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Cathedral Scholars Program

Program Description

The Cathedral Scholars Program works to expand opportunity, access and success in post secondary education for talented students from D.C. public high schools who are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.

Envisioned by former Cathedral Dean Nathan D. Baxter and St. Albans School Headmaster Emeritus Jack McCune, the Cathedral Scholars Program (CSP) is a means for the Cathedral to use its resources--especially those of its schools--to serve the District of Columbia's public school students.

The program was designed to provide academically talented students of high character and leadership potential with special academic work and cultural opportunities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 7%
  • Other: 2%
  • African American: 90%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 60
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 15
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Albright College
  • Arizona State University-Tempe
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Bowie State University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Coppin State University
  • Delaware State University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Grinnell College
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Lafayette College
  • Morehouse College
  • Morgan State University
  • New York University
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Princeton University
  • Roanoke College
  • Temple University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Rochester
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • West Virginia State University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%