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DEF offering $40K in scholarships for students
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DEF offering $40K in scholarships for students
The Dysart Education Foundation (DEF), along with partner sponsors, will have in excess of $40,000 to award in scholarships this year.  The annual awards are given to seniors graduating in May 2019 from Dysart, Shadow Ridge, Valley Vista, and Willow Canyon High Schools.

One student from each high school will receive a $750 renewable scholarship per semester for up to four years of post high school education.   Full-time status (12 credit hours) per semester and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better is required for renewal each year.

Through partnerships with businesses, organizations, and private donors, DEF is able to offer additional scholarships beyond the four renewable awards.  Applications for the following scholarships are available at

-DEF $6,000 ($750 per semester, renewable for four years).
-Dysart High School Alumni (Various award denominations available for DHS students).
-Grand Opportunity Scholarship $5,000 (Female, two-year scholarship, $1,250 per semester).
-Southwest Foodservice Excellence $5,000 (two-year scholarship, $1,250 per semester).
-Arizona Lottery - $5,000 (two-year scholarship, $1,250 per semester).
-Dr. Gail Pletnick Education Award - $3,000 (two-year scholarship, $750 per semester).
-Desert Diamond Casino $1,500 ($750 per semester, semi-annual award).
-Iris $1,500 ($750 per semester, semi-annual award).

DEF is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers for the purpose of raising, disbursing, and receiving funds to enrich the education and activities of students, teachers, and staff in the Dysart Unified School District.  All applications must be mailed with a post mark date no later than March 15, 2019 to Dysart Education Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Committee PO Box 1898, Surprise, AZ 85378-1898. Winners will be notified by April 5, 2019 and invited to receive their award with their parents or guardians at the DEF Scholarship Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 25, 2019.