Last week, Thurs., June 15, the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) and the Phoenix Foundation awarded more than 30 graduating high school seniors – all of whom are Dallas Housing Authority residents – with post-secondary education scholarships.
The awardees are graduates of local high schools like the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, Skyline High School, Lincoln High School, R.L. Turner High School, South Oak Cliff High School, Dallas Can Academy, and others.
This event also marked the 20th anniversary of empowering hundreds of high school students towards success and educational enrichment through our scholarship program. The event brought together former Crystal Awards alumni, as well as Dallas Housing Authority current and past presidents and leadership, like Alphonso R. Jackson, the first African-American to lead the Dallas Housing Authority.
For the past 20 years, the Phoenix Foundation has awarded more than one million dollars in academic scholarships. The Crystal Awards Scholarship is for current high school and General Education Development (GED) students who are under 19 years of age.
The mission of the Phoenix Foundation is to drive self-sufficiency through educational enrichment. By empowering our youth to make their college goals a reality, we support families and children in their journey towards self-sufficiency, better academic results, and overall improved community outcomes.