Board members Leah Tulin and the Honorable Richard Roberts put Nico Hinkle through a practice employment interview.

Seniors graduating from District of Columbia public high schools, including charter schools, may apply for First Year Awards from the Abramson Scholarship Foundation. Recipients must demonstrate that they have solid academic records, a history of “giving back” to their communities and financial need. In following years, First Year Award recipients may apply for Continuing Awards for each of their subsequent three years of college. To qualify, they must continue to meet the original criteria and must have an ongoing relationship with their mentors and the Mentoring Program. Award amounts increase each year. Continuing Awards grow over time because the Foundation has learned that other sources of financial aid tend to diminish and disappear as students progress through college – although their need for such funds does not. These grants are intended to help supplement the financial aid packages they receive from their colleges.

2018 First Year Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018 (Applications must be received by the deadline)

Download: 2018 Abramson Scholarship Foundation – First-Year Scholarship Application.

The Abramson Scholarship First-Year Award is a scholarship granted to a qualified District of Columbia high school senior admitted to a four-year accredited college. Please download the above application, complete it, and save it. Then, either mail it to the address below, email it to, or fax it to (202) 318-2482.

Please call (202) 470-5425 or email with any questions.

Application must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018.

The Abramson Scholarship Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 7810
Washington, D.C. 20044
(202) 470-5425 phone
(202) 318-2482 fax