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DC-CAP Scholarship Awards

DC-CAP Scholarship Award (1st Year Students)

All DC public and public charter high school seniors meeting eligibility criteria and enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university are eligible to apply for the DC-CAP Scholarship Awards, for up to $4,000 per year for up to five year – maximum amount $20,000.


The scholarship is on a first come, first serve basis.  This award is NOT guaranteed and is subject to the availability of funds.  You must meet all the minimum requirements to be considered for the award.  All recipients of the scholarship MUST attend the DC-CAP Pre-College Experience in order to receive funding. 


DC-CAP Scholarship Flyer

DC-CAP Scholarship Application 

DC-CAP Scholarship Award Fact Sheet 


To be eligible to apply for the DC-CAP Scholarship Award, student’s must:

  • Be a DC public or public char high school graduate
  • Be registered for DC-CAP services
  • Participate in DC-CAP programming
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Display leadership skills and community service experience

Submit a scholarship application and supporting documentation no later than May 31

How do you become eligible?

You must be a graduate of a DC public high school or public charter high school within the last five years.


  • Anacostia
  • Ballou
  • Ballou STAY
  • Banneker
  • Basis DC PCS
  • Capital City PCS
  • Cardozo
  • Cesar Chavez (Parkside) PCS
  • Columbia Heights Educational Campus (Formerly Bell)
  • Coolidge
  • DC International PCS
  • Duke Ellington
  • Dunbar
  • Eastern
  • E.L. Haynes PCS
  • Friendship Collegiate Academy PCS
  • Friendship Technology Preparatory PCS
  • I.D.E.A. PCS
  • Kingsman Academy PCS
  • KIPP DC - Somerset
  • Luke C. Moore
  • Maya Angelou PCS
  • McKinley Technology
  • National Collegiate PCS
  • Next-Step Proximo PCS
  • Paul PCS
  • Phelps ACE
  • Richard Wright PCS
  • Ron Brown High School
  • Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt STAY
  • School Without Walls
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS
  • Washington Latin PCS
  • Washington Leadership Academy PCS
  • Washington Metropolitan High School
  • Wilson
  • Woodson
  • YouthBuild PCS

DC-CAP/University Partners Scholarship Program

DC-CAP has established partnerships with the following institutions listed below.  As a DC-CAP Scholar, students receive the following benefits: 

  • A full-tuition scholarship that covers tuition, fees, room, and board costs.
  • Renewable scholarship support based on student satisfactory academic progress. 
  • A campus visit sponsored by DC-CAP during Spring 2020.
  • Pre-college programming to prepare you (and your parent or guardian) for the transition from high school to college.
  • Extensive programs and services from DC-CAP and the University focused on academic, career, financial aid, and personal advisement & counseling.
  • Continued support services provided by a dedicated, on-campus Advisor.


In  order to be considered for a scholarship opportunity, you must complete the application (along with supplemental documents) and the university's Admissions application by the specified deadline.

DC-CAP/University Partners Scholarship Application


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