University of the Potomac is pleased to offer the Good Hope Scholarship to support the educational aspirations of disadvantaged youth within the Washington Metropolitan Area. This endeavor advocates affordable excellence and strives to bridge the educational achievement gap and eliminate disparities in the District’s Ward 7 and 8.

Good Hope Scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 per year for their studies at the University of the Potomac. The award will be applied toward costs not covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Anyone can apply – at any time – by following the application process outlined below. Submissions will be accepted on a year-long rolling basis.

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Write and submit an essay on volunteering/supporting Ward 7 and 8 now or in the future, and why this is important.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation verifying; (a) support or volunteer actions in Ward 7 and/or 8 or (b) an offer letter of hire promising an internship, practicum, or mentoring opportunity in Ward 7 and/or 8 for a minimum of 40 hours per annual $1,000 scholarship.
  • Interview with an Officer of Admissions to review essay and recommendation.

With beliefs founded in providing valuable education and ensuring those opportunities are accessible to all who have the desire and will to achieve, this effort will focus on fostering hope within low-income communities by providing financial aid for quality higher education programs provided by the University of the Potomac.

For more information or help with completing the application process, applicants should contact Admissions at or 888-635-1121.

Interested in pursuing a degree?

Fill out the form and get all admission information you need regarding your chosen program.

This will only take a moment.

Message Received!
Thank you for reaching out to us. We will review your message and get right back to you within 24 hours.

If there is an urgent matter and you need to speak to someone immediately you can call at the following phone number:

By clicking the Send me more information button above, I represent that I am 18+ years of age, that I have read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email marketing and phone calls from UOTP. I understand that my consent is not required to apply for online degree enrollment. To speak with a representative without providing consent, please call +1 (202) 274-2300

Watch the Video