Abramson Scholarship Program

🏆 Available:
💰 $2,000
⏳ N/A

Scholarship Description

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

To be eligible for an Abramson Scholarship, you must:

(1) Be graduating in June from a public high school located in the District of Columbia (D.C.);

(2) Be a D.C. resident;

(3) Have admission and commitment to attend an accredited four-year college in the United States as a candidate for a degree;

(4) Have a demonstrated commitment to community service;

(5) Have an economic need for financial assistance and a maximum family income of $93,000;

(6) Have a solid academic record demonstrated by a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and: at least 1000 combined SAT scores among evidence-based reading plus writing and math, and a combined score of 12 or above if you’ve taken the optional SAT essay; or at least 20 combined ACT scores.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Test scores required
  • Interview required
  • Financial need analysis required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required
  • Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
  • Entry in a contest required
  • Community Service Required
  • Letter of acceptance from college of choice

How To Apply

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Donor: The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation

The Abramson Scholarship Foundation’s mission is to ensure that motivated District of Columbia public high school graduates have the opportunity to attend college and the tools to succeed once they get there. Our program employs a two-fold approach to accomplish our mission. First, we provide critical financial assistance to students who might not be able to attend college without our help. Second, and equally important, we provide these students with personal and professional guidance through individual mentors and programs in order to foster their academic success, emotional growth and professional development. This approach enables the Foundation to support our Scholars through all four years of college and beyond.