About the FCBA Foundation College Scholarship Program

The Foundation’s college scholarship program, which provides financial assistance for DC high school students to attend college, is its most significant activity in terms of the funds awarded and the amount of time and effort required to effectively administer the program. The Foundation committed $267,000 to its 2017 scholarship class in scholarship funds.

Over the past 26 years, the Foundation has helped more than 242 students from DC schools attend college. The Foundation reviewed applications from high school students of diverse backgrounds with an interest in communications-related fields, including media, journalism, technology, engineering, or law. Thirty-two high school student applicants were interviewed and 22 of these were chosen to receive FCBA Foundation scholarship assistance funded over four years. Our scholarship recipients this year came from 11 local public high schools:  Benjamin Banneker, Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Calvin Coolidge, Eastern, H.D. Woodson, McKinley, Roosevelt, School Without Walls, Thurgood Marshall, Washington Latin, and Woodrow Wilson. All 32 of the applicants who attended interviews will be provided new laptop computers.

Scholarship amounts typically range from $8,000 to $24,000, payable over four years, but may be higher or lower depending on funding availability.

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