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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available through the UDC Foundation and Office of Financial Aid. The available scholarships are listed under three categories: High School Students, Undergraduate Students, and Graduate Students. Students must submit a completed scholarship application (see below) and the required supporting documents for each scholarship applied. Click on the name of the scholarship to view the scholarship announcement, which provides detailed qualifications and required documents.

Type of Scholarship

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High School Senior | Undergraduate | Graduate

 


High School Senior Scholarships

All Majors | Business | Engineering & Architecture | Mathematics | Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and Urban Studies

All Majors

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Herb Block ScholarshipAll Majors2.0 or higher• Permanent Resident of D.C. or Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in MD, or Cities of Falls Church and Alexandria in VA
• Apply and meet the eligibility criteria for FAFSA
• Full and Part-time Enrollment
• Completed fewer than 30 credits toward Associate or Baccalaureate Degree or Vocational Degree
Tuition, Fees, Books , Supplies, limited Transportation and Childcare ($8,000 per academic year maximum)Available (complete and submit The Herb Block scholarship application directly to The Herb Block Foundation prior to July 7 for fall semester or November 10 for spring semester)Visit www.herbblockfoundation.org to obtain an application
or
Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
H.O.P.E (H.V. Robertson Family Memorial Education Foundation)All Majors1.5 or higher• Graduate of Eastern Senior High School
• Participant in H.O.P.E Program at Eastern Senior High
Tuition, Fees, Books
($1,500 per semester or $3,000 an academic year)
February 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles A. Horsky (Endowed)All Majors3.0• D.C. Resident
• D.C. Public Schools
• Admitted to Baccalaureate Degree Program
• Full-time Enrollment
• Three Recommendation Letters
• 500-Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees, Books, Supplies, Limited Transportation
(four - academic years)
February 15Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Presidential Scholarship for District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) GraduatesAll Majors3.0 (High School GPA)• DC Public School  Graduating Seniors
• Full-time Enrollment
• Admitted to Baccalaureate Degree Program
• 300-500-Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees
(four - academic years)
February 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Business

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
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Engineering & Architecture

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
H. Arnold and Julia B. Craft (Endowed)Engineering (civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical, computer)2.0 (High School) 2.5 (UDC)• Full-time Enrollment
• D.C. Resident
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate (Recommendation of High School Counselor) or Continuing Students
• Eligible for FAFSA
• 500 - word essay
Tuition, Fees, Books
(four - academic years)
February 15Ms. Edna King,
UDC Foundation or High School Counselor 202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu or High School Counselor
Engineering and Science Dunbar (Endowed)Engineering2.5• D.C. Resident
• Dunbar Senior High Graduate
• Admitted to Associate or Baccalaureate Degree Program
• First-Year Freshman
Full Tuition, Fees
(four - academic years)
Currently Not AvailableDr. Ben Latigo, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202/274-5220 or mijohnson@udc.edu
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Mathematics

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
James E. Joseph Endowed ScholarshipMathematics2.75• Entering fresh-men must have been in upper 25% of their graduating class
• Continuing students
• Full-time in four-year undergraduate or graduate program • D.C., Maryland, or Virginia Resident
Tuition, Fees, Books
(academic year, fall and spring semester only)
February 15Dr. Vernise Steadman, Chair,
Department of Mathematics
202/274-5153 or vsteadman@udc.edu
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Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and Urban Studies

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Phyllis Campbell Newsome Memorial  (Endowed)Urban Studies3.0• Female
• D.C. or Montgomery County (MD) Resident
• 500-Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees
(four - academic years)
Currently Not AvailableMs. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Undergraduate Scholarships

All Majors | Business | Education | Engineering & Architecture | English | Journalism, Printing and Theatre | Mathematics | Music | Nursing and Allied Sciences | Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and Urban Studies

All Majors

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Clavin Fields (Endowed)All Majors2.5 (Undergraduate)
3.0 (Graduate)
• Full-time Enrollment
• Minimum of 20 Volunteer Hours in Institute of Gerontology
Tuition, Fees, Books, Conference Expenses, and Related MaterialsCurrently Not AvailableMs. Laurie Blackman Institute of Gerontology 202/274-6697 or lblackman@udc.edu
Emergency Student Assistance Loan Fund

 

