Washington, DC Scholarships

Scholarships for students Washington, DC. Some scholarships specifically open to Washington, DC students, and others give preference to students in Washington, DC.

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: SunTrust
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 19, 2017
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates with permanent residence in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Students can enter online or by mail once during each two week drawing period.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Sponsor: Alumni Association of Princeton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 31, 2018
Description: Award is for students currently enrolled in ninth through twelfth grades in a participating region (Alabama, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, NYC, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, or Washington, DC) who have been actively involved in a volunteer activity that has had a significant, positive impact on race relations in their school or community.

Roothbert Fund Scholarships
Sponsor: The Roothbert Fund
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: February 1, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current college students from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Scholarships are open to students in the United States regardless of sex, age, color, nationality or religious background, but it does seek to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. Finalists will be invited for a brief in-person interview usually in New York, New Haven, Philadelphia and Washington, DC (travel costs not paid for by organization).

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Jimmy Rane Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 8, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college freshmen and sophomores who are no older than 20 years of age as of August 1, 2018. Applicant must reside in one of the following states or the District of Columbia: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. Students will be selected based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, awards and honors, and financial need.

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship
Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: February 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursuing an education in piano or voice. Applicant must submit a performance CD. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Junior Duck Stamp Contest
Sponsor: United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Contest is open to students in grades K-12 who attend public, private, or home schools in the United States and the U.S. territories. Contestant must draw, paint, or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Deadline only for Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and South Carolina deadlines have already passed, but all other states have a later deadline – see website for details.

National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: The National Italian American Foundation
Amount: Up to $12,000
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students who will be enrolled in higher education for the Fall 2018 semester and have a GPA of at least 3.5. Applicant must have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to specific majors and state residency.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Scholarships
Sponsor: Ulman Fund for Young Adults
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: March 1, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to individuals who have been affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Applicant must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling. In addition to the general scholarships, there are specific scholarships open to residents of Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC and education majors.

Diverse Minds Writing Challenge
Sponsor: B’nai B’rith International
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: March 16, 2018
Description: Contest is open to high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in the listed contest cities/regions who have not previously published an original manuscript for profit. Applicant must live in the Washington, DC Metro Area, Atlantic City Electric Region (Southern New Jersey), or the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware or Maryland). Applicant must submit a story (no more than 24 pages) that children can identify with and relate to, alongside of illustrations that are thoughtful, beautiful, and relatable.

Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships
Sponsor: Washington Regional Transplant Community
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2018
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors who reside in and attend high school or is home schooled in Northern Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC. Applicant must submit an essay or video trying to convince a given audience to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.

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