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High School Senior Scholarships

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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 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 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 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’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 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 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 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 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 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 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 $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 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 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 School system. Award available to undergraduate and graduate 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 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 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’s or baccalaureate’s 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; 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. 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 Dr. Susan Kliman, Chair
Department of Architecture & Urban Sustainability
202.274.5774 or susan.kliman@udc.edu
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Undergraduate Scholarships

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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 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 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 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 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
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 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 be residents of the District of Columbia and U.S. citizens. 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 School system. Award available to undergraduate and graduate students. $1000 annual award 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 School 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 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 15 – CLOSED 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 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 15 – CLOSED 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, 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 15 Ms. Edna King, UDC Foundation
202.274.5312 or eking@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 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 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 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’s 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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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’s or baccalaureate’s 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 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 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, 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) 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’s degree program (41 credit hours) or baccalaureate’s 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 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 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 | Architecture and Urban Sustainability | Accounting, Business Administration and Management | Community College | Computer Science and Information Technology | Education, Health and Social Work | Engineering and Applied Sciences | Nursing | Science 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
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 School system. Award available to undergraduate and graduate 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 School 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 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 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 upon 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 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 15 – CLOSED 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 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 15 – CLOSED 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 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 15
Dr. Leona A. Harris, Chair, Division of Sciences and Mathematics
202.274.7401
leona.harris@udc.edu
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Other Resources

Name of Scholarship Program/Major Coverage and Eligibility Requirements
(cumulative
GPA)
Award Amount Deadline to Apply Contact
Holliday Karatinos Scholarship Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics Essay contest (600+ words) $2,500
$1,500
$500
June 8, 2018 Complete Details: https://www.helpinginjuredpeople.com/college-scholarship/
Creative Scholarship Competition The law office of Michael H. Schwartz, P.C., is providing high school juniors, seniors and current college students an opportunity to win scholarship money to help further their education. The firm is offering a total of $1,500 in scholarships ($1,000 for first place and $500 for second) to students who attend or plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university anywhere in the United States. Winners will be chosen based on a submitted essay or video (details below), school activities, leadership positions, honors and awards, community service, academic performance, and professional pursuits.  Please follow the link to apply directly to this scholarship opportunity…

  • A U.S. citizen or a legal permanent U.S. resident
  • Enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States or
  • A high school junior or senior who plans to enroll in a two-year or four-year college or university in the United StatesRequirements for Application
  • Applicants must submit the following to ereiss@consultwebs-email.com for consideration in the scholarship competition:
    • A digital photo of yourself (.jpg)
    • A copy of your high school or college transcript; and
    • A creative project on the following topic:
$1000 1st Place
$500 2nd Place
www.nylegalhelp.com/creative-scholarship-competition/
Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, Inc. 2018 Scholarship 3rd and 4th year students

2.5 GPA minimum

Demonstrated financial need

$5,000 to $15,000 Applications due July 13th Email scholarships@mpbp.org for application form and instructions on how to apply.
Padua Latino Justice Scholarship Law Student or Undergraduate Student interested in pursuing a career in law. Law Offices of Alejandro Padua is offering the Padua Latino Justice Scholarship of $2500 to a student currently enrolled in a U.S. University or Law School who are in need of financial assistance in order to help them achieve their academic and professional dreams. We are particularly encouraging applications from undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients and DREAMers, and students with pending immigrant or nonimmigrant visa applications.

  • Must currently be a law student or undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in law.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your educational institution and provide current transcripts.
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide an introduction including: name, address, and the name of the School you’re looking to attend.
  • Must provide a short written or video essay describing a current legal issue and a potential solution they believe is important to achieving greater justice or equality in the future by August 15th, 2018.
  • A winner will be chosen on October 1st, 2018.
$2500 August 15th, 2018 All essay submissions should be sent to scholarship@abogadosdeaccidente.com
The Medical Malpractice Help Community Service Scholarship All Majors
The Medical Malpractice Help Community Service Scholarship recognizes the time, effort, and sacrifice that students spend to make a difference in their communities, not to mention the real-world experience that students gain in the process.

  • Follow application instructions and submit requested documentation in desired format;
  • Apply via the form located on the application page;
  • Must be a senior in high school or currently enrolled in an accredited college or university;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Be U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a permanent resident; and
  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of enrollment in college or university.

Terms and conditions

$1,500 December 18, 2018 See complete details and application process: https://www.medicalmalpracticehelp.com/community-service-scholarship/
Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarships All Majors The Randall Blair Isenberg Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or formally accepted to any accredited U.S. community college, undergraduate or graduate degree program. This includes incoming students who currently hold a high school diploma or GED. Students must be scheduled to start their post-secondary program not later than Fall of 2018.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by the time of award and either a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Applicants may not be employees of the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, temporary residents, or international students.
  • Only one (1) submission per applicant is allowed.
  • The scholarship winner will be determined by our review committee alone and all decisions are final.

Incomplete submissions will be discarded and not considered for the scholarship.

Scholarship terms and conditions

 

$500 March 15, 2019 See complete details and application process:

https://www.rbisenberg.com/alcohol-addiction-awareness-scholarship/

Study and Intern Abroad Programs 2018/2019 All Majors
For this academic year, Winter, Spring and Summer Programs will be offered in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston & San Francisco.  Programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student in Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.
City Internships 2018/19 Prospectus
Apply directly to: https://city-internships.com/apply
Community Superhero Scholarship All Majors
Must be an active community hero or doing some good for your community and improving the lives of others.
Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrable history of community service and volunteerism
  • Submit an essay on the topic: How are you a superhero in your community?
  • Submit an unofficial transcript
  • Agree to the scholarship terms and conditions
$1,500 June 30, 2019 See complete details and application process: https://dmillerlaw.com/community-superhero-scholarship/
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