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Empowering a Better Tomorrow Scholarship Powered by Walmart


The Empowering a Better Tomorrow Scholarship, powered by Walmart, is intended to assist in the creation of a pathway for those who desire to further their education as they enter back into society. This scholarship will be available to the formerly incarcerated or those who have recently been convicted and who have completed their sentence. This scholarship will be awarded to individuals that can exhibit qualities of leadership, commitment to change, and desire to give back to their community.

Scholarship amount: $5,000

This is not a renewable scholarship opportunity.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • Applicant must be released from incarceration and/or recently convicted but not sentenced for a crime
  • Applicant will be enrolled in a public 4-year, 2-year, community college, trade school, or other public educational institution
  • Applicant must have no serious disciplinary incidents within the past 12 months
  • Applicant must have applied for and received all federal, state, and other grants and loans available to them


Applications for all scholarships have now closed.

Applications are reviewed and scored by the Scholarship 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 Inspire scholarship portal. Decisions of the selection committee are final and cannot be appealed.



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  • Courtenie J.

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  • Ryan J. 

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  • Lynnia L.

  • Joaquin M. 

  • Francine R.

  • Jonathan R.