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DC Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program

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.

Before you apply to Mayor’s Scholars you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (if eligible) and apply for the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) (if eligible).

Eligibility: Who is eligible for Mayor’s Scholars?
Requirements: What are the minimum requirements?
Application Process: How do I apply?
Eligible Community Organizations and Schools (for adult learners)
Eligible Colleges and Universities
Domicile/Residency Verification Documents
Frequently Asked Questions: New Applicants, Families, & Counselors
Frequently Asked Questions: Current Mayor’s Scholars Awardees
Frequently Asked Questions: Colleges & Universities

You must apply for Mayor’s Scholars each year. Funds are not guaranteed and are contingent upon available funding.

Before you apply, carefully review the eligibility requirements and gather all application documents. You cannot save your application and return to it later.

The Mayor's Scholars Undergraduate Program application is now closed. It closed June 1, 2015 for high school and returning student applicants, and July 7, 2015 for adult/GED applicants. Please check back for future application information.

Program Contact:

Amelia Hogan, Coordinator, Early College and Career Awareness
Mayor’s Scholars Program Manager
810 First Street NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002  
Email: osse.mayorsscholars@dc.gov
Phone: 202-481-3481

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