2018 NAACP Mattie Reynolds Scholarship Open to Qualified Seniors!

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.”
Fill out the application online via Google Form at ________

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