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At Hillcrest-Marlow Heights Civic Association, one of the ways we preserve our quality of life, is to provide our youth with Scholarships to assist them and parents to ensure our young adults have equal opportunity to a better future.  Where there is no vision, people perish.   We change the community through education. 

Dollars for Scholars

Each year the HMHCA continues to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to 

neighborhood students in pursuit of higher learning and achievement.  For more information on the Scholarship Program, visit

For general information about Dollars for Scholars 

Call Fred Davis at 301 641-0428 with questions about the Scholarship Program.

Let us congratulate and continue to encourage our students! The Hillcrest-Marlow Heights Civic Association--

Dollars for Scholars celebrated its 30th Awards ceremony on July 9, 2020 virtually. Over $40,000  has been  awarded to nineteen Dollars for Scholar recipients and two 8th grade graduates in Hillcrest-Marlow Heights.  Since 1988, 577 scholarships 

have been awarded to students totaling $928,400. For more information on  our amazing scholarship 

recipients, achievement awards, sponsors and donors, click here! 

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Dollars for Scholars®

In 2010, we established a local chapter affiliation with Dollars for Scholars® under a parent organization, Scholarship America®.

We became a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Hillcrest-Marlow

Heights Civic Association Dollars for Scholars® (HMHCA-DS) scholarship program.

Scholarship America® and Dollars for Scholars® aid local programs in becoming organized by providing (1) a blueprint for creating a board of directors and chapter Officers; (2) web-portal creation; (3) support for managing a structured scholarship program; and (4) fundraising tips, grant preparation guidance, and award ceremony ideas.

Each June, the Chapter presents scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors, continuing college students and students attending vocational school. Students may apply for scholarships through the web portal to receive consideration for a scholarship award. Student must complete a "Student Profile" (application) to provide required information for HMHCA Dollars for Scholars to consider the student for an award. Student may begin the "Student Profile" by going to the Students and Parents page in this Web Site and clicking the "log-in" button at the bottom of the page. Applications are accepted for consideration from February through June 4, of each year.


The Hillcrest-Marlow Heights Civic Association predecessor scholarship program, and the Dollars for Scholars® program have awarded 633 scholarships totaling more than $1,046,805.00 since 1988.

Awards Process

Students has to complete an application and a student profile via our Dollars for

Scholars® website:

Scholarship committee officers evaluate application submissions and select award recipients accordingly.

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