Long Beach Branch NAACP Scholarship Application

The Long Beach Branch NAACP provides scholarships to postsecondary school bound high school students and LB Branch NAACP scholars/interns. Download the PDF application here.

Tentative Application Deadlines

Deadlines subject to change. Please check this page or email mnaacp@gmail.com to learn more about upcoming opportunities.

  1. April 15
  2. October 1
  3. December 15

Unless otherwise specified, scholarship applicants must submit the following information:

  • Completed Application
  • Parents’ and Applicant’s signatures
  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Essays
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from Teacher or Counselor
  • Letters of Verification (Community Service)
  • Copy of SAT/PSAT scores

Featured Long Beach Branch NAACP Scholars

Over the past twenty years, The Long Beach Branch NAACP has awarded a total of over $1,360,000. In 2021, the Branch awarded $60,000 in scholarships, internship stipends, and special testing such as LSAT and GRE.

Meet more of our past scholarship recipients, interns, and youth leaders here.

Maya Bryson

Incoming students at Dartmouth College, planning to major in neuroscience and African American studies

Sylvia Lee

Graduated with a communications degree from CSULB & Long Beach Branch NAACP Intern

Jermaine William Paul Jr.

Studying music performance and music performance

Ammons Smith

Studies psychology at Howard University, plans to obtain his Juris Doctor Degree

Your Support Makes A Difference!

Local NAACP branches funds are primarily from donations, memberships and in kind services. There are no paid staff at the local level. The majority of the work is done by volunteers.

Other Opportunities For Students

2023 Edison Scholars Opportunity

The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great.

Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world.

This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.

(The 2023 Edison Scholars application is now closed)
Apply here.


United Negro College Fund – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

UNCF has helped more than 500,000 students earn their college degrees since its founding. UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, we award more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country, including our prestigious network of37 HBCUs. We also manage a variety of scholarship programs, such as the Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program, UNCF/Koch Scholars Program, K-12 Education Gellowship and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program.

Multiple opportunities available. Learn more here.

Congressional Black Caucus

For more than three decades the CBCF in partnership with CBC Spouses has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students. Each year, we award more than 300 scholarships to students that demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines

Multiple opportunities available. Learn more here.

Long Beach Branch NAACP Scholarship Board

The link provides scholarships currently available to high school seniors



Advancing Inclusivity in Entomology Scholarship

The Department of Entomology invites applications from undergraduate students for our Inclusivity Fellowship Program to conduct research in entomology in UCR. We recognize that there are marginalized groups that face systemic barriers throughout their academic journeys. An award of $1000 will be provided to an undergraduate student that has faced or addressed social, cultural, and financial barriers to participation in research. The funds are meant to support their ability to participate in research under the guidance of a Department of Entomology principal investigator. Faculty members at UCR may provide additional research support and will provide mentorship. At this time, this scholarship is limited to students enrolled at colleges and universities in Southern California.

Apply here.

The National High School Oratorical Contest

The National High School Oratorical Contest is open to junior high and high school students who are under the age of 20 and citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. You must prepare an oration on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution, with some emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government. A complete list of topics are available on the Legion’s Web site. Each individual state winner certified into and participating in the first round of the national contest receives an additional $1,500 scholarship.

Apply here.

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