All Majors2.5• At least Second-semester Freshman
• Verification of Economic Crisis/Financial Need
Educational Purposes Only
• Repay in 60 days
Varies based upon the availability of FundsFebruary 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Herb Block ScholarshipAll Majors2.0 or higher• Permanent Resident of D.C. or Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in MD, or Cities of Falls Church and Alexandria in VA
• Apply and meet the eligibility criteria for FAFSA
• Full and Part-time Enrollment
• Completed fewer than 30 credits toward Associate or Baccalaureate Degree or Vocational Degree
Tuition, Fees, Books , Supplies, limited Transportation and Childcare ($8,000 per academic year maximum)Available (complete and submit The Herb Block scholarship application directly to The Herb Block Foundation prior to July 7 for fall semester or November 10 for spring semester)Visit www.herbblockfoundation.org to obtain an application
or
Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Julia P. Marshall (Endowed)All Majors2.5• Full-time Enrollment
• Admitted to Baccalaureate Degree Program
• First-semester Junior
• DC, MD, or VA Resident
• 500-Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees
(two - academic years)
Currently Not AvailableMs. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Masonic Emergency Fund of the Grand Lodge of DCAll Majors2.5• Reside in D.C. or the Metropolitan Area (Montgomery and Prince George's Counties or Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia).
• DC Public School Graduates or School in Metropolitan Area
• Enrolled Part or Full-time in Two or Four-year Undergraduate Degree Program (at least a Second Semester Freshman)
• 300-Word Essay
• One Letter of
Recommendation
Book Award ($500)February 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles and Pamela Ogletree, Jr. (Endowed)All Majors3.0• Current year D.C. Public School Graduate
• D.C. Resident
• Full-time Enrollment
• Admitted to Baccalaureate Degree Program
• Participate in UDC Leadership Program
• 1st Generation Student
Full Tuition, Fees
(four - academic years)
Currently Not AvailableMs. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Tri-States Association (Endowed)All Majors3.0• Continuing Students
• D.C. Resident
• Full-time Enrollment
• Written Essay
• Baccalaureate Degree Program
Tuition, Fees, Books
(not to exceed $1,000 per year)
Currently Not AvailableMs. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
University Grant Fund & ApplicationAll Majors2.5• Need-based (verification required)
• At least second-semester Freshman
• Full-time Enrollment
• Undergraduate
• Completed FAFSA
• Participate in University or Donor Events
• 500-word Essay
(one semester award)
Books ($500 limit)
February 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Business

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
James Edward Miller ChapmanBusiness2.75• D.C. Resident
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• Available to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
• Full-Time Enrollment
Tuition, Fees, Books ($1000)February 28, 2014Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
Odessa Starks Davis MemorialBusiness (Public Administration)2.5 GPA (undergraduate)
3.0 GPA (graduate)
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• Commitment to Public Service Work
• Full-Time Enrollment
Amount VariesFebruary 28, 2014Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
PepcoBusiness3.0• U.S. Citizen
• D.C. Resident
• Full-Time Enrollment
Tuition, Fees, Books
(Maximum $1,800)
February 28, 2014Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
Presidents' Roundtable Scholarship Business3.0

• Junior or Senior pursing a 4 year degree
• Full-Time Enrollment
• Must show financial need and assistance

$2,500February 28, 2014Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA)Business3.0• Sophomore, Junior, Non-graduating Senior or Graduate LevelVaries based upon the availability of fundsFebruary 28, 2014Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
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Education

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Paul Phillips CookeTeacher Education

Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better (undergraduate) or 3.0 or better (graduate);

 

  • D.C. Resident
  • Admitted in Teacher Education Program
  • Must submit an essay that focuses on the Department of Education's mission that is expressed in its theme – Renewing the Legacy of Excellence.  Explain how you can continue to embrace excellence in teaching by adhering to the tenets of the theme – Diversity, Transformation, Reflection, and Collaboration.
  • Application package must be accompanied by a letter of application/cover letter.
$2500 For Academic Year 2014 - 2015March 7, 2014Dr. Sandra Yates
School of Business and
Public Administration
202/274-7024 or
syates@udc.edu
Charles and LaVerne EarleyElementary Education (Teaching as a career)2.5• D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• D.C. Resident
• Admitted to Baccalaureate Degree Program
• First-Semester Junior
• 500-Word Essay
Tuition, Fees ($1,000 per semester)February 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Robert T. Bonds Memorial (Endowed)Education2.5• Resident of D.C., Maryland, or Virginia
• Full-time Enrollment in Baccalaureate Degree Program
• 500 - Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees, Books
(four - academic years)
Currently Not AvailableMs. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Engineering and Architecture

