2023 Scholarship Application
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP awards annual scholarships to high school seniors selected from among the four high schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System. The recipient must be entering a four‐year college/university OR a two-year community college. The scholarships recognize academic achievement, civic engagement, leadership qualities, and strong character. Each initial scholarship is for $1,000, of which $500 is renewable subject to criteria.
New Scholarship applications are due at 5 pm on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Finalists’ interviews will be scheduled for the week of May 1-6, 2023.
Scholarship Application for New Applicants
Letter of Recommendation Form
Scholarship renewal applications for previous recipients are due August 1st, 2023.
Eligibility Requirements - New Scholarships
Applicants must be an underrepresented ethnic/racial minority student currently enrolled as a high school senior at one of the district’s four high schools. Applicants for the Ashley Osment Scholarship must plan to pursue a field of study that focuses on civil, social and/or human rights.
Applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants must have a letter of acceptance from a four‐year college/university OR a community/technical college.
Two letters of recommendation must include the reference’s name, address, phone number, and position or title; how long and in what capacity they have known the applicant; description of the applicant’s motivation, leadership skills, and potential for academic success; description of the applicant’s distinctive qualities or unique characteristics.
Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other civic and/or community activities.
Finalists’ interviews will be scheduled for the week of May 1st, 2023. The scholarship recipient will be contacted by a representative from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Education Committee.
Verification of enrollment to a four-year college or university or to a two-year community college program must be presented to a Chapel Hill-Carrboro Education Committee Representative before the scholarship can be released.
Eligibility Requirements - Renewing Scholarships
Applicants must be previous Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP 2021-2022 scholarship recipients.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the 2022-2023 school year.
Applicants must provide proof of continuous enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year in a four-year college or university or a two-year community college program.
If you have any questions about the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NACCP Scholarship, please submit all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org