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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 Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Herb Block Scholarship All Majors 2.0 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 Majors 1.5 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 15 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles A. Horsky (Endowed) All Majors 3.0 • 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 15 Ms. Edna  King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
The Rick Greene Scholarship Award All Majors 2.0 or “Pass” on a “Pass/Fail” Scale • D.C. Resident
• D.C. Public Schools
• Admitted to Baccalaureate• Disadvantaged US Citizen
• Enrolled in Vocational Training Program or Admitted to Associate or Baccalaureate Degree Program
• Full or Part-time Enrollment
• Demonstrate Positive Character Traits, currently employed full or part-time, verification of  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
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Business

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
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Engineering & Architecture

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
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 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 2.5 • 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 Available Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202.274.5220 or devas.shetty@udc.edu
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Mathematics

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
James E. Joseph Endowed Scholarship Mathematics 2.75 • Entering freshmen 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 15 Dr. Jeffery Fleming, Chair, Department of Mathematics
202/274-6219 or jfleming@udc.edu
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Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and Urban Studies

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Phyllis Campbell Newsome Memorial  (Endowed) Urban Studies 3.0 • Female
• D.C. or Montgomery County (MD) Resident
• 500-Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees
(four – academic years)
Currently Not Available 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 Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Clavin Fields (Endowed) All Majors 2.5 (Undergraduate)
3.0 (Graduate)
• Full-time Enrollment
• Minimum of 20 Volunteer Hours in Institute of Gerontology
Tuition, Fees, Books, Conference Expenses, and Related Materials Currently Not Available Professor Elgloria Harrison 202/274-6366 or eharrison@udc.edu or The Institute of Gerontology 202/274-6697
Herb Block Scholarship All Majors 2.0 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.orgto obtain an application
or
Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Julia P. Marshall (Endowed) All Majors 2.5 • 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 Available Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Masonic Emergency Fund of the Grand Lodge of DC All Majors 2.5 • 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) 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 3.0 • 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 Available Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Tri-States Association(Endowed) All Majors 3.0 • 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 Available Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
University Grant Fund & Application All Majors 2.5 • 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 15 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Business

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Altrusa International Business 3.0 • U.S. Citizen
• D.C. Resident
• Junior or Non-graduating Senior
$1,500 April 1 Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
James Edward Miller Chapman Business 2.75
• D.C. Resident
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• Available to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
• Full-Time Enrollment
Tuition, Fees, Books ($1000) April 1 Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
Odessa Starks Davis Memorial Business (Public Administration) 2.5 GPA (undergraduate)
3.0 GPA (graduate)
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• Commitment to Public Service Work
• Full-Time Enrollment
$3,500 April 1 Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
Pepco Business 3.0 • U.S. Citizen
• D.C. Resident
• Full-Time Enrollment
Tuition, Fees, Books April 1 Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA) Business 3.0 • Sophomore, Junior, Non-graduating Senior or Graduate Level Varies based upon the availability of funds April 1 Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
School of Business & Public Administration Dean’s Award – This Scholarship is CLOSED Business 3.4 • Junior, Non-graduating Senior or Graduate Level $1,500 ($750.00 per semester) March 1 – This Scholarship is CLOSED Ms.Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq., 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
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Education

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Paul Phillips Cooke Teacher Education Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better (undergraduate) or 3.3 or better (graduate).
  • Must be a DC Resident
  • Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program
  • 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.
$2,500 (graduate); $2,500(undergraduate) – Academic Year 2017 – 2018 March 15, 2017 Dr. Lena Walton (lwalton@udc.edu) 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.
Charles and LaVerne Earley Elementary Education (Teaching as a career) 2.5 • D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• D.C. Resident
• Admitted to Baccalaureate Degree Program in Elementary Education
• First-Semester Junior
• 500-Word Essay
Tuition, Fees ($1,000 per semester) July 30 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
Robert T. Bonds Memorial (Endowed) Education 2.5 • 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 Available Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202/274-5312 or eking@udc.edu
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Engineering and Architecture

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
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 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 2.5
• 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 Available
Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202/274-5220 or devdas.shetty@udc.edu
Friends of Architecture Architecture 2.5 • Senior (first or second semester)
• Admitted to Associate or Baccalaureate Degree Program
• Need Basis
Varies based upon availability of funds February 15 Mr. Clarence Pearson
Dept. of Engineering, Architecture & Aerospace Technology
202/274-5059 or ssaunders@udc.edu
XEROX/SEAS Engineering To be Determined • Laboratory Fellows Varies based upon the availability of funds February 15 Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
202/274-5220 or devas.shetty@udc.edu
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English

