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Top Washington DC Scholarships

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Posted: March 5th, 2024

Whether you’re pursuing your undergrad, a graduate degree, or a technical or vocational degree, there are Washington DC scholarships out there for you. This list of vetted Washington DC scholarships includes opportunities for students who live in DC and for those who want to study there. Keep scrolling for some great scholarship opportunities in our nation’s capital!

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

St. Andrew’s Society of Washington DC Founders’ Scholarship

Offered by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great…Show More

Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great…Show More

Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple post-secondary students of Scottish birth or heritage. Bear in mind that applicants from the United States must also hold permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (the District of Columbia, the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia). Other evaluation criteria include an identifiable need for financial assistance, a meritorious academic record, and an indication that the proposed course of study will materially contribute to the applicant's intellectual development and economic independence. Special attention will be given to applicants whose work would enhance public knowledge of Scottish history or culture. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards

Offered by SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders)

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline May 10, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Offered by SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders)

Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate under the age of 24 who is part of the LGBTQ+ community and from the Washington…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate under the age of 24 who is part of the LGBTQ+ community and from the Washington…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate under the age of 24 who is part of the LGBTQ+ community and from the Washington DC Metro Area? If so, the SMYAL LGBT Youth Leadership Awards may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the awards grants up to $5,000 to 5-8 LGBTQ+ students from the DC Metro Area who have demonstrated impressive leadership either in their schools or local communities. Leadership may include, but is not limited to, participating in/leading a student club, supporting their community or friends through the pandemic, working in the community to increase education and awareness, involvement in social movements like BLM, climate action, gun control, etc., hosting conversations at a religious or community-based organization, involvement in political advocacy, or arts activism. If you're an LGBTQ+ student leader under the age of 24 who will be starting their undergraduate journey in the Fall, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline May 10, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Leslie A. Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program

Offered by Washington Regional Transplant Community

10 awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Washington Regional Transplant Community

The Leslie A. Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program is open to current high school seniors residing in Maryland, the District of Columbia, or specific…Show More

The Leslie A. Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program is open to current high school seniors residing in Maryland, the District of Columbia, or specific…Show More

The Leslie A. Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Program is open to current high school seniors residing in Maryland, the District of Columbia, or specific counties in Northern Virginia (see full list under "Eligibility Information"). Applicants must plan to attend college in the upcoming Fall semester and create an essay or video persuading others to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Essay submissions must be sent to [email protected], and video submissions must be sent to [email protected]. Join in on honoring Leslie A. Ebert's legacy by spreading awareness on the importance of being an organ, eye, or tissue donor, and apply today.Show Less

10 awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

The Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund annually awards $1,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of…Show More

The Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund annually awards $1,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of…Show More

The Michael Birchenall Scholarship Fund annually awards $1,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of high school or enrolled in college and pursuing culinary, food service, or hospitality-related coursework. The scholarship is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland in memory of Michael Birchenall, the editor of Foodservice Monthly, a Mid-Atlantic magazine for the hospitality and foodservice industry. Among his many attributes, Michael Birchenall is fondly remembered as a man who offered tremendous support, help, and encouragement to young people looking to make careers in the food service industry. If you will soon be or are currently pursuing culinary, food service, or hospitality-related coursework, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more. Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,500
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in…Show More

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in…Show More

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of high school or enrolled in college and pursuing hospitality-related coursework. The scholarship is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland to honor the life of Eddie Hermond. Eddie was a longtime manager of Victoria Gastro Pub, Manor Hill Tavern, and an active member of the Maryland National Guard who lost his life in the 2018 flood in Ellicott City while trying to save the life of another. If you are a Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, or Delaware resident who will soon be or is currently pursuing hospitality-related coursework, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Esperanza Fund Scholarship

Offered by Esperanza Education Fund 

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Esperanza Education Fund 

Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrants living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) Metro Area who is a high…Show More

Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrants living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) Metro Area who is a high…Show More

Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrants living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) Metro Area who is a high school senior? If so, you might consider applying for the Esperanza Fund Scholarship! This scholarship is funded by Esperanza Education Fund, an organization that strives to help immigrant students achieve their dreams through higher education. Each year, 10 lucky students are awarded the Esperanza Fund Scholarship to help pay for their higher education. If you are a high-achieving student who was born outside of the U.S. or has two parents who were born outside of the U.S, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Abramson Scholarship Program

Offered by The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Offered by The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation

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…Show More

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…Show More

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. Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Expected deadline April 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)

Offered by LULAC National Educational Services Centers, Inc.

