The Abramson Scholarship Foundation offers financial and mentoring support to DC public 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. 

FIRST YEAR APPLICANTS: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE 'MORE' BUTTON NEXT TO THE APPLICATION LINK BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM. 

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Applicants will be notified by mid-April 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. 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 2021 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)
  • Have admission and commitment to attend 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

 
Award Amount: $2000 (With the possibility of increasing awards of $3000, $4000, and $5000 for each subsequent year in the remaining three years of college.) 

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 at the end of April 2021. Scholarship awards will be determined and applicants will be notified early May 2021. 

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Applicants will be notified by mid-April whether they will advance to the interview round.

Questions? Contact Sofia Phay at sofia@abramsonfoundation.org or (202) 230-9098.

The Abramson Scholarship Foundation