National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 
Arlington Branch 7047

Arlington Branch NAACP #7047


Willard Woodson “Woody” Brittain, Jr.

Scholarship Program


Criteria for 2019


The Arlington Branch NAACP#7047 and Woody Brittain Foundation are committed to furthering the education of graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning (university, college or trade school). This application 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 leadership summit during the month of December.

C.  The number and quantity 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 $3,000.00.

D.  Scholarship awards will be formally announced and presented during Arlington Branch NAACP, 2019 Freedom Fund Banquet in October 2019. Recipients are highly encouraged to attend the event. 

E.  Scholarships will be made payable during the academic year 2019-2020 directly to the students financial account at the college, university or vocational school in the recipient’s name.

F.  The Executive Committee of Arlington Branch NAACP will select members from the Education Committee and general membership 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.
B.  Letter of acceptance from an accredited college, university or trade school.
C.  Must be an academic year 2019-2020 high school graduate or a member of a church or civic organization located in Arlington, Virginia.  Note: A letter from the church or civic organization validating your membership is required.
D.  Must demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, community service and sustained academic performance.

Eligible students must submit a completed application and forward via United State Postal Service to the Arlington Branch NAACP#7047 and email a copy to: with the subject line “2019 Scholarship Committee.”

Applications must be received by the NAACP no later than 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2019.  


Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must be residents of Arlington County, Virginia or an active member of a civic institution/organization, or church in Arlington, Virginia.  Applicants must have the ability to attend school on a full-time basis after graduation from high school.  Each applicant should be committed to promoting the mission and objectives of the NAACP.  For additional information go to: . Each applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. Those selected will be required keep the Arlington Branch NAACP #7047 and the Brittain Foundation informed of their academic progress for at least 48 months and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in college/trade school to be eligible for recurring annual payments up to four (4) years. Recurring payments will be made to students only if funds are available from the Brittain Foundation.

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: 2019 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE, P.O. Box 4528, Arlington, Virginia 22204.   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 general membership meeting on Monday, September 16, 2019.