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DC Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program


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 four years for an associate’s degree, and up to six years for a bachelor’s degree. The funds are available first-come, first-serve, and applicants must re-apply each year. There is no guarantee applicants will receive funding, as funds are only available until they run out.

Typically, before you apply to Mayor’s Scholars they 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 and Application Information

Minimum Requirements
How to Apply and Required Documents
Eligible Colleges and Universities
Domicile/Residency Verification Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's: New Applicants, Families, & Counselors
FAQ's: Current Mayor’s Scholars Awardees
FAQ's: Colleges & Universities

Please note:
Applicants must apply for Mayor’s Scholars each year. Funds are not guaranteed and are contingent upon available funding.

The DC Mayor's Scholars Undergraduate Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.

Program Contact:

Janae Eason
810 First St. NE, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20002  
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 481-3481
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