The Syracuse Onondaga NAACP

Marjorie Carter Scholarship Initiative


2022 APPLICATIONS Available Online

This Syracuse Onondaga NAACP Marjorie Carter Scholarship Initiative is designed for high school seniors who are preparing to pursue an undergraduate degree full time at a U.S. accredited college or university.

The scholarship is a renewable scholarship. Applicants can apply for renewed eligibility for 4 years, for a maximum amount $4,000.00 ($1,000.00 each year). One male and one female student will be selected each year.

  • Students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of African/ Hispanic descent
  • Currently planning to enroll in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Be a member of the Syracuse Onondaga NAACP.
  • Exhibit leadership ability.
  • Participate in community service activities.
  • Provide an official high school transcript.
  • Provide a senior photo (or professional attire photo).
  • Upload two letters of recommendation from a community leader,
    teacher, church leader, guidance counselor, or youth counsel
  • Have the ability to apply for the scholarship online.
  • Submit a personal statement consisting of 500-750 words on the
    provided topic.
  • Participate in a 15 minute interview.
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To minimize the risk of identity theft, and to protect applicants, any application materials must have all social security numbers and/or dates of birth removed (blanked or blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to submission.