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Washington, D.C. and Maryland Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 29, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Washington, DC and Maryland students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This is targeted toward younger children. Students from 4th through 11th grade can be nominated by their teachers to be considered for this Washington, DC scholarship. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.75 GPA and be involved in community service. One scholar is chosen from each school that has nominated students for the honor. The award is $1,000 and the application deadline is January 10th. Learn more here.

This award is valued at $2,500 and it is for high school seniors or current college students pursuing a two or four year degree in any AFNR Career Pathway except Agribusiness Systems and Power, Structural and Technical Systems. To be eligible, applicants must also be female, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The deadline for submission is January 14th. Read more here.

 

This recognizes and rewards high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities. PPRR operates through 28 Regional Committees and accepts applications from high school students who live outside the geographic boundaries of the existing regions. Each of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations recipients receives an award of $1,000 and is invited to participate in a Symposium on Race. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Read more here.

This offers various scholarships for students studying in the fields of history, economics, government, and political science; for students studying in the fields of medical, nursing, and occupational/physical therapy; for students studying in the fields of elementary and secondary teacher education; and for American Indian students. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Learn more here.

February

You may be eligible to be considered as a Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship Recipient if you are enrolled as a full-time high school senior and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for graduating high school seniors. All applicants must reside in one of the following states or the District of Columbia: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Delaware or New Jersey. The deadline is February 7th. Read more here.

This is awarded to a deserving young adult who is either a cancer survivor or has supported a parent/guardian or sibling through their cancer experience. The applicant must be degree seeking, demonstrate financial need, and reside in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. This is only for people 15-39. The deadline is February 11th. Learn more here.

This provides an award for $500 to help a first year college attendee prepare for their first experience in higher education. The scholarship funds can/should be used for college-related expenses including but not limited to buying books, subsidizing tuition, room & board, etc. Applicants must be female, African American and currently in her senior year attending a DC or Maryland public school. The deadline to apply is February 15th. More info. here.

This gives two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech.  You must be a resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia to be eligible. The deadline is February 15th. More details here.

This is an award for $1,000. It is available for current high school juniors or older students attending or planning to attend a Maryland college or university to pursue a career in a medical or medical-related field are eligible for this award. Students must be Maryland residents. The deadline to apply is February 25th. Learn more here.

This offers four $5000 scholarships. Scholarships are open to women graduating from a Harford County or Cecil County high/home school, pursuing a four-year degree in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). Application deadline is February 25th. Read more here.

This is from $500-$8,000. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to community service, have a gross family income less than $45,000, plan to attend a four-year school in the fall, be black or Hispanic/Latino, have a 2.5 GPA; be a US citizen, and be a resident of the District of Columbia, Montgomery County (MD), or Prince George’s County (MD). The deadline for submitting applications is February 28th. Learn more here.

 

March

This will cover the full costs of tuition, fees, books and other expenses directly related to completing the requirements of the course of study of the year awarded. At the discretion of the selection committee, taking into account the student’s financial situation, a limited allowance for commuting and living expenses may also be made. To be considered, applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia and graduating seniors in the District of Columbia Public Schools who have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at UDC leading to a bachelor’s degree within four years.The deadline for Applications is March 1st. Learn more here. 

This is for $2,500. To qualify, students must be a young adult cancer survivor diagnosed between the ages of 15 to 35 or young adult who has lost a parent/guardian to cancer or has a parent/guardian with cancer. Must be 35 years or younger at the time of application. You must also attend either a four-year college/university or graduate school in the fall and be a permanent resident of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. OR attend college in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

 

This is a $1,000 scholarship given in honor of Morgan State University student, Kahdine Ann DaCosta. This money is combined with ongoing mentorship for Black, American Indian, Asian, or Latino-heritage students. To be considered, you must be a graduating high school senior in the Baltimore Metro area. The deadline for submission of applications is March 1st. More info. here.

 

These are open to current high school seniors and full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates. Applicants must complete the FAFSA online. Applicants must be a Maryland resident, enrolled or enrolling at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time, degree seeking, undergraduate student. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Students with the lowest EFC are awarded first. The total dollar amount may not exceed your cost of attendance, as determined by your school’s financial aid office, or $28,000, whichever is less.The deadline is March 1st.  More info. here.

