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National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Bergen/Passaic Chapter




2020 Scholarships for High School Girls


The mission of the Scholarship Program is to educate African American girls through a scholar and mentorship program, to achieve higher academic excellence.

The scholarships are available to students who demonstrate high academic achievements in high schools.  They must be born in the USA or be a lawful permanent resident of the United States and reside in Bergen or Passaic County, New Jersey.  Applicants must be graduating high school students, unmarried and between the ages of sixteen (16), through twenty-two (22) years old. (Please note that these scholarships are available to African American girls only).

General Information

  • The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is March 13th, 2020.
  • All applications and submitted materials become the property of the NCBW Scholarship program and will not be returned.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States. They must also demonstrate legal residence in Bergen or Passaic County New Jersey at the time of applying for scholarships.
  • Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified in writing.
  • Recipients of a NCBW scholarship are expected to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student, no later that the opening fall semester following high school graduation.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to students attending colleges or universities in the United States.

Application Process

  • Applicants must submit all required supporting documentation with their applications. Two essays. An official high school transcript. (In order for a high school student to qualify for a scholarship, applicant must achieve an average of 2.75 or higher on his cumulative grade point average and must score a minimum of 1,150 on the Scholastic Achievement Test or a score of 26 on the ACT. Scores under the amount stated WILL NOT be eligible or considered, regardless of your academic or extra-curricular achievement.
  • Proof verifying citizenship in the United States or permanent residence in the United States. • A photograph (headshot) of the applicant.
  • Proof of legal residence in the Bergen or Passaic County, New Jersey for at least one year prior to application.
  • Telephone and/or in-person interview may be necessary as part of the final selection process, by the Scholarship Committee.
  • To apply, download and complete the application which can be found to the right.



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