DC-CAP Last Dollar Award


DC Public and Public Charter School graduates meeting eligibility criteria and enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year college, university or vocational school, are eligible to apply for DC-CAP Last Dollar Awards, for up to $2,000 per year for five years.  The awards are based on unmet need and are designed to close the financial need gap between the students' resources, financial aid and the actual college expenses. 

Award Amount

Up to $2,000 per year for five years.


May 31

Degrees offered
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
Award Type
  • Books
  • Childcare
  • Fees
  • Room & Board
  • Supplies
  • Transportation
  • Tuition
Additional Supports
  • Mentor
  • Trainings
Documents Required for Submission
  • Complete Application Form
  • DCTAG (if eligible)
  • FAFSA (if eligible)
  • Proof of Residency
  • Transcripts (High School/GED/Previous College)
Admission Contact Information
Age Requirements
Minimum: 16
Maximum: 24
District of Columbia
Secondary Credential Obtained
  • US GED
  • US High School Diploma
Student Status
  • HS credential seeking
  • HS credential obtained
Other Eligibility Requirements

DC-CAP Last Dollar Award provides scholarships to graduates of a DC Public High School or public charter high school from 2009 to the present. View scholarship website for additional eligibility requirements.

Admissions Contact Information