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NAACP Scholarship Week


This week, the NAACP kicks off its Scholarship Week, a week-long promotion of the organization’s current scholarship opportunities for outstanding and qualified Black students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.

“It is a privilege for the NAACP to provide scholarships to so many deserving students. The ability to partner with so many brands that donate money, resources, and time to supporting students in their educational pursuits is what it looks like to answer societal matters from a collective approach,” said Yumeka Rushing, NAACP Chief Strategy Officer.

Through the generosity of its donors, the NAACP advances efforts to ensure equity in educational opportunity that prepares students for success in school, work, and life.

“The key to enabling the next generation of activists and community leaders is pouring into them from a collective mindset that clears a pathway toward success,” Rushing said.

Scholarships range in award amount, academic interests, and age. Whether students are graduating high school seniors or early in their professional careers, the NAACP is pleased to provide financial opportunities and recognition to assist with collegiate and post-educational endeavors.

Each year the NAACP offers need-based and merit scholarships to outstanding and qualified Black students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of the NAACP – Scholars and Professionals: Internships, Ready Youth and Employment (N-SPIRE) program.

Applicants must:

•  Be a member of the NAACP. If you are not a

member of the NAACP, join today.

•  Be African American or a person of color.

•  Be currently enrolled full-time or accepted to

an accredited college or university in the U.S.

•  Be a graduating high school senior, under

graduate student, or graduate student for

applicable scholarships.

•  Possess a grade point average of 3.0 or above

on a 4.0 system.

•  Demonstrate interest in a relevant field of

study where applicable.

For additional information, see the scholarship list at Be sure to review the various individual scholarship eligibility requirements and deadlines.