The Capital Builders Center and Clifton Scholars Program in the District of Columbia is an exciting new entrepreneurship–focused student scholarship competition that launched on April 28th of 2018. This initiative is developed specifically for District residents and powered by the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and support from Jim and Susan Clifton. This tuition-free program, eighteen-month opportunity includes summer boot camps, entrepreneurship coursework, life skills training, competitions, events, coaching, and mentorship, that culminates in a second-summer apprenticeship with a local corporation or organization.
The program is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshman from the District of Columbia who are entering their first year at UDC or at two other public HBCUs close to UDC (Bowie State and Morgan State). Participants will be chosen based on their BP-10 assessment scores.