New Hanover County Branch of the NAACP Scholarship
Goal: To assist high school seniors, community or 4-year college students, especially those who have been active in the NHC NAACP Youth and College Division and/or ACT-SO program, in paying for their college education.
Amount: Three scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded providing chapter finances are available. The education committee will include money for the scholarship in its yearly budget.
Preferences: Students who are active members of the local NHC Youth and College Division and/or who have participated ACT-SO will be given preference. Academic achievement, community involvement and financial need will be taken into consideration in making the awards.
Application: The completed application form must be received by May 15. 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 current transcript from the high school or college they are currently attending. (A photocopy of official transcripts is acceptable).
Information required to demonstrate financial need: The applicant may include the 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 chairs (or their designee) of the Education Committee, the Youth and College Division, and ACT-SO, and president and treasurer of the NHC NAACP chapter.
Expenses Covered: All scholarship money will be paid directly to the college or university that the students are enrolled in for the academic year following the award. The scholarships 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.
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