Q: How do I apply for an NAACP Scholarship?
A: Applicants may apply for our scholarships by clicking here. Hard-copy applications may be received by submitting a request in writing to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) address listed below:
The United Negro College Fund
Scholarships and Grants Administration
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
ATTN: Kimberly Hall
Q: : Who is eligible for NAACP scholarships?
A: NAACP scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to graduating high school seniors, current college students, and graduate students.
Q: : What are the main requirements of the scholarships?
A: Each scholarship requires an applicant be a US citizen who is a graduating high school senior or attending an accredited college or university.
Q: : Do I have to be a member of the NAACP to in order to be eligible for the various scholarships?
A: While some of the scholarships do require you to be a member, others specify that membership is “highly desirable.”
Q: : When do I apply for NAACP scholarships?
A: Applications will be accepted beginning in October of each school year.
Q: : When is the scholarship deadline?
A: The scholarship deadline for all NAACP scholarships is always the last Friday in March.
Q: : Does the Education Department offer funding, loans or grant money towards education?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with educational funding, grants, and loans.
Q: : How are scholarship winners notified?
A: Scholarship winners are announced annually at the NAACP National Convention. A congratulatory letter is then sent to each winner which contains information on the next steps of the scholarship process. Scholarship winners are also posted on the NAACP Scholarship Winners Page.
Mary Williams, Education Committee Chairperson
Mar-Saline Branch of the NAACP, #4069