The SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force thanks Southwest friends, organizations and businesses that helped us raise more than $33,000 in 2018 for scholarships for 20 Southwest high school graduates and returning college students. Our partner, Friends of Southwest DC, funded four $1,500 scholarships.
Scholarships are open to residents that reside in Zip Code 20024 who wish to pursue, or are pursuing, any course of study at an accredited undergraduate college, university or 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 post-secondary institution, scholastic achievements, letters of recommendation, community involvement and a personal essay. Scholarship recipients are required to attend an awards program.
The scholarship committee reviews the applications and co
During the 2018 program, the Scholarship Task Force sponsored a workshop to introduce eligible scholars to the Stadium District Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established by Mr. Tyler Merkeley of Southwest DC. and offered to residents, ages 12 – 24, who demonstrate financial need and reside in Southwest DC ANC SMD 6D06.
The Fund goal is to afford opportunities to attend sports camps, college classes, music camps, art/camps and more. In the workshop, SWNA scholars learned about the program and the application process. Eligible SWNA scholars were awarded $1,000 & $3,000 scholarships.
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for Southwest DC youth, please contact Vyllorya Evans
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