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University Partnership Scholars

DC-CAP’s University Partnership Scholarship establishes formal partnerships with select high-performing, four-year institutions committed to increasing enrollment and graduation rates for D.C. students. In total, more than 500 scholars and more than $4 million dollars in scholarships have been awarded through the University Partnership Program.

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DC-CAP Scholarship

The DC-CAP Scholarship bridges the gap between what you have and what you need to earn your college degree. This scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, fees and other expenses, which may include books, supplies and travel. In addition to $4,000 per year for college (up to $20,000 over 5 years), recipients receive support from a DC-CAP College Retention Advisor to help navigate the college experience and complete their degree.

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The STEM Ready Program

STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs are some of the most lucrative and sought after positions with more than 800,000 STEM related jobs in the DC Metro area alone.

The STEM Ready Program is FREE at the following participating schools: Capital City Public Charter School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, and Eastern Senior High School. The program provides students with the chance to explore all the areas of STEM that interest them while having fun! The program provides competitions, workshops, and hands-on activities for all registered students. Healthy snacks are also provided.

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