Beavers Scholarship Application2020-03-19T21:27:14+00:00

Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship 2020 Application Form

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  • UPO Joseph A. Beavers Scholarship Standards

    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 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast in 1985 as a means for the Washington, DC community to join together around the ideals advanced by Dr. King. With those priorities in mind, 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. 
    Five (5) Joseph A. Beavers Scholarships are given annually to ambitious students who aspire to advance their lives through the pursuit of post-secondary education. In addition to having demonstrated a strong academic performance, successful candidates possess complementary attributes that reflect leadership, service, and champion the UPO mission and vision of a thriving community. Scholarship recipients persevere through adversity and recognize the value of higher education as a vehicle to achieving long-term self-sustainability. 
    Since the inception of the Beavers Scholarship, UPO has raised upwards of $1,000,000 to help send nearly 200 local youth to college. Beavers alumni personify the District’s best and brightest students, with many representing the nation’s capital at some of the country’s most renowned and prestigious universities. Recipients of the Beavers Scholarship have attended the likes of Georgetown University, Stanford University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Norfolk State University, the University of Delaware, George Washington University, the University of Oklahoma, Florida A&M University, Kansas University, and Morehouse College. 

    2020 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 125% of the applicable federal poverty level for the current fiscal year (2020) and also that the recipient is a resident of Washington, DC. 2019 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 your household is eligible for this scholarship and will be kept confidential by UPO and/or its service providers. 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

  • Applicant Contact Information
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