American University Starts Free College Program for DC Students
American University has set aside a $3 million fund to cover the cost of providing free education to students from Washington, DC community.
On Wednesday, the University announced the AU District Scholars Award that will provide full scholarships for high-achieving students attending the city’s public and public charter high schools.
The program will provide the students with high academic achievement and significant financial need with full tuition, room and board expenses.
“One of the imperatives in our Changemakers strategic plan is partnering with our Washington, DC community, and these scholarships will help local students pursue their educational goals close to home and join fellow Eagles in shaping the future of their neighborhood and the world,” AU President Sylvia M. Burwell said.
Every year, the university will grant ten scholarships for first-time college students. The selection will be based on their academic background and demonstrated financial need along with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service (CSS).
The applications for fall 2020 are being accepted through January 15.