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High School Senior Scholarships

All Majors | Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration and Management and Graduate Studies | Architecture, Environmental Science, Community Planning, and Urban Sustainability | Arts and Humanities | Community College | Education, Health and Social Work | Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology | Nursing | Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

All Majors

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Herb Block Scholarship All Majors Open to all majors with 2.0 GPA or higher in a two-year degree or certificate program at the UDC Community College. Award supports full tuition, fees, books, limited transportation, and childcare. Applicants must be permanent residents of the District of Columbia or Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in MD or cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, VA. Must apply and be eligible to receive FAFSA, full or part-time enrollment and fewer than 30 credits completed toward an associate or vocational degree. Up to $16,000 annual award 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
H.O.P.E (H.V. Robertson Family Memorial Education Foundation) All Majors Open to all majors with a cumulative 1.5 or higher GPA at the high school level. Four-year award supports tuition, fees, and books. Applicants must be graduates of Eastern Senior High School and have participated in the H.O.P.E. Program. $1,500 per semester or $3,000 per academic year for four years March 30 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles A. Horsky (Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Four-year award supports tuition, books, fees, and limited transportation (subject to availability of funds). Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and graduates of the DC Public School system. Full-time enrollment, three letters of recommendation and a 200-300-word essay required. Recipients must maintain a 2.7 GPA at the college level. Up to $7,000 annual award for four years March 30 Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
The Rick Greene Scholarship Award All Majors Open to all majors with a 2.0 or “Pass” on a “Pass/Fail” scale and enrolled full- or part-time in a vocational training program or admitted to an associate’s or baccalaureate’s degree program. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) Public Schools graduates and reside in DC. Preference will be given to disadvantaged US citizens who demonstrate positive character traits, currently employed full- or part-time and can certify financial need. $1,000 annually Open Year Round Visit https://www.rickgreenescholarships.com/ to obtain an application
Make-a-Way Scholarship All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be a first-year student, a current-year graduate of the District of Columbia Public School system or a school in the metropolitan area and eligible to complete the FAFSA. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate’s degree program and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and provide a written plan of action to succeed in life. The award supports tuition, fees, and books for four academic years provided the recipient remains eligible. Up to $9,600 annual award for four academic years Not Accepting New Applications Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles and Pamela Ogletree, Jr. (Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and 1st generation students. Applicants must be current-year District of Columbia Public School system graduates and reside in the District of Columbia. Upper-class applicants must have maintained a 3.0 or higher grade point average at the University. Applicants are required to participate in a UDC Leadership Program. Award supports full tuition and fees for four academic years. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Training Officers Consortium Scholarship (TOC) All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be first-semester freshmen and current-year graduates from the District of Columbia Public School system. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate’s degree program and reside and maintain residency in the District of Columbia. Award supports tuition, fees, and books for two academic years provided the recipient remains eligible. Applicants must consent to attend a donor-sponsored event in May or June of the next calendar year. Up to $2,500 annual award for two academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
UDC Presidential Scholarship All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA and applicants must maintain a 3.0 or higher to continue eligibility. Four-year award supports tuition and fees (subject to availability of funds). Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents, graduates of the DC Public School system, eligible and complete the FAFSA and intend to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate’s degree program. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
DCUP All Majors Scholarships for the DC-UP Learning Community are merit based. Below is pertinent information on the different tiers of scholarship offered to DC-UP scholars at the University of District of Columbia.

DC Public & Charter Schools

  • 3.7 GPA or Higher / Valedictorian & Salutatorian – Full Ride (tuition/fees/housing stipend)
  • 3.4 – 3.6 GPA – 40% Partial (tuition/fees)
  • 3.0 – 3.3 GPA – 30% Partial (tuition/fees)

Metro High Schools

  • 3.7 GPA or Higher / Valedictorian & Salutatorian – 50% Partial (tuition/fees)
  • 3.4 – 3.6 GPA – 15% Partial (tuition/fees)
  • 3.0 – 3.3 GPA – 11% Partial (tuition/fees)

