TOC Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Chair – Phyllis J. McKoy
Scholarship Vice-Chair – Rhonda Carter
tocawards@gmail.com

Scholarship Programs: 

  • Mike Halus Scholarship: The TOC’s Executive Board established a TOC Scholarship in 1994 to support outstanding Washington, D.C. public high school seniors interested in earning a college degree in education or human resource development. The first $1,000 scholarship was awarded in June 1995 at the annual TOC Awards Ceremony. In 1999, TOC renamed the scholarship the Michael Halus Scholarship to recognize Mike Halus’ commitment and dedication to the program. Now retired, Mike is a former TOC Board member who chaired the 1997 TOC Scholarship Committee.
  • UDC Scholarship: TOC will present a scholarship gift to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Foundation. This gift will provide financial assistance to two outstanding incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Washington, DC public high school, and are interested in earning a degree at UDC.

Scholarship Guidelines: The primary criteria used to select the recipients will include:

  • A history of academic excellence, as demonstrated by transcripts from grades 10, 11, and to date. Information to include conversion percentages if a letter grade is given.
  • An appropriate response to an essay question not to exceed 500 words by the applicant (essay question enclosed separately).
  • Two references one familiar with the applicant’s academic history and one familiar with the applicant’s community involvement. References cannot be related to the applicant.
  • A demonstrated involvement in school and community activities. The applicant’s response to the essay question and references will be used to determine eligibility for this criteria.

 

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • A history of academic excellence, as demonstrated by transcripts from grades 10, 11, and to date. Information to include conversion percentages if a letter grade is given.
  • An appropriate response to an essay question not to exceed 500 words by the applicant (essay question enclosed separately).
  • Two references one familiar with the applicant’s academic history and one familiar with the applicant’s community involvement. References cannot be related to the applicant.
  • A demonstrated involvement in school and community activities. The applicant’s response to the essay question and references will be used to determine eligibility for this criteria.

Application Form: