Southwest Neighborhood Association Congratulates Scholarship Winners on College Graduation

By Una Yarsky, former SWNA Scholar  This year, the Southwest Neighborhood Association (SWNA) congratulates five college graduates who received the SWNA scholarship award. This scholarship encourages Southwest students to reach their fullest potential during their time at university and will award scholarships throughout their years of study. The graduates for the 2022 school year are: […]

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

Local company FiscalNote has partnered with Girls in Tech and the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project Foundation to provide a $20,000 coding scholarship to a Washington, DC high school student identifying as female. The student can use the scholarship to attend an in-person or virtual STEM/coding camp.The deadline to submit an application is June 10.  To […]

17 Southwest Students Awarded College Scholarships

Photo caption: Benjamin Sands holding the original saxophone sponsored by his SWNA scholarship. Photo caption: Scholarship alumni (L to R): Kirstin Jones, Jamal Jones, Mary Early, and Rhonda Hamilton. Photo caption: 2016 scholarship recipients (front row L to R): Nicolas Moses, Alysha Berry, Haili Blassingame, and Kiana Livingston. (Back row L to R): Tantania Brown, […]

Two SWDC Residents Receive Scholarship

(photo caption: Marlon Mitchell pictured with his laptop.) (photo caption: Yurlee Tinsley with his computer.) On the first Saturday this year, I was lucky enough to meet two delightful young men, natives of Southwest DC and the recipients of scholarships funded by Friends of Southwest DC and subsequently awarded through SWNA. Marlon Mitchell attends Kent […]

SWNA Education Task Force Awards Student Scholarships

On Aug. 16, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA) Education Task Force (formerly Scholarship Committee) celebrated its 40th year of awarding scholarships to students living in Southwest DC. The awards ceremony was held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, where more than 40 guests, including former scholarship recipients, gathered to meet this year’s recipients. Since 1974, the SWNA […]