NAACP/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2021

NAACP/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scholarship program was established by UNCF and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a religious organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The scholarship program will provide need-based, renewable scholarships to Black/African American college sophomores enrolled full-time and attending an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. 

Eligibility Requirements 

Applicants for the NAACP/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scholarship program must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  1. Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) form.  

  1. Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.  

  1. Be enrolled full-time as a sophomore at any UNCF member institution, other accredited HBCU, or any accredited four-year U.S. based college or university. 

  2. Preference shall be given to candidates at HBCUs who are pursuing undergraduate studies 

Application Requirements 

For consideration, applicants must submit the online application complete with the following required application materials by the application due date of  November 3, 2021. 

  1. Current academic transcript. 

  1. One letter of recommendation. 

  1. 500-word essay on  statement of career interest 

NAACP/Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scholarship Program Renewability Requirements

Selected students will receive a $5,000 need-based scholarship in the fall 2021. The Scholarship is renewable for two more years upon availability of funds and provided students continue to meet the following eligibility criteria.  

  1. Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. 

  1. Have completed a FAFSA form for the renewal cycle. 

  1. Continue to demonstrate unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.  

  1. Continue studies in eligible majors and enroll full-time at any UNCF member institution, other HBCU, or a U.S. accredited four-year institution. 

 Letter of Recommendation/Reference Requirement 

One letter of recommendation is required to complete this application. The recommender must be a non-relative. The letter of recommendation must be completed through the online application system; and must be received by the application due date of  November 3, 2021. Emailed letters of recommendation will not be accepted. 

 Applicants should give the recommender ample time to complete the letter of recommendation by entering all recommender information (name and email address) as early as possible. The recommender will be sent automated instructions at the email address provided to submit the letter of recommendation in the Applicantion System.  

Applicants will receive an "Invite References" reminder, until a recommender is invited. 

For additional questions, please contact Girmu Habte 


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