Contests and Scholarships

Math x Economics at The Federal Reserve Board – May 23, 2013

Are you really good at math? Learn what economists do. Use your math skills. Meet other students. Have fun!

Environmental Education Video Contest – Deadline: May 15, 2013

Azerbaijan Essay Contest

Karabakh Foundation, a non-profit in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to educating American audiences about Azerbaijan and the Caucasus.

The Foundation is currently working with the Embassy of Azerbaijan on an essay contest that is open to high school students. Students will be asked to write an essay about Azerbaijan (potential topics range from art and culture to the country’s economic growth and geopolitical position) and 10 winners will be selected to travel to Azerbaijan free of charge. The trip will be this summer (last week of June or first week of July) and essays will be due first week of May.

Future Civic Leaders Opportunity

Future Civic Leaders 2013 – Washington, DC Summer Conferences
The George Washington University
July 22nd, 24th and 26th

For Seniors: DC Leadership 1000 Scholarship

WRAP’s 2013 GEICO Student Awards – Deadline: April 19, 2013


Larry Neal Writers’ Competition – Deadline: April 4, 2013

2013-larryneal-writersThe Larry Neal Writers’ Competition nomination deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline for all nominations is next Thursday, April 4th at 6:00 PM.

The competition and awards ceremony commemorate the artistic legacy and vision of cultural understanding of Larry Neal – a renowned author, academic and former Executive Director of the DCCAH.

The competition recognizes the artistic excellence of emerging and established D.C. writers with monetary awards for submissions in poetry, essays, dramatic writing and short story. Adult, teen and youth writers residing in the District of Columbia receive awards for their artistic excellence. Adult winners are eligible for awards of $1,500 and teen and youth winners are eligible for awards of $500. The winners will be announced at the Larry Neal Writers’ Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, May 4, 2013, presented in partnership with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Entries for this year’s competition must be submitted online through the ZoomGrants application system. No hand-delivered submissions will be accepted. The deadline for all applications is Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6 pm.

For additional information, contact Carlyn Madden, Arts Education Manager or call (202) 724-5613.

For Seniors: The Alpha Phi Alpha Pi Upsilon Lambda Charitable Foundation Scholarships

  • APAPULCF General Scholarship
  • Darrin Posey Scholarship
  • Marian Williams Scholarship
  • Rosalind Harmon Scholarship
  • InfoTech Scholarship
  • Deadline: 4/2

For Seniors: If Both Parents were born outside of the U.S.

The Esperanza Education Fund

The award will be at least $5,000 and up to $20,000.

For Seniors: For those applying/accepted to University of Michigan


  • must be a need-based student
  • must have completed the FAFSA
  • must apply to University of Michigan
  • must be enrolled in order to receive scholarship
  • Deadline: 3/31

For Seniors: Students who Excel in Leadership

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • 3.0 GPA, demonstrated leadership ability, parents income must not exceed $100,000
  • Application attached
  • Deadline: 3/31

If interested, contact Dave Peterson at or 248.635.8102

For Seniors: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – Col. Charles Young Memorial Scholarship Contest

(Seniors) Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.: Colonel Charles Young Memorial Scholarship Contest

  • academic excellence, community service
  • Deadline: 3/28
  • See Ms. Denson for an application or obtain from Naviance.

For Seniors: Visual Arts Students – DC’s Design Continuum Fund

DC’s Design Continuum Fund

DC Freshman Essay Contest: “How I’m Preparing for College”

The DC College Savings Plan/DC-CAP’s essay contest: “How I Am Preparing For College”

Two winners will be selected from each ward.

1st place–$2,500
2nd place–$1,500

Write an essay discussing how you plan to prepare for college. Maybe you plan to take extra classes? Get a summer job or an internship? Tell us all about it.

Essay Contest Rules

  • You must be a high school freshman registered in the District.
  • Your essay must be about how you are preparing for college.
  • There is no limit on length, but it should be 500 words or more.
  • Your essay must be typed and double-spaced.
  • Your parent or guardian must attend a college savings and planning information session.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 27, 2013. All entries must be submitted to Ms. Denson by the deadline. No exceptions. E-mail is best.

For Seniors: Have an Interest in Non-Fiction Writing?

(Seniors) For Students Interested in Non-Fiction Writing

The school will select three students from those who apply for this scholarship. Send all scholarship applications to Ms. Denson no later than Monday, March 25th so we can select those three students by the March 29th deadline.

Herbert H. Denton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • demonstrated ability in non-fiction writing, general character, academic achievement and financial need
  • Deadline: 3/25

Camp Cardiac-Washington, DC Scholarship Opportunity

As a reminder, the deadline for both scholarship and early enrollment applications to Camp Cardiac-Washington, DC 2013 is Monday, March 25th.

Students may apply by visiting the following link:


This 1-week summer day camp is open to high school students (including 2013 graduates) ages 15 years and older (as of the start of the camp) interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Scholarship Opportunities for Students Excelling in Volunteerism

(All Students) For Students Who Excel in Volunteerism
Kohl’s Cares

  • The Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6–18) who help make their communities a better place to live.
  • Deadline: 3/15

The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund

The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States.

Eligibility Requirements: Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 31, 2013. The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity. This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education.

The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?.

This scholarship is open to the public. Please apply before the deadline May 31, 2013.

Opportunity for Scholarships with Miss District of Columbia Teen USA

Lindenwood University joins the MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PAGEANT to provide over $500,000 in college scholarships!