Scholarships

Deadline                                               Title                                          Website

February 1     S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship in Medical Health Sciences

  • Be women enrolled in a program leading to a degree in medicine or health sciences

  •  Submit three letters of recommendation that include: 1) College Professor or High School Teacher 2) Minister or Community Leader 3) Other

  • Submit official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended that prove: 1) Completion of an undergraduate degree 2) Enrollment in a graduate program showing completed courses and GPA for one or more semesters

  • Submit an essay of 150 words or more addressing information about themselves, community service activities, educational goals and aspirations

  • Submit a copy of W-2 form

  • Include documentation of community service activities

February 1                         Isabel M. Herson Scholarship in Education

  • Be enrolled in a degree program focusing on elementary or secondary education

  • Submit three letters of recommendation that include: 1) College Professor or High School Teacher 2) Minister or Community Leader 3) Other

  • Submit official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended that prove: 1) Completion of an undergraduate degree 2) Enrollment in a graduate program showing completed courses and GPA for one or more semesters

  • Submit an essay of 150 words or more addressing information about themselves, community service activities, educational goals and aspirations

  • Submit a copy of W-2 form

  • Include documentation of community service activities

February 1                      Lullelia W. Harrison Scholarship in Counseling

  • Be enrolled in a counseling degree program

  • Submit three letters of recommendation that include: 1) College Professor or High School Teacher 2) Minister or Community Leader 3) Other

  • Submit official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended that prove: 1) Completion of an undergraduate degree 2) Enrollment in a graduate program showing completed courses and GPA for one or more semesters

  • Submit an essay of 150 words or more addressing information about themselves, community service activities, educational goals and aspirations

  • Submit a copy of W-2 form

  • Include documentation of community service activities

March 1                Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholarship Program

  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or community college, in the US, for the 2022-2023 academic year

  •  Must have a permanent address and reside in one of the following states/districts: California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, or Washington D.C.

  •  Must be a graduating high school senior

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), earned from 9th grade through the first semester/term of 12th grade

March 3                                      Meg Graham Scholarship

  • The scholarship is available to graduating seniors living in DC, attending a DC public, private, parochial, or charter school, and matriculating to an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship rewards a student who has demonstrated outstanding voluntarism with funds for college education expenses.

March 4                             FCBA Foundation College Scholarship

  • The Foundation reviews applications from DC public high school students of diverse backgrounds with an interest in communications-related fields, including media, journalism, technology, engineering, or law. 

March 6                                 Kiwanis Club of Washington DC 

  • Any graduating high school senior who both resides in and attends school in the District of Columbia is eligible to apply for this scholarship program. This includes students at public, private, and charter schools throughout D.C.

  • Applicants will be judged primarily on leadership qualities as demonstrated by contributions to school and community.

  • Academic achievement as demonstrated by standardized test scores, grade point average, and transcripts, will serve as a secondary scoring metric.

  • Financial needs also will be evaluated.

  • You must be available to attend the awards luncheon on April 28th, 2022.

March 15                                      Be the Boss Scholarship

  • Any female high-school or college student, who wants to start her own online business. Applicants must answer the question. Who’s your female boss role model and why? Tell us all the reasons you’re scared of starting your business. What’s holding you back?

March 15                                 FormSwift Scholarship Program

  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in college. Community college, professional college, and graduate students are all eligible, in addition to undergraduates at four-year universities.

  • You may not be related to any of FormSwift's staff or our extended family.

  • International students, including students from a college or graduating from a high school outside the United States, are also eligible to apply.

  • We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

March 25                                  FCAC Scholarship Program

  • Be a permanent resident of the District of Columbia

  • Be African-American

  • Be a graduating senior from a District of Columbia high school (public, private, or charter)

  • Have applied or been accepted to enter an accredited1 four-year university or college as a full-time student in the school year immediately following the scholarship award

  • Complete the application in accordance with the application guidelines

  • Have a scholastic average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale through the end of the second quarter of their high school senior year.

March 31                              Founders Centennial Scholarship

  •  Must be a female senior high school senior who qualifies for free or reduced-fare lunch based upon U.S. Federal guidelines. NOTE: Applicants do not have to receive free or reduced-fare lunch, they simply need to meet the qualifications for it. 

  • Must be graduating in May or June of the award year (2022) and enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in the fall of the same year.

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  • Must demonstrate a moderate to significant financial need.

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to community service and involvement.

  • Affiliation with any members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, or any of its auxiliary organizations is not a requirement.

April 1      Montford Point Marine Association Washington, DC Scholarship

  • A graduating high school senior with a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA. * College-bound high school senior. Students who will be attending college by the winter year 2023 may also apply. * Involved in school activities/community service. * Related to a member in good standing of the National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc

​April 4                                              Abramson Scholarship 

  • Be graduating in 2022 from a public or charter high school located in the District of Columbia (D.C.)

