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Monumental Access and Opportunity: 2019 Private Scholarship Report The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), strives to make our programs accessible to as many students as possible, regardless of financial need. TWC has a tradition of providing scholarships to allow more students to attend our programs with almost 85% of students receiving some form of financial aid. Since its founding in 1975, TWC has provided vital scholarships for its program participants. A handful of TWC funding relationships span more than three decades; others are brand new. Leveraging networks, resources, and opportunities increase the impact of these gifts substantially. At the center of these collaborative partnerships is a unanimous purpose: provide dynamic, experiential learning opportunities to empower and motivate young people to become engaged global citizens. In 2019, TWC awarded 258 students through 15 privately funded scholarships and hundreds of more awards through TWC's general fund. Collectively TWC allocated $1M to support students complemented by an additional $2.8M from states that firmly believe in sending their college students through the TWC program. TWC distributes various private scholarships per semester, enabling students to intern in Washington, D.C. for ten weeks during the summer semester and fifteen weeks during the spring and fall semester. During 2019, TWC granted 258 students with privately funded scholarships with the following breakdown: • Spring: 54 private scholarship recipients • Summer: 140 private scholarship recipients • Fall: 64 private scholarship recipients Serving ose in Need TWC is on the front lines of connecting underrepresented student populations—first-generation college students, racially and ethnically diverse students, students with disabilities, low-income students, students from rural and remote places—with high caliber professional and academic experiences. Of the 258 students awarded private scholarships: • 97 (38%) students from underrepresented populations • 113 (44%) first-generation college students • 22 (9%) students with disabilities Fall 2019 scholarship cohort

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