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2019 Greater Washington Urban League Scholarships

As an important and long-standing manifestation of its mission, together the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) and it’s young professionals’ auxiliary, Thursday Network (TN) is committed to awarding educational opportunities to high school seniors in regards to scholarships for college-bound students. In conjunction with numerous concerned corporate sponsors, GWUL has facilitated the distribution of more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 300 young adults to financially support their freshman year at any accredited 4-year college or university in the United States. Recipients have gone on to a diverse and elite range of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, local institutions of higher education, Ivy League institutions and other colleges/universities, as well as the Job Corps or other special post-secondary education and trade.


Winners will be notified by Monday, February 11th.

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Application Checklist

Before submitting your application make sure you have the following:


  • Application

  • Proof of Financial Need via a full copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) or first page of Federal Tax Return(s)

  • Two Essay Responses

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

  • Official High School Transcript

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

  • Financial Information


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Scholarship Committee by emailing

2018  Scholarship Sponsors

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Charlotte Elizabeth Yancey Eights Scholarship

 Apply Now !

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