$2 million 

in scholarship awards 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 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.

2021 Scholarship Application 


High School



College Students

Application CheckList

Completed Application

Proof of Financial Need via a full copy of Student Aid Report (SAR)

or first and second page of IRS Form 1040 

One Written Essay Response

One Video Essay Response

Two Letters of Recommendation

Official Transcript

Official Copy of SAT or ACT scores (if not provided on transcript)*

*High School Applicants Only


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the

Scholarship Committee by emailing scholarship@thursdaynetwork.org.

Important Dates


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2021 Scholarship 


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