College Students

The following scholarship opportunities are available to Community Club students who are either graduating high school seniors or are in college (over 50 Community Club graduates are currently enrolled in college):
Community Club College Scholarship
New Futures (formerly Allen Gould Association) Scholarship
Kathryn G. Heath Scholarship
Community Club Upperclass Scholarship
Henderson Trust Scholarship
Free the Children Trust Scholars

Community Club College Scholarship

studentsThe next college meeting will be held in December 2014. This meeting is required for all college students on scholarship and graduates of Community Club currently in college who would like to participate in the scholarship.

Bring your fall semester grades with you to the meeting.
College students on scholarship can also email their grades to College Student Coordinator Titilayo Ogunyale or email Titi for a mailing address.

New Futures (formerly Allen Gould Association) Scholars

Note: This information only applies to former Community Club students who, during their senior year of high school, applied for and were awarded a scholarship from the Allen Gould Youth and Family Learning Association.

Before or at the beginning of each college term, scholars must provide the following to Susie Campbell:
  1. a copy of their bursar’s bill/statement of account for that term,
  2. a listing of all other scholarships being received and the amount of each scholarship, and
  3. a report card or transcript, showing the credits earned and GPA, both for the immediate past term and overall.

The deadline for submitting these materials in order to receive scholarship monies for the Spring 2015 term is January 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please email Susie Campbell at or Tom Karr at

If you are interested in learning more about, or contributing to, the New Futures Scholarships, please visit the New Futures website.

Kathyrn G. Heath Scholarship

This scholarship is named after Dr. Kathryn G. Heath, a member of The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church for 59 years and a trustee. It is awarded to women who are distinguished by their academic ability, vision, dedication, and financial need. They must have and maintain a grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need, an intention to pursue a program of studies leading to a professional or para-professional career, and be admitted to a recognized post-secondary institution. Since the scholarship's inception in 1992, 28 female graduates of Community Club have received a combined $60,000 in Heath Scholarships.

Details for 2014-15 application process will be posted here in Spring 2015.

Community Club Upperclass Scholarship

The objective of this scholarship, which is being funded by the Andrew Charles Dornan Memorial Fund and the Bruce Davie Memorial Fund, is to relieve college students (who are Community Club graduates in their final two years of college) of some of the burden of debt they incur as they move toward college graduation.

In May 2014, Community Club Upperclass Scholarships totalling over $8,000 were awarded to four students scheduled to graduate from college by May 2015.

For Applicants in 2014-15. Community Club collegians who wish to apply in 2014-15 will need to provide:

  1. a complete college transcript (unofficial is acceptable). You must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible.
  2. a course schedule or other proof that you are enrolled in at least 12 credits worth of courses this semester.
  3. a bill or statement of account showing the costs you have incurred from your college this semester, plus an itemization of your other costs (such as books and off-campus housing).
  4. an itemization of scholarships and grants that you received this semester (including DC TAG or DC CAP).
  5. a 1-2 paragraph statement stating the reasons why you need the scholarship.
Scholarship winners will be chosen from eligible applicants based on the committee's evaluation of their academic achievement and financial need.

Applications will be accepted beginning January 2, 2015 and must be received by February 1, 2015. You can (1) email them to Tom Karr, (2) fax them to Tom Karr at 202-772-9263, (3) for regular mail, email Tom Karr to request a mailing address.

If you send them by fax or regular mail, please email Tom Karr to advise that you have sent your application. When your application has been received, you will be sent an email confirming that receipt.

Henderson Trust Scholarship

From 2005 until closing in early 2007, the Charles Henderson Estate Educational Trust provided over $105,000 in tuition scholarships to 20 Community Club graduates attending college. Seven of those students have graduated from college, and the remainder are well on their way to completing college. On behalf of those recipients, the Community Club thanks the Trust and its trustee E.M. “Mac” Gardiner, for the generous assistance provided by the Trust.

Free the Children Trust Scholars

From 1990 through 2008 the Free The Children Trust awarded promising but needy high students in select mentoring programs, including Community Club, with four-year college scholarships. Over 20 Community Club students benefited from this program; on their behalf, Community Club gives thanks

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