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Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship

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Offered by Team DC

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 16, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

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.

March 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a LGBTQ+ high school student-athlete in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area? The Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship may be a good fit for you! Each year, Team DC offers $2,000 scholarships to a number of self-identified LGBTQ+ high school seniors in the D.C. metropolitan area who have made a contribution to a sport they are passionate about. The funds can be used to offset any educational expenses the student may face as they enter a two or four-year accredited college or university. Since 2008, Team DC has been able to award $112,000 in scholarships to promising young LGBTQ+ athletes/role models. 

Being open about your sexuality as a young person is incredibly difficult. It is so admirable to live as your authentic self and provide hope and inspiration for other LGBTQ+ athletes. If you’re a LGBTQ+ student-athlete in the D.C. area and want to be awarded for simply being yourself, then the Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship could be a good fit for you! 

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must live in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, be a student-athlete, and plan on attending a postsecondary institution. Applicants must also meet the eligibility criteria below.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA

No GPA requirement

Other Category

Athletic, LGBTQ+


Washington DC


Arlington County, Calvert County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, St. Mary's County, Charles County, Anne Arundel County, Prince William County


Alexandria, VA

Application information

In order to apply for this scholarship, you’ll need to submit the contact information form in addition to the application materials below.

1500-word essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Team DC at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship is not 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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