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. Typically, recipients of Mayor’s Scholars funding can receive up to $4,000 per academic 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.
Typically, 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). The application for academic year 2016-17 will be open in early 2016.
Eligibility and Application Information
Frequently Asked Questions
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 application closed December 1.
Amelia Hogan, Coordinator, Early College and Career Awareness
Mayor’s Scholars Program Manager
810 First Street NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002