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 mentors and advisors, professional development workshops, social gatherings, and care packages.