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Magaña & Van Dyke

Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship

Magaña & Van Dyke provides honest, aggressive, and efficient legal representation to clients facing criminal charges in Denton, Texas and surrounding areas.

Applications Are Currently Open
 for the Fall 2024 Semester


Each semester, our criminal defense firm offers college students the opportunity to be awarded $1,000 through the Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship. Our team understands how difficult it can be to pursue personal interests outside of school and work, and we believe it is incredibly valuable to maintain such hobbies throughout your life, despite challenging transitions and busy schedules. Through the Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship, our firm works to provide students with financial assistance to help them pursue their goals and passions.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2024 scholarship is

August 28, 2024

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Who Is Eligible?

All applicants must meet each of the following requirements:

Student has a minimum grade point average of 3.0

Student is enrolled an accredited college or university for the Fall 2024 semester

Student is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program

Student is a permanent resident or citizen of the United States

What Are the 
Application Requirements?

To be considered for the Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship, students must submit a video of 3 minutes or less answering the following prompt:


Making time for hobbies can greatly benefit a person and ensure that they are focused on what is important to them. What would you consider to be your lifelong hobby?

How have you maintained this hobby throughout your life, and how do you plan to continue to make time for it while also pursuing a higher education, working, and/or focusing on other priorities? How has this hobby helped you to excel in other areas of your life?

Additionally, applications must include the student’s contact information, proof of enrollment, and proof of GPA.

How Are Applications Evaluated?

For the Magaña & Van Dyke Dominick Marsala Memorial Scholarship, we will judge each application and select one recipient every semester based on these criteria:

Student meets all requirements

Video is creative, original, and of high quality

Video answers prompt clearly and effectively

Highlighting The Winners Of Our Magaña & Van Dyke Scholarship

Hanfrey Deng

Fall 2023 Winner: Hanfrey Deng

Magaña & Van Dyke is proud to announce Hanfrey Deng as the Lifelong Hobby Scholarship recipient. Hanfrey currently attends USC, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. It is an honor to help Hanfrey focus on becoming a dentist and continue to pursue his passion for guitar and music.

Contact Our 
Scholarship Team

If you have any questions about our scholarship or how to apply, please contact our team via email at

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Scholarship Application Form

The Magaña & Van Dyke Lifelong Hobby Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network.

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