Receive a Scholarship from NCAAWA


Over $200,000 in Scholarships given

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 $200,000 in scholarship incentives through its efforts. We offer two scholarship awards: The NCAAWA Scholarship Award and the Agnes Diggs Scholarship Award.


Congratulations to Our Scholarship Recipients!

This article originally appeared in the Union Tribune. Access it here.

The North County African American Women’s Association recently awarded $30,500 in scholarships to 35 high school and college students. They are: Khadijah Abdulmateen, MiraCosta College; Myliyah Adams, Kiara Gillam, Bethany Parker, Mission Vista High School; Shaylee Anderson, Breahna Gillespie, San Diego State University; Alesha Bond, Westmont College; Genesis Campbell, University of California San Diego; Naomi Campbell, Zaaliyah Daley, Areeanna Davis, Keilani Gumbs, Kailyn Healey, Saraia Jackson, Taina Patterson, El Camino High School; Christian Caston, University of Alabama; Deshell Clark, Keshwan Clark, Ojanique Clark, Tiffany Green, Andrea Green, California State University San Marcos; Zaynah Daley, California State University Chico; Sydney Danso, Makayla Fox, Briyauna Hardin, Rancho Buena Vista High School; Nicole Hanchard, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Venus Johnson, Meschelle Noble,Howard University; Rosalinda Jolivette, Oceanside High School; Shayelyn Morrison, University of Southern California; Justina Robinson, University of California Berkeley; Ashley Sanders,Pepperdine University; Adokor Swaniker, Carlsbad High School; Asianna Taienao, University of Louisiana; and Shannon Thomas, Mount St. Mary’s University.

NCAAWA 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.


Agnes Diggs Scholarship Award

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.



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.

Must reside in or attend school in the following locations: Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos, Vista

  Must have C average or above and good citizenship.

Must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 units in a college, ROP, trade, technical,or graduate school for the entering semester.

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.

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


Applications are now closed.

If you'd like to get more information on scholarships, contact us or send a message below. Scholarship applications are accepted January 1 - March 31. Completed application packet must be postmarked no later than March 31st to be considered. Completed online or mail completed applications to: North County African American Women's Association: 4140 Oceanside Blvd. #159Oceanside, CA 92056, ATTN: Scholarships. 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.


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1. Do I need to fill out the application and submit a resume?
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. Do I need a transcript to apply for the NCAAWA scholarship?
An official transcript is required. You may submit your application without an official transcript, but an official transcript is required by March 31st.

3. I am still in high school.  When can I apply for a scholarship?
Area high school students should apply for the scholarship during their senior year; the year they are graduating.

4. Does NCAAWA provide scholarships for continuing education?
Yes. Submit your application each year you meet the qualifications.

5. How much money can be awarded to an applicant?
NCAAWA scholarships depend completely on our availability of funds, so we have no set amount.

6. Is the scholarship money only for school?
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. What if I cannot obtain the courses needed to meet the 12 units required?
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. May I apply for the scholarship more than one time?
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.

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The North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA) is an all inclusive non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization located in North San Diego County.