The Abramson Scholarship Foundation offers financial and mentoring support to DC public high school and public charter high school graduates who demonstrate academic promise, financial need, and a commitment to community service.

  • If you are a first time applicant, please complete the First Year Scholarship Application. 
  • If you are a previous or current Abramson Scholar, please complete the Continuing Scholar Application. 


Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 7th 2023. Applicants will be notified in May whether they will advance to the interview round.

Scholarship Information
The Abramson Scholarship Program is more than financial support. All our Scholars receive mentoring support as well. We provide two types of scholarships, a Full Scholarship and a Recognition Scholarship, with the distinguishing feature being the fact that students receiving the recognition awards have their financial needs met through other sources, but would benefit from the mentorship and peer support activities that are a part of the program.
If selected as an Abramson Scholar, in order to receive your scholarship award payments, you must:

  • Attend the Abramson Scholarship Foundation event in your honor (date t.b.d.)
  • Attend the Abramson Scholarship Foundation Scholar-Mentor Orientation Workshop (date t.b.d.)
  • Attend ASF events such as the annual Abramson Scholarship Foundation Professional Development Workshop held during college winter breaks
  • Maintain regular and consistent contact with the Abramson Scholarship Foundation – through your mentor and other representatives of the Foundation
  • Provide the Abramson Scholarship Foundation with a transcript/grade report after each semester of college

Before applying, please consider if you will be able to make this commitment.
To be eligible for an Abramson Scholarship, you must:

  • Be graduating in June 2023 from a public high school located in the District of Columbia (D.C.)
  • Be a D.C. resident (or be able to demonstrate compliance with D.C. law re: tuition payments for non-residents)
  • Be accepted to an accredited four-year college in the United States as a candidate for a degree
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Have a demonstrated economic need for financial assistance
  • Have a solid academic record demonstrated by a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

Full Scholar Award Amount: $2000 per academic year (With the possibility of increasing awards of $3000, $4000, and $5000 for each subsequent year in the remaining three years of college.)
Recognition Scholar Award Amount: $1000 per academic year
Review Process: The Foundation’s Board of Directors will review applications and a limited number of applicants will be invited to interview with members of the Board by the end of May 2023. Scholarship awards will be determined and applicants will be notified by June 2023.
Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 7th 2023. Applicants will be notified in May 2023 whether they will advance to the interview round.
Questions? Contact our Program Manager, Alexia Royal-Eatmon, at

The Abramson Scholarship Foundation