NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section SVA003 of NCNW
NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section SVA003 of NCNW Scholarship Competition

NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section SVA003 of NCNW


" VOICE OF OUR NATIONAL TREASURE"

2018-2019 ORATORICAL SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Greetings,

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. NCNW is a national organization committed to helping all women and families strengthen their communities and improve quality of life. We, the Northern Virginia (NoVA) Section of NCNW, are a dedicated group of volunteers whose sole mission is to implement NCNW’s goals throughout the Northern Virginia area. The NoVA Section was chartered in 1976 and has grown to be one of the largest Sections in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our multitude of successful community service initiatives within the Northern Virginia area include conducting and supporting health events, packing care packages for active military personnel, feeding the homeless, and giving grants/donations to schools and other community establishments.

The NoVa Section is hosting our Third Annual Oratorical Scholarship Competition with the mission to provide scholarships to college-bound seniors. We are seeking African-American or African-descent high school seniors to apply for “Voice Of Our National Treasure” scholarship. This year scholarships will be awarded to deserving recipients in the amounts of $1,500 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd place), and $500 (3rd place).

Enclosed is a copy of the complete application package. Feel free to make additional copies and distribute to students who meet the criteria.

Please encourage all eligible seniors to apply for this scholarship. If you need additional information, please send an email to NoVANCNWScholar@gmail.com or call 703-829-7449.

Sincerely, Karita Richardson Third Vice President, NoVA Section

WHO CAN APPLY

The Northern Virginia Section offers scholarships to African-American and African-descent high school seniors who have excelled academically and plan to pursue a college degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the enclosed application or visit www.novancnw.org and click on the SCHOLARSHIP Link.

WHEN

Competition will begin Saturday, February 23, 2019 and all completed applications need to be postmarked by Saturday, January 5, 2019.

WHERE

Send completed applications to NoVANCNWScholar@gmail.com or NoVA Section of NCNW. Inc P. O. Box 119, Merrifield, VA 22116.

For more information contact us at NoVANCNWScholar@gmail.com or (703)-829-7449.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA SECTION NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN, INC. SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The Northern Virginia Section offers scholarships to African-American and African-descent high school seniors who have excelled academically and plan to pursue a college degree during the 2018-2019 school year.

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

• Must be an African-American or African-descent high school senior attending a public or private high school in the Northern Virginia area and residing in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County, or Falls Church.
• Students must submit an official high school transcript
• Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Must be planning to apply to an accredited institution of post-secondary education for the 2018-19 academic year.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SELECTED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

• Completed scholarship application, postmarked by Saturday, January 5, 2019 (Grammatically correct and legible)
• High school senior.
• Official high school transcript
• Minimal GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
• Completed essay of 500-525 words, double-spaced, 12 pt. font
• Photo - Please attach a recent professional photograph (acceptable formats-PDF, JPG,or TIFF) of student to this application.

Download NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NoVA) Section  Scholarship Application

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Application must be emailed to NoVANCNWscholar@gmail.com by Saturday, January 5, 2019 or mailed to NoVA Section NCNW, P.O. Box 119, Merrifield, VA 22116 postmarked by Saturday, January 5, 2019. Applications that are not fully completed will not be considered. You will be notified no later than Friday, January 18, 2019, if you are selected.

Thank You & Best Wishes!

SCHOLARSHIP Application →

 

View the 2019 winners of the Oratorical Scholarship Competition


Contact Us:

NoVA Section SVA003 of NCNW
P.O. Box 119,
Merrifield, VA 22116

NEED HELP? Email us at novasection@novancnw.org

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P.O. Box 119 Merrifield, VA 22116
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