Support & Guidance for DC Scholars since 1991

Our Program

Abramson Scholarship Scholars

Our scholarships are intended for high school seniors graduating from D.C. public and charter schools to support their success at a four-year accredited college.

Each spring, the Foundation reviews applications from many talented students and conducts interviews before announcing the new class of Scholars.

We look for recipients who demonstrate:

  • A solid academic record
  • A history of giving back to the community
  • Financial need

Scholarships are awarded for a student’s freshman year, but students who continue to meet the academic criteria and participate in our mentoring program are eligible for continued awards each year of college.

Abramson Scholars also benefit greatly from our mentoring program, which includes personalized support and guidance from two Mentors, professional development workshops, social gatherings, and care packages.

Jennifer Meza

“A college education is expensive and the Abramson Scholarship has provided me with financial support that has not only mitigated my stress but that of my parents as well. This foundation has also given me academic support through my mentor, Deborah, who I am so grateful to have. There are so many things I learned this year, but the most important one is knowing that I have what it takes to be a Hoya because I have the greatest support system cheering for me every step of the way.”

Jennifer, Georgetown University