State and local governments have an opportunity to support their students financially, opening doors and strengthening the future growth of their local communities. The Washington Center works with elected leaders of a state, its agencies and universities to launch State Relations Initiatives, which are scholarship programs for university and college students to attend TWC at a price comparable to a semester at their home institutions. One hundred percent of state-provided funding is directed to students attending colleges and universities in that state.
State-funded scholarships defray a portion of the costs associated with The Washington Center’s program. The cost of the program includes a program fee and a housing fee. Additionally, students must plan for expenses associated with living and working in Washington, D.C., such as meals, transportation and incidentals.