The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. is proud to award the prestigious David M. Rubenstein/Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship to 54 graduating seniors from D.C. public and public charter high schools. Now in its thirteenth year, this program, endowed by Rubenstein, has awarded over $8.6 million to 602 scholars. For the fourth 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.
Scholars to Leaders Programs
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 scholars pursuing graduate degrees.
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.