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College Scholarship Program

Assisting local high school students expressing an interest in communications-related fields of education.

Who Should Apply

High-school seniors in Washington, D.C. are invited to apply for FCBA college scholarships. Interest in technology, media, and telecommunications law and policy or STEM-related fields is a plus, but is not essential.

How to Apply

The FCBA Foundation will post a link to the application in early 2024. In addition to providing high-school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and information about financial need, applicants will be asked to demonstrate their commitment to community service and service to their schools through short essays.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FCBA Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization and educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The charitable arm of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the Foundation supports service activities related to technology, media, and telecommunications law and policy and educational endeavors, including through awarding scholarships to deserving high school and law students and stipends for law students doing unpaid, public service internships related to TMT law and policy.

The FCBA Foundation College Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for eligible public high school students in Washington, D.C. planning to attend college.

High school seniors attending a Washington, D.C. public school.


No, but students interested in TMT and STEAM-related fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

Yes. Applicants must attend a public high school in Washington, D.C. to be eligible for an FCBA Foundation College Scholarship.

Links to the applications for these programs will be posted to the FCBA Foundation website in early 2023. 

Applications will be assessed on a host of criteria including academic performance, public service, motivation, and financial need. Finalists for the FCBA Foundation College Scholarship will also be interviewed by a panel of FCBA members about the contents of their applications.

Decisions on FCBA Foundations scholarships and internship stipends are expected to be announced in May of each year. Check the program page for more details on the specific timeline for each program.

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Justice Shannon

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