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Washington Policy Center

Jennifer Dunn Thomson Scholarship

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15000 USD
United States
18 Aug 2024
Application deadline


Washington Policy Center (WPC) is an independent, non-profit think tank that promotes sound public policy based on free-market solutions.


Scholarship type

Merit and need based

Number of scholarships to award



Up to $15,000

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • other


Since 2011, WPC has awarded its annual Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a college student who embodies the late Congresswoman's values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values.

Applicable programmes


Up to $15,000 in total scholarship funds will be awarded and recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.  


  • Applicants must be Washington residents and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the academic year.
  • They must at least be finishing their second year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible. 

Scholarship requirements




United States



Study experience required





Application deadline

18 Aug 2024

Please submit the following items to their scholarship portal: resume, college transcript, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample from a public policy course you have taken or something applicable.

In addition, you must provide a brief, one-page essay to answer the following questions: How would you benefit from receiving this scholarship? How would it allow you to honor the legacy of Jennifer Dunn? Please indicate in the essay if you would like to use the grant toward tuition or for a Congressional internship.


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