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Congratulations to our 2020 David M. Rubenstein/Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Scholars!

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. is proud to award the prestigious David M. Rubenstein/Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship to 53 graduating seniors from D.C. public and public charter high schools. Now in its twelfth year, this program, endowed by Economic Club President David Rubenstein, has awarded over $7.5 million to 548 scholars. For the third consecutive year, the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation has granted five additional scholarships.  Along with this $20,000 scholarship, students are supported by member-driven initiatives including internships, mentoring, leadership seminars, and other opportunities.  Please click HERE to see a list of our newest scholars. Congratulations to our winners!

Education Initiatives


The David M. Rubenstein/Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship Program is one of the most significant private sector supporters of Washington area scholars.  Awards totaling nearly $1,000,000 in scholarship each year are presented to graduating high school seniors in select D.C. public and public charter schools as well as another $30,000 in fellowships granted to doctoral candidates attending area graduate schools.

Additionally, our Scholars to Leaders Mentor Program matches David M. Rubenstein scholarship winners with Economic Club members and volunteers from companies with executives who are Economic Club members. The executive mentors provide relevant support and guidance to help encourage successful college completion and prepare students for careers in their fields of interest.

Additional support for recipients of the scholarships is provided through paid summer internships for rising college juniors and seniors. Managed in partnership with Urban Alliance, the program enables scholars to gain real life work experience in professional environments while earning salaries to help offset their college expenses.