE HAVE LISTED FOR EACH SCHOOL IN THE FIELDS OF THE RECOMMENDATION SECTION, OR THE COUNSELOR WILL NOT GET YOUR APPLICATION!
Please do not enter your information or your counselor's actual name and email in the request section!
Your application will say that it is 99% complete until they finish entering the information that we have requested from them.
For more information, contact your school counselor or the Denton Public School Foundation via email - email@example.com
All applicants will be notified in April, through EMAIL, whether or not they were awarded a scholarship.
Applications submitted after 5:00 pm on January 19, 2024, will not be accepted. Technical difficulties will receive no special consideration.
Denton Public School Foundation has been designated a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS. Donations made to DPSF are tax-deductible as defined by the IRS Revenue Code.