The Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP awarded scholarships to six fine high school seniors for 2023 and also renew scholars to the former recipients meeting criteria.
The 2023 recipients are:
Amya Barnes from Chapel Hill High School (Fred Battle NAACP Scholarship)
Lenore Bronson from East Chapel Hill High School (Dr. Charles Vanderhorst NAACP Scholarship)
Goodness Mirikwe from Chapel Hill High School (Ashley Osment NAACP Scholarship)
Grace Odondi from East Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Scholarship)
Aniya Wright from East Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Scholarship)
Myles Jackson from Carrboro High School (Carey Family NAACP Scholarship).
The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no discrimination based on race.
To support this vision, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP awards scholarships to high school seniors selected from the four high schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System.
The scholarships recognize academic achievement, civic engagement, leadership qualities, and strong character. The four-year scholarship award is in the amount of $1,000 the first year and is renewable for up to $500 each year for a maximum of three additional years or the attainment of an undergraduate degree. The total value is up to $2,500.
Recipients of the NAACP Scholarships emerge from a competitive application and interview process demonstrating the potential for ongoing success.