District of Columbia Scholarships

If you’re a resident of the District of Columbia and you want to go to a college or university near home, you have many options to choose from.

The District of Columbia is known not only for being the nation’s capital but also for being home to many reputable colleges and universities, such as George Washington University, Georgetown University or Howard University.

If you’re worried about tuition costs, we have good news for you.

There are many scholarships available for D.C. residents so you shouldn’t put your educational dreams on hold just because you have some financial problems.

We invite you to check out our list and start applying today.

A workshop program open to all AAAS students who wished to enhance their capabilities in research, communication, engineering and mathematical ideas. The summer program will run for almost 10 weeks and its a great opportunity for developing academic training and skill building.
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ABA Academic Merit Scholarship is supported by the American Bus Association which exists since 1926, and is considered one of the oldest, biggest and most regarded voice in the business.

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The Diversity Scholarship aim is to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of transportation, travel, and tourism. The great thing to know is that travel and tourism entail a varying range of professions from accounting to hospitality...
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A 2500$ annual scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students who have completed their first year of studies at an accredited college or university and are majoring in a field related to transportation, travel and tourism industry.
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The ACBH Stipend Program for an Internship on Capitol Hill is available thanks to the sponsorship from TCA - the Turkish Coalition of America,  and the main aim of this award is to provide an opportunity for Bosnian American students to live and work in Washington, D.C. and become exposed to U.S....
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AFCEA Washington, DC has sponsored STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors since May 1989. Up to now, AFCEA Washington, DC has awarded 373 scholarships exceeding $2,400,000. The students from 112 area high schools going to 71 U.S. colleges benefited from this outstanding award....
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The Union Scholars Program is a program designed to support students of color who are passionate about social justice, with an emphasis on workers' rights. The scholarship is available thanks to the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and its partner - Harva...
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Considering the fact that getting closer to graduation becomes more stressful than it was during the whole education process, the Toni P. Farmer Scholarship Committee decided to take things into its hands and help students who belong to the Allen Chapel AME Church family by awarding scholarships....
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It was in 1972 when the American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was created. Its main goal is to help the American Indians continue their studies in nursing course. In return to the community the scholars are anticipated to provide community services to the American Indians.
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An Institution which grants a student nurse scholarships to qualified applicants with $3,000 limited coverage for tuition fee, books and other academic fees. This is a great avenue especially to those who are an American Red Cross Volunteers and employee to continue their degree.
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The ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarships is sponsored by Dora Brahms Fund, Mabelle Wilhelmina Boldt Fund, Yale R. Burge Fund, Raymond Kennedy Fund, Ethel Siegelman Fund, Alan Lucas Fund and they have decided to financially support younger generations in their pursuant of higher education. The A...
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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design impacts lives and what they are trying to achieve through their scholarships and grants is to promote the value of interior design while at the same time positively changing people’s lives. One more scholarship offered by A...
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The B.A. Rudolph Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship is one among many scholarships which are aimed to support and offer financial help to female undergraduate students who are interested in and preparing to enter a profession in the sciences.
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The Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice was established by the Episcopal Church Women Board in 2011 in honor of the work of Bishop John Bryson Chane. The award is given to students interested in pursuing social justice at an accredited college or university.
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The Black Girl 44 Scholarship is there to recognize, respect and welcome females involved in politics and global relations, so if you are a college student looking to get involved in politics, a Washington, D.C. internship is the right thing for you. However, many students do not apply because...
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Boren Fellowships is an initiative of the National Security Education Program. Their main goal is to provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Those are Africa, Asia, Central, and East...
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The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988. This was done by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members due to the fact that there were some cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which affect people of color. So, they decided to award scholarshi...
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Since its establishment in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield, this foundation has the aim to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance and they manage to achive it through their scholarship program.
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The CBC Foundation offers a scholarship worth $3,000, renewed annually. Scholarships are awarded to students for the visual and decorative arts. Application for the scholarship is open to U.S citizens and those residing in the U.S on a permanent basis.
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The Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship has the main purpose to encourage and support the research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greece. These researches should include but are not limited to the study of Greek-speaking cultures and their influence on others. The ne...
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The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) is proud to offer the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) Fellowship. This is a nonprofit digital news organization which is supporting investigative journalism on issues of public concern. Journalists write projects and stories for the CPI website, and t...
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The CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program’s main aim is to encourage minority students to pursue higher education degrees in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math. The CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program was created by former NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris, the ...
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The End Family Fire Scholarship Competition has the aim to give students a chance to make a difference through the power of creativity and storytelling. Being that the number of accidents happening due to the improper storage of guns at home, the reason for starting this initiative is to preve...
