The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school.
Financial aid is money that helps you pay for higher education. Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have special talents, skills, or who have earned good grades. Need-based financial aid is given to students who demonstrate that they have financial need. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.
HEFS administers the District of Columbia’s state-level higher education grant program: the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in additional to the merit based grant the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). HEFS also provides students with information and resources on scholarships to help fund their college education.
To be eligible, you must:
Essay Topic for the Community Volunteer Scholarship:
To be considered for the scholarship, all applicants must write a 750-word essay on the following topic:
“Explain how you go above and beyond in your community by volunteering. Please describe the causes or organizations you support and explain how your efforts help make life better for the members of your community. Finally, tell us how you plan to help your community through your future career.”
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Deadline: June 15, 2021
Millions of people suffer from various physical and mental disabilities, and unfortunately, they also deal with disability discrimination and disproportionate representation in the impoverished population.
Continuing discussions and raising awareness for people with disabilities is fundamentally important to ensure equal rights, treatment, and opportunity for all people.
To support those with disabilities, the WiseGeek Disability Scholarship will be awarded to one student at any grade level or field of study who has a disability and large ambitions for their life.
* Students with mental or physical disabilities
* U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident
How to Apply:
You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. Just set up a student profile on Bold.org and submit your application.
Deadline: August 2, 2021
Deadline: Before May 15th of every year.
To be eligible Scholarship, a student must:
To enter, students must write a 750-word essay, or infographic on one of the following topics:
•The Event That Significantly Changed My Life
•Best Methods of Diversifying Your Education Background
•Meaningful Decisions That Impacted My Personal Development
After writing your essay, please send it to email@example.com. All essays must be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format with all required documentation.
Deadline: Winners are selected Quarterly, with application submission deadlines on March 28, June 28, September 28, December 28.
Paragon Remodeling, Inc. is a Design & Build Firm that offers new construction and remodeling services for general home improvement. We specialize in various remodeling services, from minor room designs to building dream homes and additions.
Required Application Details
Deadline: July 31, 2021
How To Apply?
To apply for this scholarship program, the students need to submit a wireframe of a mobile game with excellent UX and UI which can work on Android and iOS both.
You can email the wire frame in the form of PDF and above mentioned details on firstname.lastname@example.org before 15th May of every year.
To successfully apply the gaming scholarship the Applicants:
To apply for this engineering scholarship program, you need to submit a project relating to your course of study. This project can be in the form of a thesis, video, or a project report which is a combination of text and images.
Send this project through email on: email@example.com before 15th May of every year.
Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.
- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.
- Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.
- All fields of study and GPA's will be considered.
To apply, submit an essay of 500-1000 words sharing your story based on the questions below. Applications will be reviewed with impact in mind. We’re looking for applicants with tremendous passion and drive for big dreams, where winning the scholarship would bring them meaningfully closer to achieving their goals.
Deadline: The scholarship is awarded twice a year. The two application deadlines are June 30th and December 31st.
All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
Required Application Details:
Deadline: All applications must be submitted by September 15, annually.
A Scholarship For Those Interested in an IT Career Path.
You must submit a brief essay explaining the effect that internet technology has had on your life. In 5 paragraphs or fewer, you should describe any specific examples and ultimately display how technology has impacted and/or inspired you.
This is a $1,000 scholarship that is awarded on December 5th of each year. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is November 1st of each year.
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program is a financial needs based initiative that offers undergraduate students an unmatched experience in a diverse and inclusive environment. Undergraduate students, serving as scholarship recipients with the CIA, attend an accredited college/university on a full-time basis and work during summer breaks at the Agency.
If selected as a scholarship recipient, you will receive a wide array of benefits, including:
Because the CIA invests in scholarship recipients, accepting an offer means continued employment with the Agency for a specified time frame.
The team at Hammack Law Firm has a personal understanding of autism, including what is involved in raising and being a sibling to a person with autism. Lawyer Paul Hammack is the parent of an autistic child and has witnessed the impact of being on the spectrum for an autistic child in school.
