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14 May 10
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The As One Foundation, a Houston based non-profit organization founded by NFL wide receiver Devard Darling is offering scholarships to high school seniors in the Fort Bend Independent School District. Applications are being accepted through May 31, 2010.

The Devard & Devaughn Darling High School Senior Award is being offered to seniors that demonstrate strong community service, academic excellence, and a desire to continue their education at the collegiate level. Ten students preparing to enter college in the Fall of 2010 will be selected to receive $1000.00 to be used for educational expenses – housing, tuition, books, or required fees.

The mission of the As One Foundation is to encourage personal growth and development in young people through education, spirituality, and sports. Therefore the scholarship awards are based on the complete person, not just academic achievement. Students, who have experienced improvement in their grades, are socially conscience, and display leadership qualities are strong candidates for the Devard & Devaughn Darling High School Senior Award.

Seniors at the following schools are eligible:
• Austin High School
• Dulles High School
• Kempner High School
• Willowridge High School
• Bush High School
• Elkins High School
• Marshall High School
• Clements High School
• Hightower High School
• Travis High School

The As One Foundation was founded by NFL wide receiver Devard Darling in memory of his twin brother Devaughn Darling who tragically died during pre-season conditioning at Florida State University. Both athletes developed their football skills in the Fort Bend School District, attending school there until they graduated and continued their education at the collegiate level.

For more information about the As One Foundation, contact Tomia Austin 832-308-9984, email or to download an application visit

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