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The following states or commonwealths provide assistance to qualifying students attending The Washington Center. For current eligibility criteria and amounts of assistance, feel free to confirm with TWC at financialaid@twc.edu. The information outlined below is subject to change based on final budget approval, and scholarships may not be available to all students from a given state who participate in The Washington Center's internship program. Please note that state funds are typically not be extended to students enrolling in our Postgraduate Professional Development Program. Additionally, state-based awards that The Washington Center provides directly are not cumulative with other private scholarships offered through TWC.

 

Click on your state below to learn what scholarships may be available

 

 

AlabamaAnticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $5,600
  • Summer term: $5,600
  • Fall semester: $5,600

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend selected public institutions in the state, and they must be U.S. citizens who are also residents of Alabama. $1,000 of this total is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center. Students should speak with their liaisons for further details, as scholarships are limited.

 

Arkansas

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $6,000 (public institutions) and $4,000 (private institutions)
  • Summer term: $6,000 (public institutions) and $4,000 (private institutions)
  • Fall semester: $6,000 (public institutions) and $4,000 (private institutions)

Eligibility & Rules

Students must be state residents and attend private or public four-year institutions in Arkansas. Interested students should speak with their liaisons, as scholarships are limited.

 

Delaware

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Summer term: $8,000

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend Delaware State University. $3,000 of this award is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center. Students should speak with their liaison for further details, as scholarships are limited.

 

Florida

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $8,500
  • Summer term: $8,500
  • Fall semester: $8,500

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend four-year public institutions in Florida and receive at least six credits for their participation. $1,000 of this financial assistance is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center.

 

Illinois

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:


  • Spring semester: $6,882
  • Summer term: $6,882
  • Fall semester: $6,882

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend selected public institutions in the state. $1,000 of this total is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center. Students should speak with their liaisons for further details, as scholarships are limited.

 

Iowa

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $2,000
  • Summer term: $2,000
  • Fall semester: $2,000

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend Iowa State University, the University of Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa. Funding is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center.

 

Kentucky

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $7,000
  • Summer term: $7,000
  • Fall semester: $7,000

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend a four-year public institution in the state of Kentucky. $1,000 of this assistance is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center. Interested students should speak with their liaisons, as scholarships are limited.

 

Maryland

The Honorable Pete Rawlings Washington Center Scholarship Fund

The late Honorable Howard “Pete” Rawlings, member of the Maryland House of Delegates and chair the House Budget Committee, left many lasting legacies of his work, one of which is a scholarship program for selected Maryland students. This scholarship program began in 1999 and was named in Delegate Rawlings’ honor in 2006 for his extensive work on higher education and student civic engagement.

 

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $9,000 (public institutions) and $2,000 (private institutions)
  • Summer term: $9,000 (public institutions) and $2,000 (private institutions)
  • Fall semester: $9,000 (public institutions) and $2,000 (private institutions)

Eligibility & Rules

Students must be MD residents and attend four-year public or private colleges and universities or selected community colleges in Maryland. For awardees attending public institutions, $2,000 of this total is applied toward the TWC housing fee and comes directly from The Washington Center.

 

Massachusetts

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $5,000
  • Summer term: TBD
  • Fall semester: $5,000

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend four-year public institutions in Massachusetts. Fall/Spring: Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must be residents of the Commonwealth. $1,300 of this financial assistance is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center. Students from state system institutions should also talk with their campus liaisons to find out if they may also qualify for funding through the State University Internship Incentive Program (SUIIP).

 

Mississippi

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $7,500
  • Summer term: $7,500
  • Fall semester: $7,500

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend selected public institutions in Mississippi. Interested students should speak with their liaisons, as scholarships are limited.

 

New Jersey

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $1,000
  • Summer term: $1,000
  • Fall semester: $1,000

Eligibility & Rules

Students attending any institution in New Jersey may receive these awards. Students attending The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey are eligible, by arrangement with the university, to receive a $2,550 award for the semester and $1,700 for the summer term. All of the above awards are contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center.

 

Ohio

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring Semester/Quarter: $2,300
  • Summer Term/Quarter: $2,300
  • Fall Semester/Quarter: $2,300

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend public or private four-year colleges and universities in the state of Ohio.

 

Pennsylvania

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $7,500 (PASSHE and state-related institutions) and $3,500 (private institutions)
  • Summer term: $7,500 (PASSHE and state-related institutions) and $3,500 (private institutions)
  • Fall semester: $7,500 (PASSHE and state-related institutions) and $3,500 (private institutions)

Eligibility & Rules

Students must be residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For those attending PASSHE and state-related institutions, $1,250 of the total award is contingent upon the student staying in TWC housing and comes directly from The Washington Center. Additional funding from a private donor may be available to selected students attending Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

 

Tennessee

Anticipated award amounts for 2015:

 

  • Spring semester: $6,250
  • Summer term: $6,250
  • Fall semester: $6,250

Eligibility & Rules

Students must attend Austin Peay State University, East Tennessee State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee State University or The University of Memphis. Interested students should speak with their liaisons, as scholarships are limited.

 

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