WPC YP's Charter School Graduate Scholarship

Thanks to the support of  Washington Policy Center members, our Charter School Graduate Scholarship Program launched in 2018 and has awarded $10,000 to graduating seniors attending a college or trade school! In order to sustain this scholarship, we hope you will consider making a donation! 

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2021 SCHOLARSHIP ARE OPEN THROUGH THURSDAY MAY 20TH.

The purpose of our scholarship program is to empower graduating seniors in their endevaors to continue education. Additionaly, this is an opportunity for WPC to highlight students' powerful stories and showcase the incredible work of these new charter schools. Scholarship winners will be announced this June and may also be featured at our Annual Dinner.

More on the scholarship: WPC Young Professionals would like to acknowledge the hard working students at Summit Sierra with two $2,500 Scholarships to graduating seniors. WPC Young Professionals exists to educate, engage, and empower the next generation of policy, business and community leaders! We believe access to quality education is key to empowering students and providing equal opportunity. To honor the work of Summit Sierra’s success as a public charter school and their first graduating class, we would like to extend our first-ever high school scholarship!  Recipients can use the scholarship to pay for tuition at their college/university/trade school.

Requirements

Applicants must be graduating seniors and attending a college, university, or trade school in fall 2021. Applicants should display positive student and leadership qualities

To Apply
Please submit the following items: résumé, two brief letters of recommendation, and one-page essay to answer the following questions:

  • How would you benefit from receiving this scholarship? 
  • How do you display positive qualities as a student and leader? 
  • What is an example of one public policy issue that interests you and why?

Applications should be emailed to WPC Young Professionals Director, Marissa Gaston, at mgaston@washingtonpolicy.org no later than 5/20/21. Finalists will be contacted for an in-person interview with the WPC YP selection committee.