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  • Charles A. Horsky Endowed Scholarship
    $7,000
    March 30
    Sponsor: University of the District of Columbia

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students with a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and graduates of the DC Public School system.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20008

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  • Charles and Pamela Ogletree, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
    $7,844
    March 30
    Sponsor: University of the District of Columbia

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current-year District of Columbia Public School system graduates and reside in the District of Columbia. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be of first-generation.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20008

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  • DC Scholars
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    Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Washington, DC public school graduates. Applicants must have resided in Washington, DC, attended Washington, DC public schools for three consecutive years and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must follow the standard procedure for applying for need-based aid. No separate application is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    3400 N Charles St
    Baltimore, MD 21218-2688

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  • DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program
    Up to $10,000
    August 19
    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
    1050 First Street NE
    Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20002

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  • Delta Sigma Theta Washington DC Alumnae Chapter Scholarships
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    March 1
    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 (D.C.) Baptist Convention Scholarship
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    Sponsor: Gardner-Webb University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in the school of divinity, complete the student aid profile form and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Main St
    Boiling Springs, NC 28017-0997

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  • District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant
    $2,500-$10,000
    September 17
    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.

    1050 1st Street NE
    Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20002

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  • District Scholars
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    Sponsor: George Washington University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia and demonstrate financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1918 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20052

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  • Educational Training Voucher Programs for Foster Youth
    $5,000
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    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.

    23811 Chagrin Boulevard
    Suite 210
    Cleveland, OH 44122

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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 19
    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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  • Make-a-Way Scholarship
    $9,600
    Varies
    Sponsor: University of the District of Columbia

    Eligibility: Applicants must be with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be first-year students, current-year graduates of the District of Columbia Public School system or a school in the metropolitan area and eligible to complete the FAFSA. Students must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate s degree program and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and provide a written plan of action to succeed in life.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20008

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  • Margaret A. Pemberton Scholarship
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    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
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    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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  • Metro Scholarship
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    April 1
    Sponsor: Fairmont State University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be first-time freshmen and complete the admissions application. Students must be undergraduate students from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, the District of Columbia or Virginia.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    1201 Locust Ave
    Fairmont, WV 26554-2470

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  • NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
    Varies
    March 31
    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
    March 31
    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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  • Nathaniel A. Murray Scholarship
    Varies
    April 15
    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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  • Patton Harris Rust and Associates Endowed Scholarship
    Varies
    May 31
    Sponsor: George Mason University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Washington, D.C. or Montgomery, Prince George s, Charles, Frederick, Anne Arundel or Howard Counties in Maryland. Students must be pursuing a degree in civil and infrastructure engineering with a minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be admitted into the Volgenau School of Engineering.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4400 University Dr
    Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

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  • President's Scholarship for District of Columbia Students
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    Sponsor: Georgetown University

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduates from the District of Columbia high schools with documented financial need.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    37th and O St NW
    Washington, DC 20057-0001

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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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  • UDC Presidential Scholarship
    $7,844
    March 30
    Sponsor: University of the District of Columbia

    Eligibility: Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents, graduates of the DC Public School system, eligible and complete the FAFSA and intend to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate s degree program. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20008

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