Scholarships in District of Columbia

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship

Applicant must be planning a career in journalism. One recipient will be chosen from each state and the District of Columbia.

  • Amount: $1,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: February 15

AXA Achievement Scholarship in Association with U.S. News & World Report

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. Applicant must be a current high school senior who plans to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited two- or four-year program in the...

  • Amount: $25,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: December 1

BB&T Endowed Scholarship

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a resident of District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia.

  • Amount: $4,000 (average)
  • Deadline: April 30

DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program

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.

  • Amount: $10,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: June 30

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South...

  • Amount: $5,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: February 8

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Applicant must fall into one of the following categories: a United States high school student in grade nine through twelve attending a public, private, parochial, or home school; a United States student under the age of 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the 50...

  • Amount: $20,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: January 4

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must be a young adult between the ages of 15 and 35 who has been affected by cancer and is a permanent resident of Maryland, District of Columbia or Virginia.

  • Amount: $2,500 (maximum)
  • Deadline: March 1

Margaret Pemberton Scholarship

Applicant to this scholarship has to be a graduating high school senior in District of Columbia who has been accepted into an accredited National League for Nursing baccalaureate program at a College or University in the United States.

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: Apr 15

Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes

Applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend college or a current college student who will be continuing their undergraduate studies this fall. Applicant must live in one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,...

  • Amount: $1,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: May 12

St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC Scholarship

Applicants must be of Scottish birth or descent and be able to cite their Scottish descent. U.S. citizens must be permanent residents of the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania or Virginia. Students must also demonstrate financial...

  • Amount: Not Available
  • Deadline: April 30

Washington DC Metro Alumni Scholarship

Applicants must be from Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia or Delaware. Students must be current high school graduates accepted to AAMU or students currently attending AAMU and pursuing a degree.

  • Amount: $1,000 (maximum)
  • Deadline: June 13

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