FALL 2021 APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS MARCH 1, 2021

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS JUNE 25, 2021 at 4 p.m CST.

DWHSF Fall 2021 Announcement

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WHO WE ARE

The Dennis W. Holder Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization, federally tax-exempt under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships for children or grandchildren, either biological or adopted, of the City of Houston paid fire fighters, to attend an accredited college, university or technical training school.

Our goal is to award scholarships to all eligible candidates, year after year. We are committed to shaping the future of these children. We strongly believe in the power of education and its ability to better both the world and the individual.

Important Dates and Events

FALL 2020 DWHSF SCHOLARSHIP

Application Opens Monday March 1, 2021

Application Deadline Friday June 25, 2021 at 4 p.m CST.

Please note that this includes online application, correct forms uploaded and official e-transcript received at hfdscholarship@gmail.com

Verification of award or denial notice will be sent to all applicants on or before Friday, August 14, 2021

SPECIAL EVENTS

The 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil at Kathy’s Korner in Sealy has been cancelled until a later date. We ask our DWHSF supporters to please continue to support Kathy’s Korner during this time with drive through and “to go” orders by calling (979) 987-6077. Thank you!

 

16th Annual Dennis W. Holder Scholarship Gala Saturday, October 12, 2020

Our Success Stories

  • STUDENT NAME

    Dr. Michael Coleman, F.A.A.O.

    SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED

    2 Awards

    FIREFIGHTER IN THE FAMILY

    Michael Coleman Sr.
    Michael Coleman, recipient of 2 awards sponsored by Michael Coleman Sr.. Dr. Coleman received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training in the ophthalmology at the renown Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Coleman completed his sub-specialty training at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He currently resides in Lansing, MI with his beautiful wife and children.
  • STUDENT NAME

    Jason R. McKnight, MD

    SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED

    3 Awards

    FIREFIGHTER IN THE FAMILY

    Buren Ray McKnight
    Jason McKnight, recipient of 3 awards sponsored by Buren Ray McKnight. Completed his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Sam Houston State University, followed by Texas A&M University for his Master's degree in Nutrition. Later attending The University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston Medical School, obtaining his Medical Doctorate (MD) degree. After graduation, he pursued medical residency in family medicine at the Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency Program in Bryan. He is currently working for Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Bryan. His focus is on medical student and resident physician clinical education. He lives in Bryan with his wife, Sorin, who is a small animal veterinarian in College station.
  • STUDENT NAME

    Taryn Hudgens

    SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED

    3 Awards

    FIREFIGHTER IN THE FAMILY

    James W. Hudgens II
    Taryn Hudgens, recipient of 3 awards sponsored by James W. Hudgens II. Currently a senior at Sam Houston State University pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration. She plans to continue her education in the nursing field.
  • STUDENT NAME

    Abigail Hawthorne

    SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED

    4 Awards

    FIREFIGHTER IN THE FAMILY

    Sr. Capt. Brad Hawthorne
    Abigail Hawthorne, recipient of 4 awards sponsored by Sr. Capt Brad Hawthorne. Graduating April, 2018 from UTMB Galveston with her Bachelors of Nursing. Plans to attain a job at Texas Children's in the Emergency Room.
  • STUDENT NAME

    Mitchell Still

    SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED

    $3,000.00

    FIREFIGHTER IN THE FAMILY

    Don Pullen
    Mitchell Still, recipient of about $3,000.00 Sponsored by Don Pullen. Works for The Kahlig Group as an IT Analyst Graduated in 2008 from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. Currently living in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Alicia.

Our Team

The Dennis W. Holder Scholarship Fund is comprised of nine volunteer board members and two staff members. We are fortunate having such dedicated tireless volunteers invest so much time and energy to ensure the growth and well-being of the Fund.
HAROLD MCDONALD
CHAIRMAN ACTIVE FIREFIGHTER
ANDY ELMORE
VICE CHAIRMAN
STARLA GREGORY
SECRETARY BOARD MEMBER
JACQUELINE MEDINA
BOARD MEMBER
LESLIE DEAN
BOARD MEMBER
JEFFREY BACOT
BOARD MEMBER
BYRON TODD
BOARD MEMBER
RANDY PARR
TREASURER
BRUCE COANE
BOARD MEMBER

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