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PACE Scholarship Application


PACE 2024 Scholarships application process is now closed!

Please direct questions regarding the scholarship process to


Two African-American women, who had a desire to form friendships with other women and to make a difference in the Dallas metroplex through community service, organized Professional Achievers for Community Excellence (PACE) in 1984.  In 1995, members of the organization chose to name the scholarship after one of the co-founders, Roxanne Forster. Today, PACE gives out several different scholarships.  Though PACE has been involved in various charities and projects throughout the year, the scholarship award program is at the center of the organization’s purpose. The goals of the scholarship program are:


  • To promote education by assisting African-American females who aspire to attend college and who have a financial need;

  • To provide one-time, non-renewable award(s) based on current scholarship funding.  (Target $1,000.00 per award);

  • To recognize the achievements of the student at an Awards luncheon and fashion show held in April; and

  • To encourage African-American females to pursue their dreams and aspirations.


Students selected to receive the awards are required to attend a scholarship luncheon to be held on April 13, 2024. Attendance is mandatory. An invitation will be mailed to each recipient with further information.




  1. Must be a graduating senior for the current 2023-2024 academic school year.

  2. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or more on a 4.0 scale.

  3. Applicant must enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman in the fall of  2024.

  4. Applicant must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.

  5. Applicant must have applied to a college or university.  The applicant’s letter of acceptance should be included with college information when received.

  6. An official high school transcript should be submitted along with the attached four page application.

Please direct questions regarding the scholarship process to

Although you can fill out the application online, you can print it from online, but if you want to save it, you must save it to your device. For most browsers you would select "Print" then "Print to PDF." It must be printed and signed and a hard copy mailed and postmarked by the due date in order to be accepted.

Copyright 2020 Professional Achievers for Community Excellence

P.O. Box 112721  *  Carrollton, TX 75011-2721

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