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University of the District of Columbia Scholarships

4200 Connecticut Ave NW Tuition In/Out-State: $4,752 / $10,896 Total Fall Enrollment: 5,521
Washington , DC 20008 Books and Supplies: $1,280 Applicants Admitted: -
(202) 274-5304 On-campus Room and Board: - Receiving Aid of Some Type: 75%
- Undergraduate Application Fee: $35 Receiving Institutional Aid: 18% , $7,390 on average
Source: National Center for Education Statistics

Alumni Scholarship Program

Scholarship Description
The University of the District of Columbia Alumni Scholarship Program offers non-need merit scholarships each academic year to deserving students enrolled at the University and resides in the District of Columbia. Scholarships are awarded to cover tuition and fees for one academic year (two semesters). Students must reapply to be selected for succeeding academic years. Recipients of Pell Grants or other forms of financial aid are not eligible to receive alumni scholarships. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required for entering freshmen as well as previously enrolled and continuing students. Students must maintain a 3.0 or better GPA. Satisfactory performance on the University College Placement Evaluation. Full course load enrollment each semester (a minimum/not to exceed 12 semester hours). Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must participate actively in UDC Alumni Ambassadors Program. Must participate in a minimum of two Alumni programs and activities, which may include alumni reunions activities, homecoming events, banquets, and/or sports events. Submission of a completed application and a 500 word essay on one of the following topics (graduating high school seniors select from the topics marked with an asterisk *): 1. Choose a favorite movie, book, quote or quotation and explain how it personally impacted your education at the University of the District of Columbia. 2. Ronald Heifetz, one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership said: “People don’t learn by staring into a mirror; people learn by encountering difference.” Reflect on a situation at the University of the District of Columbia in which you encountered difference and describe the circumstance. What did this experience teach you? 3. President William L. Pollard selected the theme of the University of the District of Columbia: “A new day, a new opportunity.” Write what this means to you. 4. “Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. That is why the schools charged with educating African Americans have perhaps, the greatest, the deepest challenge of all.” Barbara Jordon, Lawyer and U.S. Congressperson Explain how the quotation is personally meaningful to you and your education at the University of the District of Columbia. *Incoming High School Students choose from topics below: 1. Congress has just voted to allow 18 year olds to run for president of the United States. You have decided to run for that office. Why have you chosen to run and what are your three most important agenda items? 2. If you could change places with another person for one year (past or present), who would you choose to be, why and what would you do? 3. When someone asks you to describe yourself, where do you begin--with your agenda, your race, your religion or your talents? Everyone is multifaceted. What would you bring to the University of the District of Columbia community? Deadline before March 1 (if this date falls on a non workday the next business day applies).
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