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Through one-on-one mentorship, we cultivate an environment that will inspire you to lead with integrity and empower you to affect positive transformation within any organization of which you are a part.

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Scholarship Requirements

To receive the Myers-LeCroy scholarship, you must maintain a set of scholarship requirements each semester

Required Events

As a part of the inlcuded mentorship the Myers-LeCroy Scholarship has several required events every school year.

Hear From Recipients

Hear from some of our past recipients on what the Myers-LeCroy scholarship has meant to them and their careers.

Our Mission

about the myers-lecroy scholarship

Our mission is to support programs and opportunities that are focused on assisting young people in the development of reaching their full potential, with emphasis on higher education and educational programs. Through one-on-one mentoring, we provide them with the tools they need to achieve their academic, personal, and professional passions. Our goal is to cultivate an environment that will inspire them to lead with integrity and empower them to affect positive transformation within any organization of which they are a part.

The Mike A. Myers Foundation was established in 1965 by Mike A. Myers at the young age of 29.  For over 50 years, the Foundation has consistently made significant contributions to many worthy charities, focusing in large part on education and programs that support and assist underprivileged youth in the development of reaching their full potential. The Foundation does consider other scholarships, fellowships, endowments, and grants to be made for beneficial purposes outside of education, however, education is the primary purpose of the Foundation and focuses mostly on organizations within the state of Texas.

Dr. R. Jan LeCroy

Dr. R. Jan LeCroy served as President, Vice Chancellor, and finally as Chancellor of the DCCCD from 1981 to 1988.   Over two decades, he played a key leadership role in building the organization’s reputation as one of the best community college systems in the nation, the same institution that in recent years has broadened its mission to become Dallas College.

As a community leader, Jan took on many prominent roles in Dallas – Chairman of the United Way Campaign, Chairman of Goals for Dallas, and President of the Dallas Citizens Council.  He was also a national leader of the community college movement, chairing the American Association of Community Colleges and serving as a commissioner of the Education Commission of the States.

Dr. Jan LeCroy and Mike Myers believed strongly that access to higher education was vital. Both were successful leaders in Dallas, and they were good personal friends. They decided as a team to develop the Myers-LeCroy Scholarship. They designed the program to focus on mentoring young people to become strong leaders.

In 1990, Mike Myers established the LeCroy Scholarship program at the Dallas Community College District Foundation to recognize the late Dr. R. Jan LeCroy for his exemplary leadership in education and in the community. Outstanding leadership and academics are two of the hallmarks of Dr. LeCroy’s tenure and are principal factors in the awarding of the scholarship. To date, over 230 recipients have benefited from this scholarship.  In 2018, at the request of the late Dr. Jan LeCroy’s widow, Dr. Nancy LeCroy, the scholarship was renamed the Myers-LeCroy Scholars Endowed Scholarship.

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Mike A. Myers
Mike A. Myers learned at an early age the importance of education and hard work. While attending Tarleton State College in 1954.  Myers was a starting split end for the Plowboys and a sprinter on the track team.  He was on the first Tarleton football team to win a conference championship since 1928.  He was voted Class Favorite, All Tarleton Runner Up, and Student Council Vice President.  After completing two years of undergraduate work, Mike transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, earning a BBA degree in 1959 and obtaining a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the UT School of Law in 1963.  While a fulltime student at UT, Myers built three successful businesses that not only paid for the cost of his education but provided him with the financial means to begin his career in real estate and banking.
His ambitious spirit and obvious leadership qualities did not go unrecognized.  After graduation, Mike worked as an administrative assistant to Texas Governor John B. Connally for five years.  An entrepreneur at heart, Mike began his own company in 1969 as chairman of the board and owner of Myers Financial Corporation. In honor of his personal commitment, generosity, and leadership, Myers has been recognized as DFW “Entrepreneur of the Year”; Distinguished Alumnus at the University of Texas at Austin; and Distinguished Alumnus at the UT College of Business.  He has been honored with the Presidential Citation Award from UT Austin and the Charles Sprague Community Service Award given by UT Southwestern Medical School and has also been inducted into the UT College of Business Hall of Fame. Most noteworthy is the distinction that The Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Field at the University of Texas at Austin bears his name.  The most prestigious recognitions received by Myers include The State of Texas Business Hall of Fame, the UT Systems Santa Rita Award, and the Mirabeau B. Lamar award. Myers has also been recognized as Distinguished Alumnus at Tarleton State, inducted into the Tarleton Ring of Honor, and received the All-Purple Award.  As a founder of the TSU Foundation and a lifetime member of the Alumni Association, Myers continues to be supportive and active in the development of Tarleton State University. He most recently received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tarleton State University.

Dr. Nancy LeCroy
As an administrator and internal consultant in the DCCCD,
Dr. Nancy LeCroy’s career focused on leadership and organizational development. She worked closely with District leaders on college programs and then helped them speak and write about their innovations.  She worked with national leaders as well and authored the Building Communities report, a national study focused on the community college’s relevance and student-centered mission. Early on, Nancy became involved in the Myers-LeCroy Scholarship Program, working closely with Jan and Mike.  At Jan’s death in 2013, she maintained the couple’s commitment to the program, continuing to participate in the selection and mentoring the scholars.

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Required Events

FALL

The afternoon will begin with a welcome from Mike Myers and Nancy LeCroy followed by an informal update from scholars about their personal and educational/career goals. An overview of upcoming Myers-LeCroy events and expectations for the academic year will be shared along with the opportunity to ask questions about the scholarship.

Fall Orientation Session

Winter

The Dallas College coordinates this event yearly. The LeCroy Leadership Summit is a one-day leadership experience that will provide students the opportunities to enhance their leadership skills and become participating agents for positive change on their campus. Students who attend will be able to network with other student leaders and participate in activities that will help build their confidence and enrich their resume.

Students will learn how to accept responsibility for their role in the organization’s vision, approach each assignment expecting excellence and success, and add value to their organization and leadership experience.

LeCroy Leadership Summit

WINTER

All Myers-LeCroy Scholars, past and present, are invited to attend the holiday gathering.  This event affords the opportunity to network with Myers-LeCroy scholars who have finished this program, transferred to four-year universities, graduated, and made their mark in the business world.

Holiday Gathering

SPRING

The dinner is set at an upscale Dallas restaurant and a four-course meal is pre-selected.  

A facilitator, who specializes in etiquette, gives pointers and step-by-step instructions regarding all aspects of proper manners from menu selection to introductions.

Etiquette Dinner

Hear from some of our

Past Recipients

“I am a college graduate with a 4.0 GPA, and I am proud to say it is all because this scholarship gave me the opportunity to focus on my grades and not on how I was going to pay my bills. The support they have provided me over the years is something that I will never forget.”
- Pammela Gilliam

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Kevin Cross

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