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On Saturday, June 22, 2013, the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation (WOLCF) honored and awarded academic scholarships to ten high school students from Wards 7 and 8. Over 50 individuals were in attendance at the awards celebration, including, sponsors, supporters, board members, award recipients and their families. The ceremony was held at the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library located at 115 Atlantic Street, SW, Washington, DC.

The 2013 "William O. Lockridge Spread Wings Scholarship Awards" recipients are:

Tiffany Adams (Ballou High School)
Eastern Nazarene College
Michael Burrell (Ballou High School)
Morehouse College
Sskayla Edwards (Ballou High School)
George Mason University
Gaylon Foster (Accotink Academy)
Virginia Union University
Benton Howard (Dunbar High School)
Virginia State University
Jasmyne Poindexter (Anacostia High School)
Bennett College
Shanequa Turner (Ballou High School)
North Carolina AT&T
Alexis Young (Anacostia High School)
Florida A&M University
Danae Roach (Ballou High School)
Trinity College
Alonzo Tabron (Anacostia High School)
Saint Augustine's University

Awarding of scholarships to six deserving Ballou Senior High School students


The Lockridge Foundation is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships to six deserving Ballou Senior High School students for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The recipients and the amount of scholarships are as follow

Yusrah Bilal - $1,500.00
Pebla Cotten - $2,000.00
Tyrone Ferrell - $2,000.00
Vincentcia Hicks - $1,500.00
Keyonna Plowden - $1,500.00
LaNora Smith - $2,000.00






African American Students are not applying for Various Scholarship 

There are a number of companies and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships use to
African Americans. A great deal of the money is being returned. If you are a college student or getting
ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be. Please apply and
share this information with family and friends

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  1. 1) Bell Labs Fellowships for under-represented minorities - http://www.belllabs.com/fellowships/CRFP/info.html
  2. 2) Student Inventors Scholarships - http://www.invent.org/collegiate or http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
  3. 3) Student Video Scholarships - http://www.christophers.org/vidcon2k.html
  4. 4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships - http://www.coca-colaschola/rs.org/programs.html
  5. 5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships - http://holocaust.hklaw.com/
  6. 6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships - http://www.aynrand.org/contests/
  7. 7) Brand Essay Competition - http://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm
    8) Gates Millennium Scholarships (major) - http://www.gmsp.org/nominationmaterials/read.dbm?ID=12
    9) Xerox Scholarships for Students - http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp
    10) Sports Scholarships and Internships - http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html
    11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) - http://www.nabj.org/html/studentsvcs.html
    12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) - http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html
    13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund - http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/sk_v6.cfm
    14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships - http://www.fina/id.org/
    15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships - http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/
    16) Microsoft Scholarship Program - http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp
    17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search - http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship
    18) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits - http://www.ed.gov/inits/hope/
    19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students -http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
    20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships - http://gehon.ir.miami.edu/financialassistance/Scholarship/blackhtml
    21) Guaranteed Scholarships - http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
    22) BOEING scholarships (soma e HBCU connects) - http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships
    23) Easley National Scholarship Program - http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
    24) Maryland Artists Scholarships - http://www.maef.org/
    26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida ) - http://www.jackituckfield.org/
    27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships - http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm
    28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students - http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm
    29) International Students Scholarships & Aid Help - http://www.iefa.org/
    30) College Board Scholarship Search - http://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
    31) Burger King Scholarship Program - http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/
    32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition - http://www.siemens-foundationorg/
    33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds - http://www.lulac.org/Programs/Scholar.html
    34) CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database - http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
    35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid - http://www.aflcioorg/schol or http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm
    36) Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel - http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
    37) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help - http://www.blackexcel.org/fin or http://www.blackexcel.org/finsch.htm
    38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group) - http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm
    39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
    40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students - http://www.back2college.com/
    41) Scholarships and Fellowships - http://www.osc.cuny.edu/sep/links.html
    42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies - http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm
    43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world) - http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/packard_nomination.html
    44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities - http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html
    45) INROADS internships - http://www.inroads.org/
    46) ACT-SO EUR Olympics of the Mind "A Scholarships - http://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml
    47) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships - http://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp
    48) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing - http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
    49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide - http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORIT
    50) RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD - http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
    51) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund - http://www.roothbertfund.com/

The following students received the 2012 William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” Scholarship. This is what they had to say.


