Scholarship Application

Annual $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

Writing Contest Prizes: 

Bison Giving back is a group of dedicated individuals from the Oak Cliff community that simply want to help the youth in the area succeed. The organization was formed to raise funds in order to create scholarships for high school students who will soon be embarking on the college experience and could use some financial assistance. For more information visit us at

Mission Statement: Bison Giving Back is a grass roots non-profit organization founded by a group of Sunset High School alumni who are dedicated to aiding exceptional Oak Cliff students with the growing cost of a post high school education.

Essay Guidelines:

  • Essay must be your original work. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification.
  • Essay must be in English and can be no longer than 500 words.
  • Essays will be judged by the Board of Directors of Bison Giving Back, Inc.
  • Each Student may only submit one (1) essay.
  • Entries must be sent electronically to prior to April 30, 2018. All entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Rules of Eligibility:

  • Must be a current high school senior student
  • Must attend a Bison Giving Back, Inc. High School (See website for details)
  • Each Student may only submit one (1) essay.
  • Must receive recommendation from school guidance counselor/teacher.
  • Recipient must be present at scholarship ceremony in May/June time frame

*The author of the winning essay will have a check mailed to the college or university of their choosing or proof of supplies purchased.

***Please submit both your essay and the scholarship application to***

Essay Topic:

Why is education important to you, and what role has the Oak Cliff community played in shaping your opinion?