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The Washington Washington Football Team Charitable Foundation  will again be providing one high-potential, low-income high school senior with a $25,000 college scholarship. The Foundation chose to establish a $25,000 college scholarship that will be disbursed throughout the student’s collegiate career because oftentimes with smaller scholarships, students are forced to search for additional funds or drop out of school after their freshman year.

In 2009, Ballou Senior High School student Clayton Armstrong was selected as the first recipient of the Foundation’s scholarship. The scholarship, administered by the DC College Success Foundation (www.dccollegesuccessfoundation.org), will provide one deserving student in either the District of Columbia or Prince George’s County, MD with a college scholarship that will be disbursed in $5,000 increments annually. The DC College Success Foundation has established a strong working scholarship model that places scholarship recipients in a mentoring program that requires the student to work with a mentor during their freshman year to help ensure success.

High school seniors attending either a District of Columbia Public School or Prince George’s County Public School may apply for the scholarship by visiting https://apply.collegesuccessfoundation.org/dc/ .

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, the student must:

Ø       be committed to earning a bachelor’s degree

Ø       have a 2.75 GPA or better

Ø       commit to participate in a program to support retention in college

Ø       be eligible for a college Pell Grant

Ø       have filed a FAFSA, if eligible

Ø       be planning to enroll or to actually be enrolled full-time as a college student, 12 credits or the equivalent for the semester

Ø       have participated in interscholastic athletics during high school

Ø       have demonstrated an active and willing participation in community service throughout high school

The deadline for students to apply for this college scholarship is April 9.

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