LRCA Scholarship

Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association Scholarship Opportunity

Applications for the 2024 Scholarship Award Period are Due by Friday, May 17, 2024.

  • Are you a graduating High School Senior?
  • Will you be attending college this coming Fall, 2024?
  • Are you a resident of the Lamond-Riggs community?
  • Do you attend a DC public school (traditional or charter)? 
If you meet the requirements listed above, then consider applying for this great scholarship opportunity!


LRCA Scholarship
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 on page 3).  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 four (4) Academic Excellence Scholarships to eligible high school graduating seniors residing within the LRCA boundaries, who will attend an accredited* college or university. Each scholarship award is valued at $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);
  • have a scholastic average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • 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;
  • AND, complete the application packet as prescribed by the instructions herein.


Do you reside within the LRCA’s boundaries?  If so, we look forward to receiving your application!

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. 

LRCA Territory Map



To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the online application form available on this site (preferred method), including uploading your community service narrative, and essay. 

What if I don’t have a computer to submit the application online?

If you are unable to complete the application online, you may download an application package from this site.  Applications completed in this manner should be typed using the form’s modifiable fields as handwritten applications will not be reviewed or accepted. 

Completed applications may be submitted in one of two ways (choose only one method):

  1. Email your complete scholarship packet by Friday, May 17, 2024, to: with the subject heading “LRCA 2024 Scholarship Application (Your Last Name, Your First Name).” Applications may be submitted in either .docx (Microsoft Word compatible format) or in .pdf format.
  2. Print and mail your complete application packet, postmarked by May 15, 2024, to:

The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association
P.O. Box 60272
Washington, DC  20039
Attn: Scholarship Committee

Your complete application packet must include the following:

  • Application
  • Official Transcript
  • SAT/ACT Scores (if taken)
  • 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]
  • Student community service —One 1.5-spaced (12 pt. font) on your involvement in community service, to include the name of the organization and a brief description of your responsibilities
  • Student essay—One 400 word 1.5-spaced paragraph (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.


The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association (LRCA) requires candid assessment of the student applicant’s academic performance, intellectual ability, maturity, oral and written communication skills, and motivation and interpersonal skills. 

In your letter of recommendation, please also include the length of your acquaintance with the applicant, the subject or courses taught, dates of instruction, and a telephone number where you may be reached. Your letter of recommendation should be prepared on official stationery and include your signature.

You may submit your recommendation online using the form located on this page; you may return your letter of recommendation to the applicant for inclusion in the applicant’s packet (if the applicant is sending their application to the LRCA by surface mail); or you may mail your application directly on or before the submission deadline to:

The Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association
6200 North Capitol Street NW
Box 60272
Washington, DC  20039-7548
Attn: Scholarship Committee

School Representatives, do you need to submit a recommendation for a student? You can do so online!

Complete the form below.


Students, are you ready to apply online? 

*Requires a Student Scholarships account to access.  Don’t have one? Create an account by selecting the ‘Scholarship Applicant’ membership after clicking the ‘Go To The Application’ button above. Once complete, navigate back to this page to complete your application.

Any questions? Email us at

Prefer to Download & Submit the Application by Surface Mail?

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