The Jackson County branch of the NAACP presents the Harold White Sr. Scholarship.

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Deadline Dates: March 31st and Sept. 30th

Mr. White was born in Bowling Green, KY… died at the age of 78 on June 23, 2001.

  • Over 16 years of service as President of the Jackson County Branch NAACP. Longest serving President of that branch.
  • Chairman of the Human Relations Committee. Past member of United Way Board.
  • He worked for the Conservation Corps in Warren County, KY. for several years before moving to Michigan in 1939. He began employment at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in 1941 retiring 43 years later.
  • Harold White, Sr. served in the US Navy from 1941 – 1945 and worked vigorously in his community as a civil rights activist for more than 50 years.
  • Boy Scout Leader for 30 years.
  • Mr. White served as President of A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Hostmentor and many other organizations.

The Scholarship began funding with the Harold White Golf Outing of 2002, sponsored by the Jackson County Branch NAACP.

Purpose of Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is to fund African-American students of Jackson county pursuing:

  • A One-year certificate.
  • 2 year Degree or
  • A Bachelors Degree

Requirements for Application

Students applying for the NAACP / Harold White Sr. Scholarship must:

Complete a private Scholarship application. Financial need must be documented in a 250-300-word essay (typed). “Why I deserve to be awarded the NAACP / Harold White Sr. Scholarship.

  • Be a legal resident of Jackson County in the State of Michigan.
  • Be enrolled in courses of study leading toward a 1-year certificate, 2-year Associate’s Degree or a Bachelors Degree.
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing full-time studies, however, students taking less than full-time will be considered.

Applicants must have a 2.5 G.P.A. or better from high school or completed college work, and must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. for renewal consideration. (G.E.D. recipients will be considered).

Award Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded to cover expenses necessary to pursue the course of education. This includes, but not limited to, tuitions, books, lab fees, and associated material fees.

Award candidates will be chosen in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth above.

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Amount of Award

The amount of the award(s) will be determined by the funds income generated by the endowment portfolio and the amount of funding required enabling a student to attend college.

Unless otherwise stipulated by the donor, full fee scholarships will be awarded.


Click here to download the application

Deadline Dates: March 31st and Sept. 30th

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