DC Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program

Dear Parents or Guardians,

On behalf of the College Success Foundation-District of Columbia (CSF-DC), we invite your child to join us on the journey to college success through his/her participation in the Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program, presented by District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) in partnership with CSF-DC.  The Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program is designed to increase college awareness, academic readiness, access opportunities, and improve graduation rates for African-American, Latino, and other under-represented, low-income and first-generation students who live in Wards 7 and 8 in Washington, DC.  At present, the Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program operates in two middle schools and six high schools - Hart and Kramer Middle Schools, Anacostia Senior High School, Ballou Senior High School, H.D. Woodson Senior High School, Friendship Collegiate Academy, Maya Angelou-Evans Campus Public Charter School, and Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School.    

The Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program middle school, high school and college support advisors provide counseling, academic assistance and advocacy support for students and their families to ensure that all participating students develop the “habits of mind” and intelligent behaviors necessary to realize their college and career goals.

Beginning as early as Grade 7, and continuing through college graduation, the Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program team provides a comprehensive series of supports designed to ensure high school graduation, guarantee college admission, support college progression/matriculation, increase college graduation rates, and foster post-graduate career and leadership development opportunities. The Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program provides support directly in school communities to ensure the resources necessary to help students build their academic and leadership competencies are in place, readily available and appropriately administered.

Through a unique system of integrated academic advisement, scholarship packaging, and college supports, the Ward 7 & 8 Scholars Program provides customized assistance and wrap-around supports for students in the following areas: 

  • Academic Advising
  • After-school Enrichment
  • Saturday Academies for Middle School and High School
  • College Tours
  • Summer Academic Enrichment Programs
  • Test Preparation and Information
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Identification and Packaging
  • In-house and Partner-funded Scholarships
  • College Admission Support
  • Advisement and Coaching (college supports)
  • Enrollment Management Guidance
  • Career Advisement

We invite your son/daughter to join the program and, together, we will make the dream of a college degree possible! Please review the application documents and materials carefully before submission.

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