Oak Cliff has everything. There are even annual scholarships just for our kids.

The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce awards the Golden Oaks Scholarships annually. They’re $1,000 awards for high school seniors who live in Oak Cliff or attend school here. The students also must be enrolling in a community college or four-year university in Dallas, Tarrant or Denton counties to qualify.

Applications are due Monday, March 14. They’re judged on academics and community service, as well as the quality of writing in essays.

The chamber also gives $250 awards every year to outstanding teachers in Oak Cliff, from pre-k to college. Nominate a teacher using this form.