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The Foundation provides two (2) $4,000 Impact Awards, seven (5) $2,000 scholarships and seven (7) $1,000 book awards to graduating high school seniors in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, including the District of Columbia, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Charles County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County in Maryland, and Alexandria City, Arlington, and Fairfax County in Virginia, who are facing and overcoming personal and family hardship conditions to pursue post-secondary education at trade schools, community colleges, colleges and/or universities.

Important Dates

Friday, March 1, 2024


2024 Scholarship Guidelines and Application posted online and sent to area high schools and community organizations

Friday, March 1, 2024
Tuesday, April 30, 2024


All applications must be received on or before the application deadline.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Saturday, June 15, 2024


We invite you to join us in congratulating and celebrating our 2024 scholarship award winners. (Time and venue to be announced)

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Meet Our 2023 Scholars

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of the 2023 High Bridge Foundation, Inc. Awards. Thanks to our generous donors, in 2023 the number of awards was five (5) $2,000.00 scholarship awards and five (5) $1,000.00 Book Awards. Last year’s Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:00 am.


$1,000 BOOK AWARDees

We are grateful to all the parents, school counselors, mentors and community leaders for encouraging your students to apply for the Foundation’s scholarships, for assisting them with the documentation required, and for writing insightful recommendations to help us in our selection.

We are deeply indebted to all our volunteers and to all the members of the Scholarship Selection Committee for taking on the arduous job of reviewing, scoring, and ranking the applications and making the most difficult task of choosing the winners.


High Bridge Foundation, Inc. strives to be a valuable partner in the community by partnering with other organizations.

Generation Hope

To ensure all student parents have the opportunities to succeed and experience economic mobility, Generation Hope engages education and policy partners to drive systemic change and provides direct support to teen parents in college as well as their children through holistic, two-generation programming.

Generation Hope


Established in 1985, MABUHAY, INC. was organized in response to a felt need in the Filipino American community.


“High Bridge foundation, Inc. renewed its partnership with scholastic Olympics, inc. for one final round. high Bridge is a nonprofit organization focused on empowering young people from underserved communities in the metro washington area. foundation President mayumi hairston escalante and founder dr. ernest hairston presented checks for the first, second and third place winners in the u.s. history category.”

(Vol. 87, No. 21 May 23 – May 29, 2019, COMMUNITY – A3)

University of Maryland Student Crisis Fund

“The UMD Student Crisis Fund helps our students discover the very essence of community – not only to spur one another on during ordinary times, but to lift up their fellow struggling student during extraordinary times of crisis.”

University of Maryland Student Crisis Fund

Asian american youth leadership empowerment and development (aalead)

AALEAD truly believes in the positive effect of connecting a caring, committed adult with our young people. We connect youth with adults to form relationships that provide youth with a safe avenue to express their feelings and frustrations, improve their self-esteem, foster positive self-identity, give youth opportunities to explore new interests and develop hobbies, and motivate them to pursue higher education.

AALEAD mentoring program


High Bridge Foundation, Inc. provides resources to high school students open to continuing education.

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