The 2019 application period has closed. We are pleased to announce the award recipients for 2019:

Jade Charity (Capital City Public Charter School, Florida A & M University)
Zakia Faiza (Theodore Roosevelt High School, Clark-Atlanta University)
Noah White (Banneker High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The scholarship information below may be viewed for future reference.

The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association, Inc. (LRCA or Association), organized on September 4, 1957, aims to promote the general welfare of the District of Columbia and to participate in common District of Columbia endeavors to effect civic improvements for the benefit of its inhabitants.
LRCA works to further the general welfare of residents who reside within its boundaries (see LRCA boundary map).  The objective of these scholarships is to provide post-secondary support to graduating high school seniors who have excelled academically and have contributed their talents to the improvement of the community.  The program recognizes the achievements of students living in the community and the impact that financial assistance can have on higher education study and completion. 
LRCA will award at least three (3) Academic Excellence Scholarships to eligible high school graduating seniors residing within the LRCA boundaries, who will attend an accredited* college or university. Scholarship awards will range from $250 to $1000.
*For a list of accredited colleges and universities, please visit

To be considered for any scholarship, the applicant must:
  • be a permanent resident within the geographical boundaries of the LRCA (see map)
  • be a college-bound graduating senior from a traditional public or public charter school in the District of Columbia,
  • plan to enter an accredited four-year university or college as a full-time freshman in the fall of the calendar year in which the application is made,
  • complete the application packet as prescribed by the instructions herein, and
  • have a scholastic average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the application form available in fillable format online at; community service narrative; and essay. Only typed applications and statements will be accepted. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. The complete application package may be submitted in one of two ways (choose only one method):

1. Email your complete scholarship packet by April 2, 2019 to [email protected] with subject heading "LRCA 2018 Scholarship Application (Last Name, First Name)." Applications may be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF version.
2. Print and mail your complete application packet, postmarked by April 2, 2019 to:
The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 60272
Washington, DC20039
Attn: Scholarship Committee

Your complete application packet must include the following:
  • Application
  • Official Transcript
  • SAT/ACT Scores
  • Two letters of recommendation [one from a principal, counselor or advisor and one from a teacher at your school, on official letterhead attached to the form provided in the application packet]
  • Student community service - One double spaced (12 pt. font) paragraph on your involvement in community service to include the name of the organization and a brief description of your responsibilities
  • Student - One 400 word double-spaced (12 pt. font) essay on why you are applying for a scholarship and why you should receive the LRCA scholarship -OR- how you plan to use your college education to make the world a better place.
  • All information will be kept in the strictest of confidence. Finalists may be required to participate in an in-person interview on a date to be announced.
*LRCA Boundaries:  The organizational and jurisdictional area of this association shall be defined, bounded and limited as follows:  starting from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tracks at Underwood Place to Kansas Avenue, Northeast; then northerly on Kansas Avenue, Northeast to Eastern Avenue, Northeast; then southerly on Eastern Avenue, Northeast to where it intersects Galloway Street, Northeast; then westerly along Galloway Street, Northeast until it meets the railroad tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail; then northwesterly along such railroad tracks to where they reach Underwood Place, Northwest, extended; all within the District of Columbia.