Thursday, March 21, 2013

Scholarships now available

I love checking my inbox for these little gems! :)  Please spread the word to juniors and seniors you know in need of some college dough -- ramen can get expensive! ;)

District of Columbia Retired Educators Association
The Education Scholarship Committee awards three $4000 scholarships. Deadline for applications is March 22, 2013. For more information see Sandy Bean.

White House Correspondents' Association
The Young Journalist Scholarship is accepting applications for a $15,000 scholarship to DC high school graduating senior with a demonstrated need and an interest in journalism/mass communication who has participated in Prime Mover-sponsored programs. See Sandy Bean for the application form and more information.

The Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter (LGG) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., in conjunction with The Uplift Foundation, is now accepting applications from college-bound high school seniors in their annual Colonel Charles Young Memorial Scholarship Contest. This year LGG will award $30,000 in scholarships to worthy college-bound students in our local community in need of financial assistance to attend college. Deadline for applications is March 23, 2013. For more information go to

Army Officers' Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area(AOWCGWA)/Fort Myer Thrift Shop Scholarship AFOWC is accepting applications from USAF dependents in the following categories: high school seniors, current college students, and spouses. For more information go to: Application deadline is March 30, 2013.

Legacy of Life Scholarship $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 scholarships. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2013Essay contest for high school seniors sponsored by the Washington Regional Transplant CommunityWRTC) Scholarship. Organ & Tissue Donation: Persuade Someone to Give the Gift of a Lifetime." Write a 1,000 word persuasive argument on the topic, fiction or non fiction, with sources cited. See the following website for details:

Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund (KSEF) KSEF scholarship program offers scholarships to outstanding DC public high school graduating seniors who plan to attend a four-year institution and has a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2013. For more information go to
University of Michigan Alumni Club University of Michigan Alumni club offers one $25,000 need-based scholarship to a promising student from the Washington DC metropolitan region. The scholarship is for a student who enrolls at the University of Michigan for the upcoming academic year. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2013. Completed applications should be emailed to Dave Peterson by the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Dave via email or phone (248 635 8102).

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - LULAC
Council 11041, Washington, DC is now accepting scholarship applications for academic year 2013 - 2014. LULAC Councils award scholarships to qualified Hispanic students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in accredited colleges or universities in the United States. Awards start at $250. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2014. Visitwww.lulac.orgfor further information.

Oracle Set Foundation The Claudette Franklin Ford Memorial Scholarship offers multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000. Deadline for applications is April 8, 2013. For more information go to

College Success Foundation -DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship is now accepting applications for four year, $5000 per year scholarships, to high school seniors who are actively preparing themselves for admission to a four-year college and are eligible for the federal Pell Grant program. Deadline for applications is April 8, 2013.

Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation in conjunction with Xi Omega Chapter of AKA Sorority is accepting applications for scholarships. Deadline for applications is April 10, 2013. See Sandy Bean for a copy of the application form. For more information, go to

AFCEA DC Scholarship Program
AFCEA DC will award multiple one year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 and one scholarship in the amount of $8,000. These scholarships are open to high school seniors entering four year degree-granting programs. The $2,000 one year scholarship program is open to students leaving two-year community colleges to attend four year degree granting programs. Scholarship awards are provided to qualified students pursuing degrees in fields of electrical, computer, chemical, aerospace or systems engineering; electronics; mathematics; computer science; physics; science or mathematics education; technology management; or management information systems. Deadline for applications is April 12, 2013.

Lloyd D. Smith Foundation -The Lloyd D. Smith Foundation is offering two $2000 scholarships to high school graduates who live in Ward 7. Deadline for applications is April 16, 2013. For more information go

Student-View Student View Scholarship program offers 12 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Deadline for applications is April 21, 2013. For more information to

Abramson Scholarship Foundation
The Abramson Foundation offers $2000 scholarships (with the possibility of increasing awards for the remaining three years of college). Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to community service and social change, a family income of less than $70,000, and a solid academic record demonstrated by an overall 2.75 GPA or better. Application deadline is April 26, 2013. For more information go to

Army Scholarship Foundation Inc. - The Army Scholarship Foundation is offering scholarships to children of an active duty or reserve, or active duty National Guard U.S Army member in good standing OR children of a former U.S. Army member who has received an Honorable Discharge or Medical Discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Army. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2013. For more information go to

Daniel DiTondo Foundation Scholarship - The Daniel DiTondo Foundation offers a partial college scholarship to Washington, DC high school seniors. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2013. For more information contact Barbara DiTondo at

AES Engineers. The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible, the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at of award: $500.00. Deadline for applications is October 4, 2013For more information go to

Opportunities for Rising Seniors:
The Council on International Educational Exchange CIEE offers the the U.S. Foreign Service Study Abroad Scholarship for rising seniors in Washington, D.C. public high schools. This annual scholarship will be awarded to one or more rising seniors interested in pursuing an education or career in international relations or public policy. This scholarship will be applied towards program fees for a semester or full academic year CIEE High School Abroad or Gap Year Abroad program. Scholarship recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and be interested in pursuing an education or career in international relations or public policy to be eligible. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2013. For more information visit the scholarship website:

National Scholarship Opportunities:
A list of national scholarship opportunities compiled by the College and Career Center at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is available in Sandy Bean's office.
Other contests:
The Winners Competition: Have an idea for the next best App? The Winners Competition is searching for young, sharp minds to post their ideas on what they believe is the next best entertainment, sports, business, recreational, game, cooking, educational, lifestyle, social app, etc. The prize is $5000. For more information go

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