Application Submission Deadline: February 9, 2024
Over $2 million in scholarship awards have been distributed
336 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 and currently enrolled undergraduate 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. All scholarship disbursements are for tuition and will be delivered directly to the bursar’s or student accounts office of the student’s school for the Fall 2024 term.
2024 Scholarship Application
Application Submission Deadline
February 9, 2024
Proof of Financial Need via a full copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) or first two pages of Federal Tax Return
One Written Essay Response
One Video Essay Response
Two Letters of Recommendation