Out of State / International Schools

  • 3.7 GPA or Higher / Valedictorian & Salutatorian – 30% Partial (tuition/fees)
  • 3.4 – 3.6 GPA – 15% Partial (tuition/fees)
  • 3.0 – 3.3 GPA – 10% Partial (tuition/fees)
Up to full tuition/fees Varies, automatically offered in the fall semester to eligible first time in college students. https://www.udc.edu/dc-up-scholarship-learning-community/

Office of Admission (202) 274-5941 or udcadmissions@udc.edu

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Accounting, Business Administration, Management and Graduate Studies

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
James Edward Miller Chapman Educational Foundation Scholarship Business Open to Business majors with a 2.75 (undergraduate level) and 3.0 (graduate level) cumulative GPA. A one-time award supports tuition, fees, and books for students enrolled full-time. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and graduates of the DC Public School system. Award available to undergraduate and graduate students. $1,000 annual award April 1 Dr. Jian Hua, School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.7138 or jhua@udc.edu
Structured Finance Foundation Scholarship Finance, Accounting, or Economics Open to Finance, Accounting, or Economics degree programs majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Award supports tuition and qualified related expenses for students enrolled full-time. Preferable residence in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia but other residents are eligible. Award available to  undergraduate and graduate level students. Up to $10,000 annual award for four academic years Not accepting new applications Dr. Alex Tan, School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6916 or
tihkoon.tan@udc.edu
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Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Information Technology

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Engineering and Science Dunbar (Endowed) Engineering Open to Engineering majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Award supports tuition and fees for four academic years. Applicants must be a graduate of Dunbar Senior High, District of Columbia (DC) resident, first-year freshman and admitted to an associate’s or baccalaureate’s degree program. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years March 30 Dr. Ludwig Nitsche School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202.274.5082 or ludwig.nitsche@udc.edu
H. Arnold and Julia B. Craft (Endowed)
Engineering (civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical, computer)
Open to Engineering (civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical and computer) majors with 2.0 (high school level) and 2.5 (college level) cumulative GPA. Four-year award supports tuition, fees, and books. Applicants must enroll full-time, must be District of Columbia (DC) residents, graduates of the DC Public School system, recommended by a high school counselor, eligible for FAFSA and write a 500-word essay. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna King,
UDC Foundation or High School Counselor 202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu or High School Counselor
Microsoft Scholarship Award Computer Science/Cyber Security concentration or Computer Engineering Open to Computer Science (w/Cyber Security concentration) and Computer Engineering majors with a 2.8 cumulative GPA or higher and class level freshman or sophomore. Selected recipients must enroll in and satisfactorily complete IoT Security and CPS Security courses, and submit a report highlighting and reflecting on required workshops and an academic challenge participation. Up to $4,500 over a period of four (4) semesters (fall and spring) TBD Dr. Wagdy Mahmoud at wmahmoud@udc.edu
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Arts and Humanities

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Jazz Ensemble/Lab Band Scholarship Music Open to Music majors with a 2.0 cumulative or 3.0 applied major GPA. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as freshmen or continuing students. An audition is required, and awards supports tuition and fees. Award Varies Contact Dr. Korey Dr. Judith Korey
Music Program,
Division of Arts and Humanities
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
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Sciences and Mathematics

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Barbara Evans Holmes STEM Endowed Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Open to Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) majors with a 3.2 GPA at the high school or undergraduate level and 3.5 at the graduate level. Applicants must be enrolled part- or full-time in a STEM degree program and committed to obtaining a professional advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D. Students must reside in the District of Columbia or metropolitan area. The scholarship supports tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters for one academic year (provided funds are available). Award varies March 30 Professor Carolyn Cousin,
Division of Science and Mathematics
Tel: 202.274.5874 or
ccousin@udc.edu
James E. Joseph Endowed Scholarship Mathematics Open to Mathematics majors with a 2.75/3.0 cumulative GPA at the undergraduate/graduate levels and must maintain a 2.75/3.0 cumulative GPA. Entering freshmen must have been in the upper 25% of their graduating class. The scholarship supports tuition, fees, and books (provided funds are available) for up to four academic years (fall and spring semesters only). Students must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program and reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia. Up to $7,844 annual award April 1 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
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Architecture, Environmental Science, Community Planning, and Urban Sustainability

