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TWU Regent, Husband Expand Scholarship Program with $100k Gift to Denton High Grads


Five Denton High School graduates will continue to reap the benefits of a commitment, by a distinguished Texas Woman’s University regent and her husband, to help students succeed academically.  
 
Texas Woman’s University System Regent Vice Chair Stacie Dieb McDavid and her husband, David McDavid, pledged a $100,000 gift to the university to expand a scholarship program that covers four years of tuition and fees for five Denton High School graduates.
 
The gift supports the Dieb-McDavid Scholarship Program at TWU, which the couple established last year. In its inaugural year, the scholarship program awarded scholarships to five Class of 2021 Denton High School graduates.
 
The second gift will support scholarships for five Denton High School Class of 2022 graduates who demonstrate a commitment to women’s leadership and plan to enroll at Texas Woman’s in fall 2022. Regent McDavid is a Denton High alum as well as a graduate of Texas Woman’s University.
 
“David and I are thrilled to give more deserving Denton High School graduates a chance to succeed academically and follow their dreams, and we hope this inspires others to pay it forward, too,” McDavid said.
 
The announcement was made during a TWU alumni celebration at the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum in Fort Worth on Monday, March 21.
 
Students must apply and qualify for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Based on average financial aid awards to TWU students, the scholarships have an estimated value of $20,000 each over four years, making the McDavids’ total gift amount approximately $100,000.
 
In addition to financial support for the five Dieb-McDavid scholars, those students will have access to a scholarship manager who will serve as a mentor and will assist with academic support services, provide access to study skills training, and monitor academic progress through graduation.
 
To be eligible for the scholarships, recipients must achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher, graduate in the top half of their class, and demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA criteria. Eligible Denton High School graduates will be automatically considered for the scholarship during the TWU admissions process.
 
Recipients will receive scholarship support for up to four years if they remain enrolled full time and maintain consecutive enrollment for up to eight semesters, complete at least two-thirds of their enrolled classes each semester, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and attend scholarship program activities.