The H Street Community Development Corporation, which promotes economic development along the thoroughfare, will award John A. Wilson Scholarships to at least five students.
Before applications are due March 31, students must submit an essay about “neighborhood revitalization” or how they can change the quality of life in their community. They also must have a grade point average of at least 2.75, among other requirements.
Teens who live in D.C. wards 5, 6 and 7 have priority for the scholarship.
HSCDC created the scholarship in 2008 to honor Wilson, a former D.C. councilman who “devoted his career to serving the public and championing education and opportunities for youth,” according to the group. Since 2008, HSCDC given more than $400,000 through the scholarship program.
“It’s important to give back to the community,” representative Monique Lovelace-Jones said.