2022 Waco NAACP Scholarships

Rev. Robert L. and Mrs. Elwayne Y. J. Gilbert Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to an
African American graduate of a McLennan County high school who plans to enroll at Baylor University.
Preference will be given to students who are interested in Rev. and Mrs. Gilbert’s threefold passions:
ministry, public education, or civic activism.
Vivienne Malone-Mayes Scholarships: These scholarships will be awarded to a graduate of a
McLennan County high school who intends to attend a community college and to a graduate of a
McLennan County high school who intends to attend a four-year college or university.
Dr. Mae Jackson Continuing Student Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of a
McLennan County high school who will be a continuing student at a four-year college or university.
Eligibility: Applicant must:

  1. Currently be a high school senior,
  2. Plan to attend a community college or four-year college/university,
  3. Have a 2.5 or higher GPA for graduating seniors.
    Eligibility for Dr. Mae Jackson Continuing Student Scholarship: Applicant must:
  4. Currently attending a four-year college or university,
  5. Be a continuing college student (rising sophomore, junior, or senior),
  6. Have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
    Application Requirements: (Should be submitted via email to [email protected])
  7. Completed scholarship application form
  8. Official copy of current high school or college transcript. Contact your school’s registrar to have
    your transcript emailed by the deadline.
  9. Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be submitted on letterhead by teachers,
    employers, or individuals who know your academic performance, service, or character.
  10. Proof of community service, leadership, and work ethic. This may be provided as part of a
    resume or as a list. Please do not send actual certificates, awards, etc.
  11. Essay (250-300 words) on the scholarship essay topic (word-processed, double-spaced)
    Applications must arrive by midnight on April 4. Applications received after the deadline will
    NOT be considered. Students unable to email applications may send them by USPS to Waco
    NAACP; P.O. Box 20511; Waco, TX 76702. Applications must be RECEIVED by April 4;
    postmarked applications will not be considered.
    Applications may be obtained from area high school counselors, emailing [email protected]
    or by visiting the website www.waconaacp.org.
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