DCPS Scholarship Highlights – April 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., C3N, Fastweb and UNCF).

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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

 

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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

 

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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/

 

 

 

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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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GET $$$ for College 3/15/2014 at DC FAFSA/College Expo

Federal Student Aid (FSA) presents the FAFSA/College Expo on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the University of the District of Columbia (near the Van Ness-UDC Metro)!  The event is part of the Washington, DC FAFSA Completion Initiative. This event will provide DC/MD/VA students and families with the opportunity to meet with various college representatives; receive assistance filing the FAFSA; and attend breakout sessions on topics such as scholarships, DC TAG and financial aid 101.

Students and families, REGISTER HERE.

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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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Scholarship Highlights – May 17, 2013

DC Public Housing Commitment to Excellence Scholarship

June 8, 2013

Max Award: $5000 for students with at least a 3.5 GPA; $1000 for students with at least a 2.5 GPA

DC Public Housing awards scholarships annually to students who are residents of DC public housing or participants in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.

Big Sun Scholarship for Student Athletes

June 21, 2013

Max Award: $500

Student athletes are eligible for this award. Students must answer a three-part essay question.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

June 30, 2013

The Automotive Hall of Fame awards students who demonstrate a sincere interest in a career in the automotive field. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Please see website for application requirements.

 

Scholarship Highlights – May 3, 2013

Women’s Sports Foundation Linda Riddle Endowed Scholarship

May 10, 2013

Max Award: $3000

Female athletes who have participated in high school sports and are planning to pursue athletics in college are invited to apply for this award.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

May 15, 2013

Max Award: $20,000

The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Educated Eats Scholarship

May 31, 2013

Max award: $2,500

Students who have at least 400 hours of culinary/food service experience and minimum 2.75 GPA are eligible to apply. Students should be pursuing the culinary field and current food industry/culinary professionals wanting to deepen their study.

Scholarship Highlights – April 26, 2013

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Want to look as happy as these DCPS George Washington Trachtenberg Award winners? See below for upcoming scholarships deadlines! (Photo credit to Ductai Nguyen).

Toni K. Allen Memorial Scholarship

Association of Legal Administrators

May 3, 2013

Max Award: $15,000

This award recognizes students who have an interest in the legal profession, a 3.0 GPA, and a combined SAT score of 1400 or an ACT composite score of 21. Seeking DCPS and DC Charter School applicants! Email chloe.woodward-magrane@dc.gov for the application form.

Spread Your Wings Scholarship

William O. Lockridge Community Foundation

May 3, 2013

Max Award: $1,000

Scholarships will be awarded to students who live and/or attend school in Wards 7 or 8 in Washington, DC. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or above to be eligible.

I’m First! Scholarship

Center for Student Opportunity

May 24, 2013

Max Award: $2,000, renewable for four years of college

Students must be the first generation in their families to attend college. Additionally, winners will have the opportunity to blog about their college experiences and offer advice to other first-generation college students.

Financial Aid Friday Scholarship Highlights

Every Friday, DCPS College Talk will highlight upcoming scholarships, financial aid, and enrichment program opportunities. Please see individual websites for more information about scholarships and funding organizations.

Apply for DC TAG!

If you are a graduating senior heading to a public college/university, Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or private college in the DC Area, you should have applied for DC TAG. If you haven’t, apply here as soon as possible!

Blacks in Government Evangeline J. Montgomery Scholarship Program

April 22, 2013

Eligibility: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must submit a transcript, essay, and recommendations.

Apply here

Foot Locker Foundation-UNCF Scholarship

April 24, 2013

Maximum Award Amount: $5000

Eligibility: Scholarship available for graduating seniors attending one of the UNCF-partnered HBCU campuses.

Apply here

Fountainhead Essay Contest

April 26, 2013

Maximum  Award Amount: $10,000

Eligibility: Students of all grade levels can submit essays based on Ayn Rand’s novels for scholarship money.

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DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association Scholarship

April 29, 2013

Maximum Award Amount: $1000

Eligibility: The student must be a high school senior with a college preparatory background who ranks in the upper 10 percent of his/her class and has a grade point average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, or have the equivalent SAT score of at least 1950.

Apply here

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Dorothy Harris Scholarship

April 30, 2013

Eligibility: Students must demonstrate financial need and have a “C” or better average.

Apply here