Capitol Seniors Housing is tripling the number of scholarships it plans to award this year to college-bound high school seniors.

The Washington, D.C.-based senior living investment and development firm will give $37,500 in scholarships — 25 scholarships worth $1,500 each — through its Seniors2 program. All awardees must have demonstrated “active, consistent and dedicated” involvement with older adults in communities where the firm owns senior living properties.

“We created Seniors2 to recognize, award and honor high school seniors who volunteer their time and energy at senior living communities across the country,” said Scott Stewart, managing partner of Capitol Seniors Housing. “We’re very proud of these young people and are pleased to recognize their meaningful contributions.”

By connecting high school seniors with senior citizens, Seniors2 aims to enrich the development of students and engrain values of volunteerism while providing senior citizens with a rewarding link to the community.

“Seniors2 hopes to inspire collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between both ‘senior classes,’ which we believe strengthens the ties that bind all of us together,” Stewart said.

Capitol Seniors Housing owns senior living communities, not including properties under construction, in the following areas:

  • California: Costa Mesa, Riverside and Tustin
  • Florida: Tampa
  • Illinois: Naperville and Glenview
  • Maryland: Waugh Chapel and Fulton
  • Massachusetts: Andover
  • New Jersey: Cinnaminson, Mount Laurel, Norwood and Shrewsbury
  • Texas: Austin, Cypress and Flower Mound
  • Virginia: Fairfax and Herndon
  • Washington: Mercer Island, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Seattle and Woodinville