DCPS Scholarship Highlights – March 14, 2014

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DC metro-area companies and organizations are seeking dynamic students across the GPA spectrum who plan to access and graduate college.  Every Friday (and some other days as well), the DCPS College Readiness Initiative will share scholarship opportunities from organizations seeking DCPS scholars to award scholarships, resources, and/or mentorship to support their college matriculation and graduation plans.   Students and families should consult their school counselor to learn how to access comprehensive scholarship information through the school’s Naviance account and learn about other scholarship resources (e.g., C3N, Fastweb and UNCF).

Presbyterian Men of Redeemer Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

The Presbyterian Men of Redeemer (PMOR) Scholarship Fund seeks African-American high school seniors or graduates continuing their post-secondary education (4-year, community college, or technical).  The fund awards a minimum of $500 to over $1,000.  Contact Church of the Redeemer, Presbyterian at 202-831-0095 or redeemerpresbyterian@verizon.net for more information.  The scholarship is available at this link   2014 PMOR Scholarship Fund Application

Absalom Jones Scholarship Fund 

Application Deadline: April 4, 2014

The Rev. Absalom Jones (1746-1818)  was born a slave in Delaware.  He eventually purchased freedom for himself and his wife, taught himself to read, founded an insurance society for Blacks and nursed yellow fever victims during an epidemic in his hometown of Philadelphia.  He was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church 1802, becoming the first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church.  Students who have demonstrated the qualities exemplified by the Rev. Absalom Jones such as compassion, leadership, service, and interest in education are encouraged to apply.  For more information they may contact the Scholarship Fund Committee at (301) 776-5151 or absalomjonesfund@stphilipslaurel.org.  Access the scholarship application here and more information at http://www.stphilipslaurel.org.

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Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 11, 2014

The Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) Foundation Scholarship will award two 4 year scholarships – $5,000 per year up to 4 years for a total of $20,000 each and one-year awards ranging from $1000 to $25,0000.  Prospective scholars should have maintained solid academic records with a  2.75 or above GPA and combined SAT scores (critical reading, math, writing) of 1400 or above or a composite ACT score of 19 or above.   Seniors learn more about the scholarship and apply by visiting  http://www.alfredstreet.org/foundation-scholarship.htm

DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 7, 2014 

The College Success Foundation (CSF) – DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses and provides four-year scholarships to deserving students from Washington DC who need assistance attending college. The scholarship is targeted to high school seniors with a 2.75 GPA planning or already pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree.  Student must be Pell Grant eligible as determined by FAFSA  and must attend a District of Columbia Public School or District of Columbia Public Charter High School.  College Success Foundation also supports the WRCF $25,000 Scholarship.  To learn more and access the DC Leadership 1000 application visit http://www.dccollegesuccessfoundation.org/dc/students/dcleadership1000/eligibility

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About Kevin C. Hudson

Kevin C. Hudson is Manager of the College Readiness Initiative in the Office of College and Career Readiness (OCCR) at the District of Columbia Public Schools. The College Readiness Initiative team supports all DCPS schools to prepare Kindergarten - 12th grade students for successful college matriculation and graduation.

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