James W. Tyra Memorial Scholarship Application

General Terms:

All public high schools within NDBT’s CRA Assessment Area (AA) will be sent new applications annually. The AA is defined by all of Dallas and Collin Counties. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and a high school senior attending a public high school within the bank’s AA. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university within six months of graduation. Scholarship awards are given without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin.

The scholarship is renewable for a total of four years. The total dollar amount for each year will be $1,500 ($750 per semester). A minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall) must be maintained to keep the scholarship active. If a student falls below the minimum one semester, they will have one additional semester to restore their GPA to the minimum level required under this policy. If they are unsuccessful in bringing their GPA up to the minimum, the following semester, they will forfeit any remaining scholarship money. Extreme hardships will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and at the sole discretion of the committee. If a student fails to submit a request for their scholarship funds, the bank will only reimburse for one of the prior semesters. A semester grade report must be received before the money is dispersed for the next semester.

2024 James W. Tyra Scholarship Program - Qualifications


•2024 Graduating Senior

•Top 25% of graduating class

•Demonstrate financial need: Annual household income per family not to exceed $84,480.

•Be recommended by school counselor or principal

•Must be enrolled as full-time student and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0

•Attending a public high school inside our trade area that is addressed in our Community Reinvestment Act Notice and the bank’s CRA Public File

•Eligibility exception(s) permitted on a case by case basis and Committee vote


All applications must be completed online (form below) no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2024 by 4:00 PM (CST), or received by mail (download here and print) at the following address:

Attn: NDBT Cares


12900 Preston Rd

Dallas, TX 75230


•Maximum of $1,500 per year with a limit of $750 per semester to be paid directly to the financial office of school. Failure to enroll by fall semester 2024 constitutes forfeiture of all rights to the scholarship. Renewable for up to three additional years.


Lisa Rushing

SVP | Director of Community Engagement

972 -716- 7201


Only fully completed applications with all required documents will be accepted and considered eligible by the deadline. All fields are required.

Scholarship Application Form

To qualify for this scholarship, your TOTAL ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME MUST BE LESS THAN $84,480.

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Personal Information

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Home Address
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Are both of your parents living?
Do you reside with both of them?
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School Information

Please list any special honors/recognition you have received while attending high school (e.g. honors, medals, etc.) or for your community involvements.
Please list any high school extra-curricular activities in which you have participated; such as, athletics, publications, debating, drama, club work, musical organizations, student government and/or community activities.

Employment Experience
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Dates Employed
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Additional Required Documentation

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