This $1,000 award will assists those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. To be considered, you have to have been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award, demonstrated a financial need, and a minimum 2.0 overall GPA. Applicants who will be considered High School graduates, current freshman, sophomore, junior, or seniors can apply. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

 

This ranges from $400 to $11,800. This is for Current high school seniors and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply. To be considered, you and your parents must be Maryland residents. You must also enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university and demonstrate financial need. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

 

To be eligible, you must be a part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and a student dually enrolled in a Maryland high school and an institution of higher education. The minimum Part-Time Grant award is $200, and the maximum award is $2,000. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Read more here.

This is for $200 and is offered by the local State Delegates to Maryland residents who plan to pursue a post-secondary credential full-time or part-time at a two-year or four-year Maryland college, university or private career school.​ The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

 

This provides financial assistance to foster care youth. Students under the age of 25 who have resided in an out-of-home placement in Maryland and who are attending a Maryland public college or university are eligible to apply. If selected, you are exempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees at a public college in Maryland. The deadline for submission is March 1st. Read more here

This is for $3,500. This promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and high SAT and ACT scores. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 12, 2021, and received no later than March 26, 2021. More info. Here.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support the financial needs of a deserving young adult, age 15 and up, in the Washington, DC metro area (Maryland, Northern Virginia, and DC) seeking higher education within the U.S. The amount awarded is $2,500 and the deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

 

This offers 85 scholarships to students in our territory, ranging from $2,000 to $6,500. Not all scholarships are agriculture-related, so we encourage all high school seniors and current college students to apply. Recipients must reside in one of the counties served by Colonial Farm Credit. Individual scholarships may have additional criteria. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

 

These are for residents of Maryland who intend to or are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees. The average scholarship award is $4,000. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and plan to attend an accredited college/university or community college in the upcoming academic year. To be considered, applicants must not have a family income that is higher than $90,000. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

The Flag House will award the Flag House Scholarship for $1,812.00 to a Maryland high school senior to put toward the college of their choice.The deadline to apply is March 18th. Read more here.

 

This gives up to three scholarships. The maximum award will be $3000. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior who lives in or attends schools in the cities of Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Poolesville, Darnestown, or Seneca. You must also have an overall unweighted GPA of 2.5 – 3.0 and be enrolled in an accredited institution seeking an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. The deadline is March 18th. More details here.

 

This gives up to three scholarships. The maximum award will be $5000. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior who lives in or attends schools in the cities of Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Poolesville, Darnestown, or Seneca. You must also have an overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above and be enrolled in an accredited institution seeking an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. The deadline is March 18th. Learn more here.

This is for $1,500 to encourage and assist high school seniors and undergraduate college students to pursue careers in elementary education. To be eligible, applicants must be currently attending or have graduated from a high school in Harford County, Maryland, have a current minimum GPA of 3.0, and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree. The deadline is March 23rd. Learn more here.

 

