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James Weldon Johnson Scholarship

Scholarship Details

James Weldon Johnson Scholarship powered by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is one of many funding opportunities available to Black students through NAACP's Inspire Initiatives. We offer scholarships to outstanding and qualified students pursuing undergraduate 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.

The James Weldon Johnson Scholarship is open to all students of color who will matriculate full-time enrollment at an accredited academic institution in the Fall of 2024.

Scholarship amount: $1,500

Amount of Scholarships: 15

This is not a renewable scholarship opportunity.

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SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a member of the NAACP. If you are not a member of the NAACP, join today.
  • Be a student of color.
  • Be currently enrolled full-time or accepted to an accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student for applicable scholarships.
  • Possess a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system.
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in any field/study.
  • Be a U.S. resident or citizen.

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Scholarship timeline

Scholarship applications open on May 1 and close June 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET. Recipients will be announced in the Summer of 2024. 

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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