GWUL Scholarships


SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY THE GREATER WASHINGTON URBAN LEAGUE

The Greater Washington Urban League offers three primary scholarship opportunities for students in its service area. In addition, information on other scholarships can be obtained from sources listed on the League's web page or by calling Karen Wilson at 202-265-8200.

THE GILLETTE / NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP

The Gillette / National Urban League Scholarship and Intern Program is directed to minority students interested in engineering, sales marketing manufacturing, finance or business administration. This program provides five $10,000 scholarships and summer intern opportunities to students between their junior and senior years in college. The scholarships are awarded to students pursuing full-time studies leading to a Bachelor's Degree.

Candidates must:

  • Be undergraduate students who will be classified as a junior at the time the award is given
  • Be ranked in the top 25% of his/her class at the time application is made
  • Major in courses leading to a professional degree in engineering, sales, marketing, manufacturing finance or business administration and
  • Be interested in summer employment at Duracell
The Application Process:
  • Obtain application from local Urban League affiliate between the months of January to March. Return the completed application by April 15th.
  • Applications may be obtained directly from the National Urban League, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.
SAFEWAY/GREATER WASHINGTON URBAN LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP

Six $3,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating high schools students residing in the service area of the League.

Interested students must:
  • Complete an essay on a subject selected by the sponsors
  • Have completed 90% of their school district's community service requirement
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better
The Application Process:
  • Obtain an application from the Greater Washington Urban League, the high school counselor, local library or the local Safeway store during the months of November and December
  • Submit an essay on the specified subject
  • Submit all requested documentation
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER NEW YORK SCHOLARSHIP

The University of Rochester New York Scholarship is for graduating seniors willing to relocate to New York to attend college. Each award is for $6,000 per year. If the application is forwarded by the local Urban League affiliate, the application fee is waived.
The Application Process:
  • Obtain application from the local Urban League affiliate during the months of August - January
ANHEUSER-BUSH URBAN SCHOLARSHIP

Four $2,500.00 scholarships awarded over fours years (total of $10,000.00 per student) to graduating high school seniors residing in the service area of the League.

    Interested students must:
  • Complete an essay on a subject selected by the sponsors
  • Have completed 90% of their school district's community service requirement
  • Have a GPA of 3.00 or better

  • The Application Process:

  • Obtain an application from the Greater Washington Urban League, the high school counselor or local library
  • Submit an essay on the specific subject
  • Submit all requested documentation

SCHOLARSHIP RELATED WEB SITES

  • Scholarships and College Programs
  • College Scholarship Directory

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