This is for $1,500. ALL applicants must be a high school senior attending a high school in Harford County, MD. They must pursue a bachelor’s degree in science, education, or math. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $2,500 to encourage and assist college undergraduates with an education in engineering. To be eligible, applicants must have attended a high school in Harford County, Maryland, and be currently a college undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be studying in a field related to science, engineering, or math. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $1,500 to encourage and assist high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to pursue careers in secondary education. To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior or college student who has attended or graduated from a high school in Harford County, Maryland. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $1,500 to encourage and assist female high school seniors attending a high school in Harford County, Maryland. She must be in the top 25 percent of their class in terms of SAT/GPA to pursue an education in science, engineering, and math. The deadline is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $2,500 to encourage and assist female college undergraduates with an education in science, engineering, and math. To be eligible, applicants must have attended a high school in Harford County, Maryland, and be currently a female college undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be studying in a field related to science, engineering, or math. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $500. This is offered to a student pursuing a post-secondary degree in science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM). Applicants must be a current high school senior currently attending a high school in Harford County, Maryland, and have a current minimum GPA of 2.0. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000 to a student pursuing a health-related bachelor’s degree. To be eligible, applicants must be a current senior of a high school in Harford County, Maryland with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must have enrolled in or completed at least one AP class. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000. This is offered to a student committed to attending an accredited environmental science program including but not limited to geology, ecology, natural science, botany, biology, zoology, ornithology, habitat restoration, environmental/wildlife management, and forestry. Applicants must be a current high school senior in Harford County, Maryland, and be pursuing an advanced Environmental Science degree. The deadline is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000 to encourage and assist high school seniors in Harford County, Maryland to pursue a career in education. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $500. This is offered to a senior in the Agribusiness/Animal Science Program at Harford Technical School who demonstrates great personal character, passion for animals, and a dedication to pursuing a career in animal studies. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $5,000 to a graduate of a Harford County high school who is currently a college junior or college senior majoring in music or music education or is in a graduate program. If awarded, the winner must perform with the Bel Air Community Band or Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra at the Summer Concert Series held at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Bel Air, MD. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000 to a graduate of a Harford County high school who is currently pursuing an education in nursing. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. Learn more here.

This is for $5,000. This organization offers ten scholarships to students pursuing higher education. Students must be either graduating high school seniors or matriculating undergraduate students who are residents of Prince George’s County Maryland. Scholarships will be awarded exclusively to STEM majors, with a preference for students pursuing degrees in Computer Science related fields. High school students must have a 2.75 GPA, and college students a 3.0. The deadline for applications is March 30th. Learn more here.

 

This is for $1,000 and it is awarded yearly to graduating seniors in the Diocese of Washington who are interested in pursuing social justice at an accredited college or university. Students must be active members of an Episcopal church within one of the eight (8) regions of the Diocese of Washington, demonstrate a commitment to social justice, have plans to attend college the fall after their graduation, and submit an application describing their interest. The deadline for applications is March 31st. Read more here.

 

This is for $1,000. This is to celebrate and encourage those students who have made the choice to receive their higher education from any of the 109 illustrious institutions. You must be a high school junior or senior in DC, show proof of attending an HBCU, and have a 2.5 GPA. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Learn more here.

This awards $2,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service during her high school years success. Applicants must be Maryland residents who attend a Maryland public, charter, private, or parochial high school in one of the following counties: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, or Harford County. Applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the fall of the year the award is offered. The deadline is March 31st. Learn more here.

April

This will award scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on financial need to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, to attend public colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Applicants must also have a family income of less than $100,000 in 2020. The deadline is April 1st. More info. here.

This offers one award annually of $2,500 to high school seniors. In order to qualify, students must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, a resident of Baltimore, MD., and in public housing. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1st. Learn more here.

This is for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disability and several scholarships available for students from single-parent homes. The amount varies and the deadline for submitting applications is April 1st. Read more here.

This is a $2,000 one time award. This scholarship is intended for a Maryland resident.  Preference will be given to employees or dependents of employees of a Maryland Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s member companies. Preference will also be given to graduating seniors from a Maryland high school. To be eligible, students must meet admission requirements for MTSU, major in Concrete Industry Management, be active in high school or community groups, and exhibit a strong interest in pursuing a career in the concrete industry. The deadline for applications is April 1st. Learn more here.

This is proud to present six Spirit Award Scholarships to Maryland high school seniors who have excelled while overcoming personal hardships relating to cancer. This organization will provide six $2,500 scholarships to Maryland High School public and private school students planning to attend a two or four year college. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Application here.

This offers $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the fall. These high school seniors must reside in California, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, and New Jersey and must plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/ University or a Community College in the state of California, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, and New Jersey as a 1st year student in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. The deadline is April 2nd. Read more here.

This gives a scholarship of $1,000 to be used toward post-secondary education. This will be awarded to outstanding senior male and female scholar-athletes attending a MPSSAA member school.  For 2020-21, each of the nine Districts that comprise the MPSSAA will have at least one recipient with the remaining selections being “at-large” up to a total of 12-14 recipients.  The deadline to apply is April 3rd. Read more here.