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Phyllis Campbell Newsome Memorial  (Endowed) Urban Studies (Sustainability) Open to Urban Studies majors with a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Four-year award supports tuition and fees. Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia or Montgomery County, Maryland. Preference will be given to female applicants. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Undergraduate Scholarships

All Majors | Accounting, Public Adminstratoin, Business Administration and Management, and Graduate Studies | Architecture, Environmental Science, Community Planning, and Urban Sustainability | Arts and Humanities | Community College | Education, Health and Social Work | Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology | Nursing | Sciences and Mathematics | Journalism | Music | Social and Behavioral Sciences

All Majors

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Clavin Fields (Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate). Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree or non-degree program and commit to a minimum of 20 volunteer hours in the Institute of Gerontology. Award can be used to cover tuition, fees, books and related materials, and conference expenses. Award varies (based on availability of funds) Currently Not Available Dr. James Maiden, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences
202.274-5768 or james.maiden@udc.edu or The Institute of Gerontology 202.274.6697
Julia P. Marshall (Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA who have completed the sophomore year. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate’s degree program and reside in the District of Columbia or the metropolitan area (Montgomery or Prince George’s counties in Maryland or Arlington, Alexandria, or Fairfax in Virginia). A written essay is required. Award supports tuition and fees for two years. Up to $7,844 annual award for two academic years Not Accepting New Applications until Fall 2024 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
Masonic Emergency Fund of the Grand Lodge of DC All Majors Open to all majors with a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be enrolled part or full-time in a two- or four-year undergraduate degree program and at least a second-semester freshman. This is a one-time book award of $500. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and graduates of the DC Public School system or a school in the metropolitan area. An essay and recommendation letter are required. $500 book award Open Fall/Spring Semesters and Summer Sessions Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles and Pamela Ogletree, Jr.(Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and
1st generation students. Applicants must be
current-year District of Columbia Public School system
graduates and reside in the District of Columbia.
Upper-class applicants must have maintained a 3.0 or
higher grade point average at the University. Applicants
are required to participate in a UDC Leadership Program.
Award supports full tuition and fees for four academic years.
Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
The Karuna Charities Washington, Inc. Endowed Scholarship All Majors Open to all majors with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference is given to “returning women” who demonstrate financial need and reside in Washington, DC. A one-time award supports tuition, fees and books. $2,000 annual award March 30 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
The Tri-States Association I.B.P.O. Elks of the World (Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be enrolled in a baccalaureate’s degree program. A written essay is required, full-time enrollment and residency in the District of Columbia. Award supports tuition, fees, and books. Preference given to relatives or members of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (I.B.P.O.E.W.). Up to $1,000 annual award March 30 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, and Graduate Studies

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
James Edward Miller Chapman (JEMC) Educational Foundation Scholarship Business Open to Business majors with a 2.75 (undergraduate level) and 3.0 (graduate level) cumulative GPA. A one-time award supports tuition, fees, and books for students enrolled full-time. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and graduates of the DC Public School system. Award available to undergraduate and graduate students. $1000 annual award April 1 Dr. Jian Hua , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.7138  jhua@udc.edu
Odessa Starks Davis Memorial Business (Public Administration) Open to Business (Public Administration) majors with a 2.5 (undergraduate level) and 3.0 (graduate level) cumulative GPA. The award supports tuition and fees for students enrolled full-time. Applicants must be graduates of the DC Public School system and committed to Public Service Work. Award varies, up to $3,500 April 1 Dr. Jian Hua , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.7138  jhua@udc.edu
School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA) Business Open to Business degree program majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Award based on availability of funds. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, non-graduating senior or at the graduate level. Ward varies (based upon the availability of Funds) April 1 Dr. Jian Hua , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.7138  jhua@udc.edu
Structured Finance Foundation Scholarship Finance, Accounting, or Economics Open to Finance, Accounting, or Economics degree programs majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Award supports tuition and qualified related expenses for students enrolled full-time. Preferable residence in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia but other residents are eligible. Award available to  undergraduate and graduate level students. Up to $10,000 annual award for four academic years Not accepting new applications Dr. Alex Tan, School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6916 or
tihkoon.tan@udc.edu
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Education, Health and Social Work

