NCAAWA Scholarship

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

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About this Scholarship

The North County African American Women's Association Scholarship is our signature scholarship designed to assist high school seniors, college students, trade and technical students, in their academic journey. Open to North County residents and those who attend or graduated from a school in North County, this scholarship can be used for school supplies and school related expenses to make pursuing higher education more accessible.


  • Applicant must be a female of African American descent, a 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. 
  • Applicant resides or attends school in the following communities: Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos, Vista.
  • Must have C average and Community Service record.
  • Applicant 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.)
  • Applicant must submit a completed application, resume, official transcript and Two Signed and Dated Letters of Recommendation from teachers, ministers, employers, community organizations, or mentors. An electronic signature is allowed and the letter must be within the last 12 months
  • Official transcript must be requested from counselor or registrar with a signature, date, and stamp.
  • A photo must be submitted with the initial online application to be used for publicity purposes.

Applying for scholarships

Our scholarship application process is open from January 1, 2024 thru March 31, 2024 11:59 pm. 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. If you'd like to get more information on scholarships, please contact us at

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1. Do I need to fill out the application and submit a resume?
Yes! An online application is required to receive a scholarship. Prior to submitting your application, check for correct spelling, complete sentences, and ask someone to review it with you.

2. Do I need a transcript to apply for the NCAAWA scholarship?
An official transcript is required and must be uploaded with your application. The transcript MUST be current. Official transcript must be requested from counselor or registrar with a signature, date, and stamp.

3. I am still in high school.  When can I apply for a scholarship?
North County area high school students should apply for the scholarship during their senior year; the year they are graduating. Applications open annually on January 1.

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-related 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.

8. May I apply for the scholarship more than one time?
Only eligible students may apply more than once. Please review the eligibility requirements of each scholarship to see if you qualify.