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College Planning and Funding

The Ombudsman is an unbiased resource for helping families plan for post-secondary education including savings plans/strategies, identifying grant and scholarship resources, completing the Federal Student Aid process, understanding post-secondary admissions and financial aid packages sent to families by prospective colleges, universities and trade schools.

Scholarships and Grants 

Florence Easley Building a Brighter Future
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Amount: $2,000 (students may reapply each year that they remain eligible)
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Description: Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen who have a permanent home address in Washington, DC, be a graduating college bound high school senior (or currently enrolled at a college, university or trade school pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree).

Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association, Inc.
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Amount: Up to $1,000
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Description: LRCA will award three (3) Academic Excellence Scholarships to eligible high school graduating seniors residing within the LRCA boundaries (see scholarship packet for a map), who will attend an accredited two or four - year college or university.

UPO Beavers Scholarship
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Amount: $2,500 per year (up to $10,000)
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school juniors or seniors attending a DC public school, DC charter school, DC private school or have earned a G.E.D. within the past year. Applicants must be a DC resident, demonstrate financial need in accordance with the 2021 federal income guidelines and intend to enroll fulltime in an accredited 2-year or 4-year university in the United States within six months of earning their high school diploma.

Ira Mitzner Collegiate Boxing Scholarship
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Amount: $10,000
GPA Requirement: N/A
Description: Scholarship is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate student attending a four-year college or university, who is also a competitive boxer for a United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association member club.

Rover Scholarship
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Amount: $2,500
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of the United States who are a graduating high school senior or current college freshman, sophomore or junior in pursuit of an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree.

Texts = Wrecks Scholarships
Closing Date: May 1, 2021
Amount: $1,000
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors who are on track to graduate or a college student enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college or currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year university/college upon completion. Applicants must also be a U.S. Citizen or hold permanent Residency status. DACA recipients are welcome to apply.

Challenge Accepted!
Closing Date: May 12, 2021
Amount: Up to $1,000
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Description: Applicants must be current high school seniors on track to graduate or a college student enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college or currently enrolled in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year university/college this calendar year. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or hold Permanent Residency status. DACA recipients are also eligible to apply.

Aging Matters Scholarship
Closing Date: May 15, 2021
Amount: Up to $1,500
GPA Requirement: N/A
Description: A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student (or incoming freshman) that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4-year accredited college can apply for this scholarship.

Ampronix College Scholarship Program
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Amount: $1,000
GPA Requirement: N/A
Description: Scholarship will be awarded to 1 full-time undergraduate college student who demonstrates a passion for their field of study and has a great desire to give back to their community. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, enrolled as a full-time undergraduate at a college or university during the 2020-2021 academic year (must be taking 12 credits or four to five classes per semester) and must have volunteered a minimum of 20 hours between June 2020 and May 2021.

Federal Resources Warrior's Legacy Scholarship
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Amount: $5,000
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Description: Applicant must be a senior graduating high school in 2021 or a full-time student currently enrolled in an accredited technical school, college/university in the United States. Applicants must also be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and have a parent/guardian with proper service certification (police, EMT, paramedic, fire fighter, military).

ROTC Scholarships
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Amount: Up to $3,000
GPA Requirement: 3.0
Description: The AFCEA Educational Foundation offers ROTC scholarships ranging from $2,000-$3,000 each are awarded to an Army, Navy (including Marine Corps option) or Air Force ROTC fulltime sophomore or junior students with at least an overall 3.0 GPA or above.