The ScholarShot Model



Each ScholarShot Scholar is assigned a full time Academic Manager for degree planning, budgeting and personal support.


Scholars may receive up to $6,000 per year in financial support depending on need.


Volunteering to mentor a Scholar is a mutually fulfilling relationship. Scholars benefit knowing someone cares for them.


Each ScholarShot Scholar is matched with an Academic Manager to develop degree plans, budgets and monitor progress. Students are required to submit bi-monthly updates on grades, course progress, concerns and successes. More than just funding, this hands-on management is the proven difference in the success of our program.


Funding varies according to the institution the student is attending: up to $3,000 per year for a 2-year institution, or up to $6,000 per year for a 4 year institution. Funding is only available for in-state accredited public institutions.



To establish a mutually enjoyable relationship and walk alongside your Scholar as a stable, reliable friend who speaks into your Scholar’s life with respect and wisdom.

  • Provide a positive role model
  • Encourage focus on goals and if necessary, goal re-set
  • Stress the importance of post-secondary education/college completion
  • Help build a network of personal and professional resources and support
  • Complete a volunteer application with references and background check
  • Schedule an interview with the ScholarShot Team
  • A commitment of about 2 hours per month
  • Attend ScholarShot mentor training
  • Text/call/email your scholar 1-2 times a month
  • Meet with Scholar personally at least once/semester (3 times a year) in a visible, public location
  • Attend our annual student recognition event, the Cook-In, with your Scholar
  • Plan to remain your Scholar’s mentor throughout college completion, if possible
  • Help identify summer intern opportunities and/or other resource development
  • Report any student or mentor concerns to Academic Managers
  • Two hour mentor training
  • Scholar and Mentor events for getting to know each other and supporting your Scholar
  • Student need/academic support from ScholarShot staff


What is ScholarShot?
ScholarShot is a college completion program providing financial support, advisement and mentoring throughout the students’ college experience.
Can anyone apply?
Yes, any high school graduating senior from a Dallas County High School who completes the FAFSA or TASFA can apply!
Is there a G.P.A. requirement?
No, there is no GPA requirement to apply. Students are selected on a case-by-case basis contingent on need, “grit” and college plan.
I am not a U.S. Citizen; can I still apply?
Yes, both US and S.B. 1528 students can apply for ScholarShot support.
How much funding is available?
Funding varies according to the institution the student is attending: up to $3000/year for a 2-year institution, or up to $6000/year for a 4-year institution. Funding is only available for in-state accredited public institutions.
How does the program work?
Students are provided guidance during the college planning process, along with advisement and monitoring throughout their post-secondary journey. Additional mentors are assigned to students who so desire.
What is the application deadline?
The application must be submitted no later than February 1st. To be eligible, the student must have completed all required sections and have uploaded all appropriate documents.
Where do I access the ScholarShot application?

To begin your application, you will need to visit Once you have pressed “Submit” your application will be transmitted to ScholarShot for further consideration!