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 Reynolds’ commitment to education.

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


  • $1000 scholarship award towards studies at a technical school or trade/professional program
  • $1000 scholarship award towards studies at a 4 year university or college
  • $1000 scholarship award towards studies at a 2 year 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.
  • Application must be received by, September 1, 2022.


  • 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 reference to work effort in academic or professional setting reference (teacher, supervisor, community member, etc.)
  • 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 drop off at office.

  • Mail your application to:

ATTN: Mattie Reynolds Scholarship Committee
330 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401

  • 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 our Educational Coordinator, Lawrence, at