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Unlock Your Potential: Apply for the 2024 NAACP Youth Scholarship

Springfield, MO—Are you a graduating minority high school student with big dreams and a passion for change? The NAACP is excited to announce the 2024 NAACP Youth Scholarship, an incredible opportunity designed to empower the next generation of leaders through education. In addition, we are proud to introduce the Jacquelin Waugh Foster 2024 Scholarship, in honor of an esteemed advocate for equality and justice.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be considered for these prestigious scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Graduating Minority High School Student: You must belong to a minority group and be in your final year of high school.

Pursuing Further Education: Whether you’re heading off to college, university, vocational school, or pursuing specialized training/certification, as long as you’re committed to advancing your education, you’re eligible to apply. The NAACP recognizes the value of diverse educational paths and encourages all ambitious individuals to apply.

Application Details:
Ready to take the first step toward securing your future? Here’s how to apply:

Application Deadline: Mark your calendars for April 12th, 2024. All in-person applications must be received by the NAACP by this date. If you’re mailing your application, ensure it’s postmarked no later than April 12, 2024, to be considered.

Required Materials: Along with your completed application form, make sure to include the following:

An official transcript: Your academic achievements provide insight into your dedication and potential.

A brief statement (<500 words): This is your chance to shine. Tell us about your advocacy and activism work to date. We want to hear about the causes you’re passionate about, the actions you’ve taken, and the lessons you’ve learned along the way.

Your educational plan: Share your vision for the future. What are your academic and career goals? How do you plan to make a difference in your community and beyond?

Two letters of recommendation: Choose individuals who can attest to your character, achievements, and potential. This could be a teacher, school administrator, or community leader who knows you well.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed, so be sure to double-check that you’ve included all required materials before submitting.

Why Apply?
Beyond the financial support these scholarships provide, they offer much more than monetary value. By becoming a recipient, you join a network of passionate individuals dedicated to driving positive change in their communities. You’ll have access to mentorship opportunities, networking events, and resources to support your academic and professional journey.

Invest in Your Future:
Don’t let financial barriers hold you back from achieving your dreams. The 2024 NAACP Youth Scholarship and the Jacquelin Waugh Foster 2024 Scholarship are here to help you unlock your potential and make a lasting impact.

Apply today and take the first step toward a brighter tomorrow. Your journey starts here.

For more information, call Tara Lacio 417-986-1446

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