Rubenstein Scholarship Porgram 2018

The David M. Rubenstein and the Economic Club of Washington, are delighted to invite Applications for the Rubenstein Scholarship Porgram 2018. The Rubenstein Scholarship  is  initiatives dedicated exclusively to students graduating from D.C. public and charter schools in USA. The Rubenstein Scholarship Winner is awarded with $20,000 each.

The Rubenstein Scholarship was inaugurated in 2008. Annually, the scholarship program has steadily expanded with a one-year grant of $5,000 per student in 2008, $10,000 per student in 2012.  The program doubled again in 2016 to an extraordinary total of $1,000,000 annually.

As a result of this exceptional generosity, nearly 50 scholarships of $20,000 will be awarded each year to bright, motivated students who exhibit impressive academic achievement.

Scholarship Benefits:

Winners are given a cash prize of $20,000 each.

Winners participate in the Scholars to Leaders Mentor Program beginning the summer after high school and continuing through college graduation.

Using a group-mentoring model, the program matches scholarship winners with Economic Club members who serve as mentors, providing consistent and meaningful support for student success.

Scholarship winners also attend a series of seminars, which take place in the summer following high school graduation.

Hosted by select Economic Club members, these seminars invite the students into the offices of leading local businesses for a day of informative education.

Following successful completion of their sophomore year in college, students will be eligible to apply for our summer internship programs available exclusively to our scholars.

SEE ALSO Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship 2018


  • To be eligible for the David M. Rubenstein/Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship Program, students must meet the following criteria:
    • Eligible applicants are restricted to students attending one of the DC Public high schools or DC Public Charter Schools listed below.
    • Applicants must be graduating seniors who have applied to a degree-granting program in an accredited college or university.
    • Students must be enrolled full time as a high school student (enrolled for at least four credits during the student’s current and final year) at a participating DC High School.
    • Students must graduate from high school and plan to enroll full time in college no later than the fall following completion of high school.
    • Students must be a citizen of the United States or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident (or have applied for permanent residence, the application for which has not been denied and intend to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law).
    • Students must have a minimum current GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
    • If the current GPA is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, students must show marked academic aptitude, e.g., a GPA that steadily increases especially leading into the senior year.
    • Student’s transcript must demonstrate college preparedness such as AP/IB courses; honors courses; or college preparedness courses (seminars or other classes to help with college applications, SAT preparedness).
    • Student must demonstrate interest and participation in extracurricular activities and community service. Leadership roles should be emphasized and are preferred.
    • Students must complete the FAFSA and include a copy of the Student Aid Form with the application.



Participating Schools

 D.C. Public Schools

  • Anacostia HS
  • Ballou HS
  • Benjamin Banneker Academic HS
  • Cardozo HS
  • Columbia Heights Educational Campus (Bell Multicultural HS)
  • Coolidge HS
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts
  • Dunbar HS
  • Eastern HS
  • H.D. Woodson HS
  • Luke C. Moore Academy
  • McKinley Technology HS
  • Phelps ACE HS
  • Roosevelt HS
  • School Without Walls HS
  • Washington Metropolitan HS
  • Woodrow Wilson HS

D.C. Public Charter Schools

  • Capital City PCS
  • Cesar Chavez PCS Capitol Hill
  • Cesar Chavez PCS Parkside
  • E.L. Haynes PCS
  • Friendship Collegiate PCS
  • National Collegiate PCS
  • Richard Wright School for Journalism and Media Arts PCS
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS
  • Washington Latin PCS
  • Washington Math, Science and Technology PCS


How To Apply

Applications for the Rubenstein Scholarship Program are closed.

Please direct any inquiries to

Application Deadline:

Feb. 9th 2018. Check back for a clear update on the results and Winners


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