This awards $1,000 scholarships. A combination of weighted criteria is used in the selection process: 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks. Applicant’s primary residence must receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. Applicants must also be a high school or home-school senior, entering his or her first semester at a college or technical/trade school in the fall. More details here.

This is for $2,000. This is open to graduating seniors from high schools in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and surrounding counties who are planning to pursue environmental careers. Applicants must be accepted prior to receiving the award, into a 4-year bachelor’s program in an acceptable field of study by an institution of higher learning. Acceptable areas of study are environmental sciences, environmental engineering, civil engineering, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, or natural resource planning. The deadline is April 8th. Learn more here.

This is offered to DC high school students entering undergraduate architecture programs who reside in the District of Columbia. Each scholarship will be $5,000 per year to go toward tuition. If the student maintains a good grade point average and remains in the architecture program, the student will receive $5,000 each subsequent year until graduation. The deadline for submission is April 15th. Read more here.

This is currently a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating student-athlete who reflects Coach Fleming’s commitment to youth, community, and teamwork. The deadline is April 15th. Learn more here.

This is for $2,500 and is awarded to a graduating senior who has been a member of a JROTC program for at least one year in their sophomore, junior, or senior year, and is planning to pursue a degree at an accredited trade school, college, or university. Applicants must be a resident of the District of Columbia and a United States citizen. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Learn more here.

This is for students graduating a Harford County Public School, is enrolled in rigorous coursework, maintains a 2.5 GPA, maintains a high attendance rate, and participates in community service. The amount varies and the deadline is April 16th. Learn more here.

This is a laptop scholarship that Beautiful Believers awards to a graduating female senior from the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia area in order to pursue her hopes and dreams in attending the college or university of her choice. The deadline is April 21st. Application here.

This is awarded to Maryland residents interested in pursuing hospitality-related coursework. It is available to high school students and college students as well as high school, college or corporate instructors and current hospitality industry professionals. It is a $500 scholarship and the deadline is April 23rd. Learn more here.

 

This is awarded to students interested in pursuing culinary, foodservice, or hospitality-related coursework. It is available to high school seniors and current college students. It is a $500 scholarship. You must be a resident of Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia or Delaware and interviews may be required of finalists. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. Learn more here.

 

This is for $1,000. This will provide tuition assistance to a graduating high school senior to continue her education towards a college degree. Applicants must be residents of the State of Maryland and be a female and a child of a single-parent household. They also have to have been accepted into a two- or four-year accredited institution in the U.S. as a full-time student and have at least 100 hours of Community Service and a minimum 3.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

This recognizes the value of higher education and the hard work that it takes to achieve that goal. The fund is in the amount of $2500. This scholarship is open to any high school senior who is an alumna of Girls on the Run OR Girls on Track/Heart and Sole and participated in either program for at least two seasons. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must also attend an accredited college or university and the scholarship will be used to offset the cost of tuition and is non-renewable. The deadline is April 30th.Read more here.

This scholarship was established in memory of Angie Houtz, a senior analyst with the Office of Naval Intelligence who died in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. This $3,000 scholarship opportunity is presented to aspirational high school seniors residing in Maryland and have been accepted into a Maryland institution. Applications must be received by April 30th. More details here.

 

This seeks to identify Prince George’s County high school seniors who have been accepted into a collegiate institution and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. You must also be a Prince George’s County Resident. Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Regina C. Williams Scholarship recipients and will receive up to $1,000 in financial support. The recipients may use scholarships to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice within the United States. The deadline for applications is April 30th. Read more here.

 

This supports education in the Washington, D.C. area by providing scholarships to promising students who are seeking a quality education. Applicants must be a graduating senior of a D.C. public or charter high school, be accepted and enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year institution for the upcoming fall semester, demonstrate financial need by submitting the FAFSA, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 30th. Apply here.

This is open to students who graduated from a Calvert County High School and are pursuing a doctorate in medicine. Students must be admitted to an accredited medical school at the time of application with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 30th. More info. here. 

This awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing an associates, undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and reside in a district represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This is for $2,500. To be eligible, you must be a graduating high school senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. You must have done extra curricular activity at school, community or church. Also, proof of acceptance to an accredited trade school, junior college or university must be provided. The deadline is April 30th. Read more here.

 

This provides financial assistance for college or vocational training programs to graduating high school seniors and other adults who are economically disadvantaged and live in subsidized rental housing in Montgomery County, Maryland. The award amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 1st. More info. here.

 

This  awards merit-based scholarships to high school graduating seniors who are dependents of active duty, reservists, or deceased United States Navy service members. Applicants must reside within the Naval District of Washington and be U.S. citizens. The deadline is April 1st. Read more here.

This awards one scholarship of $5,000 to qualifying high school seniors. Applicants must be college-bound high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants must be related to a member in good standing of the National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Learn more here.

This is for $2,000 (with the possibility of increasing awards of $3,000, $4,000, and $5,000 for each subsequent year in the remaining three years of college). The scholarship is open to any D.C. Resident who is graduating from a DC Public School. Applicants must have admission and commitment to attend an accredited four-year college in the United States, demonstrate commitment to community service and an economic need for financial assistance, and a maximum family income of $93,000. The deadline is April 4th. Read more here.

This is awarded to Maryland residents in pursuing hospitality-related coursework. It is available to high school seniors, college students, and instructors who teach culinary arts or hospitality management courses. It is a $500 scholarship and the deadline to apply is April 15th. Learn more here.

This awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees leading to a career as a healthcare professional. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This awards academically talented and highly motivated full-time African-American or Black scholars pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree in all discipline areas. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This awards academically talented and highly motivated African-American or Black students pursuing an undergraduate degree in all discipline areas. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This will be awarded to students attending Historically Black Colleges or Universities with demonstrated experience in social justice, student activism, and/or community service. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree with studies related to social justice to include, but are not limited to: criminal justice, education, civil rights, or community/economic development. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This assists African American or Black students pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This assist African American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts. Performing arts include theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here.

This awards scholarships to African American or Black students entering the profession of law. To be eligible, applicants must be rising seniors planning to attend law school upon receiving an undergraduate degree; and graduating seniors entering law school upon receiving an undergraduate degree. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

This awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated African American or Black students pursuing an undergraduate degree in public policy or a related discipline including but not limited to political science or public administration. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

 

This is open to students who have been accepted at an accredited school of nursing or other allied health curriculum offering a course of study leading to licensure as a practical or registered nurse or other allied-health related classification. Preference will be given to residents of Calvert and Anne Arundel counties. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

This is for $2,500 and they would like to offer financial assistance to deserving high school male seniors in celebration of their academic excellence and contributions to their school and community. The Ira Dorsey Scholarship is open to any male graduating high school seniors that live within the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area (VA, DC, MD); have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, and who plan to attend a four-year college or university. The deadline is April 16th. Read more here.

This is awarded to students  interested in pursuing culinary, food service, or hospitality-related coursework. It is available to high school seniors and current college students. Applicants must be residents of Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, or Delaware. It is a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Learn more here.

This  is for $1,500 to any graduating high school seniors living within the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan area (VA, DC, MD). Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be the minority from a single-parent household, and plan to attend a two-year community college or four-year college/university. The deadline to apply is April 16th. Read more here.

May

This is up to $12,000. To be considered, you must be a high school senior or a second year student in a two-year Community College transitioning to a four-year college or university. You must also be a resident within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Learn more here.

This is for graduating Harford County seniors who demonstrate leadership commitment to the community through extracurricular activities and community service. The total amount awarded annually for scholarships shall be limited to no more than one-half (1/2) of the previous year’s income until reaching a balance of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) in the scholarship foundation fund. Thereafter, the total yearly income may be awarded. A minimum of two awards in an amount of at least Five Hundred Dollars ($500) is to be given annually. The deadline is May 1st. Read more here.

This is for $10,000. It is a scholarship for students in the DC area whose family has been affected by ALS. Eligible applicants must have a parent or guardian who’s affected by ALS, reside in Maryland, Virginia, or DC, and have an annual household income of less than $50,000. Candidates must also be enrolled at a school full-time and must have a 2.5 GPA. The deadline is May 1st. Read more here.