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Paul Phillips Cooke Teacher Education Open to Teacher Education majors with a 2.8 (undergraduate level) and 3.3 (graduate level) cumulative GPA or higher. Awards are based on availability of funds. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Applicants must submit a 350-word essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; and explaining how you can continue to embrace excellence in teaching by adhering to the tenets of the conceptual framework of the education program – Diversity, Transformation, Reflection, and Collaboration. Up to $2,500 annual award March 30
Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
In His Own Words features distinguished scholar, author, statesman, and former president of the District of Columbia Teachers College Paul Phillips Cooke, Ed.D. ’37, who died on July 4, 2010, in Washington, DC. Acclaimed both nationally and internationally as an esteemed educator and leader, Dr. Cooke’s light shone brightly for decades as he led by example and always demanded excellence and more from himself, students and colleagues. Born in NYC on June 29, 1917, Cooke attended DC public schools and matriculated at the renowned Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, noted for its acumen in preparing that era’s Black American youth for higher education and higher paths to workplace success. He received a diploma at Dunbar in 1933 and a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in English in 1937 from Miner Teachers College. He went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Education in 1941 from New York University, a Master of Arts degree in English Literature in 1943 from the Catholic University of America, and a Doctorate in Education in 1947 from Columbia University. A Professor of English at DC Teachers College from 1944 to 1974, Cooke was named the college’s president in 1966 and served in that capacity until 1974. Cooke authored more than 200 publications and papers and won the admiration and respect of his associates in numerous arenas. Over the years, he remained active in many professional, social, international, community and civic organizations, including the following: Catholic Interracial Council of Washington, DC; American Veterans Committee; World Veterans Federation; and the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Cooke was married to the late Rose Cooke, also a ’37 Miner Teachers College graduate, for 63 years.
The Paul Phillips Cooke Endowed Scholarship Education Majors Open to Teacher Education majors with a 2.8 (undergraduate level) and 3.0 (graduate level) cumulative GPA or higher. Applicants must reside in the District of Columbia and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Applicants must submit a 350-word essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; and explaining how you can continue to embrace excellence in teaching by adhering to the tenets of the conceptual framework of the education program – Diversity, Transformation, Reflection, and Collaboration. Award supports partial tuition, books and fees (based on availability of funds). Recipients will be selected by the president or treasurer of the Paul Phillips Cooke Scholarship Fund, Inc. Amount varies (based on availability of funds) March 30 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
Charles and LaVerne Earley Elementary Education (Teaching as a career) Open to Education majors pursuing a four-year teaching degree in elementary education. Applicants must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA, be a first-semester junior, graduate of the District of Columbia Public School system and reside in the District of Columbia. Award supports tuition and fees for two years. $2,000 annual award for two years March 30 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
Robert T. Bonds Memorial Scholarship (Endowed) Education Open to Education majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship supports tuition, fees, and books for four academic years. Applicants must intend to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate’s degree program and be a resident of District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Up to $8,744 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Information Technology

