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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DCPS Scholarship Highlights – March 7, 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., C3NFastweb and UNCF).

Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Presents WDCAC 2014 Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 15, 2014

The Washington DC Alumnae Chapter (WDCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated annual scholarship program recognizes graduating public, private, charter and parochial high school students from Washington, D.C. who display academic excellence, community service, leadership skills, and/or financial need, and who choose to attend an institution of higher learning.  Students receive scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 and trunk scholarships which consist of items such as towels, sheets, iron, alarm clock, and toiletries that students will need when they begin college.  For questions regarding the WDCAC Scholarship Program please email scholarship@wdcac.org

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program Seeks High-Performing 7th Graders

Application Deadline: March 20, 2014

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) seeks high-performing 7th graders with financial need for its Young Scholars Program. Selected students receive an on-staff educational adviser and services, which may include help planning a suitable academic course load, summer academic and enrichment program opportunities, study-abroad and community-service opportunities, lessons to develop music, art, or other talents, college and career counseling, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholar community. If you know any students who stand out for their exceptional academic abilities and achievements, persistence, and desire to help others, please encourage them to visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s website to learn more.

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Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation $25,000 Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 7, 2014 

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF) online submission is now open for the WRCF $25,000 college scholarship. The 2014 scholarship marks the sixth consecutive year WRCF is helping send a student in need to college.  Administered by the D.C. College Success Foundation, the WRCF scholarship will provide one local, deserving, high-potential and low-income public high school senior with a college scholarship disbursed in up to $5,000 increments annually for five years.  Seniors attending a Washington, D.C. or Prince George’s County, Md. public high school may apply for the scholarship by visiting http://www.dccollegesuccessfoundation.org/dc/scholarships/dc-l1000-scholarship and selecting “Apply Now.”

Council of Great City Schools ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 7, 2014 

Named for the first African-American to walk in space, ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2014 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools. Four scholarships for two males and two females — $5,000 each — will be awarded to two African-American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris.  For students to apply, they should click here or access the Council’s website at www.cgcs.org.


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