DCAS provides up to $10,000, per academic year, for the postsecondary education of eligible District of Columbia students who are members of adoptive families; and/or eligible District of Columbia residents who lost one or both parents as a result of the events of September 11, 2001.
Select the link below to visit the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for full DCAS details.
Postsecondary Program for Incarcerated Youth
This program provides eligible incarcerated participants with postsecondary instruction leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree. Eligible participants must be 19-25 years of age, within 1-5 years of release from prison, hold a high school diploma or GED, and be incarcerated at a designated penal facility. Life Skills training will also be offered to prepare these youth offenders for successful re-entry to the community upon release. For more information, contact the State Education Office program administrator at (202) 724-7869.