In 2015, the Cincinnati NAACP branch established a scholarship program for African American students who are graduating from Cincinnati Public Schools. Through this program, we award scholarships to students who have shown leadership in their academic pursuits, personal lives, and community involvement.
The scholarship funds were named in honor of individuals who made significant contributions to advance the local branch.
The scholarship selection process opens up in the spring of each year as long as funds are available. To be eligible, the student must be a current CPS senior and have a 2.5 GPA or above. They cannot be relatives of Cincinnati NAACP committee members or staff. We encourage all candidates that meet the eligibility requirements to apply!
Students must complete the application and include all required material. This includes an official transcript, two letters of recommendation from teachers or counselors, a one-page essay (single-spaced), and evidence of acceptance or full-time enrollment at a University.
The review committee will consider complete applications within a holistic framework that gives weight to the merit and need of each applicant. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the selected students’ universities once they are enrolled.
To apply for a scholarship from the NAACP, you can click on the link below, or request an application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.