National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 
Arlington Branch 7047

The Arlington Branch NAACP


The Willard Woodson “Woody” Brittain, Jr.

Scholarship Program presents the 2018 Application

                                                        Criteria for 2018


The Arlington Branch of the NAACP and Woody Brittain Foundation are committed to the education of graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning (university, college or trade school). This document establishes guidelines which each applicant must meet before awarding of a scholarship.


A.  With available funds donated by the Arlington Branch NAACP, along with public and private donations and the Brittain Foundation, the Arlington Branch of the NAACP will provide financial support to qualified students who meet established criteria.

B.  The Arlington Branch NAACP Scholarship is for one year.  Those awardees who receive the Woody Brittain Scholarship are eligible for renewal of their scholarship for three consecutive years following the original award, subject to academic performance and available funds. All awardees agree to participate in a 1-Day leadership summit during the month of October.

C.  The number and amount of awards will depend on applications received and available funds from both the Arlington Branch NAACP and the Brittain Foundation.  Typically, the Arlington Branch NAACP awards scholarships in the amount of $1000.00. The Woody Brittain Scholarship is $2,500.00. At least one awardee for the Woody Brittain Scholarship must be a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Arlington, Virginia.

D.  Scholarship awards will be formally announced and presented during Arlington Branch NAACP event with to be held by invitation only. Recipients are highly encouraged to attend the event. 

E.  Scholarships will be made payable during the academic year 2018-2019 directly to students financial account at the college, university or vocational school in the recipient’s name.

F.  Arlington Branch NAACP will select 3-5 qualified members to review, screen and make official recommendations on application awardees.


                                             Qualifying Factors

All students must complete an application that includes the following, but not limited to:

A.  An official (SEALED) transcript from their graduating high school.

     Note: Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted

B.  Letter of acceptance from an accredited college, university or trade school.

C.  Must be the academic year 2018-2019 high school graduate or a member of a church or civic organization in Arlington, Virginia.  

D.  Must demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, community service, and sustained academic performance.

Eligible students must submit a completed application via mail or email. The instructions are explained in the application process below. 


                                             Eligibility Criteria

Each applicant must be a resident of Arlington County, Virginia or an active member of a religious or civic institution/organization in Arlington, Virginia.  Applicants must have unlimited potential and ability to attend school on a full-time basis.  Each applicant should be committed to promoting the goals and objectives of the NAACP to others.  The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The applicant agrees to make a genuine effort to complete his/her studies and keep the Arlington Branch NAACP and the Brittain Foundation informed of their academic progress for at least 48 months.

                                         Application Process

The scholarship application must be completed with all supporting documents and submitted to the Arlington Branch NAACP.  Mail completed application to: ARLINGTON BRANCH NAACP ATTN: 2018 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE, P.O. Box 4528, Arlington, Virginia 22204 or email scanned documents to write in the subject line “2018 Scholarship Committee”.  Additional applications may be requested by the email listed above or downloaded at our website at:

Copies of this application may be reproduced and distributed to the public.

Final award decisions will be announced at the NAACP Arlington Branch monthly meeting on Monday, July 16th, 2018. 

                               Supporting Documents Required

-Completed application typed or printed in black ink.
-Attach personal essay (less than 500 words) on the following topic:
-Two letters of recommendation (Counselor or Teacher from Arlington Public School, County Official, Pastor or Leader of a Church, Family Physician, a resident of Arlington County who is not a member of your family and has known you for three or more years.
-Letter of Admission to an accredited university, college or trade school.
-Certification and Witness Statement

                       Application Due Date: June 15th, 2018