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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Dominica Houston Association Scholarship Fund was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the Dominica Houston Association Scholarship plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The Dominica Houston Association Scholarship provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to selected students. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living.

 

  • 2019-2020 Application Cycle will be open from June 28th, 2019 until September 15th, 2019.

  • 2019-2020 Application Cycle is CLOSED.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic achievement (high school diploma, GED or college GPA)

  2. Defined career goals

  3. Financial hardship (Financial need)

  4. Community service within the last 3 years

Requirements for scholarship consideration:

  1. Completed scholarship application

  2. Acceptance into a two or four year accredited college program

  3. Must be a full-time student

  4. Application must be postmarked no later than September 15th 2019

  5. Application MUST be emailed with a PDF version of all relevant attachments.

Please include a PDF version of the following documents with the application:

  1. Acceptance letter or unofficial transcript from college

  2. Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a teacher or instructor who has taught you during the past year)

  3. 150-200 words essay (typed) summarizing your short and long term career goals, including financial hardship, and community service activities.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

 

MEDICAL SUPPLY DONATIONS

Answer the call

Replying to an urgent request from the Dominica Authorities, which was publicized in theDominican.net, several Dominican Associations and Diaspora groups have rallied to the support of the Princess Margaret Hospital. The Dominica Houston Association shipped over $200,000 worth of supplies to Dominica. The supplies shipped ranges from prescription drugs like Amoxycillin & Acetaminophen 500mg, sterile syringes, rehydration salts, and sutures to basic supplies like dressing pads, toothbrushes, bandages and diaper rash ointment.

DISASTER RELIEF

Topical Storm Erika 2015

On Thursday August 27th, 2015 Dominica was severely affected by Tropical Storm Erika.  Erika was particularly destructive because it was not predicted to cross paths with Dominica which left many residents unprepared for its wrath. The devastation caused by tropical storm Erika left Dominica in need of immediate help. The Dominica Houston Association initiated a disaster relief fund as was able to ship two 20 foot containers of supplies to people in need.

Book Drive

Our organization relies heavily on the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Dominica Houston Association an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. Our contributions include the donation of computers, books, and school supplies to foster elementary school education

Medical Assistance 2017

Dominican native Gertrude Florent desperately needed help to transport her mother from Dominica to a neighboring island's hospital in order to receive necessary medical care. On May 5, 2017, the Dominica Houston Association presented Gertrude with a check for $1860.00 to assist her ailing mother with urgently needed medical care.  The funds were collected via an online fundraising campaign and a DHA  contribution.  

Medical Supply Donation 2018

The Dominica Houston Association (DHA) has donated a 20-foot container of medical supplies and tarps valued at over $100,000 to Dominica.

The container arrived on the island on January 25, 2018, and was presented to the Princess Margaret Hospital on January 30, during an appreciation function for volunteers.

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DHA CULTURAL DANCERS

 

Dominica is known for its extensively celebrated creole heritage. Its series of activities hosted during the independence season represent its commitment to culture as well as sustenance of the African traditions that were left behind by our ancestors. The DHA Cultural Dancers are based in Houston , Texas and specialize in the traditional dance arts from Dominica. They aim to inform others about the history, the traditional outfits, and music. The cultural coordinator Nickel LeBlanc thought it was important for young people to learn their culture in a fun way and also provide a method for them to express themselves through the arts. Participants are taught the theory of the dance, which include traditional music, timing and history of our culture. Currently the group is made up of a variety of generations of Dominicans born both locally and abroad.