Established in 2013 by Gladys Valchar to celebrate her 44 years of association with Irving High School students as a teacher and counselor. Having personally and professionally seen how the opportunity for a college education can change a person’s future, this scholarship will be awarded to an Irving High School graduate who will be the first in his/her family to attend college. The applicant must rank in the top 20% of the class, have financial need, be involved in at least one extracurricular activity during their senior year, have at least 25 hours of documented volunteer service (other than the SAVE teacher assistant program) and plan to attend either a Dallas Community College or the University of North Texas