National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

The Washington Crossing Foundation is pleased to announce the 48th annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards Program. The scholarship is open to students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2017 who are planning careers in government service. Students planning to attend one of the Military Academies or who have been awarded full four-year tuition scholarships will be eligible an award. A variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be given to the winning candidates.

The Washington Crossing Foundation is a volunteer non-profit (501(c) (3) organization. The purpose of organization is promoting a greater appreciation of the significance, courage, and patriotism of George Washington and his leadership throughout the American Revolution.


  • The competition is open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers in service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.
  • All awards are for one year.

How to Apply:

Applying for the scholarship program, the candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Three copies of cover page
  • Three (3) copies of a one-page essay not to exceed 300 words stating why the applicant is planning a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware
  • Three (3) copies of a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s high school principal or guidance counselor containing an evaluation of the applicant’s accomplishments both academic or otherwise, particularly any preparation relevant to his/her career choice.
  • Three (3) copies of the applicant’s high school transcript plus SCORES from a national testing program such as SAT, ACT, etc… Transcripts and scores may be photocopies.
  • Three (3) copies of a resume, biography, honors, awards, activities and any other documentation the entrant, the principal, or the guidance counselor may wish to submit, e.g., other recommendations, class rank, or G.P.A.

Submitting Details:

The completed application must be submitted at the given address:

The Washington Crossing Foundation
P. O. Box 503
Levittown, PA 19058-0503

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Scholarships of $500 to $5,000 will be given for students planning careers in government service, for study at the college of the recipient’s choice.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2017.

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