News & Events

April 2018

Inaugural Graduate Luncheon

ScholarShot celebrated our Graduates at the first ever Graduate Luncheon. We were blessed to hear from ScholarShot Graduate, Estefania Alcantar; Keynote Speaker & Superintendent of Dallas ISD, Dr. Michael Hinojosa; and Unsung Hero of Education, Ms. Mary Louise Ludt. Also, special thanks to our emcee, Mr. Todd Williams. The amount of support our Graduates & Scholars receive is appreciated & we are grateful for the community partners & Board members that attended!

 

CBS News Story

ScholarShot was featured on CBS 11 News after our BIG win! Check out our feature here!

 

Social Innovator of 2018 – One Up the Pitch

ScholarShot competed at this year’s One Up the Pitch & was named Social Innovator of 2018 by the judges. We are blessed to have received this recognition along with a $75,000 grand prize! Click here for a quick recap!

March 2018

Mentor & Mentee Mixer

ScholarShot celebrated our Scholars & Mentors with a evening at Bowl & Barrel. There was plenty of bowling, food and fun! We are so grateful for the wonderful relationships our mentors have with our students. Their impact is essential to the success of the ScholarShot program.

In Dallas, We Are Setting Up Our High School Students to Fail – Op-Ed Piece by Executive Director, Dan Hooper

February 2018

ScholarShot receives a record number of 673 applications to fill 50 awards for the 2018 ScholarShot cohort.

January 2018

ScholarShot was one of three non-profits picked by the Dallas Foundation to compete for the Pegasus Prize.

December 2017

 ScholarShot finishes another record year of growth in revenue, graduates and new Scholar enrollment.  ScholarShot made 95% of its 2017 budget raising over $810,000

 

October 2017

One Up the Vote – Week 4 Winner!

One Up the Vote was a month long campaign ran through United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. As one of seven fellows, we were to use our social media channels to generate the most weekly votes to be eligible for a weekly $12,500 prize and the grand prize of $50,000! Through the help of our donors, scholars and community partners, we were able to win the last week’s challenge of increasing the number of voters from Week 3 to Week 4! Watch the video of when United Way surprised us with our $12,500 check here!

 

Discover the REAL About College!

On October 17, ScholarShot hosted a college planning event at the State Fair of Texas. We interacted with over 70 HS seniors from Dallas County schools! This program included FREE fair entry, food, prizes & FREE fair coupons for every student! The students definitely had a great time and learned about planning for college using the ScholarShot model

 

August 2017

Paxton and Trump’s Big DACA Showdown  –  Op-Ed Piece by Executive Director, Dan Hooper

 

June 2017

Annual Cook-in

We celebrated our incoming and current Scholars at our annual cook-in! We invited community partners, board members and donors to participate in this special occasion. ScholarShot welcomed 40 Scholars to the 2017-2018 cohort!

 

February 2017

We set up low-income students to fail, and it’s costing Dallas billions of dollars –  Op-Ed Piece by Executive Director, Dan Hooper

 

Ground Floor Fellow

 Through a rigorous and highly competitive process, ScholarShot was chosen as one of ten fellows for Ground Floor. Ground Floor is a program (through United Way) that invests funding and resources for start up organizations. Dan, our Executive Director, will be partnered with Ground Floor mentors that provide helpful problem solving to assist in the advancement of ScholarShot.