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

In 2020, the Long Beach Branch NAACP awarded over $90,000 in scholarships and internship stipends.

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

Maya Bryson

Maya Bryson

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

Sylvia Lee

Sylvia Lee

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


Jermaine William Paul Jr. 

Studying music performance and music therapy


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 

2022 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.

Apply here. 

2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

Submission Deadline: April, 1 2022

For students between 13-18 years of age

Climate change has become an undeniably harsh reality in our lives, making the importance of raising awareness and taking action more essential every day. As the temperatures rise, water patterns are disrupted, ecosystems are disturbed, and energy resources are proven to be unsustainable for long-term use. These ongoing changes impact our local and global communities in every aspect, and youth are the key to tackle this global reality.

In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Sister Cities International will adopt climate change as the overarching theme for its Young Artists and Authors Showcase in both 2022 and 2023. For the 2022 competition, SCI is proud to invite all its youth members to create submissions that highlight the importance of climate change and its impact on water resources. The official 2022 Young Artists and Authors Showcase theme is Generation Rescue: Sustainable Water for All.

Learn more.

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 of 37 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 Fellowship 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.

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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