June 3, 2021—DENTON—Thanks to a $100,000 gift, five recent Denton High School graduates will receive scholarships to cover tuition and fees at Texas Woman’s University for four full years.
The gift, given by Texas Woman’s University System Regent Vice Chair Stacie Dieb McDavid and her husband, David McDavid, establishes the Dieb-McDavid Scholarship Program at TWU, which will award the scholarships to Class of 2021 Denton High School graduates who demonstrate a commitment to women’s leadership and plan to enroll at the university in fall 2021. Regent McDavid is an alumna of Texas Woman’s and Denton High School.
“David and I are excited to make this scholarship available to Denton High School graduates, and our hope is that we encourage and inspire others to pay it forward, too,” Regent McDavid said.
Students must apply and qualify for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Based on average financial aid awards to TWU students, the scholarships are estimated to be valued at $20,000 each over four years, making the McDavids’ total gift amount approximately $100,000.
“We are thrilled and humbled by the McDavids’ extraordinary generosity and their vision for investing in students from our local community who choose to attend Texas Woman’s,” TWU Chancellor Carine M. Feyten said.
In addition to financial support, the Dieb-McDavid Scholars will have access to a scholarship manager who will serve as a mentor and will assist with academic support services, provide access to study skills training, and monitor academic progress through graduation.
To be eligible for the scholarships, recipients must achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher, graduate in the top half of their class, and demonstrate financial need based on FAFSA criteria. Eligible Denton High School graduates will be automatically considered for the scholarship during the TWU admissions process.
Recipients will receive scholarship support for up to four years if they remain enrolled full time and maintain consecutive enrollment for up to eight semesters, complete at least two-thirds of their enrolled classes each semester, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and attend scholarship program activities.
The McDavid family may continue the Dieb-McDavid Scholarship program in future years.