NAACP Scholarships

Each year the NAACP offers need-based and merit scholarships to outstanding and qualified Black students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of their Inspire Initiatives program.
Their scholarships range in award amount, academic interests, and age. Whether you are a graduating high school senior or early in your professional career, they provide financial opportunities and recognition to assist with collegiate and post-educational endeavors. Please be sure to review individual scholarship eligibility requirements and deadlines.
Applicants must:

  • Be a member of the NAACP. If you are not a member of the NAACP, join today.
  • Be African American or a person 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, undergraduate student, or graduate student for applicable scholarships.
  • Possess a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system.
  • Demonstrate interest in a relevant field of study where applicable. For additional information, see the scholarship you are applying for.