The James Weldon Johnson Scholarship powered by Phi Beta Sigma is one of many funding opportunities available to Black students through the N-SPIRE Program. We offer need-based and merit scholarships to outstanding and qualified Black students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through the generosity of our donors, we advance efforts to ensure equity in educational opportunity that prepares students for success in school, work, and life.
Applications have now closed. Scholarship recipients will be announced in late August.
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.