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
H. Arnold and Julia B. Craft (Endowed)Engineering (civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical, computer)2.0 (High School) 2.5 (UDC)• Full-time Enrollment
• D.C. Resident
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate (Recommendation of High School Counselor) or Continuing Students
• Eligible for FAFSA
• 500 - word essay
Tuition, Fees, Books
(four - academic years)
February 15Ms. Edna King,
UDC Foundation or High School Counselor 202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu or High School Counselor
Engineering and Science Dunbar (Endowed)Engineering2.5• D.C. Resident
• Dunbar Senior High Graduate
• Admitted to Associate or Baccalaureate Degree Program
• First-Year Freshman
Full Tuition, Fees
(four - academic years)
Currently Not AvailableDr. Ben Latigo, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202/274-5220 or mijohnson@udc.edu
Friends of ArchitectureArchitecture2.5• Senior (first or second semester)
• Admitted to Associate or Baccalaureate Degree Program
• Need Basis
Varies based upon availability of fundsFebruary 15Mr. Clarence Pearson
Dept. of Engineering, Architecture & Aerospace Technology
202/274-5059 or ssaunders@udc.edu
XEROX/SEASEngineeringTo be Determined• Laboratory FellowsVaries based upon the availability of fundsFebruary 15Dr. Ben Latigo, Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202/274-5220 or mijohnson@udc.edu
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English

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Norma Holloway and Julius A. Johnson
(Endowed)
English3.0• First-semester Senior
• Written Essay
• Two Recommendation Letters from English Department
Tuition, Fees, Books
($1000 per academic year)
February 15Chair Dept. of English
202/274-5137
or
Dr. Alexander Howe
202/274-5658 or ahowe@udc.edu
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Journalism, Printing and Theatre

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Joseph JenniferPrinting/Printing ManagementN/A• Skilled in Graphic Arts
• DC resident
• Academic Achievements
• Full-time enrollment
Varies based upon availability of fundsAvailableChair, Dept. of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts 202.274.7402
On StageTheater3.0• Participant or participated in Theater Program ProductionsBased upon the availability of fundsAvailableMr. Lennie Smith, Dept. of Mass Media, Visual & Performing Arts
202.274.7402 or lsmith@udc.edu
Max RobinsonMass Media, Visual, and Performing Arts2.5• Accepted into Mass Media, Visual, and Performing Arts Program
• 500-Word Essay - Topic: The Role of African Americans in Mass Media and Accountability in the 21st Century
Tuition, Fees, Supplies
($1,500 per semester or $3,000 per academic year)
April 18Professor Olive Vassell, Department of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts
202.274.7402 or ovassell@udc.edu
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Mathematics

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
James E. Joseph Endowed ScholarshipMathematics2.75• Entering fresh-men must have been in upper 25% of their graduating class
• Continuing students
• Full-time in four-year undergraduate or graduate program • D.C., Maryland, or Virginia Resident
Tuition, Fees, Books
(academic year, fall and spring semester only)
February 15Dr. Vernise Steadman, Chair,
Department of Mathematics
202.274.5153 or vsteadman@udc.edu
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Music

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Chorale (UDC)Music2.0 (Cumulative) 3.0 (Applied Major)• Audition (Freshman and Continuing Students)  Tuition, Fees
(Varies based on availability of Funds)
February 15Dr. Judith Korey, Music Program, Dept. of Mass Media, Visual & Performing Arts
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
Felix GrantMusic (Jazz)2.0 (Cumulative)
3.0 (Applied Major)
• Freshman and Continuing Students   AuditionTuition, Fees (Varies based upon availability of funds)February 15Dr. Judith  Korey
Music Program
Dept. of Mass Media Visual & Performing Arts
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
Jazz Ensemble/Lab BandMusic2.0 (Cumulative)
3.0 (Applied Major)
• Freshman and Continuing Students
• Full-time enrollment
• Audition 
Tuition, Fees
(Varies based on availability of funds)
AvailableDr. Judith Korey
Music Program
Dept. Of Mass Media, Visual & Performing Arts
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
Music Dept. FundMusic2.0 (Cumulative)
3.0 (Applied Major)
• Freshman and Continuing Students   AuditionTuition, Fees
(Availability of Funds)
February 15Dr. Judith  Korey
Dept. Of Mass Media, Visual & Performing Arts
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
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Nursing and Allied Sciences