The Foundation provides five $2,000 scholarships and seven $1,000 book awards to graduating high school seniors in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area who are facing and overcoming personal and family hardship conditions to pursue post-secondary education at trade schools, community colleges, colleges and/or universities. The deadline to apply is May 15th. Read more here.

This recognizes individual achievement. This scholarship program is to provide tuition assistance for NOSB students who have an interest in pursuing an ocean or a marine related topic area in their post-high school education. Applicants must be high school seniors who participate in the NOSB at least once during their high school career, have a career goal in the ocean sciences or a marine-related field, and demonstrate academic success and integrity. The deadline is May 24th. Learn more here.

To be considered, the applicant must be a high school senior in Maryland, have a 2.7 GPA, and be enrolled as a full-time student in a two or four-year institution. The award is for $1,000 and the deadline is May 27th. More info. Here.

This is for up to $4,000 per year for five years. This award is based on unmet need and is designed to close the financial need gap between the student’s resources, financial aid and the actual college expenses. You must graduate from a DC Public or Public Charter High School where DC-CAP provides services and have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5. The deadline is May 31st. Learn more here.

This is open only to legal residents of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Applicants must submit all required information to be eligible for the scholarship program. Miss Utility/District One Call will then select eight high school seniors from Maryland and Washington, D.C., to each receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship. The deadline is May 27th. Learn more here.

This is a grant that provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible in-state students currently enrolled as high school seniors (with a 2.5 GPA) who will complete a college preparatory program. The amount of the GA Grant equals 100 percent of the student’s financial need. Also, awards may not exceed your cost of attendance, as determined by your school’s financial aid office, or $28,000, whichever is less. The deadline to apply is May 15th. Read more here.

This is for $5,000. This is available to graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools (including the District of Columbia). Four scholarships for two males and two females — $5,000 each — will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of the former NASA astronaut, physician, and businessman, Dr. Bernard Harris. The deadline to apply is May 6th. Read more here.

This offers a $1,000 Scholarship. To be eligible, you must attend or reside in the Aberdeen High School, school district and be a graduating high school senior. You may also be a VoTech, Magnet or a John Carroll senior that resides in the Aberdeen area or one that attends the Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen High School. You must have achieved a minimum 2.50 Grade Point Average and be nominated by your parent/legal guardian or teacher by May 1 of the year in which you are graduating. The scholarship deadline is May 1st. More info. here.

This is up to $6,000. It is awarded annually to a high school senior who has completed significant volunteer services within the local Jewish community in addition to high school graduation service requirements. The JSSA Educational Scholarship Fund is awarded primarily based on financial need, and recipients are eligible for up to two years of funding. The deadline to apply is May 3rd. Learn more here.

June

This is for $5,000. To be eligible, you must be a high school senior who has participated in the Stock Market Game, or undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business majors with a concentration in finance or economics and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored or private college or university. The deadline to apply is June 15th. More info. here.

This gives eligible High school seniors in The LLF’s service area (most of Maryland) the opportunity to win up to $1,000. Applicants must create a short educational video to promote the cause of organ, eye, and tissue donation. The deadline to apply is June 17th. More info. here.

 

This is for students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia) are eligible to apply. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, as well as demonstrated financial need. The amount varies and the deadline for submission is June 30th. Read more here.

 

This is offering 10 scholarships this year up to $1500 to deserving students who are permanent residents of Washington DC. Applicants must be a graduating high senior, legal permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen, and must be a Washington DC resident. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 and are enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time college or university, vocational or technical school. The deadline is June 1st. Learn more here.



This offers a $2,000 scholarship to an outstanding student who exemplifies our core values of building relationships with those in our communities and providing services to those in need. To be considered, you must be at least 18 years of age, be enrolled or planning to take courses in a U.S.-based college or university in the coming fall, have a high school or college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher, and be a legal resident of Maryland. The deadline is June 1st. Read more here.

