Scholarship Opportunities

The State has an extensive array of financial aid programs in the form of grants, scholarships and other awards for students who want to further their education beyond high school.

Financial aid is money that helps you pay for higher education. Merit-based financial aid is aid given to students who have special talents, skills, or who have earned good grades. Need-based financial aid is given to students who demonstrate that they have financial need. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, work, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and other awards.

HEFS administers the District of Columbia’s state-level higher education grant program: the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program (DCTAG) in additional to the merit based grant the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).  HEFS also provides students with information and resources on scholarships to help fund their college education.

  • Undergraduate students can win a $2,000 scholarship for education expenses at a U.S. college or university eligible for the PNC Solution Loan.
  • After creating an account, no further action is required to enter the scholarship. You are then free to explore the Financial Literacy tools and resources.
  • Must be legal resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or older by the end of the standard academic year.
  • Two winners from each of three geographical regions will be drawn on or around June 1 and December 1.  One entry/account per person. 

Military Scholarships

Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, veterans, their spouses, or dependents who are currently attending four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. (not community colleges) and enrolled as full-time students in an eligible degree program. 


Active-duty personnel or veterans enrolled as full-time freshmen are eligible to apply; spouses or dependents must be at least second-year students enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application.

Are you majoring in Computer or Electrical Engineering? Looking for $30,000 a year to pay for college? If so, maybe the Air Force Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) can assist you in reaching your goal! Stop in the Financial Aid Office for an application.

Share a scholarship

This is a link where students, faculty and staff contribute scholarships that they have found. If you find something that may be of interest please email with the name of the scholarship, application website,  and due dates.

The (ISC)² Foundation is proud to help open doors to future information security professionals with scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Find out how to make a life changing move that will help put your career in the fast lane!

AAAS Science & Technology provides professional development opportunity to Doctoral students interested in learning about the science-policy interface while applying their scientific and technical knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policy realm.

The Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program (formerly Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Fund) provides need-based funding for eligible DC residents earning their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree at select area colleges and universities.

The program is a last-dollar award designed to fill the gap between a student’s financial aid package and the cost of attendance. Recipients of Mayor’s Scholars funding can receive up to $4,000 per year, for up to 4 years for an associate’s degree, and up to 6 years for a bachelor’s degree. The funds are available first-come, first-serve, and you must re-apply each year. There is no guarantee you will receive funding, as funds are only available until they run out.

The application is available on the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education website

Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31

Application Information:

Applicant must be currently seeking a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree as a full-time student in the field of business at an accredited institution. Business can include (but is not limited to): accounting, advertising, business administration, economics, finance, human resources, international relations, management, political science, public relations, etc. Minimum 3.0 GPA and good standing in program required. Applicant must fill out the AfterCollege application and complete their profile which will be the criteria (with specific emphasis on the personal statement) used to determine the recipient of the award.

Sponsored by AfterCollege, Inc.


Deadline: March 31; June 30; September 30; December 31 Minimum GPA: 3 Study Areas: business

Contact Information: (Email) (Telephone) (415) 263-1300

Enrollment Level: College Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior, Master's-level study and Doctoral-level study.

Renewable: No

A Neumann & Associates, LLC has established an Annual $1,000 Business Scholarship Program sponsoring talented students who plan to pursue a career in business.
The scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best 500-word essay entitled, “What it Takes to be Successful in Business” after the ANA team reviews all submissions.

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, 15 hours of coursework taken (or registered for) in business related course work and be enrolled full-time at a university or college offering a business degree during the award period.
Graduate students must hold at least one baccalaureate degree and be registered as a full-time graduate student.

Each student needs to submit a:
1) 500-word essay (double spaced) entitled "What It Takes to Be Successful in Business"
2) Resume
3) Proof of three business courses taken or registered for
4) Proof of current GPA

 To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be accepted into a university for the upcoming semester or currently enrolled in college. This scholarship is open to all majors.
  • Provide proof of acceptance or enrollment before your application will be considered.
  • Have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Be ambitious and passionate.
  • Authorize PricenFees permission to publish your essay on its website.
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.

To participate in the PricenFees scholarship program, you must write a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay about a product you have first-hand experience with. Please take your time and ensure it is well-researched. This is an online marketing company, so show us what you got! This should be an informative and persuasive piece of writing. If you absolutely loved the product, tell us why. If the product left you with something to be desired, explain. The student who submits the best piece will be awarded a $750 scholarship that should be applied towards school books, supplies, or tuition.