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Building Beautiful Futures Scholarship

Scholarship Details

The Building Beautiful Futures Scholarship, powered by Dark and Lovely, is awarded to women 18-25 years old who are attending 4-year institutions and seeking a communication, marketing, finance, business, or science-related degree.

Scholarship amount: $10,000 ($5,000 per semester)

Number of awards: 5

The award is renewable for 4 years upon condition of your ability to maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher.


Applicants to the Building Beautiful Futures Scholarship Scholarship must:

  • Be a member of the NAACP. If you are not a member of the NAACP, join today.
  • Be an African American woman and U.S. resident.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time or accepted to an accredited college or university in the US.
  • Be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student.
  • Possess a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system.
  • Demonstrate interest in communication, marketing, finance, business, or science.
  • Students may apply to multiple scholarships, but are not eligible to receive more than one NAACP scholarship annually.  

Scholarship timeline

Open Date: May 20, 2021

Close Date: June 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. ET. Applications received after 6:00 PM ET on the application close date will not be considered.

Review Period Closes: July 30, 2021

Award Notices: August 9, 2021

Award Disbursed: August 13, 2021- August 20, 2021

Applications are reviewed and scored by the N-SPIRE Committee, NAACP leaders who volunteer their time to read applications, review transcripts, and select recipients for approval. If selected, you will be notified through the N-SPIRE scholarship portal. Decisions of the selection committee are final and cannot be appealed.


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