scholarship search

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

If you are a deserving college-bound (or current college) student from Washington, DC, this scholarship opportunity may be for you.

Scholarship: DC Leadership Scholarship 1000

Awarding Organization: College Success Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Eligible Students: Students must be graduates of a District of Columbia public or charter high school, plan to attend a four-year college or university, have financial aid eligibility, and meet minimum GPA requirements.

How to Apply:  Complete the online application, as well as the FAFSA.

Deadline: April 13


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.