OSSE SCHOLARS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

OSSE SCHOLARS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Postsecondary and Career Education
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 First Street NE, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) - 481- 3485


What is OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program?

OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program provides high-achieving, academically motivated, students who exhibit financial need with the opportunity to attend selective summer college programs. As an OSSE Scholar, students attend top-tier universities across the country for rigorous summer courses. The program offers early exposure to college-level academics, navigating a college environment, and, at certain universities, earning college credit. For more information about OSSE Scholars Summer
Enrichment Program, please click here.

Application Deadlines:

The OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program application is due on Wednesday, October 31, 2019. Students will be required to submit DC Tax documents to prove financial need, and will be required to submit academic transcripts and/or report cards by Friday, November 16, 2019. To be considered for interviews, students must submit the OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program application, all financial documents and academic transcripts.

Who is eligible to apply?

OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program is designed for academically strong, and personally driven 10th or 11th grade students that demonstrate financial need or may be a first generation college student. Applicants must be a District of Columbia resident and attend a District public or public charter high school.

Students will be required to submit DC Tax documents to prove financial need, and will be required to submit academic transcripts and/or report cards.

An OSSE Scholar Summer Enrichment Program applicants must:

  • Attend a DC Public or Public Charter School
  • Be a high school sophomore or junior and live in Washington, DC
  • Be a first-generation college or low-income student
  • Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Have leadership potential and desire to attend college after high school
The OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program application has two parts. Part 1 of the OSSE Scholars Application asks for basic personal and academic information as well as an eligibility checklist. Part 1 is due by Nov. 8, 2019.
After submitting Part 1, applicants will receive an email indicating eligibility status. Eligible applicants will receive an invitation to complete Part 2 of the application by Nov. 15, 2019. In Part 2, applicants will complete additional academic information, short answer questions and will be required to upload:
  • DC Tax Documents to demonstrate financial need
  • A signed release of information
  • Academic records including transcript, course schedule and immunization record.
  • A writing sample comparing and contrasting OSSE Scholars partner colleges and the summer college programs the applicant is most interested in.

Each part of the online application must be completed in one sitting. You will not have the option to save your application and return to it later. It may be helpful to review the application and complete the short answer questions and writing sample prompt in a word document in advance of starting the online application. This will ensure you have time to proofread your short answers before copying and pasting into the online application or uploading your writing sample. If your responses and required documents are ready, the application should take less than 15 minutes to complete.

To be considered for an interview, students must submit both parts of the OSSE Scholars Summer Enrichment Program application and upload all required documents by Nov. 15, 2019


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