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High School Senior Scholarships

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

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. 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 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 participated in the H.O.P.E. Program $1,500 per semester or $3,000 an academic year for four years March 15 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 Schools 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 15 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 or baccalaureate 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 RickGreeneScholarshipTrust@gmail.com to obtain an application or www.facebook.com/RickGreeneScholarshipTrust.org to obtain an application
Make-a-Way Scholarship All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. . Applicants must be first-year freshmen, a current-year graduate from the District of Columbia Public Schools System or a school in the metropolitan area and eligible to complete the FAFSA. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate 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 two academic years provided the recipient remains eligible. Up to $9,600 annual award for two academic years March 15 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 Schools System graduates and reside in the District of Columbia. Applicants must 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 March 15 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 Schools System. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate 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 $7,500 annual award for two academic years March 15 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 Schools System, eligible and complete the FAFSA and intend to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate degree program. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Mach 15 Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Accounting, Business Administration and Management

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 2.75 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 Schools System. Award available to undergraduate and graduate level students. $1,000 annual award March 15 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
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Engineering and Applied Sciences

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 Schools System, recommended by a high school counselor, eligible for FAFSA and write a 500-word essay. Tuition, Fees, Books
(four – academic years)
Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years March 15 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 or baccalaureate degree program. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years March 15 Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202.274.5220 or devas.shetty@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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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 15 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 cumulative GPA and must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the college level. Entering freshmen must have been in 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. Leona A. Harris, Chair, Division of Sciences and Mathematics
202.274.7401
leona.harris@udc.edu
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Architecture & 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, MD. Preference will be given to female applicants. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years March 15 Ms. 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 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 Professor Elgloria Harrison 202.274.6366 or eharrison@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 and have completed the sophomore year. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a baccalaureate degree program and reside in the District of Columbia or the metropolitan area (Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties or Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia). A written essay is required. Award supports tuition and fees for two years. Up to $7,844 annual award for two academic years March 15 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 Schools System or a school in the metropolitan area.  An essay is required and recommendation letter. $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 Schools System graduates and reside in the District of Columbia. Applicants must 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 March 15 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. $1,000 annual award March 15 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
Tri-States Association(Endowed) All Majors Open to all majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. A written essay is required, full-time enrollment and resident of 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 15 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Accounting, Business Administration and Management

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Altrusa International Business Open to Business majors enrolled at the junior level or non-graduating senior. Applicants must residents of the District of Columbia and a U.S. citizen. Up to $1,500 April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6617  rgaston@udc.edu
James Edward Miller Chapman Foundation Scholarship Business Open to Business majors with 2.75 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 Schools System. Award available to undergraduate and graduate level students. $1000 annual award April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6617  rgaston@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 Schools System and committed to Public Service Work. Award varies, up to $3,500 April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6617  rgaston@udc.edu
Pepco Scholarship Business Open to Business degree program majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and eligible to complete the FAFSA. Scholarship supports tuition, fees and books for students enrolled full-time Up to $1,800 annual award April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6617  rgaston@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 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , School of Business and Public Administration
202.274.6617  rgaston@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 in the Teacher Education Program. Applicants must submit a 350-word essay that describes why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; explain 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 15 Dr. Sandra Yates (syates@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 admitted in the Teacher Education Program. Applicants must submit a 350-word essay that describes why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; explain 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 15 Dr. Sandra Yates (syates@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, a first-semester junior, graduate of the District of Columbia Public Schools System and reside in the District of Columbia. Award supports tuition and fees for two years. $2,000 annual award for two years March 15 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
Robert T. Bonds Memorial (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 degree program and be a resident of DC, Maryland or Virginia. Up to $8,744 annual award for four academic years March 15 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Engineering and Applied Sciences

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 Schools 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 March 15 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 or baccalaureate degree program. Up to $7,844 annual award for four academic years Currently Not Available
Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202.274.5220 or devdas.shetty@udc.edu
XEROX 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 15 Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202/274-5220 or devas.shetty@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 15 Dr. Judith Korey
Music Program,
Division of Arts and Humanities
202.274.5803 or jkorey@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 March 15 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 15 Professor Olive Vassell, Division of Arts and Humanities
202.274.7402 or ovassell@udc.edu
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Architecture 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 or baccalaureate degree program. Need based documentation required. Award varies (based upon availability of funds) Contact Dr. Kliman Dr. Susan Kliman, Chair
Department of Architecture & Urban Sustainability
202.274.5774 or susan.kliman@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 March 15 Dr. Susan Kliman, Chair
Department of Architecture & Urban Sustainability
202.274.5774 or susan.kliman@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 15 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 cumulative GPA and must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the college level. Entering freshmen must have been in 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 15 Dr. Leona A. Harris, Chair, Division of Sciences and Mathematics
202.274.7401
leona.harris@udc.edu
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Nursing and Allied Sciences

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, volunteer 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) March 15 Dr. Pier Broadnax, RN Program Director/RN to BSN Program, broadnax@udc.edu  202.274.5916
Tom Hickey Scholarship Nursing Open to Nursing majors with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Recommendation letter from a former teacher or patient and must have practical experience.  Applicants must be continuing students who have completed two years of study and admitted to an associate degree program (41 credit hours) or baccalaureate degree program (62 credit hours). Applicants must reside in the District of Columbia. The award supports tuition, fees, books and education supplies. $600 annual award March 15 Dr. Pier Broadnax, RN Program Director/RN to BSN Program, broadnax@udc.edu  202.274.5916
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 March 15 Dr. Pier Broadnax, RN Program Director/RN to BSN Program, broadnax@udc.edu  202.274.5916
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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 Professor Angelyn Flowers 202.274-5689 or aflowers@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 March 15 Dr. Susan Kliman, Chair, Department of Architecture & Urban Sustainability
202-274-5774 or susan.kliman@udc.edu
Charles S. Williams Sociology-Anthropology Open to student completing 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 15 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 | Business | Education | Mathematics

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
Professor Elgloria Harrison, Special Assistant to the Dean, CAUSES 202.274.6366 or eharrison@udc.edu or The Institute of Gerontology 202.274.6697
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Accounting, Business Administration and Management

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 2.75 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 Schools System. Award available to undergraduate and graduate level students. $1,000 annual award April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. ,  School of Business and Public Administration 202.274.6617 or rgaston@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 Schools System and committed to Public Service Work. Award varies up to $3,500 April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. ,  School of Business and Public Administration 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
Pepco Business Open to Business degree program majors with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Applicants must be District of Columbia (DC) residents and eligible to complete the FAFSA.  Scholarship supports tuition, fees and books for students enrolled full-time Up to $1,800 annual award April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. ,  School of Business and Public Administration 202.274.6617 or rgaston@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 upson the availability of funds) April 1 Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. ,  School of Business and Public Administration 202.274.6617 or rgaston@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 admitted in the Teacher Education Program.  Applicants must submit a 350-word essay that describes why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; explain 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. Amount Varies March 15 Dr. Sandra Yates (syates@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.
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 in the Teacher Education Program.  Applicants must submit a 350-word essay that describes why you have chosen to pursue a teacher education major; explain 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 15 Dr. Sandra Yates (syates@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 15 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 cumulative GPA and must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the college level. Entering freshmen must have been in 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 15
Dr. Leona A. Harris, Chair, Division of Sciences and Mathematics
202.274.7401
leona.harris@udc.edu
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