The Regester-Zapolskyy Emergency Scholarship Fund

The Regester-Zapolskyy Emergency Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for qualified Brook Hill students in legitimate emergency situations where a catastrophic event has occurred. Poor financial choices do not constitute an emergency (e.g. credit card debt, poor use of financial aid funding, loans to friends or family of need based aid). This scholarship is not intended to supplement a student’s financial aid package and we cannot award funds beyond what a student’s aid package allows, however, we can help you find further financial support (more info here).

How to Give

•Give online at and designate your gift to the Regester-Zapolskyy Fund
•Send checks made out The Brook Hill School with Regester-Zapolskyy in the memo line
•Gift of Stock are also accepted by calling the Development Office at 903-894-5000


Who Qualifies

Students already enrolled in The Brook Hill School who have experienced catastrophic events in their life such as the death of immediate family member, natural disaster, fire or other such crisis. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
•Must be currently enrolled and attending classes at The Brook Hill School.
•Must apply for and receive need-based support through the Office of Financial Aid. If you have concerns about the details of your financial aid package please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
•Scholarships can cover tuition for up to one year. However, students may re-apply each year.
•Student must submit the Regester-Zapolskyy Emergency Scholarship application via the link below. This scholarship is not automatically renewable.

Why It Exists

To honor and remember two people who were very important to The Brook Hill Community, Mrs. Dana Regester and Pasha Zapolskyy. Dana and Pasha were tragically killed by a drunk driver on March 4, 2015.

Dana Regester worked at The Brook Hill School and most recently served as the Associate Director of Special Events.  She not only excelled in this position, but was very passionate about it, knowing her efforts helped make Brook Hill a better place.  She always went out of her way to encourage each student who crossed her path.  Dana’s deepest passion was her family.  She and her husband Jim were married for 20 years and together they had three beautiful children: Kyle – Class of ’15, Ashlee – Class of ’18, and Amie – Class of ’19.

Pasha Zapolskyy came from the Ukraine to The Brook Hill School as a junior in the boarding school program. While he was at Brook Hill, the political environment in his home country caused his family to flee to Poland and his father to lose his business. For Pasha’s senior year, the Chadwell family welcomed Pasha into their home so he could continue his studies and graduate from Brook Hill. He was a star soccer player and planned to attend East Texas Baptist University as a pre-med student.
“We want this scholarship to be a lasting legacy for Dana and Pasha,” Rod Fletcher, Headmaster at The Brook Hill School said. “Both Dana and Pasha made Brook Hill a better place. We want to remember their contributions.”

Scholarship Money

The award amounts will be based on need and available funds. It can cover educational experiences including tuition, fees, as well as room and board. This scholarship is not automatically renewable.

How to Apply

•Complete re-enrollment
•Submit Student Tuition Assistance (STA) application
•Contact the Development Office for next steps

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