The purpose of the DFOA scholarship is to acknowledge and reward deserving student-athletes who exhibit leadership, commitment to academics and higher education, while providing service to their community. Last year the DFOA re-started its scholarship program and we awarded two outstanding student athletes from Little Elm and McKinney Boyd. We are continuing the program again this year and will award another two individuals with $500 scholarships to be applied to any accredited post-secondary school. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be directly involved within the football program (player, equipment manager, or trainers), must graduate by Spring 2018, and attend a school serviced by the DFOA. Applicants are evaluated based on five short answer questions that tie to the purpose of the scholarship. The application will open July 31 and close September 30. Winners and their families will be invited to be honored at the DFOA Banquet in November.