Goal: To assist high school seniors, community or 4-year college students in paying for their college education.
Amount: Three scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded every year providing chapter finances are available. The education committee will include money for the scholarship in its yearly budget.
Qualifications and Preferences: Academic achievement, community involvement and financial need will be the main factors taken into consideration.
Application: The completed application form must be received by April 30, 2021. The application must include a brief statement highlighting the student’s educational and career goals, and community involvement.
Letters of reference: Two letters of references are required: one from a teacher or guidance counselor and one from either a member of the NHC branch of the NAACP or a coach, a work or volunteer supervisor, or a pastor. The recommendations should speak to the character of the applicant and impact that those providing the recommendation feel higher education will have on the applicant’s life and chosen career goals.
Transcript: The applicant will provide a transcript from the high school or college they are currently attending. (A photocopy of official transcripts is acceptable).
Information required to demonstrate financial need. This should include information on the resources available to the student – projected parental contributions, loan amounts they are eligible for through FASFA, as well as any Pell grants or other grants and loans they may have applied for.
Scholarship Committee: The NHC NAACP Education Committee will oversee the scholarship application and award process. The scholarship committee will consist of the chair (or his/her designee) of the NHC NAACP Education Committee, an ACT-SO representative, and a community member of the NHC NAACP chapter.
Expenses Covered: All scholarship money will be paid directly to the college or university that the student is enrolled in for the academic year following the award. The scholarship can be used to pay for tuition, room and board, fees, books, and computers, if required. Students must provide the awards committee information required to deposit money into their accounts no later than July 1 following the award unless other arrangements are made.
Note: All application information will be kept confidential by the scholarship awards committee. Also, all scholarship recipients grant the NHC NAACP permission to use their names and photographs/videos in media to publicize, report, and/or promote the scholarship program and the NHC NAACP.
Download the application here or complete below.