District of Columbia Council for Excellence

  • DC


United States

About Us

Every public school student deserves the chance to realize their potential.

DCCFE is a 501(c)3 charitable organization managed by an independent Board of Trustees that awards scholarships for tuition, fees, and other college related expenses to graduating students from Washington, D.C. area public school systems who have demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and a high motivation to succeed in their chosen professional or academic path.

Our program seeks to supplement other scholarships and grants to support the enormous talent, creativity, and energy being applied nationwide to improving student completion rates. Assisting low-income and first-generation college students in obtaining a college degree is our number one priority.

Studies analyzing similar programs demonstrate that making college more affordable will result in higher completion rates for economically challenged students.