D.C. Scholars Program

Scholarship Description

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

Year of Need:


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2019-04-19


Sponsoring Organization The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Contact Person:

Phone: 202-456-1414