HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR THE “DEVARD & DEVAUGHN DARLING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD”

The As One Foundation, a Houston based non-profit organization founded by NFL wide receiver and Austin High Graduate, Devard Darling is offering scholarships to high school seniors in the Fort Bend Independent School District. Applications are being accepted through May 31, 2011.

The Devard & Devaughn Darling High School Senior Award is being offered to seniors that demonstrate strong community service, academic excellence, and a desire to continue their education at the collegiate level. Ten students preparing to enter college in the Fall of 2011 will be selected to receive $1000.00 to be used for educational expenses – housing, tuition, books, or required fees.

The mission of the As One Foundation is to encourage personal growth and development in young people – helping them to unlock and unleash their full potential througn through education, spirituality, and sports. Therefore the scholarship awards are based on the complete person, not just academic achievement. Students, who have experienced improvement in their grades, are socially conscience, and display leadership qualities are strong candidates for the Devard & Devaughn Darling High School Senior Award.
Seniors at the following schools are eligible:

Austin High School
Dulles High School
Kempner High School
Ridgepoint High School
Willowridge High School
Bush High School
Elkins High School
Marshall High School
Clements High School
Hightower High School
Travis High School

The As One Foundation was founded by NFL wide receiver Devard Darling in memory of his twin brother Devaughn Darling who tragically died during pre-season conditioning at Florida State University. Both athletes developed their football skills in the Fort Bend School District, attending school there until they graduated and continued their education at the collegiate level.

For more information on the As One Foundation, phone 832-308-9984, email scholarships@AsOneFoundation.org or to download an application visit www.AsOneFoundation.org.

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