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Scholarships & Opportunities

Welcome students! Here you will find information about various scholarships and opportunities. Any questions about items listed below can be directed to your counselor.

Please visit the DCPS Office of Student Affairs webpage for lists of Scholarships and Community Service opportunities.

Organizations Accepting Community Service Volunteers:
DC Central Kitchen – Every day, volunteers like you help us transform 3,000 pounds of donated food into 5,000 balanced meals that are distributed at little or no cost to 88 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing their clients.
Thrive DC – Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives. Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year. We are a safety net for people experiencing homelessness, unemployment, housing instability, and food insecurity. With our help, our clients take the first steps toward independence and self-sufficiency. For more information about community service opportunities, please contact Greg Rockwell, Volunteer and Communications Coordinator at
Arnold Place – A new HIV-focused transitional home, we call “A Place of Serenity,” will open in Oxon Hill, Prince George’s County, MD less than 5′ from the District of Columbia for homeless pregnant teens and homeless troubled teen girls. Outreach and groundbreaking initiatives provide resolve in this specific community of at-risk homeless young ladies prior to opening. Through an environment unlike the traditional shelter, this, the first Arnold Place, will create a sense of home, have an on-site garden, incorporate organic and healthy living components and continue its theme of sustainability. Tracy believes that homeless young ladies should never look like what they’ve been through, so an on-site clothing closet and mini-salon will compliment our efforts to empower their entire self-esteem. For more information about community service opportunities, please contact (202) 805-5173.
Girls On The Run – Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The 20-lesson Girls on the Run curriculum combines training for a 5K (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community. Visit to learn more about volunteering opportunities.

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ScholarshipLibrary –
Rhode Island Scholarship Search –
Career One Stop –
Chegg –
College Resource Network –
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Human Rights Campaign Website –
CheapScholar –
College in Colorado –
Petersons/CAPPEX –
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CareerInfonet –
MyCollegeDollars –
Scholarships 360 –
Washboard –
Kaarme –
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AidScholar –
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Plan for College –
CollegeBoard Scholarship Search –
CollegeData –
CollegeFunds –
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CollegeToolKit –
Discover Nursing Scholarship Search –
DiversityAbroad –
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund –
ImmediateScholarships –
InternationalScholarships –
Joint Academic Scholarship Online Network –
MaineScholarshipSearch –
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MoolahSPOT –
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NextStudent –
The Scholarship Page – –
Scholarships101 –
ScholarshipsCanada –
CanLearn –
Hotcourses –
Princeton Review –
Scholarship Hunter –
School Soup –
Study Abroad Funding –
Student Awards –
SuperCollege –
Tuition Funding Sources –
United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search –
CollegeNet/Mach 25 –
Nationally Coveted Scholarships and Fellowships –
International Education Financial Aid –
Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide –
National Data Base of Scholarships –
Scholarship Spotlight –
Student Scholarships –
Nerd Scholar –
Outside Scholarships –
Unigo/Scholarship Experts –