The Education and Scholarship Task Force thanks Southwest friends, organizations and businesses who helped us raise more than $24,000 for scholarships for SW high school graduates and returning college students. Friends of Southwest DC funded 3 of the 22 $1,500 scholarships. Scholars were recognized at an awards program where The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton was the guest speaker.
The Task Force provided on-going assistance to parents, guardians and students. The Task Force partnered with the Youth Activities Task Force to sponsor a trip to the Roundhouse Theater to see August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned”. SWNA scholars and activities were featured in the Southwester Newspaper throughout the year.
The Scholarship Fund of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly will offer scholarship opportunities in 2018.
The scholarship fund is open to any resident in the 20024 Zip Code who wishes to pursue, or is pursuing, any course of study at any accredited undergraduate or post secondary technical institution. The scholarship committee reviews the applications and conducts verification checks. Applicants are judged on a number of factors including acceptance to college or university, scholastic achievements, financial need, letters of recommendation from teachers or school administrators, community involvement and presentation.
Applications Will Be Accepted in Spring 2018
(date to be announced)
For general interest information and to help fund raising activities
for Southwest DC youth, please contact Vyllorya Evans
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