The DREAMTeam, Dallas Rotarians Enabling Achievement Mentoring Scholars, began in 2004 by The Rotary Club of Dallas members who wanted to improve the chances of a college education for students of need, preferably those who would be the first in their families to attend the tertiary level of education. 
 
The mission of the DREAM Team is to provide scholarships to students with financial need, high motivation and high scholastic ability and performance. The students would be expected to graduate from college and continue to be outstanding examples to others in the community. Additionally, there is hope for the graduating student to become a Rotarian and a leader in the community. Since the inception of the program, almost all of the mentees have graduated from college, some going on to graduate degrees; all have begun purposeful careers, e.g., in teaching, business, social  services.
In 2015, a RCD member began a drive to establish a fund, DREAMS for Scholars, in the Dallas Rotary Club Foundation to finance additional annual scholarships.
 
The originating group created a mentoring program to coincide with the scholarships, the mission to mentor Woodrow Wilson High School students at the start of their sophomore year through all four years of college. These mentors help students learn how to recognize, develop and utilize their leadership, scholarship and service capabilities while embracing the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self”, as they prepare to become successful and productive citizens.
 
The DREAM Team Mentoring program will enrich the lives of countless others and result in stronger and more cohesive communities. Students that participate in the DREAM Team mentoring program are encouraged to apply for the DREAM Team Scholarship and the Mason Brown Dallas County Community College Tuition Assistance Scholarship. The generous donors of these scholarships have provided requirements for receiving theses awards which are listed below along with downloadable applications. 
 
“The Rotary Club of Dallas has made a positive difference for many of my students at Woodrow Wilson High School.  Without their help, many of our students would never have the opportunity to attend college.  The hours of service and dedication these Rotarian mentors have given have encouraged many of our students to actually see that when people work toward the same goal, something great can be accomplished.”
                                                                                       - Ruth Vail, former principal of Woodrow Wilson High School
 
DREAM Team Scholarship 
  • 2021 Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021 
  • Two (2) scholarships will be awarded; worth up to $2,000 per semester or $4,000 per year for up to four (4) years
  • Qualifying candidates will be interviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee in March. 
  • Scholarship recipients will be chosen by March 31st
  • Requirements must be maintained throughout college; a midyear renewal application will be submitted 
    • Must have all required documents, letters of recommendations, grades, and volunteer hours in digital format in the same email as the application; partial information will not be accepted
    • Late applications will not be considered
  • Due to COVID-19, we may be lenient of volunteer hours, but efforts need to be shown in that area- contact your mentor with questions 
 
Mason Brown DCCC Tuition Assistance Scholarship 
  • 2021 Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021 
  • Up to six (6) scholarships may be awarded for DREAM Team, each worth up to $1,000 per semester for one (1) semester
  • Must apply for a Rising Star Scholarship from DCCCD (deadline Feb. 5, 2021)
  • Scholarship recipients will be chosen by May 31st
  • Requirements must be maintained throughout year
    • Must have all required documents, course registration showing balance due, transcript, minimum 12 hours per semester enrolled, maintain a 3.0 GPA;  partial information will not be accepted
    • Late applications will not be considered
Email requirements listed for Mason Brown DCCC Tuition Assistance Scholarship to hillary@dallasrotary.org