To qualify, applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average; been accepted by an accredited college, university or vocational school; be a U.S. citizen or legal resident living in Tarrant or Dallas counties; and meet the definition of being a minority, as set by the Disadvantaged, Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise. (Please refer to nctrca.org, tab “certification,” for reference on the definition.)
Applications are available through the school counselor’s office at the Fort Worth ISD, from the Community Foundation of North Texas (www.cfntx.org), or in Dallas with the Dallas Foundation (www.dallasfoundation.org), or the Education is Freedom office at 214-306-6629.
To download the Chesapeake Scholarship brochure and application, click on the links below:
Chesapeake Scholarship Brochure
Chesapeake Scholarship Application
Chesapeake Scholarship Financial Aid Survey
Johnson County Scholarship
To be considered for the Johnson County Chesapeake Scholarship, you must first submit an application. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2011. Criteria for scholarship applicants include the following:
- Must be a graduating senior of a participating high school located in Johnson County, Texas
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Must have taken the ACT or SAT
- Must have applied and been accepted to an accredited college, university, or vocational school; and plan to be enrolled as a full-time student by the fall 2011 semester
- Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident living in Johnson County, Texas
- Must be in need of financial assistance
To download the Johnson County Scholarship brochure, click on the link below:
Johnson County Chesapeake Scholarship Brochure
Johnson County Chesapeake Scholarship Application
To request or pick up a scholarship application, please visit or call:
1501 N Main Street, Suite D
Cleburne, TX 76033
Fort Worth Students Receive $52,000 from
Chesapeake Energy Scholarship
2010 Chesapeake Energy Scholarship recipients from
Fort Worth public schools are pictured left to right:
Angel Anderson, Southwest High School; Ryann Harris,
P.L. Dunbar High School; Ryan Edenfield, Southwest
High School; Ramandeep Singh, Trimble Tech High
School; Huong Phan, Trimble Tech High School; and
Brenda Salinas, Northside High School.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation awarded six Fort Worth high school graduates a combined $52,000, fulfilling their college education funding needs at the 2010 Chesapeake Energy Scholarship Award reception. The scholarship recipients were honored at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Chesapeake created the $3.75 million minority scholarship with an initial $2.5 million contribution. The remaining $1.25 million donation was raised in a challenge match by the cities of Fort Worth and Dallas. Three years later, 48 students have already been awarded the scholarship.
“These Chesapeake scholarships will allow excellent students the opportunity to attend college, while easing the financial burden and the minds of parents and students alike,” said Leah King, Senior Director of Public Affairs for Chesapeake. “Chesapeake is pleased to be able to help those students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence. We are proud to be able to continue to offer our assistance to these deserving students as they head to the university of their choice.”
The students are evaluated on their academic and extracurricular performance. Each student must have applied to and been accepted by an accredited university or vocational school in the fall, have received a high school grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a student at a Fort Worth ISD high school. Award recipients are eligible for up to $20,000 annually for up to four years, for a total potential award of $80,000 contingent only upon grade point maintenance. The goal of the fund is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for women and minority students. Today’s combined scholarship award of $52,000 could actually become an award of $208,000 so long as the students maintain the appropriate academic standing during the next four years.
“Recognizing and rewarding high achievers can only prove to motivate them to greater success in adult life,” said Fort Worth Mayor Pro-Tem Danny Scarth. “The partnership created in Chesapeake Energy’s Scholarship Award has set a precedent, demonstrating the power of cooperation as both Dallas and Fort Worth joined with Chesapeake to make a lasting contribution in the lives these students.”
“Chesapeake is offering these Fort Worth students the opportunity to formulate a life plan through continued learning,” said Melody Johnson, FWISD superintendent. “This encouragement and support from our community partners empowers our students to generate a new future for themselves and for our community.”
“The Community Foundation is pleased to partner with Chesapeake Energy and other community donors to put an emphasis on education,” said Nancy E. Jones, President of the Community Foundation of North Texas. “These scholarships give students in our community the financial assistance they need to obtain a college education.”
2010 Johnson County scholarship recipients named
2010 Johnson County Scholarship recipients are, left to right:
Haley Melson, Cleburne High School; Trevor O’Loughlin, Joshua
High School; and Camille Cox, Burleson High School.
Haley Melson, Trevor O’Loughlin and Camille Cox have been selected to receive the 2010 Johnson County Chesapeake Energy Scholarship.
Haley, a 2010 Cleburne High School who graduated in the top 10 percent of her class, will use the Chesapeake scholarship at Texas A&M University where she will work toward a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Trevor graduated in the top 5 percent of his senior class at Joshua High School, and will use his scholarship funds to study Physics at Texas Tech University. Camille graduated from Burleson High School and will be attending Texas A&M University with plans to study Business Accounting.
Chesapeake Energy established the scholarship program in 2009 to benefit qualified Johnson County high school graduates. Chesapeake will fund five annual gifts of $25,000, for a total of $125,000 that will be available to qualifying seniors until 2013. The Marti Foundation, scholarship administrator of the program, will match those funds during the next five years, and a community-based committee selects recipients each year.
Learn more about these scholarships.
Dallas Students Receive $62,000 From Mayor’s
Chesapeake Energy Scholarship
2010 Dallas Independent School District Chesapeake Energy
Scholarship recipients pictured with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert
Eleven Dallas-area high school seniors were awarded a combined $62,000 to help pay for their college education today at the 2010 Mayor’s Chesapeake Energy Scholarship Award Luncheon, held at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. Chesapeake Energy Corporation created the $3.75 million scholarship with an initial $2.5 million contribution. The remaining $1.25 million donation was raised in a challenge match by the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. Three years later, 48 students have already been awarded the scholarship./p>
“These students have academically excelled throughout high school, leading their classmates in all that they do from student council and the National Honor Society to football and the drill team,” said Leah King, Senior Director of Public Affairs for Chesapeake. “Chesapeake is pleased to be able to help those students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence. We are proud to be able to continue to offer our assistance to these deserving students as they head to some of the finest universities in the country.”
The students are judged on their academic and extracurricular performance. Each student must have applied to and been accepted by a university or vocational school in the fall, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be a student at a select Dallas ISD high school. Award recipients are eligible for up to $20,000 annually for up to four years, for a total potential award of $80,000. The goal of the fund is to make a college degree or vocational certification possible for women and minority students. Today’s combined scholarship award of $62,000 could actually be an award of $248,000 so long as the students maintain the appropriate academic standing over the next four years.
“When we joined forces with Chesapeake just a few years ago, our goal was to make a difference in the lives of these students,” said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. “Recognizing and rewarding high achievers can only prove to motivate them to greater success in life. Clearly, we’ve made a lasting contribution.”
“Whether a full-ride scholarship or the final $2,000 needed to complete tuition and fees, these awards are easing the financial burden and the minds of parents and students alike,” said King. “Chesapeake is proud to be able to offer so many students the opportunity for a debt-free education. In many cases the scholarship is the tipping point, making their dream come true.”
“The Dallas Foundation is happy to hold the Mayor’s Chesapeake Energy Scholarship Fund,” said Mary Jalonick, president of The Dallas Foundation. “In our 81 years of existence, we have found that time and again, investing in our students is some of the best money we can put into our community and we are proud to recognize these students today.”
Education is Freedom, a Dallas based nonprofit, works with students who are dedicated to succeeding despite the barriers to higher education.
“We work with these students day in and day out,” said Marcia Page, president and CEO of Education is Freedom. “It’s nice to see all of their hard work recognized through this scholarship program. After all, access to higher education is the core belief on which Education is Freedom was founded and it is our goal to support these students in every way possible.”