The Creative Sole Scholarship powered by Vans is awarded annually by NAACP to college students majoring in creative fields including art, architecture, English, journalism, music, communications, design, marketing, and photography.
Scholarship amount: $5,000
Number of awards: 50
The award is renewable for 4 years upon condition of your ability to maintain a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
Applicants to the NAACP Creative Sole Scholarship, powered by Vans must:
- Be a member of the NAACP. If you are not a member of the NAACP, join today.
- Be African American and a resident of the U.S.
- 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.
- Major in a creative field including art, architecture, English, journalism, music, communications, design, marketing, and photography.
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.