Eligibility for the Scholarship
In order to qualify for the Living With Autism scholarship, applicants must:
Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Do you have an interest in real estate regardless of major or academic pursuits?!?! At Davis Property Management we applaud and respect your choice and want to help you achieve your goal academically.
Each submission should be between 750 and 1000 words in length. The topic of the essay should be related to careers in the real estate field. The essay should target and benefit anyone who wants a career in real estate that is just getting started or hasn’t yet begun. It should speak to these individuals who don’t know much about Real Estate.
Topics or suggestions could be- skills critical for all real estate professionals including but not limited to the skills needed as a real estate agent, property manager, appraiser, maintenance technician etc. How can these skills or networks help save time and money?
Other topics to touch on include programs and certifications that are important for those entering the real estate field.Essays will be judged based on the level of helpfulness they can deliver as well as their tone and sincerity. Essays should have proper spelling, punctuation and grammar, and sentence structure.
Any undergraduate or graduate college student who is currently enrolled in college may apply. Applicable programs listed on website.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
For more details please visit: https://www.davispropertymanagement.com/davis-property-management-scholarship/
Hill & Ponton is pleased to be supporting veterans as they further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans. Each year, four scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to the strongest candidates.
Following active duty service, many United States military veterans choose to earn a higher education degree. This path can help former military service members adapt to civilian life and launch a fulfilling future, whether through a community college or state university. However, what if you can’t afford the tuition?
Financial aid and military scholarships can help veterans and their family members pursue their educational goals. The specifics of this financial support varies per scholarship award, yet most offer tuition assistance up to a certain monetary amount. Student loans and financial aid may help with payment as well, depending on the applicant’s financial need.
Application Deadlines: May 1st and November 1st of each year.
Deadline: April. 19, 2021
If you have enrolled for any engineering course, whether it is mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering or even agricultural engineering, this scholarship program is there to aid you financially. On winning this scholarship, you get $5000 as a reward which you can use against your tuition fees and other expenses related to your education.
For eligibility criteria, application process and more details please visit: https://www.aistechnolabs.com/scholarship-program-engineering-students/
Deadline: 15th May of every year.
Check out our Scholarship, Grant and Fellowship Award opportunities, and remember: The deadline to apply is March 1 at Noon CT w/ acceptance notifications being April 5, 2021.
We have a limited capacity of attendees for WiCyS 2021. As always, we expect that 50% of the attendees will be students from High School, 2 and 4-year institutions at all levels of education, and 50% professionals at various levels of their careers. Students must apply for WiCyS scholarships to attend the conference (there is no general WiCyS 2021 registration for students) and have to be a current WiCyS student member to apply. All students must apply for registration assistance (includes reduced rate registration that includes all activities and meals). Students receiving the scholarship will pay a minimal $40 registration processing fee instead of the conference registration cost of $450. Optionally, students can request a lodging scholarship (two nights of complimentary shared lodging—September 8 and 9) and/or travel stipend ($500).
Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students.
To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline of June 30, 2021. Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.
Each scholar will be able to avail the following benefits:
Deadline: May 15th of every year
Eligibility Criteria For The Program:
Deadline: May 15th of every year
The 2021 Snort Scholarship program awards 2 individual scholarships of $10,000 to eligible applicants payable on behalf of the awardee by Cisco directly to his or her designated Qualified Organization. These scholarships are awarded for the 2021/2022 school year to eligible students (undergraduate or graduate) who submit a complete Application to participate in the Drawing.
The Drawing begins April 1, 2021 and closes at 5:00 pm ET on April 30, 2021.
Public Relations is about building positive relationships between an organization, business or individual and the public. After providing services for 15 years, we thought of how we could give back to our community in a meaningful way. In 2020 we launched the DigitalPR Scholarship. This scholarship will award one applicant with $1,000 to be applied to their tuition and/or educational expenses. While we encourage those in marketing and public relations to submit an application, individuals from any major may apply. In an effort to make the application process as easy as possible, all we require is the below form be completed along with the submission of a 400- to 600-word essay answering the following question:"In your opinion, what company has the best digital public relations strategy in 2020? Why? What separates the branding from the competition?"
