Basic Eligibility

The Tucson Branch of the NAACP is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year from high school graduates and currently enrolled college, university, or vocational school students. This scholarship is open to all students regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin.

Selection of recipients will be based principally on the applicant's response to the essay question and completed application package.

This scholarship will not be awarded to any student who receives a full tuition/room and board scholarship from their institution.

What A Completed Application Should Include

A Completed Application Should Include:

  • A written recommendation/character reference:

    • Please submit one letter of recommendation from a supervisor, coworker, community leader, teacher, counselor, or other adult who is not a family member.

  • Community Service and the number of hours performed.

  • An academic transcript.

    • The transcript must show a GPA of 3.0 or higher.​

  • An essay of 300-500 words.

    • Essay Prompt: Do you agree or disagree that your vote counts in the local, state, ​& national elections? Please explain your response.

  • Scholarship Deadline: Saturday: August 15, 2020

  • For More Information:

    • Contact Lorna Ingram; Scholarship Committee

    • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Instructions

Please follow the instructions carefully on the scholarship application and submit all requested information along with the application. Please return the complete application form and all applicable documentation to:


  • Mailing Address:
    Tucson Branch, NAACP
    Attn: NAACP Scholarship
    P.O. Box 50984
    Tucson, AZ 85703​



  • Email Address:
    RE: NAACP Scholarship

Results Notifications & Afterwards

Applicants will be notified with the results of their application by September 1, 2020. If you are a recipient of an NAACP scholarship, you or a representative are required to attend at least one NAACP General Meeting within three months of receiving the award.

The general meetings are held at 6:00 PM on the second Monday of each month. Meeting details will be provided via our social media accounts (IG: @naacp_tucson, FB: facebook.com/naacptucson). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will update the scholarship recipient with meeting details.

Scholarship recipients will have one year to use the scholarship and the funds will be mailed directly to the educational institution upon notification that you are a registered student.

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