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  • DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program
    Up to $10,000
    July 23
    Sponsor: Government of the District of Columbia

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents who have lived in the District of Columbia for at least 12 months prior to the beginning of their freshman year of college. Applicants must also either plan to or be currently enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate or certificate program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program
    810 First Street NE, Third Floor
    Washington, DC 20002

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  • Delta Sigma Theta Washington DC Alumnae Chapter Scholarships
    Varies
    March 11
    Sponsor: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Washington, DC residents who are attending Washington, DC public or private high schools. They must be graduating seniors at the time of application and must have taken the SAT or ACT.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, copy of ACT or SAT scores, proof of family income, two letters of recommendation, autobiographic sketch and transcript with GPA are required.

    Washington DC Alumnae Chapter
    Attn: Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 90202
    Washington, DC 20090-0202

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  • District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant
    $2,500-$10,000
    July 23
    Sponsor: DC Tuition Assistance Grant Office

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Washington, DC for at least 12 months before the start of their freshman year of college, high school graduates or GED recipients, enrolled at least half-time at an eligible institution and be 24 years of age or younger. Applicants must maintain satisfactory academic progress, not have defaulted on student loans, have registered with the Selective Service, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have not already received a B.A. or B.S. and have not been incarcerated. The award provides up to $10,000 a year for the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four year institutions in the U.S. and up to $2,500 per year for private colleges in DC, private Historically Black Colleges and Universities or two-year colleges nationwide.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    810 First Street NE
    Third Floor
    Washington, DC 20002

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  • Educational Training Voucher Programs for Foster Youth
    $5,000
    January 1
    Sponsor: Foster Care to Success

    Eligibility: Applicants must have been in foster care for their 18th birthday and have aged out at that time, been adopted from foster care with the adoption finalized after their 16th birthday, or have their foster care case closed between the ages of 18 and 21. Students must be residents of Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio or the District of Columbia. Students must be a U.S. citizen with assets worth less than $10,000. Applicants must be at least 17 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time. Students must have been accepted into a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical or vocational school.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    21351 Gentry Drive
    Suite 130
    Sterling, VA 20166

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  • James and Mary Dawson and Donald Malcolm MacArthur Scholarship
    $7,500
    April 30
    Sponsor: St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in their third or fourth year at a U.S. or Scottish institution or be a full-time graduate student. Students must be of Scottish birth or decent or U.S. citizens who maintain permanent residence in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Virginia. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 9171
    1443 Laurel Hill Road
    Alexandria, VA 22304

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  • John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
    $61,500
    February 21
    Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled towards a degree in a professional or graduate program with an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The degree must be awarded through a U.S. accredited institution of higher learning within the United States or in one of the U.S. Territories. Applicants must be able to reside in the Washington, D.C. area.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    National Sea Grant College Program
    1315 East-West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

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  • Margaret A. Pemberton Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, DC Area Inc.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be graduating seniors who are students at a Washington, DC high school and be accepted into a National League for Nursing bachelor's degree program at a U.S. postsecondary institution. They must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, personal statement, official transcript, copy of college acceptance letter and two recommendation letters are required.

    P.O. Box 55285
    Washington, DC 20040

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  • Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition
    Varies
    Unknown
    Sponsor: Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate music students who are Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC residents or students at colleges, universities or conservatories in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC. Students must be 25 years of age or younger. Prior first place winners may not reenter.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume and $25 entry fee are required.

    2121 Eisenhower Avenue
    Suite 608
    Alexandria, VA 22314

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in master's or doctorate degree programs in student personnel services or a related area. Applicants must be attending a graduate school in Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or eastern Pennsylvania, be involved in campus activities and plan to pursue a career in campus activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled in a doctoral or master's degree program in student personnel services or a related field and be involved in campus activities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Undergraduate Scholarship for Student Leaders
    Varies
    November 30
    Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities

    Eligibility: Students must hold a significant campus leadership position, demonstrate significant leadership skills and abilities and make significant contributions through on- or off-campus volunteering. Students must attend school in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, eastern Pennsylvania or Washington, DC.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. Only the first 75 applicants are considered.

    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212

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  • Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award
    $1,500
    April 1
    Sponsor: Textile Study Group of New York

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students in a college, school, or university in CT, DC, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA or VT who create fiber artwork. Students must submit images of their original artwork, artist statement and resume along with their application. This award is available once every three years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 3592
    Grand Central Station
    New York, NY 10163

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  • Nathaniel A. Murray Scholarship
    Varies
    April 1
    Sponsor: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

    Eligibility: A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership potential, excellent character and academic achievement.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Omicron Eta Lambda Chapter
    P.O. Box 1844
    Washington, DC 20013

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  • St. Andrew's Society Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    April 30
    Sponsor: St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

    Eligibility: Applicants must be of Scottish or Scottish-American descent. Students must be entering their third or fourth year enrolled in a U.S. or Scottish college or university. Full-time graduate students may also apply. Scholarship recipients are based on financial need. U.S. applicants must maintain their permanent residence in Mid-Atlantic region (Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia). Generally 5-10 awards are granted each year, totaling in excess of $20,000.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 9171
    1443 Laurel Hill Road
    Alexandria, VA 22304

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  • We've Got Your Back (Easy, No Essay) Scholarship
    $5,000
    September 15
    Sponsor: Sixup Lending

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate college students in a four-year, non-profit, Title IV institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and reside in one of the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    77 Van Ness Avenue
    Suite 101
    MS-1223
    San Francisco, CA 94111

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