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
H. Arnold and Julia B. Craft(Endowed) Engineering (civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical, computer) Open to Engineering (civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical and computer) majors with 2.0 (high school level) and 2.5 (college level) cumulative GPA. Four-year award supports tuition, fees and books. Applicants must enroll full-time, must be District of Columbia (DC) residents, graduates of the DC Public School system, recommended by a high school counselor, eligible for FAFSA and write a 500-word essay. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna King,
UDC Foundation or High School Counselor 202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu or High School Counselor
Engineering and Science Dunbar (Endowed) Engineering Open to Engineering majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Award supports tuition and fees for four academic years. Applicants must be a graduate of Dunbar Senior High, District of Columbia (DC) resident, first-year freshman and admitted to an associate’s or baccalaureate’s degree program. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years March 30
Dr. Ludwig Nitsche School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202.274.5082 or ludwig.nitsche@udc.edu
SEAS Fellowship Program Engineering Open to Engineering majors. Applicants must be enrolled part- or full-time in a four-year engineering degree program. Applicants are selected by faculty members who serve as fellows’ mentors. Participants in the Laboratory Fellows Program are required to provide a written report and oral presentation on an assigned project. Participants receive cash awards. Award varies (based upon the availability of funds.) March 30 Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202/274-5220 or devas.shetty@udc.edu
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institutes on Aging (NIA) MSTEM Assistantship Biomedical Engineering Incoming and existing UDC biomedical engineering majors are highly encouraged to apply.  Other science and engineering majors are also welcomed to apply. To the awarded students, assistantship supports metro-based tuition and stipend. To recieve the assistantship, the applicant must be a US citizen.  Assistantships have the potential to be renewed each term.  For the assistantship, the student would work on a research project tied to aging-related research in the fields of imaging, robotics, gait and balance, and/or data analytics.  They would receive invaluable research training, professional credentials, and mentorship all while receiving funding to pursue their degree. Metro-based tuition and stipend with potential to be renewed each term Rolling Dr. Lara Thompson, Biomedical Engineering Program Director, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Email: lara.thompson@udc.edu

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Arts and Humanities

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Jazz Ensemble/Lab Band Scholarship Music Open to Music majors with a 2.0 cumulative or 3.0 applied major GPA. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as freshmen or continuing students. An audition is required, and awards supports tuition and fees. Award Varies March 30 Dr. Judith Korey
Music Program,
Division of Arts and Humanities
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
Kenneth M. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Music: Concentration in Gospel Music  Studies (only) Open to Music/Gospel Music majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and at least a second-semester freshman or continuing students in a two or four-year undergraduate degree program. The scholarship must be renewed annually. $1,000 annual award (fall and spring semesters) Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Dr. Judith Korey
Music Program,
Division of Arts and Humanities
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
Maxine Combs Creative Writing Award English Open to English majors enrolled in the BA degree program. Students must assemble a portfolio of eight samples of their best creative work, prepared in MS word. Portfolios judged on creativity, clarity, and coherence. Up to $1,000 ($500 cash prize and $500 T&F) Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Dr. Matthew Petti, College of Arts and Sciences
202-274-5635
mpetti@udc.edu
Norma Holloway and Julius A. Johnson
(Endowed)
English Open to English majors with a cumulative 3.0 GPA. A one-time award supports tuition, fees, and books. Applicants must be first-semester seniors and obtain two recommendation letters from the Division of Arts and Humanities. A written essay required. Up to $1,000 annual award March 30 Dr. Alexander Howe, Chair, Division of Arts and Humanities
202.274.5658 or 202.274.5137 ahowe@udc.edu
The Max Robinson Scholarship Digital Media Open to Digital Media (formerly Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts) majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must write a 500-word essay on the Topic: The Role of African Americans in Mass Media and Accountability in the 21st Century. The award supports tuition, fees and books. $3,000 annual award (fall and spring semesters academic year) March 30 Professor Olive Vassell, Division of Arts and Humanities
202.274.7402 or ovassell@udc.edu
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Architecture, Environmental Science, Community Planning, and Urban Sustainability

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Friends of Architecture Architecture Open to Architecture majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be first- or second-semester seniors and enrolled in an associate’s or baccalaureate’s degree program. Need-based documentation required. Award varies (based upon availability of funds) Accepting new applications November 1 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Dr. Anna Franz, Chair, Department of Architecture & Urban Sustainability, 202-657-3794 or
anna.franz@udc.edu
Phyllis Campbell Newsome Memorial (Endowed) Urban Studies (Sustainability) Open to Urban Studies majors with a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Four-year award supports tuition and fees. Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia or Montgomery County, MD. Preference will be given to female applicants. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Science and Mathematics

