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About DAASF Scholarships

Denton African American Scholarship Foundation l P. O. Box 1217 l Denton TX 76202

The Scholarship originated with the Scholarship Committee of the Denton Branch NAACP and was incorporated as a separate 501c(3) entity in 1989.  From a modest beginning of only one $250 award in 1984 (when Denton ISD had only one high school), through 2011 the Scholarship has awarded more $200,000 to over 250 graduates of Denton’s high schools.  These funds have been donated by the generous citizens of Denton in response to letters sent each year.  Every cent contributed has gone to students; all expenses have been donated.  


The success rate of the Scholarship recipients has been phenomenal.  Almost all have graduated from university or are currently enrolled.  Some have graduated from law school or medical school; others have earned master’s degrees (one with an  M.B.A. from Harvard!).  The 2011 recipients, graduating at or near the top of their high school classes, are attending M.I.T., New York University, Purdue, Oklahoma, Trinity University, Pittsburgh, and UT Austin, as well as nearby universities SMU, UT Arlington, Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas.

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