Scholarship Information

The Abramson Scholarship Program is more than a check! ASF Scholars receive comprehensive mentoring throughout their time in college and many of our mentor relationships continue after graduation. In addition, ASF Scholars join a community of Scholars and alumni and are invited to programming to support academic, professional, social/emotional, and financial goals. ASF is looking for applicants that are excited about the opportunity to connect with a mentor and the broader community and fully engage in ASF programming.

If selected as an Abramson Scholar, in order to receive your scholarship award payments, you must:

  • Attend the Abramson Scholarship Foundation event in your honor
  • Attend the Abramson Scholarship Foundation Scholar-Mentor Orientation Workshop
  • Attend ASF events such as the annual Abramson Scholarship Foundation Professional Development Workshop held during college winter breaks
  • Maintain regular and consistent contact with the Abramson Scholarship Foundation—through your mentor and other representatives of the Foundation
  • Provide the Abramson Scholarship Foundation with a transcript/grade report after each semester of college

Before applying, please consider if you will be able to make this commitment.


To be eligible for an Abramson Scholarship, you must:

    • Be graduating in 2024 from a public or charter high school located in the District of Columbia (D.C.)
    • Be a D.C. resident (or be able to demonstrate compliance with D.C. law re: tuition payments for non-residents)
    • Be accepted to an accredited four-year college in the United States as a candidate for a degree
    • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service
    • Have a demonstrated economic need for financial assistance
    • Have a solid academic record demonstrated by a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale


Full Scholar Award Amount: $2,000
(with the possibility of increasing awards of $3,000, $4,000, and $5,000 for each subsequent year in the remaining three years of college)

Review Process: The Foundation’s Board of Directors will review applications and a limited number of applicants will be invited to interview with members of the Board in May. Scholarship awards will be determined and applicants will be notified in June.

Our Scholarship application opens in February each year.


Deadline to apply is April 1st. Applicants will be notified in May whether they will advance to the interview round.

Application Contents

  • Online application form
  • Essay (described in the application)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a school counselor or teacher and one from another adult who is not related to you, for example, another teacher, an employer, troop leader, minister or pastor)—just include names and email addresses in the online application. The system will generate emails to your contacts who will then be able to upload the letters directly to the online application platform.
  • Proof of income - the first page of the most recent IRS 1040 form of the parent(s) or guardian(s) with whom you live and/or who financially supports you and a copy of your Financial Aid Application or Student Aid Report
  • Official high school transcript through midterm period of second semester senior year
  • Budget for preferred college: full cost of attending college, room and board, travel, books, miscellaneous
  • List of other scholarships received or pending
  • Letter of acceptance from college
  • Financial aid award letter from college of choice (if available by Abramson Scholarship application due date)

NOTE: Contact ASF Program Manager Alexia Royal-Eatmon with any questions at

In order to continue to receive awards, an awardee must apply each year and provide proof of continued enrollment and active participation in The Abramson Scholarship Foundation program.