Dallas Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarships
The Dallas Alumnae Panhellenic Association is proud to sponsor an annual scholarship program to recognize our outstanding DISD zone Texas National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) collegians who attend an accredited 4-year college or university.
To qualify, applicants must have graduated from high school in the DISD or Highland Park ISD attendance zones. This includes Addison and University Park. The purpose of these scholarship is to provide further tuitional financial assistance. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each is determined each year by the Scholarship Committees established annual budget. These funds will be paid directly to the university.
The Sharon Wiley Scholar and the Jeanne Heath Scholarship will be awarded to the #1 and #2 recipients.
Sharon Wylie DAPA Scholar
(Sharon McCleskey Wylie 1947-1998)
Alpha Delta Pi
Sharon McCleskey Wylie was honored in 2000 with a named Dallas Panhellenic Scholarship as she served in DAPA as the Alpha Delta Pi delegate and DAPA President from 1978-1979. As a lifelong member of Alpha Delta Pi, Sharon co-chaired Alpha Delta Pi’s International Convention held in Dallas in 1985 and from 1985-1993, she served as the Alpha Delta Pi delegate to the National Panhellenic Conference.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Sharon graduated from Arlington Heights High School and attended TCU graduating cum laude in 1969 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught school in Lubbock and Richardson. An active member of St. Michaels All Angels Episcopal Church, Sharon served on the Altar Guild and as a buyer for St. Michaels Gift Exchange. She and her TCU Alpha Delta Pi roommate shared a love for southwestern jewelry and together they bought and sold jewelry from the early 1990s until her death in April of 1998.
Jeanne Heath DAPA Scholarship
(Jeanne Powell Freeman-Heath 1919-2005)
Alpha Xi Delta
Jeanne Powell Freeman-Heath was honored in 2004 with a named Dallas Panhellenic Scholarship for her 55 year devotion to DAPA. Jeanne served 3 times as DAPA President and editor of the yearbook until her death in February of 2005. She was a lifelong active member of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity, member of Alpha Xi Delta Texas Foundation and Alpha Xi Delta Dallas Alumni Association, receiving the “Order of the Rose” for 50 years of service to the sorority, and the Edna Epperson Brinkman Award, where she held numerous officer responsibilities, including province president.
Born in Dallas, Texas on January 3, 1919, Jeanne was a graduate of Highland Park High School and the University of Texas at Austin. She served both her communities of Highland Park and later in Coppell with honor and distinction, being named the “1997 Woman of the Year” for Coppell, an honor she both earned and cherished. After moving from Highland Park to Coppell, Jeanne became very active. She was appointed to the Coppell Library Board developing the master plan for the new library; was president of the Coppell Senior Center Board; was a member of the Coppell Assistance League, on the board of the Coppell Historic Society and a member of the Coppell Women’s Club. She was also an election judge and precinct judge.
Scholarship applications are now closed for 2020. 2021 applications will be open December of 2020.
Scholarship recipients are recognized at our annual Scholarship Luncheon held in May of each year.
1. Applicant must be an active member of an NPC (National Panhellenic Conference) member sorority.
2. Applicant must have graduated from high school in the DISD or HPISD attendance zones (including Highland Park, Addison or University Park).
3. Applicant must be a sophomore or junior full-time student attending an accredited four-year college or university.
4. Applicant must be in good standing with their NPC member sorority.
5. Applicant must have a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.0
6. Applicant may be a prior recipient of a DAPA scholarship.
7. Relatives of current DAPA delegates or current DAPA alternates are not eligible to apply.
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN PDF FORMAT:
1. Résumé (not to exceed 2 pages) of: sororities activities – offices held, awards and/or honors; campus activities – offices held, awards and/or honors/ and community activities – offices held, awards and/or honors. PLEASE NOTE: No highs school activities, offices, awards, honors or community activities should be included.
2. Current college transcript – official or unofficial – must include Fall 2020 grades.
3. Letter of recommendation from the chapter president.
4. Letter of recommendation from the chapter advisor
5. An essay of max 250 words to include - What impact your sorority experience has had on your life? Why is your sorority experience an important part of your collegiate experience?