$2 million have been distributed 

300 young adults have been able to further their education

"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations."

Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut

What We Do

Our mission is to ensure everyone in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is on the road to self-sufficiency through a variety of innovative programs. As an important and long-standing manifestation of its mission, GWUL and its young professionals' auxiliary, Thursday Network, are committed to awarding education opportunities through scholarships for college-bound students. In conjunction with numerous corporate sponsors, GWUL has facilitated the distribution of $2 million to more than 300 young adults in their higher education initiatives. The Greater Washington Urban League & Thursday Network will will award several scholarships to deserving high school scholars and college students, ranging from $1,000 to $8,000 who live or attend school in Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, MD, and Montgomery County, MD.

The 2020 Scholarship Application is now closed

Application CheckList

Completed Application

Proof of Financial Need via a full copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) or first page of IRS Form 1040 

Two Essay Responses

Two Letters of Recommendation

Official Transcript


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Scholarship Committee by emailing scholarship@thursdaynetwork.org.

High School Students

College Students

2020 Scholarship sponsors

Charlotte Elizabeth Yancey Eights Scholarship

© 2020 Greater Washington Urban League

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