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Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP
Renewable Scholarship Program

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro 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. 


2023 Scholarship Application


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  

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