lanora amith
“I'm truly grateful that the William O Lockridge Community Foundation has accepted my request in helping me on my journey to success and enhancing my education and future.”
LaNora Smith, Bennett College
keyona plowden
“This scholarship means so much to me because it gives me the opportunity to go to school. I will be able to go to school and fulfill my dream to major in nursing.”
Keyonna Plowden, Virginia State University
yushrah bilal
“I never knew spreading my wings could feel this great! This opportunity will help me reach many great lengths. Thank you for helping me soar towards the stars! Thank you very much!”
Yusrah Bilal, Penn State University

“I am proud to say that I am a recipient
for the William O. Lockridge "Spread Your Wings" Scholarship. Winning this award
made me proud - letting me know that you should always believe in yourself and never give up. This scholarship gave me hope and belief that not only was I planning
on attending college but able to afford it. Applying for this scholarship was scary. I
did not believe that I would get it, but I did. Knowing the background of the scholarship and learning about the man made me excited about applying because of his beliefs. This scholarship taught me how believe, achieve and most importantly to “Spread Your Wings”. I am now enrolled in Penn State Schuylkill Campus.”
Tyrone Ferrell, Penn State University

“"It is a honor to receive the the William O. Lockridge Community Foundation "Spread your Wings" scholarship. I am truly blessed. Receiving this scholarship has helped me pay for school which will allow me the ability to further my education and become successful. Thank you William O. Lockridge Community Foundation.”
Pebla Cotten, Trinity Washington University

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“To me, receiving the "Spread Your Wings" Scholarship means that I can achieve my goals more and strive for success. Also receiving this scholarship means that I have courage to do anything in life I can imagine. Thank you so much!!!”
Vincentcia Hicks, Penn State University


The 2011 William O. Lockridge “Spread Your Wings” scholarships were presented to four Frank W. Ballou Senior High School seniors. They were:


  • Nicolas Barnes
  • Tamesha Brooks
  • Tyvon Hunter
  • Tyjuana Phillips
The Foundation is no longer accepting scholarship applications

Featured 2011 Scholarship Recipient – Tamesha Brooks

  • Tamesha Brooks’ essay.

    During my first year of college I had a wonderful but nervous experience. I attend Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. When first stepped on the college campus I was nervous about the good experience I was about to endure. As I began to meet many of the girls and staff on the campus I soon realized that I will have a lot of support at this school. There were women who attended the college
    that now work there and they were delighted to give me that good college experience. Everyone was nice and was willing to help me with anything I had questions about; also they made me feel welcome to the school.

    Bennett is a very small school, so getting to know people or learning my way around the school was very easy. Once my classes started and I had gotten comfortable with my teachers things became a little difficult. The college work started off easy but as time went by the stress began to take a toll on me. I learned a lot my first semester

    of college. Many of the professors I got really close to showed me the right steps to

    take to get to my ultimate goal which is to graduate in 2015. My mother and sister also inspired and gave me so much encouragement during my first year of college.

    The “Spread Your Wings” scholarship program gave me the financial support I needed to help me succeed this year. I never thought that I would be given the opportunity to be a part of something so powerful. Also, this is an inspiration to all young people who do not think that they have the power and strength to go to college. My college journey does not stop here and with all the positive people I have on my side I will reach the top. I will “Spread My Wings” and fly towards success.”

    DEADLINE: May 15, 2012

    To provide scholarships in the amount between two-thousand dollars ($2,000) to three- thousand five hundred dollars (3,500) to DCPS high school graduating seniors interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institution.

    1. Applicant must live in Wards 7 or 8.
    2. Applicants must attend a Ward 7 or 8 senior high school.
    2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
    3. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA
    4. Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement – in the complete sense
    – consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letters of recommendation.

    Applicant must submit the following items:
    1. Completed online application form or fax completed application (if handwritten, please print legibly) to Emily Washington, Scholarship Committee, Chairperson at 202-478-0499.
    2. Three (3) letters of recommendations from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
    3. An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average. If applying online, the official transcript must be presented prior to the scholarship award. Photocopies of your transcript are not acceptable.


    1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications is May 15, 2012. (No exceptions).
    2. Students must adhere to all eligibility requirements.
    3. Students must provide ALL supporting documents to be considered (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    4. If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.
    5. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be returned to you.

    NOTE: Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution.

    The Foundation is no longer accepting scholarship applications