The mission of the NAACP in the 21st century is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination." The Monroe County Indiana Branch of the NAACP invites talented students who are committed to these principles to apply for college scholarships as described below. We are very grateful to the IU Credit Union for funding the scholarship for current college students.
In 2023, two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded, one to to a local high school senior and one to a student entering their sophomore or junior year at IU or Ivy Tech. For the high school senior, the award will support studies at the college or university of the student’s choice. Two or four-year degree programs in any field of study for any career objective are appropriate. The scholarship winner will also be awarded a one-year NAACP membership.
The scholars will be selected in the spring by the Education Committee of the Monroe County Branch. Applicants who have participated in the NAACP or other organizations committed to racial and social justice will receive special consideration.
The NAACP scholarship shall be applied to tuition, fees, books, room and board, computers, health insurance, general living expenses, or other college-related expenses. The IU Credit Union funded scholarship will fund tuition and fees in accordance with IUCU specifications.
APPLICATION TIMELINE AND PROCEDURE
Application for 2023 awards must be received by April 1st. The scholarship winners will be contacted by May 15 and their names posted on the local NAACP web site. We hope to have an awards ceremony in 2023, pending COVID-19 mitigation considerations.
Application materials are available on the Branch website (see below). The Instructions file has details about the submission process, information to be submitted, and links to additional files relevant to the application process.
WEBSITE AND CONTACT INFORMATION
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