About the Scholarship

Barbara Odom-Wesley, Ph.D., RHIA, FAHIMA, has dedicated her life’s work to fill the world with successful educated professionals, to achieve this she has started this scholarship program for African American female high school students. She has published many articles and co-authored a medical record documentation textbook that was used by many in the classroom.

In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be an African American female high school seniors attending school in Tarrant County. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical, and cosmetology schools are ineligible for this scholarship award.


How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • A student should submit an academic profile that must be signed by his/her teacher or counselor.

  • Two letters of recommendation from anyone who can speak a student's leadership ability within a club, organization, UIL group, or with a community service project.

  • In addition to the above, an applicant must submit a 1000 word typed essay on the topic "How do you build excellence in leadership?".


Award Amount and Deadline:

The organization is funding $3000 to only one eligible applicant annually.

All the above-mentioned documents must be sent to the financial aid department of the organization no later than 17th February. Candidates are advised to keep track of the deadline and submit before the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must have to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better out of 4.

  • A student must be an African-American attending school in Tarrant County.

  • A candidate must-have completed their Community Service Verification.

  • The applicant must be a citizen or an eligible noncitizen of the United States.