North County African American Women's Association Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications are accepted January 1 - March 31. Completed application packet must be postmarked no later than March 31st to be considered.

Download Scholarship Application Form

Please mail completed applications to:
North County African American Women's Association
4140 Oceanside Blvd. #159
Oceanside, CA 92056
ATTN: Scholarships

Method of Distribution

Winner must present confirmation of enrollment at a four-year college, community college,graduate school, trade/technical school, or ROP to receive their award.  Confirmation of enrollment must be received by SEPTEMBER 30.  Winner forfeits award if the deadline is not met.
PLEASE NOTE:  Financial Awards will be mailed to awardees within 10 days of receipt of enrollment confirmation.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a female of African American descent, graduating high school senior, ROPtrade school,community college, 4 year college or adult student. Graduate students enrolled in a degree program or certificate course of study are also eligible.
2. Must  reside in or attend school in the following locations: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos, Vista
3.  Must have C average or above and good citizenship.
4. Must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 units in a college, ROP, trade, technical,or graduate school  for the entering semester.
5. Must submit a completed application, resume, official transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, ministers, employers, or community organizations.  Official transcript must be in an officially sealed envelope or sent directly from a counselor.
6.  A photo must be submitted with the initial application package to be used for publicity purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.   Q.  Do I need to fill out the application and submit a resume?
A.  Yes! The application should be legible. Please do not write ‘see resume” or “see attached” on the application. A  typed application is highly recommended. Ask your counselor or support resource for computer assistance if needed.  Prior to submitting your application, check for correct spelling, complete sentences; ask someone to review it with you.
2.   Q.  Do I need a transcript to apply for the NCAAWA scholarship?
A.  Yes.  An official transcript is required. You may submit your application without an official transcript, but an official transcript is required by March 31st.
3.   Q.  I am still in high school.  When can I apply for a scholarship?
A.  Area high school students should apply for the scholarship during their senior year; the year they are graduating.
4.   Q.  Does NCAAWA provide scholarships for continuing education?
A.  Yes. Submit your application each year you meet the qualifications.
5.   Q.  How much money can be awarded to an applicant?
A.  NCAAWA scholarships depend completely on our availability of funds, so we have no set amount.
6.   Q.  Is the scholarship money only for school?
A.  A check is issued payable to the student in the amount of the scholarship and may be used for school and personal expenses.  To claim the scholarship, students must submit proof of full-time enrollment (12 units).
7.   Q.  What if I cannot obtain the courses needed to meet the 12 units required?
A.  The scholarship amount is based upon a full-time load (12 units). If lesser units are taken, the award will be divided according to the equivalent number of units, i.e., 9 units, you will receive 3/4 of the award; 6 units, you will receive 1/2 the award for the semester. The remainder will be distributed in the following semester. Note: Verification from the college showing the unavailability of desired courses will be required.
8.   Q.  May I apply for the scholarship more than one time?
 A.  You may apply for a scholarship as long as you are attending school, are enrolled in the required number of units, and are maintaining a “C” average.