There are several
scholarships available specifically for students attending or planning
to attend a private high school in the District of Columbia, or areas
around Washington, DC.
of these are tuition scholarships, though some cover other expenses,
too. Most are need-based, though some are merit-based, and some are a
combination of the two. Check our general
private school scholarships
page, too. The scholarships
listed below are those that are specifically for students in the
Washington, DC area.
Black Student Fund (BSF) Scholarships
grades pre-Kindergarten through 12 and living in Washington D.C.,
Maryland, and Virginia areas.
Students should first select a member school and apply and
apply for the BSF scholarships. Federal Tax Form will be needed with
your application. Note that most of the recipients of these
scholarships are from single parent households (70% in 2009). Current
application deadline is December 15.
Capital Partners for Education (CPE) Scholarships
tuition scholarships of up to $4,500 for students planning to attend a
private high school in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
Applications should be made during the spring of your 8th grade year.
Applications could be made November through May. Your
income should be around the CPE income eligibility guidelines
(currently $50,000 yearly income for a family of four; the amount
changes depending on how many members your family has - check the site
for more details). In your application, you are supposed to write an
essay and also include grade forms, recommendation letters and two
documents proving family income.
Commonweal Foundation: Pathways to Success Scholarships
grades 9 through 12 and living in Washington D.C. or Baltimore area.
In order to be eligle, the student must have a family income
or below 200% of Federal Poverty Leel. The scholarships can be used in
any of the partner schools. Some of these schools include: Cristo Rey
Jesuit High School in Baltimore, MD, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
in Washington, D.C.,Highland View Academy in Hagerstown, MD, and Takoma
Academy, Takoma Park, MD.
Latino Student Fund
scholarships for Hispanic students residing in the Washington DC
Metropolitan area, including Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and
Northern Virginia. Scholarship amounts differ depending on
grade level: $500 for students grades K through 5, $1,000
5 through 8, and $1,500 grades 9 through 12. In
order to be
eligible, a student must (1) be of Hispanic descent, (2) demosntrate
high achademic achievement, (3) be admitted to a parochial or an
independent school for the upcoming academic year, and (4) receive
financial aid either from the school or Archdiocese. The scholarships
Tuition Assistance Program of the Archdiocese of Washington
students applying to or currently attending a Catholic school within
the Archdiocese of Washington (i.e. Washington, DC, and Calvert,
Charles, St. Mary's, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties of
Maryland. These scholarships are need-based, and are renewable each
year as long as the student continues to qualify.
Washington Scholarship Fund
school scholarships granting organization in the Washington, DC,
Maryland and Virginia area. The fund has two branches: (1) Opportunity
Scholarships Program (OSP), and (2) Signature Scholarship Program
(SSP). OSP provides up to $7,500 a year scholarships to students coming
from families of up to %185 below the poverty line (currently $39,220 a
year for a family of four). SSP provides up to $3,000 per year to
famillies at or below %270 of the federal poverty level (currently
$57,240 a year for a family of four). Children can apply to
non-public (i.e. private, parochial, etc.) in the area.