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    Abramson Scholarship Program

    Offered by The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 1, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $2,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Abramson Scholarship Program annually awards between $2,000 to Washington D.C. high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college in the United States. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to community service and financial need, and hold a minimum 2.75 GPA. Upon maintainment of renewal requirements, recipients may receive increasing awards of $3000, $4000, and $5000 for each subsequent year for the remaining three years of college.

    If you’re a college-bound, Washington D.C. high school senior who meets these criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more. 

    About The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation

    The Abramson Scholarship Foundation gives Washington, DC high school graduates the opportunity to attend college and the tools to succeed once they get there.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Minimum GPA

    2.75

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    Washington DC

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be graduating from a public or charter high school located in the District of Columbia (D.C.).

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit their/their guardians' proof of income as well as the budget for their preferred college.

    Essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Abramson Scholarship Program is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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