About our Scholarship
Our scholarship provides tuition and books for any of the seven DCCCD colleges, for up to six semesters.
In addition to tuition and books, recipients also get access to an experienced professional serving as a mentor to provide support and be a resource for recipients to achieve their academic, personal and professional potential. Mentors and recipients develop a close relationship through planned cultural, political and social events scheduled throughout the year.
Kramp recipients are also eligible to apply for The Erin Tierney Kramp Emergency Grant which was established to provide immediate financial support for ETK scholarship recipients experiencing temporary financial hardship up to a maximum of $1,500. These funds are to be used when no other sources of assistance can be accessed. Also, recipients are also eligible to apply for the Erin Tierney Kramp Continuing Education Grant, up to a maximum of $3,500, to continue their education beyond the Dallas College at a four-year university. An award from this fund does not require repayment and should not be considered a loan.
Recipients of the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Endowed Scholarship could continue their college education beyond the 6 semesters at Dallas College if they meet certain criteria, subject to scholarship availability.
To apply for this scholarship, students must:
- Must submit an unofficial High School or DCCCD College Transcript or GED
- Must be a Dallas County High School student or a DCCD student attending either Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College, El Centro College, Mountain View College, North Lake College or Richland College to apply for the award
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or B average
- Have completed no more than 30 hours prior to the period of the award
- Must exemplify courage and perseverance in the face of hardship or adversity; moral character with leadership and scholarship qualities as evidenced by high academic standards
Students will be asked to answer the following questions:
- What type of hardship and adversity have you overcome that would make you a deserving applicant for this award? Other adversities beside financial must be shared.
- What are your career goals?
- Provide three important leadership accomplishments
Recipient must maintain the below requirements to receive the scholarship for subsequent semesters. Failure to do so could result in a loss of scholarship benefits
- Finalist Applicants may be asked to participate in a face-to-face interview with the selection committee
- Recipient must maintain a commitment to the program and its goals.
- Recipient must attend Erin Tierney Kramp Scholar required events.
- Recipient will be assigned a mentor for the academic year.
- Recipient must successfully complete a minimum of 8 credit hours per semester
Dallas College & Beyond
Recipients of the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Endowed Scholarship are also eligible to continue their college education beyond the six semesters at Dallas College at SMU or Austin College. Kramp recipients who meet the criteria may apply for the following scholarships:
- SMU Erin Tierney Kramp Honors Transfer Scholarship – Each year, two recipients may be selected and awarded full tuition for up to five terms at SMU.
- Austin College Erin Tierney Kramp Honors Transfer Scholarship and Financial Aid Award – Each year, one recipient may be selected and to receive full tuition for up to five terms at Austin College.
- Erin Tierney Kramp Continuing Education Grant – This grant was established to provide financial support for former ETK recipients to continue their education beyond Dallas College at a four-year university. A grant award from this fund does not require repayment and is not be considered a loan. Award amount is not to exceed $3,500 to any one student. The money may be spread over the remaining terms of their upper level schooling. At the discretion of the Board and availability of funds at the time of the request, the amount may be provided in a lump sum payment.