SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2017

Two scholarships are available for 2017. 

The Arpan Dahal scholarship is a $1000 non-recurring award available to a student, either undergraduate or graduate showing financial need and meeting grade and service requirements. 

Arpan Dahal was an International Student from Nepal who obtained a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering in 2014. Currently, a project manager of one of the teams in International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN), this scholarship achieves a personal goal of giving back to the community and making difference.  Arpan is currently working on a new startup non-profit organization in an attempt to help people in rural Nepal- especially those with no access to education, and the disaster victims of recent earthquake.  As someone who enjoys social work as well as adventures and traveling now, Arpan was part of UTA Chess Club, Honors College, Sigma Alpha Lambda, UTA Alumni Association(Maverick Marauders), and American Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA) while at UTA. Arpah plans to return for graduate school in Fall 2017.

The Frankie Hansell Trust Scholarship is a $1000 award which can be recurring, available to sophomore to senior undergraduates showing financial need and carrying a GPA of at least 3.2.  

Frankie Stewart Hansell entered North Texas Agriculture College (now UTA) in 1932 after being Salutatorian of her class as Cooper High School.  She was 17 with $17 in her pocket.  Graduating in 1934 she subsequently taught for three years and earned a Bachelor's degree.  During her time in a "Miss Morgan" type of post with Bexar County, she met and married John Hansell.  Subsequently, Mrs. Hansell held positions with the City of New York and the U.S. government.  Finally, she rose to the international service level where she worked in India, Thailand, and Italy.  She spent approximately 20 years at that level before retiring to Arlington.  Mrs. Hansell's establishment of her endowment fund was to celebrate the lives of her family and friends who contributed to the richness and joy in her own life.  She believed that ambitious and intelligent young people should receive maximum encouragement and support to develop their potential.  She hoped, therefore, that the scholarship would attract highly motivated scholars and help them achieve their goals.

Application forms are available for download here and are due no later than the indicated February 2017 date.