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DC Futures Program

The DC Futures Program (DC Futures) is a newly created program that aims to help DC college students complete their first associate or bachelor’s degree by providing a last-dollar scholarship (tuition, fees, and cost of attendance) at three local universities in addition to college coaching and support services that will address personal and financial barriers to completion for all participants. This may completely cover the financial need for some participants making the cost of college “free.”

DC Futures began with a pilot application that opened in October 2021 for scholarships that will be awarded in spring 2022. The application for the 2022-23 school year opens Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Interested individuals are invited to review the Student information below and apply here.

DC Futures is a new program, and as additional information becomes available, this page and related content will be updated.


These buttons link to additional information for each audience. If you are interested in learning more about DC Futures, applying for the scholarship, or processing your scholarship, please visit the Students page.

Representatives from the three eligible universities should visit the Institutions page for information about payments, reporting requirements, and program points of contact. Community-based organizations and institutions that are partnering with OSSE to provide grant-funded coaching and student support services will find relevant information on Coaching Grant & Emergency Funds page.

For more information or questions, please contact the DC Futures team at [email protected] or (202) 741-6406.


If you are interested in other scholarships that OSSE offers, please visit: Scholarships and Grants for Students