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Barbara Evans Holmes STEM Endowed Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Open to Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) majors with a 3.2 GPA at the high school or undergraduate level and 3.5 at the graduate level. Applicants must be enrolled part- or full-time in a STEM degree program and committed to obtaining a professional advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D. Students must reside in the District of Columbia or metropolitan area. The scholarship supports tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters for one academic year (provided funds are available). Award varies March 30 Professor Carolyn Cousin,
Division of Science and Mathematics
Tel: 202.274.5874 or
ccousin@udc.edu
James E. Joseph Endowed Scholarship Mathematics Open to Mathematics majors with a 2.75/3.0 cumulative GPA at the undergraduate/graduate college levels and must maintain a 2.75/3.0 cumulative GPA. Entering freshmen must have been in the upper 25% of their graduating class. The scholarship supports tuition, fees, and books (provided funds are available) for up to four academic years (fall and spring semesters only). Students must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program and reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Up to $7,844 annual award March 30 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
The Drs. Beverly J. and Ronald L. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Mathematical Sciences Open to Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a field in the Mathematical Sciences (i.e., Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science) majors with at least a 3.0 in mathematics courses at UDC. Students must be African American, rising juniors, and enrolled full-time (completed at least 48 hours of coursework at UDC). Up to $2,000 annual award for two years (Beginning the third year, the award  increases to $2,500) Accepting applications for Spring 2022 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
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Nursing

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
The Alva Lorna Alsobrooks Endowed Scholarship Nursing Open to Nursing majors with a 2.7 cumulative GPA and maintain a B or above in all core and specialty courses. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program, submit a current Student Aid Report (SAR) and a personal statement of scholarship interest. A reference letter from a faculty member is required and should highlight applicant’s commitment to nursing through previous work, volunteering, or academic interest. Applicants must reside in the District of Columbia or metropolitan area. While preference will be given to permanent citizens, international students may be considered. The award supports tuition, fees, books, and education supplies. Award varies (allowable annual distribution) Accepting Applications
Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN, 202-274-5916 or
pbroadnax@udc.edu
Tom Hickey Scholarship Nursing
Open to Nursing majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or good academic standing. Recommendation letter from a former teacher or patient. Preference will be given to students who have practical experience in the care of terminally ill patients. New and continuing students are eligible. Applicants must be enrolled in the BSN program and completed two full years of study with a minimum of 62 credit hours or enrolled in the AAS program and completed one full year  of study with 41 credit hours. Applicants must reside in the District of Columbia. The award supports tuition, fees, books, and education-related supplies.
$600 each semester for a total $1,200  annual award Accepting Applications Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN, 202-274-5916 or
pbroadnax@udc.edu
Olender Foundation/
Cadeaux Memorial Nursing Scholarship
(Endowed)
Nursing Open to Nursing majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. One-time award for one year supports tuition only for juniors (third year of study). Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia, a continuing student, full-time enrollment, performed voluntary community service and provide documentation of need. Up to $7,844 annual award for one academic year Accepting Applications Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN, 202-274-5916 or
pbroadnax@udc.edu
Mr. John Word Scholarship Nursing Open to two (2) Nursing majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the college level.  Entering or continuing student enrolled full-time in a two year, undergraduate, or graduate nursing degree program, volunteered or worked as a licensed practical nurse and continuing nursing education, resident of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Outside of the metropolitan area is not excluded.  Provide two letters of character references. Up to $5,000 annual award (renewable) Accepting Applications Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN, 202-274-5916 or
pbroadnax@udc.edu
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Nursing Scholarship Nursing Open to two (2) Nursing majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.   Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in the nursing program and reside and maintain residency in the District of Columbia. A one-time $2,500 annual award March 30 Pier A. Broadnax, Ph.D., RN, 202-274-5916 or
pbroadnax@udc.edu
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Apprenticeship and Technical & Industrial Trades (Endowed) D.C. Apprenticeship School, EMT Training, Homeland Security First Response Training and DC Emergency Dispatching Programs To Be Determined To Be Determined Currently Not Available Dr. Angelyn Flowers 202.274.5689 or aflowers@udc.edu
International Business & Technical Consultants (IBTCI) Scholarships Political Science/concentration in Global Studies or International Relations Open to Political Science majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be enrolled full-time, reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Up to $1,500 annual award (Five $1,500 awards available) Accepting new applications Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
Phyllis Campbell Newsome Memorial (Endowed) Urban Studies (Sustainability) Open to Urban Studies majors with a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA. Four-year award supports tuition and fees. Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia or Montgomery County, MD. Preference will be given to female applicants. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Accepting new applications March 30 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
George “TY” Simpson Scholarship Political Science Open to Political Science majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be in the junior or senior year with a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours and nominated in writing. A written essay is required on a specific topic. Up to $5,000 annual award for four academic years March 30 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
Charles S. Williams Sociology-Anthropology Open to students who complete outstanding research in the Field of Sociology and Anthropology. Award can be used to cover tuition and fees. Up to costs of tuition and fees for one semester March 30 Dr. Sheila H. Martin, Chair, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences 202.274.5787 or smartin@udc.edu
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Graduate Scholarships

