About Our Scholarships
The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria was established in 1986 to help ensure that ALL Alexandria students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, have the opportunity to attend college. Thanks to the generosity of the Alexandria community, The Scholarship Fund awards approximately $1 million in scholarships to T.C. Williams graduates each spring. Most of our scholarships range from $3,000 to $5,000 and can often mean the difference between a student being able to afford college, or simply staying home.
During the fall of 2017, the Fund awarded more than $900,000 in scholarships. That includes $410,000 in scholarships for more than 150 members of the T.C. Williams Class of 2017 who headed to schools including The College of William & Mary, Smith College, George Mason University, Georgetown School of Foreign Service and Northern Virginia Community College. Our 2017 awards also included $500,000 in renewal scholarships to 150 of our former scholarship recipients. Our renewal scholarships — which give qualified hard-working scholars the opportunity to count on support year after year — are a critical component of ensuring they receive their diplomas and move on to achieve success.
About our College Advisers
Critically, our College Advisers work to empower T.C. Williams students by providing them with information about and access to private and institutional scholarships, including federal and state aid to help them make their college dreams a realty. We also begin working with ACPS students during the 6th grade to help ensure all kids have an onramp and access to information about getting on the college track and paying for college.
Nearly half of our scholarship recipients each year are the first in their family to attend college. To afford college, they need to be able to access the full complement of available financial aid and scholarships. Our college advisers have successfully worked with students to secure financial aid and scholarships for schools including Duke University, Cornell University and Georgetown University that are “full rides” ensuring that students can graduate debt-free from college.
Just one scholarship can lead to generations of financial stability, independence and success for an Alexandria student and their family.
Since 1986, we have awarded more than $13.5 million in scholarships to Alexandria students with financial need. We have sent more than 4,500 hard-working TC Titans off to college. Please donate today to help us send one more. Click To Give.