  • Be a D.C. resident (or be able to demonstrate compliance with D.C. law re: tuition payments for non-residents)

  • Be accepted to an accredited four-year college in the United States as a candidate for a degree

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service

  • Have a demonstrated economic need for financial assistance

  • Have a solid academic record demonstrated by a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

April 9                                        Phi Beta Kappa  Scholarship

  • Each year, the D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Association offers four awards of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors living in the Washington, D.C. area to assist them with college or university tuition. D.C. PBK will present an award to four students who display sustained interest in the liberal arts and sciences, love of learning, and civic responsibility. Applicants must have a 3.5 unweighted GPA to apply.

April 16                                            Ira Dorsey Scholarship

  • This scholarship award is open to any male graduating high school senior that

  • Lives within the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area (VA, DC, MD)

  • Possesses a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

  • Candidates may be rewarded only one of the IDSEF scholarships per year

  • Plans to attend a four-year college or university

  • * Sons or male dependents of members of the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Incorporated are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

April 26                       GEICO HBCU High School Changemaker Scholarship

  • Available to female high school seniors who will matriculate as a full-time student at an HBCU in the United States of America in the fall of the award year

  • Available to students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (or the equivalent in schools using different scoring methods) and exemplary leadership experience in school and/or community settings as documented by official transcripts, in letters of recommendation, and on the application

  • Available to students whose collegiate major will be: Business, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and/or Marketing

April 30                                          ASBC Foundation Scholarship 

  • Graduate from a high school in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (Washington, D.C.; Alexandria, VA; Arlington County, VA; Fairfax County, VA; Falls Church, VA; Prince William County, VA, and Prince Georges County, MD; Montgomery County, MD; or Charles County, MD) by June 30, of each year, or be a member of Alfred Street Baptist Church.

  • US citizenship.

  • Admitted to and committed to attending a four-year institution.

  • Demonstrated commitment to community service.

  • Maintain a solid academic record with a 2.5 or higher grade point average and SAT/ACT scores (if available).

  • Exhibit financial need.

April 30                                              DC-CAP Scholarship

  • You’re a graduating senior of a DC-CAP participating DC public or public charter high school 

  • You have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher 

  • You’ve completed a DC-CAP Registration Card 

  • You’ve submitted a DC-CAP Student Authorization Form 

  • You demonstrate financial need and leadership potential 

  • You’ve registered for the DC-CAP program and participate in monthly virtual and school-based individual and/or group counseling sessions with your DC-CAP Advisor 

April 30                                           DC-CAP University Partnership Program

  • You’re a graduating senior of a DC-CAP participating DC public or public charter high school 

  • You’re DC-TAG eligible

  • You’ve completed a DC-CAP Registration Card 

  • You’ve submitted a DC-CAP Student Authorization Form 

  • You’re admitted by and attend a selected partner institution in the Fall immediately following senior year 

  • You have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher 

  • You demonstrate leadership skills and community service experience

 

  April 30                                                          Ward 7 & 8 scholarship

  • Attend a participating school: Anacostia High Schools Ballou/STAY High School César Chavez PCS - Parkside Friendship Collegiate Academy PCS Friendship Tech Prep HD Woodson High School IDEA PCS Maya Angelou PCS National Collegiate PCS Ron Brown College Preparatory High SEED PCS Somerset Prep Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS:

  • Must live in Ward 7 or 8

  • Must be in grades 11 or 12

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Must participate in programming Must complete an application

May 1                                    Thaddeus Stevens School Scholarship

  • Students must provide proof of residency in the District of Columbia.

  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis.

  • Applicants must provide proof of college acceptance and/or enrollment.

  • Scholarship can be renewed after a successful reapplication up to two times, or until an undergraduate degree has been achieved, whichever occurs first.

  • Students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

  • Preference will be given to students from ANC2A with special education needs.

May 3      Max and Emmy Dreyfuss Jewish Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Must be a first-generation college student 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 

  • Accepted into an accredited four-year undergraduate program on a full-time basis 

  • NOTE: Cannot be used for community college or study abroad programs. 

May  3                                          JSSA Educational Scholarship 

  • Must be a senior in a Montgomery County public high school 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or working towards citizenship 

  • Accepted into an accredited four-year undergraduate program, vocational school, or community college 

  • Note: Recipients are eligible for 1-2 years of funding 

May 31                              Paula E. Waters-Diamond In The Rough  

  • Be a high school senior.

  • Be an African-American male.

  • Have a cumulative GPA between 2.0 and 2.99 (un-weighted, based on a 4-point scale).

  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an approved trade-related program at an accredited four-year or two-year college, vocational, or technical school, or other approved technical institute in the United States.

  • Be a student of:

    • Any public or charter school in Montgomery or Prince George’s County, Maryland;

    • Any public or charter school in the District of Columbia;

    • Any public or charter school in Arlington County, Fairfax County, Alexandria, or Falls Church, Virginia; OR

    • Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

May 31                                  Scholarship Detective Scholarship

  • Applicants must submit a short online form and answer in 140 characters or less how they plan to use the scholarship money.

June 1                                              Herb Block Scholarship

  • Are US citizens/nationals, Permanent Resident Aliens, have been granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by the US Customs and Immigration Service, or qualify for in-state tuition under the Maryland Dream Act or Virginia Dream Act. (Note: the 2020 Virginia Dream Act refers to the change in VA policy that allowed students who met certain criteria to receive in-state tuition through SB 935, "Tuition Equity Provision for High School Completers.)

