beavers-scholarshipThe UPO Joseph A. Beavers’ Scholarship awards ambitious Washington, D.C. students who aspire to change the quality of their lives and their community. UPO raises funds through its annual fundraising event, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast to award five deserving scholars with $10,000 scholarships to attend the college or university of their choice.

Named in honor of the late Mr. Joseph A. Beavers who was a long standing UPO board member and a legendary District of Columbia labor leader, Mr. Beavers advanced the idea of a special scholarship program using the proceeds raised from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast.

Since 1990 the scholarship fund has raised over $750,000 and assisted 150 students in realizing their dream of pursuing their college degree.

The scholarship application is announced in January of each year. To apply, students must:

  • Reside in the District of Columbia;
  • Be a high school senior attending a District of Columbia public school, charter school, or have earned a GED within the past two years;
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Have maintained at least a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; and
  • Fall within certain income guidelines.

Download the 2015 Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship Application.

For More Information

Contact the UPO Youth Services Center in Ward 8 at:

1649-B Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington, DC 20020

P: 202-610-0466
F: 202-610-2666