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District Of Columbia Scholarships

Washington, D.C. is the capitol of the nation and the seat of our national government. It features more lawyers per square inch than any other place in the known world. Consequently, the District of Columbia is also the birthplace of over 80% of the nation's lawyer jokes.

While home to just 20 institutions of higher learning, the District of Columbia features some of the most well regarded schools in the nation. Examples include Georgetown University, Howard University and George Washington University. Many students want to study in D.C. because of its proximity to power and the networking opportunities it can provide. Therefore, competition for most universities can be stiff.

Healthcare is big here as evidenced by its three medical schools. Scholarship opportunities should be available for those interested in studying healthcare. Other scholarship opportunities should exist in fields such as accounting, law, teaching, media studies, architecture, history, social sciences and much more.

Click on any of the links below to further explore the depth and breadth of scholarship opportunities in the District of Columbia. 

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO. Number of Scholarships Eight (8) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification. Criteria for Award Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia based upon: Scholastic achievement Financial need Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores Quality of extra-curricular achievements Value of Award Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled. Renewal Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions: A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years Eligibility Scholarships may be awarded only to persons who have: Been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award Been accepted for admission as a full time student (as defined by the recipient's attending school) Demonstrated a financial need A minimum 2.0 overall GPA Applicants Who Will Be Considered High School graduates Current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students Application A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to: Ms.Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair Queen Anne's County Public Schools 202 Chesterfield Road Centreville, MD 21617

AOTF District of Columbia Scholarship

Applicants must be currently enrolled and have completed at least 1 year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program OR enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program. One scholarship awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in the occupational therapy education program at the Howard University and who resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (i.e., the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia). Scholarship amount TBD.

KASF Scholarship - Eastern Region

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.

DC-CAP Last Dollar Award

DC Public and Public Charter School graduates meeting eligibility criteria and enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year college, university or vocational school, are eligible to apply for DC-CAP Last Dollar Awards, for up to $2,070 per year for five years. The awards are based on unmet need and are designed to close the financial need gap between the students' resources, financial aid and the actual college expenses. Since its inception, DC-CAP has awarded more than 15,660 scholarship awards totaling approximately $28 million dollars. How to Apply for the Last Dollar Award? Submit a completed DC-CAP Authorization Form Complete the FAFSA and DC TAG Applications Submit copies of the following: Student Aid Report (SAR), Financial Aid Award Letter, and grades for the previous semesters/years in college. Note: The minimum GPA requirement to be eligible for the award is a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students whose GPA falls below a 2.0 are encouraged to contact the Retention Office for academic counseling. Last Dollar Award Priority Deadlines are May 31 for entering freshmen and upperclassmen renewals for the Fall.

Congressional Scholarship Award

The Congressional Scholarship Award program provides financial support for college students who wish to attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) at Georgetown University. The Institute has become the premier training program for future leaders in business, government and politics. Through academic study, internships in corporate governmental affairs offices and trade associations and in panel discussions with leaders in the profession, students gain an appreciation for the essential interplay between business and government and its effect on our nation's future.The Congressional Scholarship Award Dinner is held annually in Washington to honor a senator for his or her contributions to our nation and its young people. Proceeds from the dinner are used to fund Institute scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate students based on leadership skills, academics and campus and community involvement.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

The Scholarship Fund of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs

Students attending the universities listed below on a full time basis and meet all other criteria are eligible to apply for an award from the GWSCPA Scholarship Fund. These schools offer either a BS or BA degree in accounting or have graduate level programs that qualify for the 150 (semester) hour requirement for graduates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. Schools eligible for GWSCPA’ Scholarship Fund: American University Catholic University Gallaudet University George Washington University Georgetown University Howard University University of the District of Columbia

Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia Training are pleased to offer a $1,500 annual scholarship for college, university, high school or trade school students in the US. There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most. There will be two scholarship awards of $750 each year, awarded in November and May as follows: - The video winner will receive $500 - The essay format winner will receive $250 Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for an “expenses award” as follows: - YouTube videos: $20 - Blog articles: $15 To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be at least 16 years of age and attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the US. For more information on how to apply (and to submit your essay or video), visit our website at https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-us

76th & Newbury's $500 Art & Design Scholarship

At 76th & Newbury we simply love to design. We believe it’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. We’re excited to share this passion for design with one lucky student currently pursuing a major in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied Arts. To enter, its easy- no design projects, no essays. Simply submit your email address or Log in through Facebook. To apply for the scholarship, participants are simply required to share this scholarship on Facebook and Instagram.

