We believe that financial hardship or a lack of support
shouldn't be a barrier to a college education.
For nearly 30 years, the Abramson Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has supported promising high school graduates from the District of Columbia to help them succeed throughout and beyond their college years.
Our program is rooted in two equally important components: financial scholarships and mentoring.
As high school seniors, applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and a commitment to community service. Scholars who continue to meet these criteria are eligible for sustained financial support each year they are in college.
Additionally, each Abramson Scholar is assigned two Mentors who serve as listeners, advisors, and friends to the Scholars — many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. In short, Mentors help the Scholars find their way to success.
We currently support 35 Scholars who are at various stages of their college experience.
The Abramson Scholarship Foundation provides critical financial assistance and comprehensive mentoring to promising DC public high school graduates attending four-year colleges.
- Empowerment: ASF provides our Scholars with resources, guidance, and training to help them discover their potential and achieve their goals.
- Opportunity: ASF opens doors for our Scholars by creating and maintaining a diverse and respectful community network that provides high-quality support.
- Community: ASF fosters an inclusive environment where staff, volunteers, alumni, partners, and supporters work together to build relationships that students can rely on through college and beyond.