Calling All High School Seniors! 


The Scholarship Contest is open to all high school seniors graduating in May or June 2018 who reside in the WMCCAI service area (the immediate Washington metro area) and will be enrolled in the fall 2018 semester in a college, university, community college, or vocational school.  This is an excellent opportunity to win at least $1,000 to use toward post-secondary expenses such as tuition, books, laptops, etc.

The criteria required to enter includes:

  • Completed contest application along with A 500-700 word essay on the topic: How do you see your community best utilizing social media? Describe ways to implement social media in your community to tell a compelling story of a great place to live.  Include the potential pros and cons of using social media.
  • A grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • A high school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a school counselor or community association leader in the community where the high school senior resides

Scholarship materials need to be submitted to WMCCAI no later than March 31, 2018.

Previous winners have represented a variety of public and private schools from both Maryland and Virginia.  Past winning scholarships have been at least $1,000, but the total scholarship amount awarded each year varies and is based on the generosity of the sponsors and the WMCCAI members who participate.  Last year’s scholarship winner won a $1,920 scholarship.

One common question received is whether a graduating high school senior could still apply even if they don’t live in a homeowners association, condominium, or cooperative.  The answer is yes!  All graduating high school seniors who submit the required materials for the Scholarship Contest will be considered.