Upcoming Deadline: LB NAACP Scholarship

Applicants must submit a one and half page, single-spaced essay on how Long Beach Branch NAACP has promoted civil rights and helped to eliminate discriminatory practices and barriers in Long Beach. Also, tell how you will utilize the funds for your education and promote social justice. The essay may be emailed to mnaacp@gmail.com / Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021

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. 

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.

Other Scholarship Opportunities 

California Legislative Black Caucus Policy Institute (CLBCPI) Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021

Who can apply?

  • High school seniors enrolled and graduating from a school in the State of California for the 2020-2021 academic year
    • Provide written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning for fall 2021
    • In good academic standing


  • Full-time students currently enrolled at an accredited College or University
    • Provide proof of high school diploma in the State of California
    • In good academic standing

To be eligible for selection, candidates must:

  • Complete the online CLBCPI Scholarship application form below
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Submit a personal statement essay
    • What is the value of education to you?
    • 750 words or less
  • Two signed letters of recommendation (no exceptions)
    • Dated within the last 90 days
    • One from a community member not related to you
    • One from a school representative
  • Copy of most recent transcript
    • Dated within the last 90 days
    • Must show classes currently enrolled in (2nd Semester or Spring 2021)
  • Proof of high school diploma from a school in the State of California (college students only)
  • Recent photo of the applicant

Learn more at: https://cablackcaucus.org/scholarship/

Edison Linemen Scholarships

Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Edison International and Southern California Edison know a diverse applicant pool and workforce that reflect the communities the companies serve make for better business. Successful applicants will earn a scholarship to cover tuition as well as related support needs. 

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. 

Propeller Club of LA-LB Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: July 30, 2021
This scholarship is open to high school seniors currently attending schools located in the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, San Pedro, Wilmington, or Carson and demonstrating deserving academic records, outstanding citizenship and school and community service.