NAACP Arlington Branch
Scholarship Program

Purpose
In an effort to expand young adult engagement and higher educational opportunities, the NAACP Arlington Branch, with the help of public and private donations, and the Willard Woodson Brittain Foundation, is committed to furthering the access of financial support for graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning. These scholarships, which are either annually renewable or one-time awards, are intended to help narrow the opportunity gaps that some Arlington students face throughout their educational careers. The NAACP Arlington Branch seeks to eradicate racial prejudice and to eliminate racial discrimination in access to education, employment, housing, and civil rights. Arlington Branch scholarships are awarded without regard to race, sex, religion, age, disability, or national origin.

NAACP Arlington Branch, the Woody Brittain Foundation, Amazon HQ2, and local philanthropists are committed to supporting graduating high school seniors in Arlington who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning (university, college, or trade school). The application establishes guidelines that each applicant must meet before being awarded a scholarship.


Willard Woodson Brittain, Jr. Scholarship Award


Overview: The Willard Woodson “Woody” Brittain Foundation provides scholarships for students who are actively involved in the Arlington community. This scholarship is renewable for the three consecutive years following the original award, subject to academic performance and available funding.

Eligibility: High school seniors who are residents of Arlington County, Virginia or are active members of a civic institution/organization or faith-based organization in Arlington, Virginia. Each applicant should be committed to promoting the mission and objectives of the NAACP. For additional information go to: https://www.naacp.org/about-us/ . Each applicant must have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher. To qualify for a recurring annual scholarship, awardees are required to keep the NAACP Arlington Branch and the Brittain Foundation informed of their academic progress each year, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Arlington NAACP Future Leaders Scholarship Award 


Overview: As a result of a partnership with and generous donation from Amazon HQ2, the Arlington NAACP Future Leaders Scholarship Award program is intended to provide Arlington students with financial need, assistance in furthering their higher educational goals. This scholarship will provide $10,000 renewable scholarships to promising Arlington students. Awardees will be eligible for renewal of their scholarship for three consecutive years following the original award, subject to academic performance. 

Eligibility: High school seniors who are residents of Arlington County, Virginia. Each applicant should be committed to promoting the mission and objectives of the NAACP. For additional information go to: https://www.naacp.org/about-us/. Each applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or higher and demonstrate financial need. To qualify for a recurring annual scholarship, awardees are required to keep the NAACP Arlington Branch informed of their academic progress each year and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

One-Time Award Scholarships Scholarship


Scholarship applicants who are not awarded a recurring scholarship, may be eligible for a one-time scholarship from the Arlington Branch. All applicants must be residents of Arlington County, Virginia or an active member of a civic institution/organization, or faith-based organization in Arlington, Virginia. Each applicant should be committed to promoting the mission and objectives of the NAACP. Each applicant must have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Application Process

The scholarship application must be completed with all supporting documents and submitted to the NAACP Arlington Branch by 6 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2022. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED AND NOT CONSIDERED.

Email completed application to: [email protected]. Copies of this application may be reproduced and distributed to the public.

Scholarship will be made payable to the designated institution of higher learning and will be made directly to the student’s financial account at the college, university, or vocational school in the recipient’s name.  

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Application 2022

Return Completed Application to: [email protected]

For additional information:
[email protected]

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
6:00 PM
THURSDAY
MARCH 10, 2022  

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