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DC College Access Program Scholarships

DC-CAP wants to bridge the gap between what you have and what you need to help you earn your college degree.

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Join DC-CAP and our University Partners for a virtual gathering to learn more about the educational and scholarship opportunities at these schools. Gain valuable insight from our current DC-CAP Scholars about their college experiences.

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Visit DC-CAP’s Resources page to find information on grants, scholarships, and federal and local financial aid programs available to DC students.

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C. Brooks
Benjamin Banneker Academic HS,,
Class of 2020
George Mason University

“Being a scholar in the DC-CAP Partnership at George Mason…has connected me to resources I’ve utilized to tackle problems common for first-year students. Success coaching, clubs, tutors, and academic advising have made my college transition a lot smoother. The partnership programs support my academic achievement and my well-being with regular check-ins and scheduled activities.”

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R. Ngatchou
DC International School, Class of 2020,
University of Massachusetts Lowell

“Being a part of the DC-CAP program is more than the chance to alleviate the financial burdens of attending a university. It’s a network of support systems to guide me through my college experience.”

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S. Diaz
School Without Walls HS, Class of 2019,
University of Massachusetts Lowell

“Through the DC-CAP University Partnership program, I have had the chance to build relationships with so many excellent individuals that have influenced me positively and helped me to learn many valuable lessons in my first two years of college. The accomplishments of my cohort peers and advisors are constantly inspiring me to take on new challenges and responsibilities.”