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Do you share something in common with the President — such as calling Washington, D.C. home? If so, you may qualify for these DC college scholarships! Even though it’s not a state, there are still several awards for college dollars available to students and residents of the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. is home to iconic landmarks, such as the White House, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and many others. It is also home to some of the top universities, like Georgetown University (GU), George Washington University (GWU), American University, and Howard University. If you’re a student or resident of the District of Columbia and plan to attend a school in the nation’s capital, you may be able to add a bit more “capital” to your college savings. Check out our list DC college scholarships for District of Columbia students, and apply online today! 

Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation Scholarship

The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation offers scholarships worth $14,000. Two $2,000 scholarships for high school seniors and two $5,000 college/university scholarships.

Total: $14000

Awards: 4

Deadline: June 15, 2023

KASF Eastern Region Scholarship

This award is available for Korean-American students living in and attending school in Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and plan to enroll full time.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 30, 2023

NetJets Aviation Maintenance SkillPointe Scholarship

NetJets, the global leader in private aviation, is proud to support the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals with this $50,000 Scholarship Fund. The NetJets Aviation Maintenance SkillPointe Scholarship will award five (5) $5,000 scholarships in both 2022 and 2023 for aviation maintenance technician education to individuals planning to earn their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License and work in eleven NetJets Service Hubs (below).

Total: $5000

Awards: 5

Deadline: June 30, 2023

2023 Young Innovator Scholarship

Ifrah Law believes in supporting the innovative ideas and creations of students who are pursuing their college education. That is why we are proud to announce our 2023 Young Innovator Scholarship! We want to hear about your innovative ideas and why they will be beneficial to society. Whether you have previously created an idea, want to create your idea, or are in the process of creating your idea, we want to hear about it. Please also include how you thought of your innovative idea.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship Award

This award is available for young adult survivors of cancer who were 15 years or older during treatment, or 15 years or older during the treatment of their parent or sibling.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01

Shoe City Scholarship

This award is for high school seniors who are residents of Maryland or Washington, D.C. The student must attend an accredited college or university full-time in the fall and must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1500

Awards: 4

Deadline: April 01

SWE Baltimore-Washington Section – Freshman Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. female incoming and current college freshmen who are majoring in engineering or computer science and have grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. Students must reside in the following zip code areas: District of Columbia, 200 or 202-205; Maryland, 206-212, 214, 216-217; Virginia, 201, 220-223.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01

Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowship Program

Graduate students who show an interest in pursuing a career in advocacy through public affairs, lobbying or government relations and are attending or planning to attend one of the foundation’s participating universities (or attend a non-participating university and receive special permission from the foundation) are eligible to apply for this award. Students must work on a full-time (40 hours per week) basis. The average recipient of this award has a 3.67 grade point average.

Total: $8000

Awards: 15

Deadline: May 03

Last Dollar Award

U.S. high school graduates who are residents of Washington, D.C. and attended a Washington, D.C. high school are eligible for this award. Students must have a minumim GPA of 2.0 and must file a DC-CAP authorization form, a FAFSA, and DC LEAP and DC TAG applications to apply.

Total: $10000

Awards: 450

Deadline: May 31

Horatio Alger District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia Scholarship Program

This award is for high school seniors who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and unmet financial need.

Total: $10000

Awards: 10

Deadline: October 25