NAACP Scholarships

Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students.  It is the duty of our dedicated Scholarship Committee to determine the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards.  The NAACP does not provide financial aid to individuals, only scholarships through this process. Applications for the following scholarships are now open through the POISE Foundation:

The Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a current member of the NAACP
  • Scholarship amount: twenty (20) to forty (40) scholarships available. Maximum scholarship amount is $2,000.00.

Click here for more information on the Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship.

The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students

  • Applicant must be a male majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences.
  • NAACP membership and participation are highly desirable.
  • Scholarship amount: twenty (20) to forty (40) Scholarships available. Maximum scholarship award is $3,000.00.

Click here for more information on the Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students.

The James Weldon Johnson Scholarship of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

  • Applicant must be a current member of the NAACP
  • Applicant must compose a 500-750 word essay that addresses how the life and legacy of James Weldon Johnson has impacted them, OR
  • Compose a 500 – 750-word analysis of Lift Every Voice and Sing,
  • Scholarship amount: seven (7) scholarships worth $3,000 each, available annually.
  • One (1) recipient per NAACP region

Click here for more information on the James Weldon Johnson Scholarship.

Application submission deadline: July 17th, 2020

Scholarship Requirements

As a general rule, applicants to any of the three (3) NAACP scholarships listed above MUST:

  • Be US citizens
  • Not have reached the age of 25 by the application deadline
  • Be currently enrolled in or accepted by an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines (Click here to see guidelines).

For Graduating High School Seniors and Undergraduate Students

  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must possess a grade point average of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 system

For Graduate Students

  • May be a full or part-time student.
  • Must possess a 3.0 (B) average on a 4.0 system.

Start Your Application

Get started on your scholarship application here.