For immediate release — Sept. 5, 2008(DALLAS) — Nine high school and college students from throughout the Dallas metroplex have been named 2008-2009 LeCroy Scholars by the Dallas County Community College District Foundation for their outstanding leadership and academic achievements. The program honors DCCCD’s former chancellor, Dr. Jan LeCroy, who served in that capacity from 1981 to 1988. Each LeCroy Scholar receives up to $3,200 ($800 per semester, with a maximum of four semesters) to attend any of DCCCD’s seven individually accredited colleges: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake or Richland.
The LeCroy Scholars fund was made possible by a grant established in 1988 by Mike A. Myers and the Mike Myers Foundation. A longtime Dallas business and civic leader, he provided funds to recognize LeCroy’s leadership; the program was the first major student recognition and incentive scholarship created for DCCCD. Myers currently is chairman and president of the Myers Financial Corp. He will be honored in November as one of four 2008 Stars of Texas when he is inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
The students began attending classes for the fall semester during the last week of August. The scholarship recipients, the colleges they attend and the fields they are studying are:
Six other DCCCD students are returning 2007-2008 LeCroy Scholars. They are:
Biographical sketches of the 2008-2009 LeCroy ScholarsAnyone interested in learning more about how to apply for a LeCroyScholarship can visit
For more information, contact Kathye Hammontree in the DCCCD Foundationoffice at (214) 860-2455.# # #
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