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Washington, DC Scholarships

Contact:
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (District of Columbia)
810 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
PH: (202) 727-6436

Scholarships:
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
District of Columbia Public Schools

Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: An eligible student applicant must, during the same secondary academic year in which the scholarship is to be awarded: (1) be a graduate of a public or private secondary school or have received the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma (GED); (2) be a legal resident of the State in which he or she applies; (3) be a U.S. citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident or is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose; (4) has applied or been accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher education; (5) certify that he or she is not ineligible to receive assistance as a result of default on a Federal student loan or other obligation; and (6) file, with the school that he or she plans to attend, a Statement of Selective Service Registration Status.
Additional information: A student attending a military academy is ineligible to receive a Byrd scholarship.
Contact:
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Government of the District of Columbia
51 N Street, N.E., Lower Level
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 481-3951 (direct)
Telephone: (202) 727-2824 (main)
Fax: (202) 741-0229

DC OneApp Online Application
Online Application for the District of Columbia’s Higher Education Grants:
DCTAG, DCLEAP and DC Adoption.
The DC OneApp is the District's online application for funding that District residents use to apply for the District of Columbia's state level higher education grant programs: DCTAG, DCLEAP and DC Adoption.
The DC OneApp Application process is composed of 3 steps:
1. Completing the DC OneApp.
2. Completing the FAFSA.
3. Submitting the DC OneApp required supporting documents.
Applicants may view a checklist of required supporting documents needed to complete the DC OneApp application process.
Contact:
District of Columbia's Higher Education Grants
810 First Street NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-2824

DC Adoption Scholarship
Type of award:
Scholarship
Intended use:
The DC Adoption Scholarship assists District of Columbia students who were adopted from the DC Child & Family Services agency after October 1, 2001 and students who lost one or both parents as a result of the events of September 11, 2001. The DC Adoption Scholarship awards up to $10,000 toward the total cost of attendance at eligible colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico.
Eligibility requirements: FAFSA, Completing the DC OneApp and supporting documents. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or have eligible non-citizen status.
Additional information: All DC OneApp required supporting documents must be mailed or delivered to HEFS & P2 at the same time. Incomplete documents will be returned and your DC OneApp will be incomplete. An incomplete DC OneApp cannot be considered for an award.
Amount of award: Up to $10,000 per academic year. Awards are limited to a maximum of six (6) years from the date of the first semester the student is enrolled in college. Awards will be reduced for less than full-time enrollment, with no eligibility below the half-time level. Awards do not cover the summer or mini-terms.
Contact:
Higher Education Financial Services & Preparatory Programs 
1150 5th St, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 727-2824
Phone: (877) 485-6751

DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (DCLEAP)
Type of award: Grant
Intended use: The DCLEAP is a grant that assists eligible District residents who attends public or private colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam.
Completing the DC OneApp process: The DC OneApp Application process is composed of 3 steps: 1. Completing the DC OneApp.
2. Completing the FAFSA.
3. Submitting the DC OneApp required supporting documents.
Additional information: Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Amount of award: DCLEAP awards up to $1,500 toward the total cost of attendance at public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico. District of Columbia residents, 24 years of age or younger, attending public and private colleges and universities in the District may be awarded up to $5,000.
Contact:
Higher Education Financial Services & Preparatory Programs
1150 5th St, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 727-2824
Phone: (877) 485-6751

DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG)
Type of award: Grant
Intended use: The DCTAG expands higher education choices for District of Columbia residents.
Amount of awards: Up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. The grant also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide, and two-year colleges nationwide.
Completing the DC OneApp process: The DC OneApp Application process is composed of 3 steps: 1. Completing the DC OneApp.
2. Completing the FAFSA.
3. Submitting the DC OneApp required supporting documents.
Additional information: All DC OneApp required supporting documents must be mailed or delivered to HEFS at the same time. Incomplete documents will be returned and your DC OneApp will be incomplete. An incomplete DC OneApp can not be considered for an award.
Application deadline: June 30
Contact:
Higher Education Financial Services & Preparatory Programs
1150 5th St, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 727-2824
Phone: (877) 485-6751

Long and Foster Scholarship Program
11351 Random Hills Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-6082
PH: (703) 359-1500
Eligibility Requirements: Scholarship for freshman study at four year college or university in the United States. Must be a high school senior. U.S. citizen residing in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware or Pennsylvania Applicant must submit SAT scores and have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Washington Gas Scholarship
Washington, DC Public Affairs

1100 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20080
PH: (202) 624-6697
Eligibility Requirements: Scholarship intended for full time freshman study at an accredited postsecondary college or university. Applicant must be a high school senior residing in the District of Columbia.

National High School Oratorical Contest
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: For undergraduate study at postsecondary institution
Eligibility: Applicant must be no older than 20, enrolled in high school. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in District of Columbia.
Application requirements: Proof of eligibility.
Additional information: Competition/talent/interest in oratory/debate, based on language style, voice, diction, delivery, originality, logic, breadth of knowledge, application of knowledge about topic, and skill in selecting examples and analogies.
Amount of award: $100-$1,000
Contact:
The American Legion, Department of DC
3408 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 218
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-362-9151
Fax: 202-362-9152

NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship
McKinley Building Room 106
Washington, DC 20016
PH: (202) 885-2780
Eligibility Requirements: Renewable scholarship for undergraduate or graduate study at Washington DC area designated institutions. Applicant must be a U.S.citizen and majoring in general science, political science, engineering, or mathematics.

Budwieser Conservation Scholarship Program
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202) 857-0166
Eligibility Requirements: One-time award supports and promotes innovative research or study that seeks to respond to todays most pressing conservation issues. Scholarship for use in freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Deed Scholarships
2301 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-1484
PH:(202) 467-2942

Eligibility Requirements:
Eligible are undergraduate and graduate students in energy-related courses at an accredited 4-year colleges or universities. Selection is based on the value of the research to public power systems. Applicants must be submitted by a DEED member utility.

Alumnae Panhellenic Association Women's Scholarship
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: for sophomore, junior, senior or graduate study at 4-year or graduate institution.
Eligibility: Applicant must be female. Applicant must be residing in District of Columbia.
Application requirements: Recommendations, essay, transcript.
Additional information: Applicant must be in good standing of sorority of National Panhellenic Conference and live or attend school in Washington, DC., metro area.
Amount of award: $650
Application deadline: March 15
Contact:
Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington, DC

Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Scholarship Program
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate study at accredited 2-year or 4-year institution in United States.
Eligibility: applicant must be high school senior. Applicant must be U.S. citizen residing in District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
Application requirements: Essay, transcript, letter of support, income statement.
Amount of award: $2,500
Application deadline: October 30
Contact:
Horatio Alger Association
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-9444
Fax: 703-684-9445

HSBC-North America Scholarship Program
Type of award: Scholarship
Intended use: For full-time senior or graduate study at accredited 2-year, 4-year or graduate institution in United States.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Mexican American, Puerto Rican or Hispanic American. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in District of Columbia, New Yourk, Texas, Nevada, Illinois, Virginia, California or Florida.
Application requirements: FAFSA.
Addition information: Mimimum 3.0 GP. Must be persuing first undergraduate or graduate degree. Major/career interest in accounting; business; business/management/administration; economics or finance/banking.
Contact:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
55 Second Street, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 877-473-4636
Fax: 415-808-2302

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