DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarship details

The College Success Foundation - DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by individuals, foundations, or businesses and provides four-year scholarships to deserving students from Washington DC who need assistance attending college. A College Success Foundation DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships are provided by benefactors and are generally $5,000 per year for up to five years for a maximum of $25,000. To learn more about the application process and eligibility criteria, see below.

To be eligible to apply for the DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship you must meet the following criteria listed below. 

Minimum Application Guidelines

  • Plan to enroll as a college freshman in Fall 2021. 
  • Plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), if eligible. If not eligible to submit a FAFSA, alternative financial information must be submitted to the College Success Foundation-DC, if requested.
  • Have a family income for 2020 that does not exceed the amount listed by family size in this chart.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative high school GPA.
  • Plan to enroll full-time as a college student, 12 credits per quarter or equivalent for semester.
  • Must attend and graduate in June 2021 from one of the following schools: Anacostia SHS, Ballou SHS, H.D. Woodson SHS, Cesar Chavez-Parkside, Friendship Collegiate Academy, Friendship Tech Prep Academy, Maya Angelou PCS-Evans Campus, or Thurgood Marshall Academy.
  • Please note: International students, students on foreign exchange or visas and out-of-state residents are not eligible.

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