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.

AWARD AMOUNT:

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

 

  • $1000 scholarship award towards studies at a university or college

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

    • 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, 2019.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

    • 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)

SUBMISSION

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 info@naacplanecounty.org with the subject header “Mattie Reynolds Application.”

QUESTIONS

For comments, questions, or concerns, please email Isis at communications@naacplanecounty.org.