Scholarship Application

Maurice Morse Scholarship Application

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Applications for the 2021 Maurice Morse Scholarship open Monday, January 11, 2021 and close on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:59pm.
ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING UPDATES FOR THE MAURICE MORSE SCHOLARSHIP WILL TAKE PLACE THROUGH E-MAIL ONLY. 
 
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR THE NAACP PASADENA MAURICE 2021 SCHOLARSHIP CYCLE (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
JANUARY 11, 2021: Application opens
APRIL 2, 2021: Application Closes
APRIL 5-9, 2021: Maurice Morse Scholarship Committee reviews applications and notify those who have made it to the next round
APRIL 12, 2021: Qualifying applicants will be notified and an oral interview will be scheduled
APRIL 19-24, 2021: Oral interviews will be conducted
APRIL 26, 2021:  Application recipients will be notified of their status

Information Needed

To complete this application, you will need the following information and files to upload.  Please make sure you have all the information and files before starting the application.

  1. A photo of yourself
  2. Current school, address and anticipated graduation date
  3. An official copy of your transcript covering grades 9-12
  4. Two letters of reference (This cannot be someone who is a relative)  One must be an academic reference (teacher, counselor, club advisor, etc.). One must be from a person within your community
  5. A copy of the acceptance letter from the college you’ll attend (or proof that you applied)
  6. A letter verifying volunteer hours (or listed on the official transcript)
  7. A typed essay as described later in the application  (min. 400 words)
  8. Explanation of why you should be chosen
  9. Students must either be a Pasadena resident, student in the Pasadena Unified School District or a current/former ACT-SO student

Essay Details

Part 1 (50 Words)

State briefly why you feel you should be granted this scholarship.

Part 2 (Minimum 400 Words)

Please cover ALL of the following topics in the essay:

  1. A list of key contributions you think the NAACP has made to society.
  2. A brief description of your career objectives and why you chose them.
  3. Do you think college graduates should give back to the community?
  4. Who, other than a relative, has inspired you?  How did that person inspire you?

Please make sure you have all the information and files before starting the application.

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