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Deadline: June 30, 2021
All applications must be submitted by December 31, 2021 at 11:59PM.
Steps to Apply
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, veterans, their spouses, or dependents who are currently attending four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. (not community colleges) and enrolled as full-time students in an eligible degree program.
Active-duty personnel or veterans enrolled as full-time freshmen are eligible to apply; spouses or dependents must be at least second-year students enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.
Are you majoring in Computer or Electrical Engineering? Looking for $30,000 a year to pay for college? If so, maybe the Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) can assist you in reaching your goal! Stop in the Financial Aid Office for an application.
To give back to the community, Earnest launched a scholarship fund that will help 50 students take on less debt. For every student loan we refinance, we put a percentage of our profits towards the scholarship fund. The Earnest Scholarship Fund awards $5,000 to 50 deserving students. There are no essays to write and no fees, to ensure every student has the opportunity to enter the scholarship.
Who can enter
Who is eligible to apply for an IFMA Foundation Scholarship:
Deadline: April 30, 2021
The (ISC)² Foundation is proud to help open doors to future information security professionals with scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Find out how to make a life changing move that will help put your career in the fast lane!
AAAS Science & Technology provides professional development opportunity to Doctoral students interested in learning about the science-policy interface while applying their scientific and technical knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policy realm.
The Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program (formerly Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Fund) provides need-based funding for eligible DC residents earning their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree at select area colleges and universities.
The program is a last-dollar award designed to fill the gap between a student’s financial aid package and the cost of attendance. Recipients of Mayor’s Scholars funding can receive up to $4,000 per year, for up to 4 years for an associate’s degree, and up to 6 years for a bachelor’s degree. The funds are available first-come, first-serve, and you must re-apply each year. There is no guarantee you will receive funding, as funds are only available until they run out.
The application is available on the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education website http://osse.dc.gov/MayorsScholars
Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31
Applicant must be currently seeking a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree as a full-time student in the field of business at an accredited institution. Business can include (but is not limited to): accounting, advertising, business administration, economics, finance, human resources, international relations, management, political science, public relations, etc. Minimum 3.0 GPA and good standing in program required. Applicant must fill out the AfterCollege application and complete their profile which will be the criteria (with specific emphasis on the personal statement) used to determine the recipient of the award.
Sponsored by AfterCollege, Inc.
Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31 Minimum GPA: 3 Study Areas: business
Contact Information: (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org (Telephone) (415) 263-1300
Enrollment Level: College Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior, Master's-level study and Doctoral-level study.
A Neumann & Associates, LLC has established an Annual $1,000 Business Scholarship Program sponsoring talented students who plan to pursue a career in business.The scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best 500-word essay entitled, “What it Takes to be Successful in Business” after the ANA team reviews all submissions.
Criteria:Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, 15 hours of coursework taken (or registered for) in business related course work and be enrolled full-time at a university or college offering a business degree during the award period. Graduate students must hold at least one baccalaureate degree and be registered as a full-time graduate student.
Requirement:Each student needs to submit a:1) 500-word essay (double spaced) entitled "What It Takes to Be Successful in Business" 2) Resume3) Proof of three business courses taken or registered for4) Proof of current GPA
Scholarships for graduate students are available.
Capitol Technology University launched its Blue Ribbon Programs in the Fall 2015 semester.
Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, launched the new go-to destination for graduate school scholarships. Sallie Mae’s free Graduate School Scholarship Search is now available to current and prospective graduate school and professional students and is home to more than 850,000 graduate school scholarships worth more than $1 billion.
Getting started is easy; students register free of charge, fill out a profile that can be updated at any time, and start searching. The tool responds with matches that identify relevant scholarships and their award amounts, application requirements, and deadlines. In addition, Graduate School Scholarship Search automatically will send updates when it identifies new matches.