Oratorical Scholarship Competition

Promoting education with a special focus on science, technology, engineering and math

STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

The Oratorical Scholarship Competition provides scholarships to college-bound high school seniors of African descent within the Northern Virginia area who have excelled academically and plan to pursue a college degree or post-secondary technical training.  Each year a theme is chosen as it relates to current or future international or domestic causes/efforts/social climate.

We encourage all eligible seniors to apply for this scholarship. For more information on our oratorical scholarship please contact us at novasection@novancnw.org.

2022-2023 COMPETITION THEME
“PATHWAY TO A PURPOSEFUL FUTURE: LET'S TALK PURPOSE”

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be of African-descent and high school senior attending a public or private high school in the Northern Virginia area and residing in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax County, or Falls Church.
  • Must submit an official high school transcript
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be planning to apply to an accredited institution of post-secondary education for the 2022-23 academic year
  • Must submit a one paragraph biography. Tell us who you are, how you see yourself, what motivates you and how will you navigate moving from high school to college.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Completed scholarship application, postmarked or emailed by Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (Grammatically correct and legible)
  • High school senior
  • Official high school transcript
  • Minimal GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Completed essay of 500-525 words, double-spaced, 12 pt. font
  • Photo – Please attach a recent professional photograph (acceptable formats-PDF, JPG,or TIFF) of student to this application.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Download and complete the application.
  • Return the completed application via email to NoVANCNWScholar@gmail.com or postmarked regular mail by Wednesday, February 2, 2022 to NoVA Section of NCNW. Inc P. O. Box 119, Merrifield, VA 22116 .
  • Applications that are not fully completed will not be considered.
  • You will be notified no later than Friday, February 11, 2022, if you are selected.

AWARDED FUNDS

  • Awarded funs will be sent directly to the University/College/Trade school of choice.
  • Please provide an Acceptance Letter no less than 30 days after making your final decision to the Scholarship Committee Chair for processing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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