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Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship 2021 Application Form

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  • UPO Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship Standards

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

    The core commitment of United Planning Organization (UPO) is to unite people with opportunities in order to create thriving and self-sufficient residents. UPO began sponsorship of its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast in 1987 as a means for the Washington, DC community to join together around the ideals advanced by Dr. King. It is with those priorities in mind that in 1990 UPO began awarding college scholarships that are financed with proceeds from the Breakfast. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Mr. Joseph A. Beavers, a longtime UPO Board member and legendary District of Columbia labor leader. 
    Joseph A. Beavers Scholarships are given to ambitious students who aspire to advance their lives through the pursuit of post-secondary education. Beavers’ recipients demonstrate strong academic performance, possess complementary attributes that reflect leadership and service, and champion the UPO mission and vision of a thriving community. Recipients persevere through adversity and recognize the value of higher education as a vehicle to achieving long-term success.  
    Beavers’ alumni personify the District’s best and brightest students and represent the nation’s capital at some of the country’s most recognized universities. A few institutions of higher learning that recent recipients attend include Clark Atlanta University, American University, Drexel University, Bucknell University, Georgia Tech, Morehouse College, University of the District of Columbia, and Arizona State University. 
    2021 represents a significant milestone for the Beavers Scholarship; this year, UPO will have awarded $1,000,000 to nearly 200 local youth. 

    2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines 

    UPO is required to verify the income eligibility and DC residency of all scholarship applicants. Staff must document that recipients have a household income that is equal to or below 200% of the applicable federal poverty level for the current fiscal year (2021) and also that the recipient is a resident of Washington, DC. 2021 poverty levels from the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are provided below. Applicants should note that the information provided on this form is solely for the purpose of determining whether applicants are eligible for this scholarship and will be kept confidential by UPO. The eligibility form must be filled out in its entirety and be accompanied by the corresponding documentation in order to be deemed complete. Failure to do so will result in the application being withdrawn from consideration. 
  • Service Provider:

    Youth Services Division UPO/Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship Application

    1649 Good Hope Road, SE

    Washington, DC 20020

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