Project Discovery: Empowerment & College Preparation
Based at Alexandria City High School (formerly T.C. Williams High School) and the Minnie Howard 9th Grade Center, Project Discovery prepares and motivates low income and first generation college-eligible students to access opportunities in higher education. Through workshops and trips to college campuses, Project Discovery provides vital information about how to set and achieve educational goals. This program is supported by the Project Discovery Advisory Board whose mission is to raise funds, promote community involvement and foster positive public relations.
Project Discovery Scholarships
Helping Students Succeed
As students prepare to navigate the new year, they are required to multitask and keep abreast of issues, applications and additional resources needed for their success. To avoid unnecessary frustrations, students should plan for success and their future.
The scholarship application will be open to students Monday, March 6th until Sunday, April 30th at 11:59 p.m.
- The Project Discovery of Alexandria Program Senior Scholarship $5,000.00
- The Natalie S. Vaughn Scholarship $500.00
- The Project Discovery of Alexandria Alumni Program Scholarship $2,500.00
Link to applications: https://pdadvisoryalexandria.com/2023-scholarship-app/
For more information, email Sheila Purce.
Project Discovery Walkathon
Each spring, the City of Alexandria hosts a Walkathon, the proceeds of which benefit Project Discovery. Ninety-one percent of last year’s Project Discovery graduating seniors continued their education at two- or four-year colleges or technical schools. Show your support by donating and attending the Walkathon at Fort Ward Park.
Project Discovery, a college preparatory program for at-risk youth, requests for donations to program initiatives such as college access workshops, visits to colleges and universities and book scholarships for graduating senior and alumni.
- Make a Donation - Your tax-exempt donation will support workshops, college tours and scholarships for Project Discovery students. Five percent (5%) of the donation will cover administrative fees.
View and download a printable flyer to learn about Project Discovery Alexandria (PDA).