CSF-DC Scholars Program Eligibility

The completed application should be reviewed by parent(s)/guardian(s), teacher(s) or advocate(s) before submission. We look forward to supporting your child on this amazing journey! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Barrie Jacob, Program Associate, CSF – DC Scholars Program, at 202-207-1800.


  • Must attend one of the schools listed below: 
    • Anacostia High School
    • Ballou High School
    • Friendship Collegiate Public Charter School
    • H.D. Woodson High School
    • Maya Angelou-Evans Campus PCS
    • Thurgood Marshall Academy
    • Kramer Middle School
    • Charles Hart Middle School
    • Kelly Miller Middle School
    • Sousa Middle School
  • Must show academic promise (at least a C+ or better in one of the following subjects - reading, English/language arts, math, science, social studies), be willing to work hard, stay in school, participate in all planned activities and events, and promise to graduate from high school on time (with his/her class).
  • Must reside in Washington, DC in Ward 7 or 8
  • Must have a family income for 2019 that does not exceed the amount listed below:

Size of Family

Gross Annual Income

Family of 1


Family of 2


Family of 3


Family of 4


Family of 5


Family of 6


Family of 7


Family of 8


Family of 9


Family of 10


Application and Supporting Documents Checklist

  • Complete application in its entirety (do not leave anything blank)
  • After your application is submitted, the following documents will be requested:
    • Income Verification
      • Tax Filers (one of the following):
        • 2018 D-40 Processed Tax Return from the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) located at 1101 4th Street SW
        • 2018 D-40 Processed Tax Return Extension with 2014 Certified D-40 Processed Tax Return from OTR
      • Non-Tax Filers (one of the following):
        • 12-month (Jan-Dec 2019) SNAP Statement
        • 12-month (Jan- Dec 2019) Child Support Document
        • 12-month (Jan- Dec 2019) Retirement/Annuity Document
        • 12-month (Jan- Dec 2019) Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Social Security Income (SSI) Statement
        • 12-month (Jan- Dec 2019) Unemployment Benefits or Worker’s Compensation Disability Statement
        • Ward of the Court Letter (dated for 2019)
    • Residency Verification
      • Current Residency Bill (one of the following-not more than 45 days old with Name, Date and Address Portion):
        • Utility Bill (gas, water, cable, electric, land line phone) – no cell phone bills
        • Bank or Mortgage Statement
        • Pay Stub (Name, Date, and Address Section)
        • Statement from a Landlord or  rental office letterhead, stating utilities are included in rent

Once CSF- DC has verified eligibility (including income and residency), the student will be invited to an interview that will take place at their school.   



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