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DC Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program


The Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program provides need-based funding for eligible DC residents earning their first associate or first bachelor’s degree at select area colleges and universities. The program is a last-dollar award meaning it can be used to fill the gap between a student’s financial aid package and the cost of attendance.

The program serves returning awardees and new applicants, including new applicants who have recently completed the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) or earned their GED. If you are interested in applying or need additional information about processing your award, please visit the Students page. Institutions that need support processing student awards should visit the Institutions page.

Applicants must re-apply each year. The 2024-25 Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program and DC Futures Program applications are both in OSSE’s Application for Postsecondary Studies. Please review the student information on this page before you create an application. There is no guarantee applicants will receive funding.

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

For more information or questions, please contact Melanie Fleming at [email protected] or (202) 741-6406.

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