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Scholarship Application

The 2024 Scholarship Application is now open! 

The Carrico/Collins Memorial Scholarship will provide assistance to one or more graduating Denton High School senior(s) who demonstrates need and exemplifies the ideals of character, teamwork, and a commitment to working toward the betterment of the community. In awarding this scholarship, we honor the memory of two beloved Denton High School educators, William Carrico and C.H. Collins, who served the students of Denton High School for a combined total of almost 70 years, and who worked together to help guide the Denton Independent School District successfully through the process of integration.

To be eligible, the applicants must be admitted to ANY accredited post-secondary institution, including four- and two-year colleges, universities, and/or trade schools. The Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation hopes to grant awards to up to two students, at least one of whom plans to attend a two-year college or trade school. Therefore, the Foundation encourages a broad variety of applicants. 

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 30, 2024

Introduction - Mission Statements

The mission of the Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation is to provide financial assistance to members of the DHS Family in times of sudden and severe financial crisis.

The mission of Denton High School is to produce knowledgeable, compassionate individuals who will actively and ethically contribute to the betterment of society.

Basic Information:
1. The DEADLINE for scholarship applications is April 30, 2024. See below for where to submit the application.
2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.
3. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. If any question does not apply to you in this application, please put N/A in the space.
5. Type or print legibly.
6. You will be notified by email/telephone by July 1 regarding the status of your application.


A Carrico/Collins Scholarship recipient must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a graduating Denton High School senior enrolled in an accredited any post-secondary institution (Four year college, two year college, or trade school) in the year of the scholarship award
  • Aspire to actively and ethically contribute to the betterment of society by being true to who they are and helping wherever they can
  • Have a record of demonstrating strength of character through challenging or difficult circumstances
  • Be a “team player,” by demonstrating commitment to a cause(s) greater than themselves and an ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive school and/or work environment.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:

1. Completed Application Form Below (if handwritten, please print legibly). 
2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience, involvement, qualifications, and/or character.
3. Proof of Financial Need: In consideration of recent changes with the Student Aid Index (FAFSA), students may now submit a signed letter from a DHS counselor confirming free/reduced lunch eligibility and a written statement by a parent/guardian addressing family economic need.
4. Documentation of acceptance to an accredited post-secondary institution.
5. Personal Essay (see essay prompt below)

Scholarship Application
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List expenses you expect to incur per semester:
(Approximate figures acceptable)

List other financial assistance you will receive per semester or quarter:

SHORT ANSWERS (Between 100-250 words) 

Please discuss any additional relevant factors contributing to your financial need below:

What are your educational and professional goals and objectives?

List or describe your community service activities, hobbies, outside interests, and extracurricular activities:

Describe a circumstance in your life in which you’ve worked with a diverse team of others towards a significant goal. What did you learn about yourself and what did you learn about the importance of inclusive teams?

Personal Essay: Knowing the missions of both DHS and the DHS Family Assistance Foundation, please respond to the following essay prompt (please complete your essay on a separate page and include it with application):

Describe how you have responded to challenges in your life. What have you learned from facing adversity that you believe will help you persist through obstacles, achieve future goals, and contribute positively to your community?

Please upload any supporting documentation you may have to support your request

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I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and that I personally wrote all narrative answers and essays without using any artificial intelligence or other computer software program or product. I also consent that my picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary to promote the Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation scholarship program.

I understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, according to the Denton High School Family Assistance Foundation Scholarship policy, I must provide evidence of enrollment/registration at the post-secondary institution of my choice before scholarship funds can be awarded.

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