Change of Address Online Scholarship and Mentorship Program

We are eager to invite CollegeScholarships.com students to apply for the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program. The goal of the Change of Address Online Scholarship Program is to better help the internet future developers in getting the knowledge they need to succeed.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science and Technology Policy (SunShot Initiative Fellowships)

Description: Professional development of scientists and engineers interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. Discipline(s): business; life, health, and medical sciences; communications and graphic design; mathematics; computer science; physical sciences; earth, environmental, and marine sciences; social and behavioral sciences; engineering Eligibility: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents. Fellowships will be awarded to applicants based on academic level and experience. Senior Fellows are Master's or Ph.D. graduates who have held a graduate degree for more than three years at the time of application and have post-degree experience in a technical or research capacity. Fellows are recent Master's or Ph.D. graduates who have held a graduate degree for less than three years at the time of application. Junior Fellows are recent Bachelor's graduates who have held a degree for less than five years at the time of application. Location(s): District of Columbia. Duration: Anytime Additional Duration Information: Up to two years Frequency: Continuous Awards made: Deadline(s): The application is always open but see website for more information. Benefits: Stipends will be based on Fellowship level and commensurate with qualifications. Funding source(s): How to apply: Email: STPfellowships@orise.orau.gov

D.C. Scholars Program

The D.C. Scholars Program is a unique program for public and charter high school students in the District of Columbia committed to public service and learning more about the White House. D.C. Scholars participate in a hands-on experience within the federal government, attend a weekly speaker series with senior staff members, interact with college-aged White House Interns, are paired with a mentor and participate in summer service projects in Washington, D.C. The D.C. Scholars Program is an unpaid, part-time internship opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to contact educational, municipal and other non-profit organizations to apply for funding. Any funding must be pre-approved by White House Counsel. All D.C. Scholars must be: United States citizens At least 17 years of age on or before the first day of the program High school graduates having graduated from a public or charter D.C. high school the spring before the start of the D.C. Scholars Program A completed D.C. Scholars application includes: Two Essays (500 word maximum) High School Transcript Two Letters of Recommendation Resume

Washington, D.C. Beat the Odds Scholarships

Eligibility Nominees for the Beat the Odds Scholarship must meet the following criteria: Currently a junior enrolled in a public, or charter school in Washington, D.C.; Alexandria, Arlington Fairfax County public school systems in Virginia, or Montgomery or Prince George’s county public school systems in Maryland. Following graduation, will attend college, technical or vocational training. Has overcome significant obstacles such as, but not limited to, poverty, disability, homelessness or abuse. Has achieved a grade point average showing marked effort, improvement or success. Will be available for meetings, photo shoots and interviews if selected to receive the scholarship.

Ernestine Matthews Trust Scholarship Award

Scholarship awards will be granted only to applicants from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia who are entering college as freshmen and will be continued for undergraduate study only. The applicant must rank in the upper 1/3 of the high school class and be in proven need of financial aid in order to attend college. The applicant must be of high moral character and sign a statement that he/she will neither smoke nor use alcoholic beverages while receiving money from the Trust. The scholarship tuition must be used only to defray the cost of tuition and/or room and board of the awardee. To request an application, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Ernestine Matthews Scholarship P.O. Box 3797 Arlington, VA 22203

Congressional Scholarship Award

The Congressional Scholarship Award program provides financial support for college students who wish to attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA) at Georgetown University. The Institute has become the premier training program for future leaders in business, government and politics. Through academic study, internships in corporate governmental affairs offices and trade associations and in panel discussions with leaders in the profession, students gain an appreciation for the essential interplay between business and government and its effect on our nations future. The Congressional Scholarship Award Dinner is held annually in Washington to honor a senator for his or her contributions to our nation and its young people. Proceeds from the dinner are used to fund Institute scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate students based on leadership skills, academics and campus and community involvement. The Institute, established in 1990, is run by The Fund for American Studies, a private nonprofit educational organization based in Washington, D.C.

