Committed to DC’s Future

As part of our commitment to the community and to the legacy of Thaddeus Stevens, Akridge is proud to offer a $10,000 college scholarship to students from the District of Columbia. The scholarship is open to all DC students who meet the following criteria:

  • Student must provide proof of residency in the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis.
  • Applicants must provide proof of college acceptance and/or enrollment.
  • Scholarship can be renewed after a successful reapplication up to two times, or until undergraduate degree has been achieved, whichever occurs fi rst.
  • Student must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • Preference will be given to students from ANC2A with special education needs.

Scholarship Application Guidelines
  • Applications are accepted online only.
  • Each applicant must supply two letters of recommendation, a current academic transcript, and a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Each applicant must submit a typed essay of no more than 500 words describing the history of the Thaddeus Stevens School and how this legacy impacts them as a District resident.
  • Applications that fail to meet the requirements or are incomplete will not be reviewed.
  • Scholarship applicants may be asked to provide additional information.
  • An e-mail will be sent to all students who submit a complete application, letting them know if they have been selected for an award.

Application Form

To apply for the Thaddeus Stevens School Scholarship, please email your application form, offi cial transcript, document verifying proof of college acceptance and/or enrollment, copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), letters of recommendation, and essay to by Friday, April 23.

616 H Street, NW

Gallery Place is a one million square-foot urban, mixed-use project that combines upscale destination retail, Class A office space, residential condominiums, and underground parking. It is adjacent to the Verizon Center and directly above the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station. The project's visibility, attractive public spaces, quality construction, tenancy and location make it the centerpiece of the East End and an integral part of the revitalization of downtown Washington.

Beginning in 1999, Akridge and Western Development navigated numerous hurdles to complete this landmark. They assembled several properties, neighborhood associations, and financial interests, including the DC government and the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority. Extensive coordination was required for the excavation phase, an alley closing, and finally building the complex structure. The project utilized the first ever tax increment financing (TIF) from the DC government after initiating a major change in legislation.

Gallery Place opened in the Fall of 2004, and has been an economic development success for DC, bringing jobs to the area and revitalizing the East End. The project earned awards for its quality and community impact from NAIOP, the DC Economic Partnership, the Downtown DC BID, and the Washington Business Journal.

SQ FOOTAGE: 1,000,000
USES: Office, Retail, Residential
PARKING:Secure underground garage
AKRIDGE SERVICES: Development, Construction Management