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Norma Holloway and Julius A. Johnson
(Endowed)
English 3.0
• First-semester Senior
• Written Essay
• Two Recommendation Letters from English Department
Tuition, Fees, Books
($1000 per academic year)
February 15 Chair 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 Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Max Robinson Mass Media, Visual, and Performing Arts 2.5 • 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 18 Professor Olive Vassell, Department of Mass Media, Visual and Performing Arts
202.274.7402 or ovassell@udc.edu
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Mathematics

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
James E. Joseph Endowed Scholarship Mathematics 2.75
• 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 15 Dr. Jeffrey Fleming Chair,
Department of Mathematics
202.274.6219 or jfleming@udc.edu
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Music

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Jazz Ensemble/Lab Band Music 2.0 (Cumulative)
3.0 (Applied Major)
• Freshman and Continuing Students
• Full-time enrollment
• Audition
Tuition, Fees
(Varies based on availability of funds)
Available Dr. Judith Korey
Music Program
Dept. Of Mass Media, Visual & Performing Arts
202.274.5803 or jkorey@udc.edu
Music Dept. Fund Music 2.0 (Cumulative)
3.0 (Applied Major)
• Freshman and Continuing Students Audition Tuition, Fees
(Availability of Funds)
February 15 Dr. 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 Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Tom Hickey Nursing 2.5 • 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 15 Pier Broadnax, Director Director of Nursing
pbroadnax@udc.edu | 202.274.5916
Olendar Foundation/
Cadeaux Memorial Nursing
(Endowed)
Nursing 3.0
• 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 15 Pier Broadnax, Director Director of Nursing
pbroadnax@udc.edu | 202.274.5916
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Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology and Urban Studies

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage 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 To Be Determined Currently Not Available Professor Angelyn Flowers
202.274-5689 or aflowers@udc.edu
Phyllis Campbell Newsome Memorial (Endowed) Urban Studies 3.0 • Female
• D.C. or Montgomery County (MD) Resident
• 500-Word Essay
Full Tuition, Fees
(four – academic years)
Currently Not Available Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@udc.edu
Charles S. Williams Sociology-Anthropology N/A • Outstanding Research in Field of Sociology & Anthropology Tuition, Fees February 15 Dr. Sheila H. Martin 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 Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Clavin Fields (Endowed) All Majors 2.5 (Undergraduate)

3.0 (Graduate)

• Full-time Enrollment
• Minimum of 20 Volunteer Hours in Institute of Gerontology
Tuition, Fees, Books, Conference Expenses, and Related Materials Currently Not Available Professor Elgloria Harrison 202/274-6366 or eharrison@udc.edu
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Business

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Odessa Starks Davis Memorial Business (Public Administration) 2.5 GPA (undergraduate)
3.0 GPA (graduate)
• D.C. Public Schools Graduate
• Commitment to Public Service Work
• Full-Time Enrollment
Amount Varies March 1 Ms. Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
Pepco Business 3.0 • U.S. Citizen
• D.C. Resident
• Full-Time Enrollment
Tuition, Fees, Books
(Maximum $1,800)
March 1 Ms. Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA) Business 3.0 • Sophomore, Junior, Non-graduating Senior or Graduate Level Varies based upon the availability of funds March 1 Ms. Racquel Brown-Gaston, Esq. , 202.274.6617 or rgaston@udc.edu
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Education

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
Paul Phillips Cooke Teacher Education Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or better (undergraduate) or 3.3 or better (graduate).
  • Must be a DC Resident
  • Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program
  • 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.
$2,500 (graduate); $2,500 (undergraduate) – Academic Year 2017 – 2018 March 15, 2017 Dr. Lena Walton (lwalton@udc.edu) 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.
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Mathematics

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Eligibility Requirements GPA (cumulative) Coverage Coverage Deadline to Apply Contact
James E. Joseph Endowed Scholarship Mathematics 2.75 • 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 15
Dr. Jeffrey Fleming, Chair,
Department of Mathematics
202.274.6219 or jfleming@udc.edu
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