College Scholarships

Dreams for Scholars benefiting the DREAMTeam Mentoring Program at Woodrow Wilson High School


The Foundation's endeavors from the start were focused on education. They first made loans from the trust to qualified students for college, post graduate and professional study.To make educational grants to student nurses training in Dallas Hospitals, and one grant annually to a foreign student for study in a Dallas Educational Institution.The Foundation also created the Student Loan Fund which was founded in 1919 and became part of the Foundation in 1954. This fund was the first student loan fund established by any club in Rotary International. This fund spurred the idea and helped create the Ambassadorial Scholarship with Rotary International.As true as it was in our beginnings, so is it true today, education is our business and it is what drives our Club and Foundation.  


Scholarships are only available to Woodrow Wilson High School Students Seniors who are accepted into our mentoring program, participate the entire high school program and meet the qualifications to apply for the scholarship.  

Applications for first time scholars are accepted for first time applicants starting January 15th and are due no later than April 30th of each year.  Scholarship Renewals are due by May 20th of each year. 

First Time Scholarship Application
Scholarship Renewal Application  

Qualification for Applications
1. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average
2. Volunteer 40 hours of community service over the past 12 months.
3. Remain active in our Mentoring Program.
4. Have the recommendations of our Mentors.
5. Have financial need.

Details on Scholarship and Qualifying 

Regular participation is required in order to get the full benefit of the mentoring program. We
would expect that you make arrangements to speak or meet with your mentor(s) regularly
while attending college/university.

Another part of the mentoring program is participation in community service events. We
encourage you to participate in as many Rotary sponsored activities as you can. In addition, we also encourage you to volunteer and participate in other service activities through your church, school or other service organizations. We require that you participate in at least 40 hours of community service during each year of college. If your participation falls below 40 hours of community service activities, your mentor will counsel you to understand the reasons and offer guidance to achieve the goal. Lack of participation in community service will exclude you from competing for scholarships through the Rotary Club of Dallas and may lead to dismissal from the program. Please list all community service activities for the past 12 months on the community service log included in this application.

Finally, grades are important. We require a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to qualify for the
renewal of your scholarship. If your cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 at any time during the
mentoring program, you and your mentor will work together to understand the reasons behind the drop and identify ways to raise your GPA. Lack of effort to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA would be considered a sign of disinterest and you may be asked to leave the program.

Our scholarship funds will be sent to the college/university financial aid office where you are
attending. The funds will be distributed in two increments, one half in the fall semester and the other half in the spring. Our scholarships are intended to assist Rotary Mentees to achieve a four year college degree. Each scholarships is for one school year only and is an award in an amount up to $8,000. You are eligible to re-apply each May for the following school year if you meet the re-qualifying criteria. Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Rotary Club of Dallas and will be dependent upon available funds. We reserve the right to change our criteria and conditions.

Being an active participant in the Rotary Club of Dallas' Mentoring & Scholarship Program (known as the DreamTeam) will qualify you to compete for Rotary Club Scholarships, but does not guarantee getting a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Dallas. However, our objective is to help every DreamTeam member to become better prepared and enabled to win other scholarships, as well.