Educators may apply for $20k award to further their own education

Dallas ISD educators and administrators can now apply for a $20,000 scholarship to continue their post-baccalaureate education to benefit the Dallas ISD community and its students.

The Credit Union of Texas established the William H. Cotton Scholarship in 2016. The scholarship is named after William H. Cotton, a Dallas ISD and credit union trailblazer.

Teachers and administrators can go here to learn more and download the scholarship application.

Eligibility requirements for scholarship applicants include:

  • Must be a CUTX member with a checking account prior to submitting an application.
  • Checking account, and all other accounts at CUTX, must be in good standing.
  • Must be a full-time or part-time DISD faculty or administrator. Must be intent to further your career in the field of education and serving the DISD community during the course of the

The scholarship entry packed must be postmarked by March 30.

The past winners of the scholarship are Nancy Bernardino, the principal of Dallas ISD’s Solar Preparatory School for Girls, and Zumwalt Middle School teacher Shareefah Nadir-Mason

“The Credit Union of Texas believes it is important to invest in the future of Dallas ISD educators because the future of the school district is directly tied to the quality of its leadership and teachers,” CUTX said in a statement. “Anytime we can support the Dallas ISD in its efforts to distinguish itself as one of the best urban school districts in the nation, it is in our best interests to do so because we know that a strong and healthy Dallas ISD means that the Credit Union of Texas enhances its chances of continuing as a strong and viable financial institution.  Given our long and storied history together as partners, we want all Dallas ISD employees and families to think of the Credit Union of Texas as their partner of choice for all of their financial needs.”

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