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2018 Long Beach Branch NAACP Scholarship Application

The Long Beach Branch NAACP provides scholarships to postsecondary school bound high school students and LB Branch NAACP scholars/interns. Download the PDF application here.

Application Deadlines:

  1. April 15
  2. October 1
  3. December 15

Scholarship applicants must submit the following information:


Long Beach Branch NAACP Announces 2017 Founder’s Celebration Scholarship Recipients

The Long Beach NAACP is pleased to announce the 2017 Founder’s Celebration Scholarship Recipients. The Long Beach Branch NAACP is in its 17th year of awarding scholarships to students who plan to attend college or vocational, trade, or technical school. The Branch also provides continued support for past recipients. Recipients were selected based on a comprehensive application and judged using criteria that included essays, verified community service, financial need, a minimum 2.5 GPA, and letters of recommendation. The Long Beach Branch NAACP scholarships are memorial and non-memorial, funded by private donors and donations to the Long Beach Branch NAACP Scholarship Fund.

Ann Marie Correa
Ann Marie Correa - Rainey-Pierson Memorial Scholarship: Ann Marie Correa is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Nursing at San Diego State University and is in her junior year of studies. She is serving her second term as Global Initiatives Director of SDSU California Student Nursing Association and serves on the College of Health and Human Services Council at SDSU. Ann Marie wants to help create a world where zip code, socioeconomic group, age, gender and skin color does not impact any individual’s ability to access high-quality healthcare.

Shirley ValverdeShirley Valverde- Rainey-Pierson Memorial Scholarship: Shirley Valverde is studying psychology at California State University, Long Beach. She is a part of the Long Beach Branch NAACP and has been involved with the NAACP since she was 8 years old. She participated in the first law day program over 14 years ago. She engaged in both NAACP youth and adult projects. She serves as a stay-in-school mentor, and has been involved in fit and focus, urban ocean festival, and was a part of the freedom fund committee.

Eric WilsonEric Wilson Jr. - Ernest McBride, Sr. Scholarship: Eric Wilson Jr. has played the alto sax since the age eleven and also plays piano, bass guitar and is learning other instruments. He is a 12th grader at Polytechnic High School and is a part of their Grammy Signature Music Program. He plays linebacker, and is captain of the varsity football team at Long Beach Poly. He is taking multiple AP classes and is learning Japanese.

TJ MaloneTJ Malone - Rober Ellis Memorial Scholarship: TJ Malone is a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School where he serves as concertmaster and associate concertmaster of the symphonic strings and full orchestra of Wilson High School. He has played violin since he was eight and also plays cello, viola, piano, and guitar. He has also received superior ratings from state solo and ensemble competitions throughout all four years of high school.

Spencer Butler

Spencer Butler - Ernie Kell Memorial Scholarship: Spencer R. Butler Jr. is an NAACP intern and college senior at California State University, Long Beach. With a double major in Sociology and Africana Studies, he has always had a passion for people. One of his most recent experiences has been as an international service learning mentorship, where he participated in a service learning and cultural exchange trip traveling to Ghana, West Africa to donate art & school supplies to elementary & middle schools, as well as mentor young students. He also served as Co-Chair for the past two years of a support group started back in 2015 at CSULB.

Jermaine PaulJermaine Paul - Ernie Kell Memorial Scholarship: Jermaine Paul is a 16 year old bassist from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Jermaine also volunteers to aid at-risk youth through music instruction for SAPPA (Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy) and the Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club. He plans to attend Cal State Northridge in the Fall to study music.

Emily PearsonEmily Pearson - Gloria Thomas Nursing Scholarship: Emily recently graduated from Long Beach City College’s licensed vocational nursing program. She is now enrolled in the nursing program at California State University, Long Beach. She has participated in the activities of the Long Beach Branch NAACP since she was four years old. In 2007, Emily decided to start Friends Into Saving Health (FISH), after her mother suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke. Her award winning business concept FISH provides enriching, in-home activities to seniors and disabled people in her community.

Adonis MillerAdonis Miller - International Realty Scholarship: Adonis is a student at California State University, Long Beach. He has been active in STEM-related courses since elementary school. Adonis has a strong desire and is working diligently to become a leader in the field of Chemistry. He strongly believes science is intertwined in every facet of our lives and he believes that it is something that we should pay more attention to on a daily basis.

The 2017 continuing scholars are: Lauren Temple, Maiya Meeks, and Jordan Miller.

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President Naomi Getty Rainey-Pierson states: These Scholarships are made available by donations from private donors. To make a donation, you may email, call (562) 856-7586, or send your donation to LB Branch NAACP Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 1594 Long Beach, CA 90801.


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For further information or any questions, please contact Nicole Lauren at or call 562-495-4595 ext 10.