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The Entertainment Software Association offers scholarships worth $3,000. The scholarship is renewed annually and is aimed to support women and minority groups in pursuit of computer and video game arts careers. Eligible candidates are enrolled in accredited universities in the U.S for a four-y...
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Educated Eats is also known as the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education Foundation created scholarships so as to assist individuals who demonstrate an interest and commitment to the restaurant industry but have financial need. The main aim of the Educated Eats foundation is...
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The Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship was established in honor of Don Brinkmann who is well known as an inspirational and gifted interior designer. So, the Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship awards students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs to financially support ...
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The Truman is a scholarship which is very attractive to students, being that over 600 applications are received each year. What the foundation has to offer are 55 to 65 Scholarships annually.
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The Hertog Foundation is a political education institution with offices in DC and New York whose aim is to support programs in American intellectual, civic, and political thought and to provide financial aid to good standing students eager to reach higher education goals.
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This scholarship is created so as to inspire South Korean scholars to utilize their knowledge to enhance the viability of the South Korean economy and to interest American scholars in Korea. That way the bilateral cultural, economic, and political exchanges between the United States and the Re...
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The main purpose of the IFA scholarship is to support students who are enrolled in an accredited college/university with majors in business, hospitality, or franchise management and who are in need of financial aid so as to reach their educational goals. They are providing financial assistance...
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The Rev. James B. Simpson scholarship is provided by the School of Communication (SOC) at American University. The winners are supposed to direct the Simpson website whose database currently has almost 3,000 quotations.
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The Joel Polsky Prize is offered each year and its aim is to support and emphasize outstanding academic contributions to interior design through print or digital communication which are achieved by deserving young people interested in this field. The prize is made available thanks to the ASID ...
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The Lee Thornton Scholarship was named after Thornton, who was the first African-American woman to cover the White House for a major news network (CBS) and the first African-American host of All Things Considered on National Public Radio. She taught at the University of Maryland's Philip Merri...
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Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship is created in honor of Leroy who dedicated his life to journalism while supporting and accurately showing the LGBTQ individuals, their lives, struggles and achievements The foundation NLGJA noticed the importance of helping minority communities and started awarding ...
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The Lou and Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship has been awarded since 2001 so as to honor Lou's service to RTDNA and RTDNF.
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The Mike Reynolds Scholarship is aimed at a journalism student with good writing ability and excellent academic standing, who can prove a dedication to the news business and who has demonstrated a need for financial assistance. The scholarship is named after Reynolds was assignment editor and ...
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National Press Club Diversity Scholarship for Studies in Journalism has the aim to encourage further diversity in journalism and includes a $2000 award. It was created so as to honor the late Ellen Masin Persina who was a dedicated club member and this scholarship is funded by her friends and ...
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An annual scholarship for high-school seniors, undergraduate or graduate students who are planning to pursue a career in one of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at an accredited college or university in the United States.
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Several annual scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students who study less commonly taught languages in areas critical to U.S. interests, such as Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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The Public Diplomacy Council (PDC) has been offering an annual fellowship to an outstanding student in either the School of Communication or the School of International Service at American University (AU) in Washington, DC.
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The RTDNA Presidents' Scholarship is designed in honor of former RTDNA Presidents Theodore Koop, Bruce Dennis, James McCulla, John Salisbury, Bruce Palmer, Dick Cheverton, Jim Byron, Ben Chatfield, and John Hogan.
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The Saul T. Wilson, Jr., Scholarship Program is named after and with the aim to honor Dr. Wilson who dedicated his professional career to public veterinary medicine. He was known due to the fact that he made outstanding contributions to the health of the Nation’s livestock and poultry industries.
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Several merit-based scholarships of up to $5,000 for outstanding minority students studying insurance/risk management, accounting, economics, or business/finance who show strong potential for becoming surety or fidelity professionals.
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The scholarship is provided by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund which partnered with AFSCME to provide access to diverse talent and expose competitive students to careers within the labor union movement. TMCF scholarships are both merit and need-based designed to address the financial needs ...
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The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to 2nd and 3rd year college students who has strong leadership capabilities, an eye for public service and commitment to issues concerning the American Indian nations or to the environment. This scholarship grant honors Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, both...
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The UNCF STEM Scholars Program provides academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who are eager to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.
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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program is sponsored by the United Health Foundation and since its foundation, it has been doing its best to increase the number of qualified African-American or Black students who are interested in entering the health field...
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The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program started as a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. If you happen to be the lucky winner of this scholarship, you will be appointed using the Schedule A(r) authority (5 CF...
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Four $2500 annual scholarships for young musicians with disabilities between the age of 14 and 25, or for musical ensembles which have a member with disabilities.
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