Lisa K Carlson dedicated her life and career to supporting students and families. As a social worker, elementary school teacher, parent, and friend, she cared for, taught, and loved everyone around her.
To continue Lisa’s legacy, the Lisa K. Carlson DCPS Scholarship will be awarded to two graduates of the DC Public School System in a 2-year, 4-year, or professional certificate program. The first-place winner of the scholarship will receive an $8,000 award. The runner-up will receive a $2,000 award.
While not required, first-generation students, working adults/parents, and/or nontraditional students are preferred.
To apply, please write a short essay answering the following question: what are your educational goals, and how will they support your future professional goals?
What are your educational goals, and how will they support your future professional goals?
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $10,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 15, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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