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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. http://dcps.dc.gov/page/office-student-affairs

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 greg@thrivedc.org
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 http://www.gotrdc.org/get-involved/volunteer to learn more about volunteering opportunities.

The Ethnic Youth College Fair for Minority Students
This fair gives African American, Asian, and Latino students an opportunity to meet with college representatives from across the country and gather pertinent information about the college process as well as plan a course of study for their designated career track. This fair is a great time for minority students to familiarize themselves with a variety of schools in which they are interested as well as introduce themselves to schools they might not have previously considered. Many colleges will offer application fee waivers, on-site admissions, and scholarships. Please have students come prepared with several copies of their transcripts and SAT/ACT scores!
Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Tommy Douglas Conference Center
10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Cost: FREE (Registration is strongly recommended.)
Click here for more information and for registration.

Search Engines & Scholarship Programs
www.fastweb.com – create a profile and let fastweb do the research for you
www.myscholly.com – mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college
www.cashcourse.org – information for college students to stay financially informed
www.cksf.org – educational & scholarship opportunities for students of all levels
www.cappex.com – free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply
www.scholarships.com – free college scholarship search and financial aid information
www.scholarshipamerica.org – provides information and resources for your scholarship search
www.knowhow2go.org – complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors
www.hsf.net – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
www.gmsp.org – The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose
www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
www.collegefund.org – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities
www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance
www.uncf.org – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board
www.collegepeas.com/scholarshipgreen – To qualify for the College Peas Standout Student Scholarship you must be a current high school student and: Be a current high school student that Intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college. Have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0. Submit a short essay describing a special skill, talent or interest that helps you standout from your peers. The essay should be no longer than 100 words.
ScholarshipOwl –https://scholarshipowl.com
ScholarshipLibrary – http://www.scholarshiplibrary.com/
Rhode Island Scholarship Search – https://www.risla.com/scholarships-in-ri
Career One Stop – http://www.careerinfonet.org
Chegg – http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
College Resource Network – http://www.collegeresourcenetwork.com/
StudentScholarshipSearch  – http://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/Edvisors
Human Rights Campaign Website – https://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/scholarship-database
CheapScholar – http://cheapscholar.org/about/scholarship-database/
College in Colorado – https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/
Petersons/CAPPEX – http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/
High Five Scholarships – http://www.highfivescholarships.com/
College Prowler  – https://collegeprowler.com
CareerInfonet – http://www.careerinfonet.org
MyCollegeDollars – http://www.mycollegedollars.com/
Scholarships 360 – http://www.scholarships360.org/
Washboard – http://www.thewashboard.org
Kaarme – http://www.kaarme.com/
ScholarshipMonkey – http://www.scholarship-monkey.com/
Careeronestop – http://www.acinet.org/acinet/scholarshipsearch
AidScholar – http://aidscholar.com/
CareersandColleges – http://www.careersandcolleges.com/
Plan for College – https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships
CollegeBoard Scholarship Search – http://apps.collegeboard.com
CollegeData – https://www.collegedata.com
CollegeFunds – http://www.collegefunds.net/
CollegeExpress – http://www.collegexpress.com
CollegeScholarships.org – http://www.collegescholarships.org/
CollegeToolKit – http://scholarships.collegetoolkit.com/scholarship
Discover Nursing Scholarship Search – http://www.discovernursing.com
DiversityAbroad – http://www.diversityabroad.com
eCampusTours – http://www.ecampustours.com/payingforcollege/scholarshipsandgrants
Financial Aid Officer – http://www.financialaidofficer.com/scholarship_search
FastAid – http://www.fastaid.com/
FastWeb – http://fastweb.com/
Find Tuition – http://www.findtuition.com/tp2/ft/home.do
Find the Right Scholarship – http://www.findtherightscholarship.com/
Guaranteed-Scholarships – http://www.get-recruited.com
Hispanic Scholarship Fund – http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/
ImmediateScholarships – http://www.immediate-scholarships.com/
InternationalScholarships – http://www.internationalscholarships.com/
Joint Academic Scholarship Online Network – http://www.jason.edu.au/
MaineScholarshipSearch – http://www.famemaine.com/education/ScholarshipSearch.asp
MeritAid – http://www.meritaid.com/
Military.com – http://aid.military.com/scholarship
MoolahSPOT – http://www.moolahspot.com/
myfreedegree – http://www.myfreedegree.com/
NextStudent – http://www.nextstudent.com/scholarships/scholarship-search/
The Scholarship Page – http://www.scholarship-page.com/
Scholarships.com – http://www.scholarships.com/
Scholarships101 – http://www.scholarships101.com/
ScholarshipsCanada – http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/
CanLearn – http://www.studentawards.com/canlearn/
Hotcourses – http://www.scholarship-search.org.uk/
Princeton Review – http://www.princetonreview.com/sallie-mae-scholarship.aspx
Scholarship Hunter – http://www.scholarshiphunter.com/
School Soup – http://www.schoolsoup.com/
Study Abroad Funding – http://www.studyabroadfunding.org/
Student Awards – http://www.studentawards.com/My-Dashboard.aspx
SuperCollege – http://www.supercollege.com
Tuition Funding Sources – http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/
United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search – http://www.uncf.org
CollegeNet/Mach 25 – http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app
Nationally Coveted Scholarships and Fellowships – http://www.fatomei.com
International Education Financial Aid – http://www.iefa.org/
Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide – http://www.collegeplan.org
National Data Base of Scholarships – http://www.free-4u.com/
Scholarship Spotlight – http://www.scholarshipspotlight.com/
Student Scholarships – http://www.studentscholarships.org/
Nerd Scholar – http://www.nerdwallet.com/nerdscholar/
Outside Scholarships – http://outsidescholarships.org/search/
Unigo/Scholarship Experts – https://www.unigo.com/