Chesmar Teacher Scholarship

The Chesmar Teacher Scholarship, established by the Chesmar Foundation, is designed for Texas residents who are students pursuing a 4-year teaching degree at a Texas Community College to support their college education and a future career in teaching within Texas schools.

The scholarship is open to students within the Dallas College School of Education who are aspiring teachers. Dallas College will make a special effort to recruit employees of current partner ISD’s to enroll in Dallas College and to apply for this scholarship upon doing so.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Program of Study must include one of the following:
  • AAS Development/Early Childhood Education
  • AAT Early Childhood Education
  • AAT 4-8 (Generalist), EC-12 Special Education
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Early Childhood Education & Teaching
  • Enrolled in 6 or more credit hours
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Students must complete the FAFSA or TAFSA.
  • Preference will be given to students actively engaged in paid work-based learning opportunities aligned with the Dallas College Teacher Residency and/or Teacher Apprenticeship program pathways. These work-based experiences must take place within a Texas Public School District.
  • Preference will also be given to students who are current or recent employees of the School of Education’s partner ISDs.

Recipient Requirements
The award intends to strengthen the educator pipeline throughout Texas.
Award recipients must sign a Letter of intent upon receiving the award, committing to teach for at least three years in partnering school districts after graduation and upon attaining the appropriate degree.

Renewal Requirements

  • This scholarship will automatically renew for the Summer 2024 semester as long as you maintain the eligibility and recipient requirements.

Varies up to $1,185 per semester
08-Dallas College (Any campus location)