North County African American Women’s AssociatioN SCHOLARSHIPS

The North County African American Women’s Association Scholarship Program is designed to support the  educational advancement  of African American females in the community and students who have participated in an NCAAWA Mentoring programs. (Becoming A Global Citizen and/or Global Ambassadors Programs) We have awarded over $350,000 in scholarships or training to date!


Congratulatory Message from Congressman Mike Levin

Thanks to our Donors!

NCAAWA would like to thank the following donors for their generosity:

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Lawrence A. Appley Foundation
Lillian Adams

Applying for scholarships

If you'd like to get more information on scholarships, please contact us. Our scholarship application process is open from January 1, 2024 thru March 31, 2024. We are ONLY accepting online applications. Application will not be reviewed without an official transcript. Official transcript must be requested from counselor or registrar with a signature, date, and stamp. Scholarship recipients 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, 2024.  Scholarship recipients will forfeit award if the deadline is not met. PLEASE NOTE:  Financial Awards will be mailed to awardees within 10 days of receipt of verifiable enrollment confirmation.

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Applicant must be a female of African American descent, graduating high school senior, ROP, trade school, community college, four-year college, or adult student.

Graduate students enrolled in a degree program or certificate course of study are also eligible.

Resides or attends school in the following locations: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos, Vista

Must have C average and Community Service record

Must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 units in a college, ROP, trade, technical, or graduate school for the entering semester (Graduate students are evaluated on an individual basis).

Must submit a complete application, resume, official transcript, and two signed and dated current letters of recommendation (from the last 12 months) from teachers, ministers, employers, or community organizations.  An electronic signature is allowed and the letter must be within the last 12 months

An official transcript must be must be signed, dated, and stamped by the registrar or counselor to upload.

A photo must be submitted with the initial application package to be used for publicity purposes.

All required documents must be submitted at the time of deadline in order to be evaluated for consideration of an award!


Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who has completed at least one or more semesters, virtually or in person, with Becoming a Global Citizen (BGC) and/or Global Ambassadors (GA) mentoring programs. (Virtual students may live outside North County boundaries.)