This supports the educational goals of current and prospective Texas A&M University students. The amount of the scholarship award and the number of scholarships will be determined based on the quality of applicants. Applicants must be a resident of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area / National Capital Region, be a current student, or have been accepted for studies in graduate/undergraduate course work at Texas A&M University at the College Station or Galveston campuses. The deadline to apply is June 8th. Website found here.

This is open to current high school students in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on a question assigned each year. Essays are limited to 1000 words. There will be three awards. The first place will get $2,000, the second place will receive $1,500, and the third place will get $1,000. The deadline to apply is June 15th. Learn more here.

July

To be eligible, you must be a current high school senior, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution. You and your parents must also be Maryland residents. Award amounts are set at the statutory minimum and are based on the type of institution and the student’s enrollment status. The award is $2,000 per year if attending a Maryland community college full-time or $1,000 per year if part-time. The award is $4,000 per year if attending a Maryland four-year institution full-time or $2,000 per year if part-time.The deadline is July 1st. Read more here.

 

To be eligible, you must be a Maryland resident at the time of application and enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college/university, as a full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a private career school. Applicants must be related to U.S. Service members, veterans, POW/MIA from the Vietnam War, a victim of 9/11, a state, local or public employee or school employee who either died in the line of duty or suffered a disabling injury. The amount of your award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition and the deadline is July 15th. More info. here.

 

August

This is $1,200 per year for 2-year college students and $2,400 per year for 4-year college students. This helps DC-area teen parents become college graduates through one-on-one mentoring, tuition assistance, and crisis intervention. Applicants must be teen parents and be the age of 25 or younger at the time of application, be raising or actively involved in their child’s life, and be attending or planning to attend college in the D.C. Metro Area seeking an undergraduate two or four-year degree. The deadline is August 19th. Learn more here.

 

This provides up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges and universities in the District and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. The deadline is August 19th. Read more here.

These are provided to both high school students and individuals presently working in the restaurant industry, who are interested in pursuing education in food service and the culinary profession. This award is up to $5,000, half to be paid to the school in the first semester, and half to be paid to the school in the second semester. Applicants must have at least a 2.75 GPA or be in the top one-third of their class. To be eligible, applicants must be a US citizen or have permanent residency and be a resident of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The deadline is August 31st. Learn more here.

 

September

This helps raise awareness and increase the number of Marylanders vaccinated for COVID-19. This consists of nine statewide drawings and offers vaccinated residents ages 12-17 a chance to receive a scholarship in the form of a Prepaid College Trust or College Investment Plan from Maryland 529 to cover the tuition and fees for a public four-year college or university. The deadline to get vaccinated is September 5th in order to be entered in this drawing. More info. here.

 

October

This gives 10 awards annually. In order to qualify, students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, demonstrate a critical financial need, be a resident of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, and be enrolled full time as a high school senior. The total value of this award is $10,000, paid out in annual installments. The deadline for this scholarship is October 25th. Read more here.

November

This is up to $16,000 annual award. This is open to all majors with 2.0 GPA or higher in a two-year degree or certificate program at the UDC Community College. Award supports full tuition, fees, books, limited transportation and childcare. Applicants must be permanent residents of the District of Columbia or Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in MD or cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, VA. The fall semester deadline is on June 1st and the winter semester deadline is on November 10th. Read more here.

 

December

This is designed to assist ASA members in the region and/or students currently enrolled in, or with plans to enroll in, accredited higher education institutions. Applicants’ field of study must be directly related to the PHCP-PVF industry. The deadline to apply is December 9th. Learn more here.

Deadline's Vary

This honors outstanding high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to their community and a potential for academic success despite facing difficult circumstances in their lives. They select five outstanding students from the Washington, DC metropolitan area to be honored with the Beat the Odds scholarship. Those who are admitted into the program receive a $10,000 scholarship to go towards educational expenses, a laptop computer, opportunities to engage with CDF’s work, etc. The deadline to apply varies. For more information click here.

 

This is for $6,000. It is available to first-year and transfer students who are residents of Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and who enroll at one of Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses (a campus other than the University Park campus and the World Campus). Once in school, a 2.0 GPA is required. Deadlines vary depending on whether the student is a first-year or transfer. Read more here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.