We are now accepting applications from graduating seniors from these public schools: Anacostia High School; Ballou High School; Phelps High School; and Woodson High School. You must have at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA, which should be included on the application and provide official acceptance from an accredited college / university / career school by high school graduation date. With your application you must submit: a typed / computer generated essay of at least 200-250 words describing what makes you most qualified to receive the scholarship; Copy of official transcript and letter of recommendations (at least 1 faculty).
Since 1997, the Spingarn Alumni Association, Inc. has awarded Spingarn HS and neighboring HS graduating students over $177,000 in scholarships. These scholarships were made possible through the help and with significant annual donations from Mr. Dave Bing, Mr. Ivan K. Brown, Mr. Frederick E. Jordan, Friends of Carol Holmes, the Classes of 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1962,1967, 1970 and contributions from the Spingarn Alumni Association General Scholarship Fund.
Although Spingarn Senior High School closed in 2012, the Spingarn Alumni Association continues (in compliance with its bylaws - Article II) to perform any act consistent with its purpose of providing scholarships for students and alumni who desire to attend college or to obtain vocational training or other forms of post-secondary education. Participating public schools include: Anacostia Senior High, Ballou Senior High, H.D. Woodson Senior High and Phelphs ACE High School.