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.

Application Deadlines:

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

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 2019, the Long Beach Branch NAACP awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and internship stipends.

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

Scholar Amber Correa headshot

Ann Marie Correa

Graduated with a degree in nursing from San Diego State University
Scholarship Jeramia scholarship

Jermaine William Paul Jr.

Studying Performing Arts at California State University, Northridge.
Scholar Lauren Temple headshot

Lauren Temple

Graduated with a degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach

Scholarship Nathanial

Nathaniel Jones

Student and athlete at St. John Bosco High School

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.

Edison Scholars
Application Period: Oct. 1 – Dec. 14, 2020  

On behalf of Southern California Edison, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 Edison Scholars application window is now open through December 14. The scholarship is for eligible high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). They can apply for a $40,000 college scholarship to help reach their goals!

Student Applicants must:

  • Live in Southern California Edison’s service area
  • Be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Plan to pursue studies in eligible STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university
  • Show financial need

Learn more.

A Voice for Cats Scholarships
Application: December 31, 2020

The “A Voice For Cats” Essay Contest Scholarship is open to students who are entering or currently enrolled in college. You must have a background volunteering or working at an animal rescue organization for at least 20 hours and submit an essay of between 300 and 500 words on feline welfare and the human treatment of cats.

Apply here. 

Sola Resources + Oprah Winfrey Scholarship Opportunities 

Oprah Winfrey, in partnership with SoLa I CAN Foundation, is offering 200 scholarships (approx. $5,000 each) and supportive services to help start a career in healthcare or technology.

To be eligible you must:

· Be a current South LA area resident*
· Lost work due to COVID-19 

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.