SCHOLARSHIP Program OF THE SOUTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSEMBLY
Application Open Until April 29, 2018
The SWNA Education and Scholarship Task Force thanks Southwest friends, organizations and businesses that helped us raise more than $24,000 in 2017 for scholarships for SW high school graduates and returning college students.
In 2017, 21 scholarships were awarded. Our partner, Friends of Southwest DC, funded three $1,500 scholarships. Scholars were recognized at an awards program where The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton was the guest speaker.
The Task Force provides 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 throughout the year.
The Scholarship Progam will continue to offer scholarship opportunities in 2018.
Scholarships are open to all residents in Zip Code 20024 who wish to pursue, or are pursuing, any course of study at an accredited undergraduate college or 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.