Welcome High School Seniors, Guidance Counselors, and Principals!
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the 47th annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2016 who are
planning careers in government service. Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States. The Trustees and Members of the Foundation, mindful of the significance of the important event in our nation's history that occurred at
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, believe that if our country is to continue to progress, we must have thoroughly trained, dedicated young people to carry on our government's work in future years.
Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington
in his famous crossing of the Delaware. This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student's achievements, along with transcripts, national testing scores, and other
supporting information of the applicant's choice as described in the Official Rules.
We award a variety of scholarships every year. Each scholarship will be paid, as long as the student meets the requirements of the college chosen. Students planning to attend one of the Military Academies or who have been awarded full four-year tuition scholarships will be eligible an award.
Winners receive an all expenses paid weekend, including transportation and housing, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to attend the Scholarship Awards Ceremony. All winners must attend the Scholarship Awards Program on Saturday, April 23, 2016 to win their scholarship
We invite you to explore our web site, which contains all of the information candidates should require to prepare and submit an application, including
The program's Official Rules, requirements, and procedures
A complete, downloadable version of program information published on this site
Thank you for your interest in our National Scholarship Competition. To be considered for this year's program, applications must be POSTMARKED no later than January 15, 2016. Please feel free to contact
us with any questions.