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Friend Connection DC Scholarship

Friend Connection DC is pleased to announce that it will award two scholarships in 2023 in the amount of $500 to two graduating high school seniors from a District of Columbia Public, Charter, or Private School. This application as well as the documents requested will be used to select a winner. Students who are Pell Grant eligible are not eligible for the Friend Connection DC scholarship.  Applicants MUST be starting college in the fall of 2023.

Award decisions are made without regard to race, ethnicity, ability status, gender, and/or sexual orientation.



The Scholarship Selection Committee will select scholarship recipients after all candidates have been screened. The Selection Committee will evaluate completed applications that meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. An official high school transcript that has been updated as of January 2023 or later.

  2. Be accepted to an accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning for the next school year and pursue an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Proof of enrollment is requested before disbursement of funds.

  3. Essay Submission on one of Friend Connection DC Core Values.


Applications must be submitted by March 24 at 11:59 pm.


Students must choose an essay question that aligns with Friend Connection DC Core Values in 300 words or more (maximum 600 words).  

  • Respect –We treat others how we would want to be treated.

    • Tell us about a time when you felt you were not treated fairly. What steps did you take?

  • Teamwork –We all succeed together.

    • Tell us about a time when you achieved a goal as part of a team. What contributions did you bring to the team to impact the overall success of the group?

  • Integrity – Honesty, and humility are centered around our thoughts, words, and actions.

    • Tell us about a time when you acted on something that compromised your morals? You knew right, but did you do right?

  • Growth –We commit to continuous improvement through maximizing educational resources and personal and academic development.

    • Tell us about a time when you were socially aware of your actions (communication, behavior, acts, etc.) and had to modify behaviors or self-manage? What did you learn about yourself?

Disbursement(s) will be made to the student upon confirmation of enrollment in a qualifying college or university. Checks will be made payable to the student and should be applied to the recipient's legitimate college costs, i.e., books, room and board, or tuition. If the student withdraws from school or is found to have misused the funds, the scholarship will be terminated.

Friend Connection DC 2022 Scholarship Recipients

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Liyah Tyner is a graduate of McKinley Technology High School and will be attending 

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State
University, for Creative Writing in the fall of 2022

Liyah's favorite quote is: "We accept the love we think we deserve." - The Perks Of Being A Wallflower


Changa Anderson II is a graduate of Washington Latin Public Charter School and will be attending 

Howard University, for Exercise Science and Human Performance in the fall of 2022  

Changa's favorite quote is: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

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