North County African American Women's Association Scholarship Program
The North County African American Women's Association Scholarship Program was created to assist African American female members of the community desirous of acquiring higher education from an academic institution, i.e., four-year college, community college, ROP or trade school. Students may also be graduate students enrolled in a degree program or certificate course of study. The organization has provided over $145,000 in scholarship incentives through its annual fundraising event “The Gentlemen's Gourmet”. We offer two scholarship awards: The North County African American Women's Association Scholarship Award and the Agnes Diggs Scholarship Award.
The North County African American Women’s Association Scholarship Award
This scholarship is presented to a female student who is pursuing her educational goals through a Four-Year College, Community College, Regional Occupation Program (ROP), Trade or Technical School. Graduate students enrolled in a degree program or certificate course of study are also eligible.
The North County African American Women's Association Agnes Diggs Scholarship
This award is given in honor of a deceased honorary member, Agnes Diggs. She was an award-winning journalist who resided in North San Diego County. One of her gifts to the community was “The Road to College” which is a guide to help students prepare to enter college. Agnes helped and inspired many students to continue with their education. This award is presented to a current scholarship applicant studying journalism, English, or an area in the communications field.
Application Period: January 1 to March 31. Completed application packet must be postmarked no later than March 31st to be considered.