in scholarship awards have been distributed
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 325 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.