Establish a Scholarship
When Christopher Polk started his college career, he convinced himself that math was so challenging, it was something he could never do. However, a little inspiration from his math professor at El Centro College changed his perspective. Chris learned that he excelledin math – and found the challenge rewarding.
Chris graduated from El Centro with an associate’s degree in mathematics in May 2011. He received a full scholarship to the University of North Texas-Dallas Campus, where he plans to earn his bachelor’s degree in math and secondary teaching.
Thanks to the scholarship he received from the DCCCD Foundation and the inspiration he gained from his math teacher, Chris now dreams of passing along his passion in math to other students by becoming a community college professor.
“I want to make a difference in the lives of students, the way my professor made a difference in my life. The reason I have been able to go far is because of the support I received from the Foundation. Those scholarships changed my life.”
– CHRISTOPHER POLK
Creating a Scholarship Fund
You can help the DCCCD Foundation make a difference in the education of deserving students by donating to or establishing a scholarship with the Foundation. Scholarship awards given every year help a variety of students receive crucial aid to pay for tuition and books for their studies at any of the colleges of DCCCD.
Learn more about creating a scholarship fund.
Establishing an Endowed Scholarship
The DCCCD Foundation also works with donors who wish to establish a lasting legacy with the Foundation by creating an endowed scholarship. Endowed scholarships create a permanent legacy for students. Endowed gifts are placed in a permanent fund; a portion of the income earned from that fund provides scholarship assistance to students, both on a need and merit basis.
Learn more about establishing an endowed scholarship.