  • Are you a primary resident in Washington, DC, or Montgomery or Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, the Cities of Alexandria or Falls Church, or the Counties of Arlington or Fairfax in Virginia.

  • A US citizen/national, Permanent Resident Aliens, have been granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by the US Customs and Immigration Service or qualifies for in-state tuition under the Maryland or Virginia Dream Act

  • are eligible for (but need not necessarily receive) federal financial aid.

  • Are you attending, or plan to attend, on a full-time or part-time basis, one of the participating community colleges, and have not yet earned more than 40 credits towards a degree.

  • Can demonstrate financial need and, if eligible, apply for financial aid.

June1                                1st Art Gallery Art & Design Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000

  • GPA Requirement: 3.0

  • Description: Scholarship open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into a college/university, trade school, or design school. Eligible applicants should be intending to study one of the following: Arts - fine arts, music, performing arts, or visual arts; Natural science - biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, or earth science; Social science - anthropology, economics, geography, political science, sociology or history; languages; linguistics; literature; mathematics; Philosophy; psychology or religious 

June 1                                      Digital Marketing Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000

  • GPA Requirement: N/A

  • Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are majoring in (or plan to major in) business, tech, marketing, or communications.

June 1                                       GrassRoots Turf Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500

  • GPA Requirement: N/A

  • Description: Scholarship open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicants must submit two to three unique advertising methods to attract aspiring entrepreneurs for investments into the sponsor’s franchise opportunity, GrassRoots Turf Franchise.

June 15                                ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500

  • GPA Requirement: N/A

  • Description: Scholarship open to college/university students and high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. The application will include an essay about the recreational use of public lands.

June 30                             Panda Cares First-Year Scholars Program

  • Amount: Varies

  • GPA Requirement: 3.0

  • Description: The Panda Cares First-Year Scholars Program is a one-time postsecondary scholarship and college success program for graduating high school seniors entering their first year of college. Eligible applicants must possess a demonstrated financial need as verified by the student’s college or university; be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the US; and plan to be enrolled as a full-time freshman in fall 2022, attending a U.S. four-year, accredited college or university.

July 15                                                        DC Mayor's Scholarship Program

  •  A graduate of a public high school in the District of Columbia (including DCPS and public charters), within the years 2008-2022,

  • New applicants who are current or recent high school students must provide their final transcript indicating a minimum GPA of 2.5. If you provide a current, but not final high school transcript, Mayor’s Scholars staff will request a final transcript prior to approval if you meet all other eligibility criteria.

  • New applicants who are currently seeking a GED/NEDP must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor, program director, principal, dean, or advisor at the high school, employer, or community-based organization.

  • Returning applicants for Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program must provide their final college transcript (unofficial or official) or other proof of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at their current college or university. SAP is defined by each college or university, and typically includes a GPA of 2.0 or higher in addition to minimum credits earned.

  • New and returning applicants who have already enrolled in a college or university, who are not current awardees, must also provide their final college transcript (unofficial or official) to demonstrate a college GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

 September 1                               Questbrigde scholarship

  • QuestBridge Alum (a National College Match Finalist who graduated from a QuestBridge college partner)

  • Strong academic profile, including GPA and GMAT and/or GRE score 

  • Significant professional work experience (suggested 3+ years)

  • Successful candidates demonstrate high academic achievement and curiosity, leadership potential, diverse professional and personal qualities, and evidence of strong involvement in activities and/or their communities.

September 15                              The Gates Scholarship

  • A high school senior

  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American

  • Pell-eligible

  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident

  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

December 1               Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • High school seniors enrolled in a U.S. college and students attending post-high school education in the U.S. Winners receive a one-time dispersal per winning entry.

December 1                                   College Scholarship

  • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university. Please note that all types of colleges, including four-year, community colleges and “junior colleges” qualify for eligibility.

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

  • Essay submission must be received by December 1, each year.

December 1                                    Nursing Scholarship 

  • Must either be applying to a nursing program for enrollment the following year or currently enrolled in a nursing program that you will continue to be enrolled in through the following academic year.

December 1                                   Law School Scholarship

  • Must either be applying to law school for enrollment the following year or currently be enrolled in law school and will continue to be enrolled in law school through the following academic year.

December 1                               Medical School Scholarship

  • Must either be applying to medical school for enrollment the following academic year or currently be enrolled in medical school and will remain enrolled in medical school through the following academic year.

December 1       Physical Therapist / Occupational Therapist Scholarship

  • Must either be applying for a physical therapy or occupational therapy academic program for enrollment the following year or currently be enrolled in this type of program and remain enrolled through the following academic year.

December 1     Lamber- Goodnow Injury Law Team College Scholarship

  • Enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university. Please note that all types of colleges, including four-year, community colleges and “junior colleges” qualify for eligibility.

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

  • Essay submission must be received by December 1, each year.

December 15                            Avacare Medical Scholarship   

  • Citizen of the United States or in possession of an Alien Registration Card

  • High school senior or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university

  • Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, health law, etc.