Multiple awards worth $250 - $2,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by LULAC National Educational Services Centers, Inc.

Are you a current or incoming full-time university student in the U.S.? Further, are you of a Latine background and live near a participating LULAC…Show More

Are you a current or incoming full-time university student in the U.S.? Further, are you of a Latine background and live near a participating LULAC…Show More

Are you a current or incoming full-time university student in the U.S.? Further, are you of a Latine background and live near a participating LULAC council? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the LULAC National Scholarship Fund (LNSF)! Each year, the fund awards between $250 and $2,000 to multiple applicants who submit a transcript, proof of enrollment, an essay, and complete an online application. The scholarship is funded by LNESC (LULAC National Education Service Center), “a financial aid and college admissions outreach program designed to assist low-income, high school student’s admission to college.” To find out whether you live in an eligible state, keep on reading. If you fit the criteria, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $250 - $2,000
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships

Offered by AFCEA DC

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior & College Sophomore

Offered by AFCEA DC

The AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships are here to support Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. residents' dreams of higher education in the exciting STEM fields. If…Show More

The AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships are here to support Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. residents' dreams of higher education in the exciting STEM fields. If…Show More

The AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships are here to support Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. residents' dreams of higher education in the exciting STEM fields. If you're a graduating high school senior or a second-year student in a two-year community college looking to transition to a four-year college or university, this scholarship is for you. As long as you meet the above requirements and have been accepted to a U.S.-accredited college or university to pursue a full-time STEM curriculum, you're eligible to apply. Eligible fields of study include computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, management information systems, various types of engineering, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study. So, if you're a STEM-minded, college-bound student from Maryland, Virginia, or D.C., we encourage you to apply. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior & College Sophomore
Get Started

Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Team DC

Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Team DC

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!…Show More

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!…Show More

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! Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
Expected deadline March 2025
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

James Cothran, KD3NI, Scholarship

Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

1 award worth $2,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

The James Cothran, KD3NI, Scholarship is open to students with any active Amateur Radio License Class. Applicants must be residing in the Atlantic Division (DE,…Show More

The James Cothran, KD3NI, Scholarship is open to students with any active Amateur Radio License Class. Applicants must be residing in the Atlantic Division (DE,…Show More

The James Cothran, KD3NI, Scholarship is open to students with any active Amateur Radio License Class. Applicants must be residing in the Atlantic Division (DE, MD, PA, Southern NJ, Western NY), the Roanoke Division (NC, SC, VA, WV), the Southeastern Division (AL, FL, GA), or Washington, D.C. Don't miss out on this chance to further your education and passion for amateur radio!Show Less

1 award worth $2,000
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

East Coast Amateur Radio Service (ECARS) Scholarship

Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

3 awards worth $2,500
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level College Students

Offered by ARRL Foundation Inc.

The ECARS Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students with an Active Technician Class or higher US Amateur Radio license residing in the ARRL Atlantic,…Show More

The ECARS Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students with an Active Technician Class or higher US Amateur Radio license residing in the ARRL Atlantic,…Show More

The ECARS Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students with an Active Technician Class or higher US Amateur Radio license residing in the ARRL Atlantic, Great Lakes, Hudson, New England, and Roanoke Divisions (Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland/D.C., Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia). Applicants must also be studying a STEM field and be enrolled in full-time studies at a two-year trade school or 4-year undergraduate institution. While the ideal age range for applicants is between 17 and 25, older applicants retraining in a changing job market will also be considered. Don't miss out on this chance to further your education and pursue your passion for amateur radio!Show Less

3 awards worth $2,500
Expected deadline January 2025
Grade Level College Students
Get Started
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