All Majors | Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, Management and Graduate Studies | Architecture, Environmental Science, Community Planning, and Urban Sustainability | Arts & Humanities | Community College | Education, Health and Social Work | Mechanical, Electrical, Computer and Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology | Nursing | Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

All Majors

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Clavin Fields (Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate). Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a degree or non-degree program and commit to a minimum of 20 volunteer hours in the Institute of Gerontology. Award can be used to cover tuition, fees, books and related materials, and conference expenses. Award varies (based on availability of funds) Currently Not Available
Dr. James Maiden, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences
202.274-5768 or
james.maiden@udc.edu or The Institute of Gerontology 202.274.6697
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Accounting, Business Administration and Management, Graduate Studies

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative
GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
James Edward Miller Chapman Educational Foundation Scholarship Business Open to Business majors with a 2.75 (undergraduate level) and 3.0 (graduate level) cumulative GPA. A one-time award supports tuition, fees, and books for students enrolled full-time. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and graduates of the DC Public School system. Award available to undergraduate and graduate students. $1,000 annual award April 1 Jian Hua, School of Business and Public Administration 202.274.7138 or jhua@udc.edu
Odessa Starks Davis Memorial Business (Public Administration) Open to Business (Public Administration) majors with a 2.5 (undergraduate level) and 3.0 (graduate level) cumulative GPA. The award supports tuition and fees for students enrolled full-time. Applicants must be graduates of the DC Public School system and committed to Public Service Work. Award varies up to $3,500 April 1 Jian Hua, School of Business and Public Administration 202.274.7138 or jhua@udc.edu
School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA) Business Open to Business degree program majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Award based on availability of funds. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, non-graduating senior or at the graduate level. Award varies (Based upon the availability of funds) April 1 Jian Hua, School of Business and Public Administration 202.274.7138 or jhua@udc.edu
Structured Finance Foundation Scholarship Finance, Accounting, or Economics Open to Finance, Accounting, or Economics degree programs majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Award supports tuition and qualified related expenses for students enrolled full-time. Preferable residence in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia but other residents are eligible. Award available to  undergraduate and graduate level students. Up to $10,000 annual award for four academic years Not Accepting New Applications Dr. Alex Tan, School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6916 or
tihkoon.tan@udc.edu
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Education, Health and Social Work

