DCPS Scholarship Highlights – April 7, 2014

DCPS Scholarship Guide Image

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).

pearl and ivy educational foundation

Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2014

The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. (PIEF) awards scholarships to graduating high school students each year.   Since 1988 PIEF has provided scholarships to District of Columbia Public Schools and District of Columbia Public Charter School students who excelled academically OR demonstrated a strong desire to continue their education, but faced financial challenges.  PIEF awarded 18 scholarships totaling $25,000 in 2013.   Students may access the scholarship application and learn more about Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc at http://pearlandivy.org/scholarship-application/

National Capital Environmental Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 14, 2014 

 The Federal Water Quality Association (FWQA) is seeking young women and men preparing for careers in environmental protection to apply for this year’s awarded scholarships.   Those eligible to apply forFWQA scholarships are Washington area graduating high school seniors who have immediate plans to attend a four-year undergraduate program leading o a bachelor’s degree in the environmental sciences or engineering (Acceptable fields of study: biology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, chemical engineering, natural resource planning or other environmental areas presented for consideration).   To learn more and access the 2014 National Capital Environmental Scholarship Program visit http://www.fwqa-dc.org/scholarships.php

DC Pearls III Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline: April 14, 2014

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Rho Mu Omega Chapter, in conjunction with DC Pearls III Foundation awards the following scholarships to graduating seniors from a District of Columbia High School:  1) A minimum of four General Scholarships ($2,000 each); 2) One Barbara P. Davis Scholarship in Education ($500 minimum); 3) One Angela Ducker Richardson Memorial Scholarship in Health and Science ($1,000 minimum).     If you have additional questions, please contact the Scholarship Chair, via email at scholarship@rhomuomega.org.  To access the scholarship application and learn more about other programs offered by the organization  visit http://rhomuomega.org/scholarship.htm



Michael J. Gilbert Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: April 19, 2014 

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Beta Omega Alumni Chapter  awards the Michael J. Gilbert Scholarship to graduating seniors from a metropolitan Washington area  high school who has been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, university, trade school or certificate program for SY 2014-2015.   Applicants must submit all attachments with their completed application and will be scored based on four (4) categories: documented financial need, essay question, letter of recommendation, and high school transcript.  You may access the scholarship application here:    2014 Michael J Gilbert Scholarship Application

2014 Ket Doan Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 25, 2014 

Ket Doan is a community based nonprofit organization established in 2002 to meet the needs of young Vietnamese American professionals and to address issues that affect their everyday lives.  Ket Doan Association will award a $1000 scholarship to an outstanding Vietnamese American high school senior who demonstrates high academic merit and exhibits great passion towards community service.  You may learn more about the scholarship at www.ketdoan.org and you can download the application here:        2014 Ket Doan Scholarship




Nordstrom Scholarship


Nordstrom Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014 

Nordstrom Scholarship Program recognizes high school juniors from across the country for exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement.  Students should have at least a 2.7 GPA and be involved in community service or extracurricular activities.  Students may receive a $10,000 scholarship.   Students may learn more about the scholarship and access the scholarship application at https://nordstrom.scholarsapply.org/




Loan post