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Tom HickeyNursing2.5• Continuing Students
• Recommendation Letter (former teacher or patient)
• Practical Experience
• Admitted to Associate Degree Program (41 credit hours)
Baccalaureate Degree Program (62 credit hours)
$600 (Tuition, Fees, Books,  Education Supplies)February 15Chair, Dept. of Allied Sciences & Nursing
202.274.5940
Nutrition and Food SciencesDietetics3.0• Financial Need
• Top Research Projects
Varies based up availability of fundsFebruary 15Dr. Prema Ganganna
Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences
202.274.5516 or
pganganna@udc.edu
Olendar Foundation/
Cadeaux Memorial Nursing
(Endowed)
Nursing3.0• D.C. Resident
• Continuing Students (Completed Two Years Of Study)
• Full-time Enrollment
• Performed Voluntary Community Service
• Documentation of Need
Tuition (awarded to new recipient annually)February 15Chair, Dept. of Nursing and Allied Sciences
202.274.5940
The HSC FoundationSpecial Education, Nursing and Speech Pathology2.5• D.C. Resident
• Full-time Enrollment
• Baccalaureate Degree Program
• Junior Level
• 500-word Essay
Tuition, Fees, Books ($5,000 per academic year)February 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and Urban Studies

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Apprenticeship and Technical & Industrial Trades (Endowed)D.C. Apprenticeship School, EMT Training, Homeland Security First Response Training and DC Emergency Dispatching ProgramsTo Be DeterminedTo Be DeterminedTo Be DeterminedCurrently Not AvailableMrs. Robbie Milam, Office of Apprenticeship Technical & Industrial Trades (OATIT)
202.274.7172 or rmilam@udc.edu
Phyllis Campbell Newsome Memorial  (Endowed)Urban Studies3.0• Female
• D.C. or Montgomery County (MD) Resident
• 500-Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees
(four - academic years)
Currently Not AvailableMs. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles S. WilliamsSociology-AnthropologyN/A• Outstanding Research in Field of Sociology & AnthropologyTuition, FeesFebruary 15Dr. Leslie Richards  Dept. of Urban Affairs, Social Sciences & Social Work
202.274.7407 or arichards@udc.edu
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Graduate Scholarships

All Majors | Business | Education | Mathematics

All Majors

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Emergency Student Assistance Loan Fund

 

All Majors2.5• At least Second-semester Freshman
• Verification of Economic Crisis/Financial Need
Educational Purposes Only
• Repay in 60 days
Varies based upon the availability of FundsFebruary 15Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
Clavin Fields (Endowed)All Majors2.5 (Undergraduate)
3.0 (Graduate)
• Full-time Enrollment
• Minimum of 20 Volunteer Hours in Institute of Gerontology
Tuition, Fees, Books, Conference Expenses, and Related MaterialsCurrently Not AvailableMs. Laurie Blackman Institute of Gerontology 202.274.6697 or lblackman@udc.edu
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Business

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Odessa Starks Davis MemorialBusiness (Public Administration)2.5 GPA (undergraduate)
3.0 GPA (graduate)
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• Commitment to Public Service Work
• Full-Time Enrollment
Amount VariesFebruary 28, 2014Ms. Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
PepcoBusiness3.0• U.S. Citizen
• D.C. Resident
• Full-Time Enrollment
Tuition, Fees, Books
(Maximum $1,800)
February 28, 2014Ms. Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA)Business3.0• Sophomore, Junior, Non-graduating Senior or Graduate LevelVaries based upon the availability of fundsFebruary 28, 2014Ms. Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
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Education

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
Paul Phillips CookeTeacher Education

Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better (undergraduate) or 3.0 or better (graduate);

 

  • D.C. Resident
  • Admitted in Teacher Education Program
  • Must submit an essay that focuses on the Department of Education's mission that is expressed in its theme – Renewing the Legacy of Excellence.  Explain how you can continue to embrace excellence in teaching by adhering to the tenets of the theme – Diversity, Transformation, Reflection, and Collaboration.
  • Application package must be accompanied by a letter of application/cover letter.
$2500 For Academic Year 2014 - 2015March 7, 2014Dr. Sandra Yates
School of Business and
Public Administration
202.274.7024 or
syates@udc.edu
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Mathematics

Name of ScholarshipProgram/MajorEligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative)CoverageCoverageDeadline to ApplyContact
James E. Joseph Endowed ScholarshipMathematics2.75• Entering fresh-men must have been in upper 25% of their graduating class
• Continuing students
• Full-time in four-year undergraduate or graduate program • D.C., Maryland, or Virginia Resident
Tuition, Fees, Books
(academic year, fall and spring semester only)
February 15Dr. Vernise Steadman, Chair,
Department of Mathematics
202.274.5153 or vsteadman@udc.edu
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