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative
GPA)
Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Paul Phillips Cooke Teacher Education Open to Teacher Education majors with a 2.8 (undergraduate level) and 3.3 (graduate level) cumulative GPA or higher. Awards are based on availability of funds. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Applicants must submit a 350-word essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; and explaining how you can continue to embrace excellence in teaching by adhering to the tenets of the conceptual framework of the education program – Diversity, Transformation, Reflection, and Collaboration. Up to $2,500 annual award March 30 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
In His Own Words features distinguished scholar, author, statesman, and former president of the District of Columbia Teachers College Paul Phillips Cooke, Ed.D. ’37, who died on July 4, 2010, in Washington, DC. Acclaimed both nationally and internationally as an esteemed educator and leader, Dr. Cooke’s light shone brightly for decades as he led by example and always demanded excellence and more from himself, students and colleagues. Born in NYC on June 29, 1917, Cooke attended DC public schools and matriculated at the renowned Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, noted for its acumen in preparing that era’s Black American youth for higher education and higher paths to workplace success. He received a diploma at Dunbar in 1933 and a Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in English in 1937 from Miner Teachers College. He went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Education in 1941 from New York University, a Master of Arts degree in English Literature in 1943 from the Catholic University of America, and a Doctorate in Education in 1947 from Columbia University. A Professor of English at DC Teachers College from 1944 to 1974, Cooke was named the college’s president in 1966 and served in that capacity until 1974. Cooke authored more than 200 publications and papers and won the admiration and respect of his associates in numerous arenas. Over the years, he remained active in many professional, social, international, community and civic organizations, including the following: Catholic Interracial Council of Washington, DC; American Veterans Committee; World Veterans Federation; and the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Cooke was married to the late Rose Cooke, also a ’37 Miner Teachers College graduate, for 63 years.
The Paul Phillips Cooke Endowed Scholarship Teacher Education Open to Teacher Education majors with a 2.8 (undergraduate level) and 3.0 (graduate level) cumulative GPA or higher. Applicants must reside in the District of Columbia and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Applicants must submit a 350-word essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; and explaining how you can continue to embrace excellence in teaching by adhering to the tenets of the conceptual framework of the education program – Diversity, Transformation, Reflection, and Collaboration. Award supports partial tuition, books and fees (based on availability of funds). Recipients will be selected by the president or treasurer of the Paul Phillips Cooke Scholarship Fund, Inc. Amount varies March 30 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
Seabury Resources for Aging Resch Scholarship MA Rehabilitation Counseling or MS Mental Health Counseling Open to Rehabilitation Counseling or Mental Health Counseling majors with an interest in Gerontology. Applicants must have and maintain at least a 3.3 GPA at the graduate level. Applicants must be enrolled part- or full-time in the graduate counseling degree program. To apply, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Counseling, or related academic area with at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Students must be nominated in writing to the College of Arts and Sciences. Full or partial annual award (based on the availability of funds) Not accepting new applications until Fall 2023 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
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Science and Mathematics

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative
GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Barbara Evans Holmes STEM Endowed Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Open to Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) majors with a 3.2 GPA at the high school or undergraduate level and 3.5 at the graduate level. Applicants must be enrolled part- or full-time in a STEM degree program and committed to obtaining a professional advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D. Students must reside in the District of Columbia or metropolitan area. The scholarship supports tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters for one academic year (provided funds are available). Award varies March 30 Dr. Carolyn Cousin,
Division of Science and Mathematics
Tel: 202.274.5874 or ccousin@udc.edu
James E. Joseph Endowed Scholarship Mathematics
Open to Mathematics majors with a 2.75 cumulative GPA and must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the college level. Entering freshmen must have been in the upper 25% of their graduating class. The scholarship supports tuition, fees, and books (provided funds are available) for up to four academic years (fall and spring semesters only). Students must be enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate or graduate program and reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.
Up to $7,844 annual award April 1 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
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Architecture, Environmental Science, Community Planning, and Urban Sustainability

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative
GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Scholarship Professional Science Master’s (PSM) – Urban Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, or Water Resources Management Open to Professional Science Master’s (PSM) majors with a BS/BA degree and 3.0 cumulative GPA or better. Requires acceptance into the PSM program of interest, full-time enrollment, a personal statement, resume, and two recommendation letters. Award up to $5,000 each semester; renewable up to four semesters not to exceed $20,000 total tuition assistance Accepting new applications November 1 for Academic Year 2022-2023 Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director of Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), 202-274-5273 or tdeksissa@udc.edu
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative
GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
The Dr. April Massey Scholarship Speech-Language Pathology Open to Speech-Language Pathology majors with at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA in courses at UDC. Applicants must be second-year student, enrolled full-time, and preference for assessing and treating early childhood clients with delayed language skills. Domestic and international students may apply.
Two recipients each awarded $2,450 for an academic year (provided funds are available)
March 30 Dr. Thomas Licata, College of Arts and Sciences
202.274.5801 or thomas.licata@udc.edu
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