Louisville Branch NAACP Scholarship Application

The Louisville Branch NAACP Scholarship Application has officially opened. Applicants may use the links below to apply. High school seniors, college undergraduate students may apply.

Available Scholarships

For Individuals Pursuing Undergraduate Degrees

  • Levy Alexander Scholarship
  • McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Kentuckiana Scholarship
  • Marshall Family Scholarship
  • Salome C. Worthington Scholarship

    All requested information on this application must be completed by the applicant. Any applicant who knowingly misrepresents information and is awarded a scholarship will refund the awarded amount and become ineligible for any future financial support from the Louisville Branch NAACP. Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2021.

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bonnie Marshall at [email protected].

    Kaufman and Coffman Scholarship

    These scholarships are available to pay tuition only, for students who are enrolled in a full-time curriculum at a duly accredited institution in a course of study leading directly to one of the following degrees:

    • The degree of M.D. or its equivalent;
    • The degree of J.D. or its equivalent; or
    • The degree of Doctor of Divinity, or its equivalent

    The application must be postmarked by April 30, 2021. If you have any questions please reach out to Cory Whitlock at [email protected].

    2021 Scholarship Application Form – 1st Time Applicants

    All requested information on this application must be completed by the applicant. Scholarship funding is limited to four (4) academic years for undergraduate studies. Recipients who have accepted four (4)-year scholarships are not eligible for further consideration. If the application is not submitted by June 15th, it will NOT be considered.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS

    To be eligible for the scholarship awards program:

    • Undergraduate students must possess a C+ (2.5) GPA or above on a 4.0 grading system
    • Be a legal resident of Metro Louisville
    • Be a citizen of the United States
    • Complete and submit a completed application packet by June 15

    The application process requires each applicant to:

    • Submit the completed application here online OR via email, typed or printed legibly to the address at the
      bottom of this form.
    • Submit an OFFICIAL end-of-year transcript from your school
    • A non-returnable photograph
    • The required essay (double spaced with one (1) inch margins and typed in 12-point font)
    • Provide an OFFICIAL year-end transcript from your school.
    • Your parents’ Federal IRS Form 1040 if you are considered a dependent student
    • Your Federal IRS Form 1040 if you are an emancipated student or not dependent on your parents’ income
    • Letter of acceptance from a nationally accredited institution of higher education
    • Two character references (academic and personal)
      • One from a school administrator, counselor, or teacher on school letterhead
      • One from a person familiar with your character

     If an applicant is awarded a scholarship, he/she MUST attend the annual Scholarship Awards Reception unless excused by the Scholarship Committee Chair.
    Selection points are awarded for membership in the NAACP; however, membership is not required for application consideration. Recipients are encouraged to become members of the youth or college division of the NAACP once awarded a scholarship and enrolled for coursework.

    2021 Scholarship Application Form – Returning Applicants

    All requested information on this application must be completed by the applicant. Any applicant who knowingly misrepresents information and is awarded a scholarship will refund the awarded amount and become ineligible for any future financial support from the Louisville Branch NAACP.

    To be eligible for the scholarship awards program:

    • Undergraduate students must possess a C+ (2.5) GPA or above on a 4.0 grading scale.
    • Be a legal resident of Metro Louisville
    • Be a citizen of the United States
    • Complete and submit a completed application packet by June 15

    The application process requires each applicant to:

    • Submit the completed reapplication.
    • Provide an OFFICIAL year-end transcript from your school.
    • Submit a nonreturnable, recent photograph
    • Demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of your (or parents’, if you are still considered a dependent on your parents’ income tax forms) Federal IRS Form 1040. Students who exceed income limitations may apply and compete for any available remaining funds.
    • Be of good character and in good academic standing.
    • Submit one new character reference on college letterhead from a college administrator or professor who has taught you.
    • Continue to be enrolled in a nationally accredited college or university.

    The Mae Elizabeth Kaufman and Theresa Coffman
    Scholarship Trust Fund

    These scholarships are available to pay tuition only, for students who are enrolled in a full-time curriculum at a duly accredited institution in a course of study leading directly to one of the following degrees:

    • The degree of M.D. or its equivalent;
    • The degree of J.D. or its equivalent; or
    • The degree of Doctor of Divinity, or its equivalent.

    Additional criteria include:

    • Applicant must be a legal resident of the Louisville area
    • No scholarship will be awarded to any person who has or will have attained the age of 30 years prior to the beginning of his/her first year of study towards the degree
    • Recipient will be under a moral obligation to assist disadvantaged and deprived persons in his/her community by means of the exercise of the skills and talents acquired by the recipient through his/her scholarship
    • No scholarship shall be awarded to any applicant who has obtained any other scholarship for the same degree program

    If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, please direct them to the application below. The application deadline is April 30, 2021. The final selection will be based upon a committee’s decision. The committee is made up of individuals who have a strong desire to see that Ms. Kaufman’s intentions are strictly adhered to.

    If you have any questions please reach out to Corey Whitlock, Grants Manager, at [email protected]