WBOC TV 16 Student Scholarship Program

Description:Established to provide financial assistance for college to seniors graduating from high schools in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Eligibility:This program is open to high school seniors in WBOC TV 16’s viewing area (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.). Applicants must include a letter explaining how they achieved their accomplishments, how they are making ”A Difference through Leadership” in their school or community, and what they hope to achieve for themselves and others by pursuing higher education. In addition to that letter, selection is based on leadership qualities, school and community involvement, grades, and SAT scores; financial need is not considered.

NACA East Coast Region Thomas E. Matthews Scholarship for Student Leaders

For DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, Eastern PA students.Scholarships are to be used for educational expenses, including tuition, books, fees or other related expenses. Scholarships are announced in February.DEADLINEMaterials must be submitted online between Sept. 15 and Nov. 1. Only the first 75 qualified applications will be considered.CRITERIAApplicants for the Scholarships for Student Leaders Program must: * Be matriculated undergraduate students in good standing at the time of the application and during the semester in which the award is received * Hold significant leadership positions on their campuses * Have made significant contributions to their campus communities * Have demonstrated leadership skills and ability * You must be a U.S. Citizen * High school students are not eligible.

Benassurance Group Women in Business Scholarship

The Benassurance Group Women In Business Scholarship was formed to empower our newest generation of female students who are about to enter into the business community. The Benassurance Group will recognize an exceptional female student for her interest and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:  Insurance  Entrepreneurship  Finance  Sales  Marketing  Management Eligibility To be considered for the Women In Business Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:  Reside in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area  Current enrollment as a full time, undergraduate student  Provide current resume  Optional: Students may include a statement of 250 words or less to provide the selection committee with additional information. This is not required. Award 3 Female Finalists will be selected. The overall winner will receive a $750 award and each of the remaining finalists will receive a $125 award. Finalists will attend a 30-minute interview at the Benassurance Group office in Alexandria, VA.

Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway

Scholarship Description:Submit an original video explaining why you deserve tuition. Please follow guidelines for video submission as described on the Submission Form at http://www.drpepper.com.Eligibility:1. All Entrants: To enter you must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia and at least the Minimum Age. You are also not eligible if you or any member of your immediate family or household (whether or not related) is: (A) an employee, officer or director of: (1) Sponsor, its bottlers or distributors, Account, Administrator, their respective parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies (collectively, the “Promotion Parties”), or (2) any of the Promotion Parties’ other promotional partners, advertising or promotions agencies, suppliers of Promotion materials, internet promotion developers, judging or administration organizations, or auditing or legal firms and other parties engaged in the production, promotion, administration or execution of the Promotion ("Promotion Providers"); or (B) an owner/operator or person responsible for purchasing or promotion decisions at retailers that sell Sponsor products. “Immediate family” means parents, children, stepparents, stepchildren, siblings, step-siblings and spouses, whether or not living at the same residence.

Kemper Home Services Companies Scholarships

The four Kemper Life Companies - United Insurance, Reliable Life Insurance, Union National Life Insurance and Mutual Savings Life Insurance - in cooperation with UNCF, sponsor a scholarship program for qualifying students who attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). TO QUALIFY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP, THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT'S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST BE A POLICY HOLDER OF ONE OF THE ABOVE LIFE COMPANIES OR ONE OF THEIR AFFILIATED FIRE COMPANIES. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM GPA 2.5 COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES Alabama A & M University, Alabama State University, Albany State University, Alcorn State University, Arkansas Baptist College, Bluefield State College, Bowie State University, Central State University, Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania, UNCF affiliated ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior STATES / CITIES District of Columbia, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Alabama, California, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Florida, Missouri, Maryland, Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Ohio

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