Mattie Reynolds-Eugene/Springfield NAACP Scholarship

Mattie Reynolds Scholarship

The Mattie Reynolds Eugene/Springfield NAACP Scholarship was created in honor of long-time Eugene resident and African American leader Mattie Reynold’s commitment to education.

Mattie Reynolds Eugene/Springfield NAACP Scholarship is non-renewable. Selected recipients will be notified in early June.


  • $500 scholarship award towards studies at a technical school or trade program
  • $1000 scholarship award towards studies at a university or college


  • Applicant must be an entering college freshman as a full–time student.
  • Applicant must be accepted in an university/college or trade/technical program.
  • Applicant must possess a grade point average of at least 2.75 (C+) in a 4.0 system.
  • Applicant must be a Lane County resident.
  • NAACP membership is preferred and participation is highly desirable.
  • Applicant must be received by, May 15, 2018.


  • Resume (including contact information, previous job experiences, extracurricular activities, community service, GPA, etc.)
  • 750-1000 word essay explaining why you deserve the scholarship. Essay should include the following information about you:
    • Career goals
    • Academic achievements
    • Experience with social justice, such as with the NAACP, student organizations, service clubs, etc.
  • Two signed letters of recommendation (other than relatives):
    • One personal reference (coach, mentor, counselor, etc.)
    • One academic reference (teacher)
  • A copy of an admission letter or a letter of commitment from a college or university (should be submitted upon award notification)


Please submit your application through one of the following options: mail, email or Google Form.

  • Mail your application to:

ATTN: Mattie Reynolds Scholarship Committee
P.O Box 11484
Eugene, OR 97440

  • Email your essay (PDF), resume (PDF), and letters of recommendation (PDF) to with the subject header “Mattie Reynolds Application.”


For comments, questions, or concerns, please email Brittany Judson at .