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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! 

Carolyn M. Harris HBCU Scholarship Award

The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church offers the Carolyn M. Harris HBCU Scholarship Award of $1,000 to an incoming freshman at an HBCU with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who is a member of a musical group or (music) education major.
Award Amount

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: January 23

Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith HBCU Scholarship Award

Established in 2003, the HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church offers the Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith HBCU Scholarship Award of $2,000 to an incoming freshman at an HBCU with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Award Amount

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: January 23

InspirASIAN Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are currently enrolled as high school seniors. Students must have made a contribution to the Asian/Pacific American community and reside in one of the nine states or regions with an active Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) chapter.
Award Amount

Total: $28000

Awards: 28

Deadline

Deadline: January 31

District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship

The District of Columbia Nursing Scholarship is a one-time $2,500 award given annually to two students in financial need who are residents in the District of Columbia who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a Nursing program at the University of the District of Columbia. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required.
Award Amount

Total: $5000

Awards: 2

Deadline

Deadline: January 31

MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge

This award is for U.S. high school juniors and seniors who participate in a mathematical modeling challenge as part of a school-based group.
Award Amount

Total: $20000

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: February 21

Lewis-Clark State College Presidential Out-of-State Scholarship

High school seniors and transfer students who are not residents of Idaho and are planning to enroll at Lewis-Clark State College for the first time are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must plan to enroll full time.
Award Amount

Total: $20238

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: March 01

NFMC/Irma Carey Wilson Music Therapy Award

This award is available for currently enrolled U.S. college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Students must be pursuing a degree in music therapy or interning for music therapy, and must attend a school accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.
Award Amount

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline

Deadline: March 01

James G. Pulos Memorial Scholarship

This award is for full-time graduate and undergraduate students involved in the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) or of Greek heritage. Applicants must major in engineering, medical studies, or nursing and must be a resident of Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Deleware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, or Washington, D.C..
Award Amount

Total: $1250

Awards: 2

Deadline

Deadline: March 31

Esparanza Education Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available to U.S. students residing in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia who plan to attend a public college or university. Applicants must have immigrated to the U.S. since birth, or have two parents who were both immigrants.
Award Amount

Total: $35000

Awards: 7

Deadline

Deadline: April 01

HBCU Connect Minority Student Scholarship

HBCUConnect.com encourages minority students from all around the nation to pursue bachelors degrees at U.S. historically black colleges and universities. Applicants must be minority graduating high school seniors, transfer, or full time undergraduate students attending historically black college or university.
Award Amount

Total: $4000

Awards: 4

Deadline

Deadline: April 01