Meg Graham Scholarship…Celebrating Service and Leadership

The scholarship is open to any D.C. high school senior, at a public or charter school, matriculating to an accredited, four-year, post-secondary institution in upcoming academic year. S/he must demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship award will be paid in four annual equal installments based on the scholarship recipient meeting a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher as a full-time student at his/her chosen post-secondary institution and continuing to perform sufficient volunteer work, with the first installment paid directly to the recipient’s chosen institution in the summer.A complete application packet includes all of the following documents:-Sponsor’s application form-Official transcript-Acceptance letter from an accredited post-secondary institution-Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member at student’s high school)-Detailed list of volunteer service activities (grades 9-12)-Signed verification by school faculty member or volunteer coordinator of hours served on each activity-List of extracurricular activities and jobs (grades 9-12)-250-word essay on “My Most Meaningful Volunteer Experience” -250-word “Personal Goal Statement”

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Award Amount: $10,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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