The first Civic League Scholarship of $100.00 was awarded in 1965. At that time no other scholarships were available to students in any Cultural Arts field. The Civic League was one of the first organizations to give scholarships in this area.
The following year two scholarships were given and the amount awarded increased. In 1970 resolutions were adopted allowing the Education Committee to decide on the size of the scholarships (minimum $100.00), as our income was dependent on our fundraising results.
By 1971 the Scholarship awards were given for $500.00 each. In the spring of that year it was agreed by the membership to include neighboring schools, those which students in the Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Addison area attended. In 1973 The Civic League expanded our philanthropy to students in all areas of education.
Each spring, graduating high school seniors and previous scholarship recipients who are continuing in college or secondary education training apply for the scholarships. Civic League members conduct interviews with high school applicants and make selections based on financial need, educational performance, maturity, and goals.
The Civic League Foundation, Inc. has given out more than $2 million in scholarships to students from Addison, Carrollton and Farmers Branch to help young people achieve their educational goals.
Scholarships Awarded Annually
1965 to Present