JWT Scholarship Program

Investing in tomorrow's leaders today.

NDBT is proud to annually award two local high school seniors funds to assist with the cost of college tuition through our James W. Tyra Scholarship Program .

The Story Behind The Scholarship

James W Tyra headshot in black and white
The James W. Tyra Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of James W. Tyra, who served as the first Community Reinvestment Act Officer for North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Mr. Tyra was passionate in his desire to serve, teach and mentor others, believing that his efforts would result in the personal growth and success of those he helped. Mr. Tyra invested a significant amount of his time and energy in the service of others and was particularly interested in assisting the next generation of Dallas area citizens. This scholarship program was born out of the same spirit Mr. Tyra exhibited throughout his life and is intended to provide annually renewable college scholarships to deserving students residing within the bank’s primary trade areas.

Introducing Our 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Jazmine Martinez

Jazmin Martinez, a senior at Emmett J. Conrad High School, will graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree in health sciences, thanks to her dedication and the support of Emmett J. Conrad’s collegiate program. She is set to continue her academic journey at UTA, studying finance this fall.

Emmy Martinez

Emmy Martinez’s outstanding achievements at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School and her dedication to community service have earned her this well-deserved recognition. Wishing her continued success as she pursues her studies in Business Administration at Bentley University, focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The 2025 JWT Scholarship Application Will Be Available Here Spring 2025

Recent Scholarship Recipients


LaKyra Hobbs

Raymundo Narvaes


Jasmine Durrant

Victor Gael Rocha


Ranjita Roka

Eric Gonzalez


Michael Landsbaum

Rahmo Bare


Ashley Hidalgo

Bosco Nkumzurwanda


Michelle Chau

Fnu Farkhunda


Ganga Ram Bhandari

Aimee Shimwa


Katherinne Mainville

Fernando Valzquez


Alejandro Juarez

Shian Omar


Katherine Wagner

Shian Omar

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