DCCAP Scholarship Guidebook
Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors. You can also download the Going Merry mobile app (and sign up that way) on iOS or Android.
Going Merry includes:
2021 Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. (PIEF) Scholarship (due March 17)
The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. (PIEF), in conjunction with the Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., is proud to continue our long-standing tradition of providing educational assistance to deserving young students attending Public and Public Charter High Schools in Washington, D.C. Completed applications must be received no later than March 17, 2021 and must be forwarded by the guidance counselor or school official. Our process is 100% electronic this year and your signature is required to ensure application completion. Please note that the scholarships are not gender-restricted.
If you or any of your students have any questions, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Committee Chairman, Donna Taylor at 2021PIEFawards@gmail.com.
Scholarship Program of The Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Chapter (The FCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (due March 26)
The FCAC Scholarship Program objective is to provide scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors who have excelled academically, demonstrated leadership, and contributed their talents to the improvement of their community through service. To be considered for a scholarship award, a student applicant must:
The application and all supporting materials must either be postmarked or electronically submitted by not later than 11:59 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021. Questions about the program and/or the application may be forwarded firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.
Abramson Scholarship (due March 28)
How to apply: submit an application and supporting documentation online. Applications must be received through the online application portal by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, March 28, 2021.
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships (due March 31)
Hundreds of scholarships are available for the 2021-22 academic year to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying IT/cybersecurity, engineering, accounting, business or other courses of study. Graduating high school seniors, full-time post-secondary students, and former recipients are welcome to apply. Each completed application is considered for all scholarships where the student meets the qualifications.
Washington DC Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Centennial Scholarship for High School Seniors (due March 31)
Students must be graduating high school seniors enrolling full-time in an accredited two- or four-year institution in Fall 2021 and have earned a GPA of 2.7 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Miss Utility/District One Call Scholarship (due April 2)
Miss Utility/District One Call will select eight students from Maryland and Washington, D.C., to each receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship. Applications will be accepted until April 2, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 2021. Click here for the online application. To be eligible, applicants must be on track to graduate from a Maryland or Washington, D.C., high school in spring 2021 and intend to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school beginning in fall 2021.
The Miss Utility/District One Call Scholarship requires applicants to submit the following:
Application forms and attachments must be submitted or postmarked by April 2, 2021. For mail-in entry, please submit the application to: MGH for Miss Utility/District One Call, Attn: Gabriella Tancona, 100 Painters Mill Road, Suite 600, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Washington Hall of Fame Scholarship (due April 9)
Selection Criteria: Students with demonstrated drive and determination to succeed in college, solid academic achievement, strong financial need,* success in overcoming past obstacles, strong values and contribution to community. Recipients are chosen by a committee of the three sponsoring Meetings.
*The committee focuses its awards on students whose families cannot contribute to their college education, which typically means families with household incomes of $50,000 or less. The committee uses the Federal FAFSA form to determine eligibility.
Friday, April 30, 2021 Final Deadline for Application Submission
Saturday, June 19, 2021 Selected Candidates are Interviewed, very likely via Zoom
June 30, 2021 Notification of Awardees
Number of Scholarships to be Awarded this Year: at least 5
Amount Awarded per Student: At least $6,000, disbursed $1,500 per year for years one through four of college.
Application Criteria and Instructions: With the 2021 application cycle, the scholarship is moving to an on-line submission platform. We can accept most file formats, but prefer pdfs. To start your application, you must first create an account (below) with Submittable.com. Please be sure to save your log-in and password information, so that you can return to this site.
Questions: Questions about the scholarship, criteria, requirements, for those experiencing technical issues with the online platform or students unable to access the internet, please email mjsimpsonscholarship@
More with Us - Everyday Jobs (due April 30)
In one standard double-spaced page, talk about an everyday job or volunteer position you’ve had—maybe as a camp counselor, a tutor, a pizza deliverer, you name it. Tell us about the skills or lessons you learned that you hope to bring into your future ambitions or career dreams. Feel free to be creative and genuine—we want to hear about YOU.
The DC College Access Program Scholarship (due April 30)
This opportunity provides a yearly $4,000 scholarship award - for up to five years - for students to attend a four-year college or university anywhere nationwide. (That is a maximum total of $20,000 towards your Cost of Attendance). Complete the DC-CAP Scholarship Award application by clicking here. The deadline to complete the application in totality is April 30, 2021. If you are a student who has registered for participation in the Ward 7 & 8 Program - The DC College Access Program Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program Scholarship is, also, now open.
This opportunity provides a yearly $5,000 scholarship award - for up to five years - for students to attend a four-year college or university anywhere nationwide. (That is a maximum total of $25,000 towards your Cost of Attendance). You can complete the DC College Access Program Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program Scholarship application by clicking here. The deadline to complete the application is totality is April 30, 2021. Yes, both applications use the same form. However, you must indicate on the form which one who are applying to. Please note that for both award opportunities:
Note: Ward 7 & 8 Scholar Program participants please ensure you have completed all life-skill and work readiness video works to remain eligible.
The Ivy Foundation Scholarship
Each year, The Ivy Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to help make the academic dreams of students from the District of Columbia a reality. In the Spring of 2021, The Ivy Foundation seeks to award four scholarships ($500-$2,500) to deserving students in the District. The Ivy Foundation (Foundation), a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1986 by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Xi Zeta Omega Chapter. Please visit our website for more information: www.dcivyfoundation.org
2020-2021 IDEA Scholarships
IDEA administers several college scholarships for our graduates. For more information, please contact Sara Sharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booker T. Washington Scholarship ($1000)
The Booker T. Washington Scholarship is awarded to a scholar who has been accepted to college, earned a B or higher and held a leadership position at IDEA. This scholarship is sponsored by Colonel William Dexter, who previously served as IDEA’s principal, deputy director, and founding board member. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university.
Karen P. Owens Scholarship ($2,000)
Recipient must be most improved in English.
Karen P. Owens Scholarship ($2,000)
Recipient must be most improved in math.
Stroman-Travers "Vigor, Vim, Vitality" Scholarship ($1000 per recipient, two awards given)
This scholarship honors the late US Air Force Chief Senior Master SGT David Lee Stroman and US Army SFC (R) Carroll Travers, who was one of IDEA’s founders. The Stroman-Travers “Vigor, Vim, Vitality” scholarship was founded by a family who believes in education and leadership. The founding fathers of this scholarship have made it a part of their life work to lead with change in order to support underserved populations. Both servicemen encouraged enthusiasm and energy in full force throughout their lifetime. These courageous men served for the United States Armed Forces and continuously created opportunities for the next generation to lead with change.
This $1,000 scholarship award will be granted to two deserving seniors who show excitement for learning and leading. The awarded IDEA scholars should demonstrate an aptitude for acquiring new knowledge and should exercise leadership capacity through moments of difficulty. The scholars must showcase courage and perseverance throughout their academic career to reveal their individual influence on today’s youth.
Essay Topic: Persevering Through A Dual Pandemic
Write a one-page essay that describes how you have demonstrated "vim, vigor and vitality" throughout the dual pandemics of the COVID-19 world health crisis and racial injustice. Include examples of how you persevered and supported your community during 2020. Applications are due May 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm to email@example.com.