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The NAACP Lincoln Branch has three (3) Community Service Scholarships available to Lincoln Public School (LPS) high school seniors. The amount of each scholarship is up to $1,000.

Eligibility:
Any LPS high school 2017 graduating senior (regardless of  race, gender, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation) who will attend a post secondary accredited  institution  in the fall.

Purpose:
To provide scholarships to three (3) deserving LPS high school
graduating seniors intending to enter a post secondary accredited
institution in the fall of 2017.

Scholarship Criteria:
Applicants must demonstrate a record of service to members of their local community as documented through letters of recommendation.

Examples of community service include promoting diversity through organizational work, assisting low-income families, the elderly, veterans,
and or the disabled, membership in the Lincoln NAACP Youth Council, etc.

 

Conditions for payment of scholarship funds:

Successful scholarship recipients must provide proof of enrollment from the post-secondary institution prior to receiving scholarship funds.

Fields of Study:
No restrictions

Application Process:
Applicant must submit the following items:

  • Completed application form (typed in Times New Roman font, size 12).
  • Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee.  The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendations. Choose from high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individuals with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
  • An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank.
  • Write a two-page double spaced personal essay on one of the following topics:

  • “How I plan to contribute to civil rights and social justice in the next 5 to 10 years.” OR
    • “How my service to others has impacted my community.”
  • Scholarship recipient will be required to submit a digital photo for possible publication.  

        Attn: Scholarship Awards Committee
        NAACP Lincoln Branch
        P.O. Box 81322
        Lincoln, NE  68501-1322