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NAACP Newburgh/Highland Falls Community Service Icon Scholarship Award Application

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The NAACP Newburgh/Highland Falls Community Service Icon Scholarship was started to honor the accomplishments of three African American women: Sadie Tallie, Roxy Royal, and Lillian Howard.


Sadie Tallie Roxy Royal Lillian Howard

These women dedicated their lives to making their community, and surrounding communities, better for everyone. These three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving seniors who attend Newburgh Free Academy and/or James I. O’Neill High School, will be attending college or a trade school in the fall of 2024, and have shown a commitment to continuing the work of social justice to better their communities.


Completed applications are due by Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 5:00pm.


Qualifications for the NAACP Newburgh/Highland Falls Community Service Icon Scholarship:                   

  • Be a member of the NAACP. If you are not a member of the NAACP, join today (There are some student scholarships available to cover the membership fee)

  • Be Black or African American

  • Be a graduating high school senior, with a GPA of 2.5+ (75% or above)

  • Submit two letters of recommendation from a High School Counselor,   Educational or Community Organization Leader

  • Submit a letter of acceptance on official letterhead from an accredited college, university, or trade school (a clear copy of the letter is acceptable)

  • Submit Official High school transcript

  • Submit a 300-word Essay on a need(s) in your community and how you plan to give back to meet the needs(s) while in college or trade school and beyond to make a difference

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