A primary goal of the Treasure Valley NAACP is to help ensure disadvantaged or underserved students receives a quality education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of our society. We do our part by awarding scholarships to deserving students, providing them with an opportunity to continue their education and build a solid foundation that helps them realize their potential, their hopes, and their dreams.
Given this goal, we are proud to present the Treasure Valley NAACP Scholarship Program for local high school seniors and local students attending college, university or higher education.
There are two scholarship types available:
- Treasure Valley NAACP General Scholarship Application—for students seeking a degree at an institution of higher education
- Micron Foundation STEM Scholarship Application—for students seeking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degrees
When submitting your application, you must indicate which scholarship type you are applying for. Please note that you may only apply for one of the two scholarships.
- The Treasure Valley encompasses Ada, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem and Owyhee Counties. Qualifying applicants must be one of the ￼following:
- A graduating senior from a Treasure Valley high school or a student from the Treasure Valley seeking an undergraduate or graduate* degree at an institution of higher education.
- A local student seeking vocations that require higher education or training and graduated from a Treasure Valley high school.
*Higher education at the graduate level will be considered relative to funding; however, emphasis is given to undergraduate degrees and vocational education and training.
- You must have a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent through the most recent semester or quarter for which there is an official transcript, or a GPA of 2.5 or better if you are seeking vocational education or training.
- If you are applying for the Micron Foundation STEM Scholarship, you must indicate and provide a history of your focus in one of the STEM disciplines to qualify.
- First-time applicants must submit their completed scholarship application, an official transcript from your school registrar’s office, and all required documentation to the Treasure Valley Scholarship Committee by the stated due date (see current application for all required documents and due date).
- Returning applicants must provide updated information that includes:
- An updated official transcript from your college or university
- Updated supporting documentation (confirm with scholarship committee)
- Description of academic progress achieved since your previous submission
- Letters of recommendation (minimum of two) from new individuals.
- An updated essay is NOT required for returning applicants
Applications and supporting documentation may be submitted here by completing each required field.
To be considered for the scholarship, first-time applications must include the following information in their submission:
- Cover letter
- Video of up to 90 seconds in length, or written format
- Written 500 word essay
- Letters of Recommendation (minimum of two (2) separate letters)
- Current semester/term transcript
- Close-up photo of yourself
Additional details for each is included below.
- Include a cover letter in your application addressed to the Treasure Valley NAACP Scholarship Committee, in which you:
- Describe yourself as a person.
- Explain why you believe you deserve a scholarship.
- State your activities and community involvement.
- State all of your awards and achievements you may have earned in high school or college, and/or achievements related to vocational education or training.
- Inform us of your future academic and/or career goals.
- Explain how you plan to engage your community once you finish your educational program.
- Include an essay of 500 words in which you discuss an action, program, or policy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) or any of its founders. You must explain how the activity you choose to research has had a positive impact on civil rights, and upon your life.
- Include your official high school or college transcript through the most recent semester or quarter, which shows a GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale, or GPA of 2.5 if you are seeking vocational education or training.
- Include letters of recommendation, addressed to the Treasure Valley NAACP Scholarship Committee, from one of the following: your high school principal, your high school counselor, at least one high school or college educator, your academic adviser, a leader in your religious community, the head of a civic or service organization in which you have been active, or another prominent person in your community. This letter must be signed, and include the person’s institution, title and general contact information. The author of the letter may wish to introduce you to the scholarship committee, to explain why you are worthy of a scholarship, to discuss your activities and any awards you may have earned in high school or college, and to share any knowledge about your future academic/career goals. You must submit a minimum of two separate letters of recommendation.
- Include a color, close-up, portrait image of yourself (high resolution JPG, PNG or PDF files). This image will only be used to publicize your accomplishments if you are selected to receive a scholarship.
The Scholarship Committee will use the above information to review and award the scholarships. Once the selection process is completed and validated, all monies for the scholarship will be issued to the student.
For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your official transcript maybe submitted electrically or mailed to the scholarship committee.
(a) You may provide this secure submission link to your registrar’s office for them to submit your transcript on your behalf.
(b) Your registrar’s office may email your transcript to this secure email address and provide any access information required: email@example.com.
Mail in submission
Treasure Valley NAACP
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 8436
Boise, ID 83707