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The University of the District of Columbia Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of the
competition for the TRISTATE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship was established
to provide opportunities for students enrolled at the University of the District of Columbia to complete
their college education and acquire marketable skills, which will enhance their abilities to succeed as
productive members of society.
The TRISTATE ASSOCIATION is a fraternal organization composed of members of the Improved
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (I.B.P.O.E.W.) from Maryland, Delaware, and the
District of Columbia
Applicants must reside in the District of Columbia and must be enrolled in a fulltime course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree at the University of the District of Columbia. Essays must be typewritten and doublespaced. Applicants must maintain
a minimum 3.0 grade point average. While the scholarship is open to all UDC
students, preference will be given to students who are relatives or members of the
I.B.P.O.E.W. Applicants must write a 500 word essay from a topic listed below:
1. Choose a favorite movie, book, quote or quotation and explain how it personally
impacted your education at the University of the District of Columbia.
2. Ronald Heifetz, one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership said: “People don’t learn by staring into a mirror; people learn by encountering
difference.” Reflect on a situation at the University of the District of Columbia
in which you encountered difference and describe the circumstance. What did
this experience teach you?
3. President William L. Pollard selected the theme of the University of the District
of Columbia: “A new day, a new opportunity.” Write what this means to you.
4. “Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment. That
is why the schools charged with educating African Americans have perhaps, the
greatest, the deepest challenge of all.” Barbara Jordon, Lawyer and U.S. Congressperson Explain how the quotation is personally meaningful to you and your education at
the University of the District of Columbia.