District of Columbia

District Of Columbia Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program

The District of Columbia Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (DCLEAP) provides grants for as much as $950 per year to residents of the District of Columbia. The most you can collect overall is $5,700 and there is a six-year limit on receiving the award. At least half-time attendance is necessary for eligibility, and the amount of the grant will be prorated accordingly.


DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG)

To apply for DCTAG residents must use the DC OneApp. The DC OneApp is the online application college-bound District residents use to apply for funding from the District of Columbia’s Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG). DCTAG provides up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities (two-year and four-year) throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico. DCTAG also provides up to $2,500 per academic year toward tuition at private colleges and universities in the District and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide.


District Of Columbia Adoption Scholarship

The District of Columbia Adoption Scholarship (DCAS) program pays a benefit similar to that given by DCTAG to students at public four-year schools (that is, maximums of $10,000 each year and $50,000 overall). DCAS assists student who live in the District of Columbia and were adopted or lost a parent as a result of 9/11. Since the district has restricted academic funding for the current year, you should check with OSSE to make sure the DCAS program is active when you need to apply.


United States Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) is an excellent government scholarship offer that does not get a great deal of publicity, and it’s commendable of OSSE to spotlight it. USSYP involves outstanding students in activities undertaken in the course of government business, sending them to hear legislators and members of the President’s cabinet speak.