Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund

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Applications for Mary Jane Simpson Scholarships are being accepted now.
Deadline:  April 24, 2020

This multi-year scholarship is open to all DC Public School seniors who are going on to college.  It is offered through Friends Meeting of Washington, Langley Hill Friends Meeting, and Bethesda Friends Meeting (Quakers).

The scholarship amount is at leave $6,000, paid as $1,500 per year for four years of college.  At least five scholarships will be awarded.

How to apply

Submit the Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Application Form (see below), with a Personal Statement, a Resume, a DC Public Schools transcript and senior mid-year report card, verification of SAT and/or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation including at least one from a teacher (letters from two teachers are encouraged), and the page of the FAFSA form or Form 1040 or 1040A that lists parents’ income.

Selection criteria

Students with demonstrated drive and determination to succeed in college, capacity, strong financial need, success in overcoming past obstacles, strong values and contribution to the community.

2019 Schedule

  • Full applications need to be received by e-mail no later than April 24, 2020 or postmarked no later than that date.  Please see below for the mailing address.
  • Candidates are invited for interviews in June.  The interview date is June 20, 2020.
  • Decisions about scholarship winners will be made by the end of June.


To apply —

Click here to download the Application Form


Please send application by e-mail if at all possible.  College/Senior counselors’ offices are asked to assist applicants to scan their forms into one pdf file. 

Attach all documentation to the application form in a pdf format, so that your application is in one electronic file and e-mail to:

Include your name and "MJS Scholarship Application" in the subject line.


If necessary, you can mail a paper copy of the application to the following address:

Mary Jane Simpson Scholarship Fund
Friends Meeting of Washington
2111 Florida Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008-1912


Frequently Asked Questions

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