Support our 2020 Seniors Today through the Community Values Scholarship! image

Support our 2020 Seniors Today through the Community Values Scholarship!

Your donation will help seniors with college expenses.

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Your Support Makes the Difference!

So many moments and celebrations for the Class of 2020 will not be possible this year, due to the coronavirus and the need for social distancing. One tradition that will continue, however, is our Community Values Scholarship to support seniors with college expenses.

This scholarship helps students cover the costs of books, room and board, and tuition. We are a Title I school with 68% of our students qualifying for the free and reduced meals program. We serve a diverse student body that comes from every Ward in the District of Columbia. We aim to graduate young adults who are self-directed, intellectually engaged and possess a commitment to personal and civic responsibility.

A panel will select senior awardees based on their need and their short essay responses to how they embody Capital City's community values of Contribution, Compassion, Courage, Self-Discipline, and Integrity.

Awardees will be announced at our virtual Senior Awards Ceremony in June 2020.

Who is the Class of 2020?

  • They must complete a rigorous capstone project, called a senior expedition, in order to graduate. This project will be a virtual presentation this year.
  • They have already received over $5 million in scholarships!
  • 30% will be first-generation high school graduates
  • 70% will be first-generation college students
  • 100% of our seniors have applied to college.
  • They include a POSSE Scholar, Trachtenberg Scholar, American University Scholar, Conway Scholar, budding scientists, activists, and much more!

PLEASE SHARE WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY! The more funds we can raise, the more seniors we can empower through this scholarship.