‘All-American Homecoming’ Grand Slam Scholarship For HBCU Students

By Bright Silas

Scholarship snapshot

Amount: $10000

Scope: Partial scholarship

Target Country: United States

Target Audience: African-Americans

‘All-American Homecoming’ Grand Slam Scholarship is one of the many opportunities available for Black students through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Our previous article highlighted 11 NAACP scholarships that are currently available. 

This publication sheds light on the ‘All-American Homecoming’ Grand Slam Scholarship. It will give you all the information you need to know to aid a successful explanation.

About the Grand Slam HBCU Scholarship

Launched in 2020, The All-American: Homecoming’ Grand Slam HBCU Scholarship program is a highly coveted scholarship that provides an opportunity for students in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the United States. 

 This scholarship is sponsored by the Warner Bros. Television Group in collaboration with NAACP. It is inspired by The CW’s series, “All American Homecoming,” a spin-off of the WBTV/The CW drama, “All American”. This scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship opportunity. 

Objectives of the HBCU scholarship program

This scholarship intends to provide financial support to students pursuing undergraduate degrees across Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the U.S.

It aims to alleviate the financial burden of attending college and allow students to focus on their studies and personal growth. 

In addition to the financial support provided by the scholarship, recipients can also have access to a range of support systems designed to help them succeed in college. These include mentorship, career counseling, and network opportunities amongst others.

Scholarship amount 

The All-American: Homecoming Grand Slam Scholarship awards $100,000 in grants to 10 outstanding students. Each student receives $10,000 to assist them with tuition and other academic expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the All-American: Homecoming Grand Slam scholarship, a student has to meet all the following criteria:

  • Must be a member of the NAACP organization. This article will address some information on how you can become a member.
  • Must be below the age of 25 at the time of application submission.
  • Must be an African American or a person of color. 
  • Must be a U.S citizen. 
  • Be enrolled full-time or accepted to an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the U.S. 
  • Must possess a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 system. 
  • Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry (open to all majors)
  • Must indicate financial need.
  • The NAACP organization is founded on the principal core value of social justice, so it is crucial that students demonstrate an interest in social justice and activism. You can show this by participating in volunteer work, political activism, or other similar endeavors.

HBCU scholarship application

You must be a member of the NAACP organization in order to be eligible to receive the All-American Homecoming Grand Slam Scholarship.

NAACP membership comprises three sections namely: The Regular Annual membership, Lifetime membership, and Corporate membership. The NAACP encourages anyone who desires to join to choose a membership type that best fits them. 

If you are not already a member, you can join by visiting the organization’s website and completing an online application.

Application credentials for The All-American: Homecoming Grand Slam Scholarship

As a full-fledged member of the NAACP, you can now apply for The All-American: Homecoming Grand Slam Scholarship. You will need the following documents to apply:

  • Copy of your NAACP membership card or membership application. 
  • Official transcript. 
  • Two recommendation letters from teachers or professors in your major field of study.
  • One page essay.
  • Your student aid report.
  • Evidence of acceptance or full-time enrollment in any HBCUs across the States.

Application process

If you are a qualified student of HBCU in the U.S, you need to apply online with all necessary credentials through the NAACP’s Inspire Initiatives scholarship portal. You can access that portal here.

A scholarship committee made up of NAACP leaders scores applications, reviews transcripts, and selects recipients for approval. If selected, you will receive a notification from the Inspire scholarship portal. The selection committee’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Scholarship Timeline

The application process begins in early March. All HBCU students are eligible to apply. You can find additional information on the NAACP’s website.

The All-American Homecoming’ Grand Slam Scholarship is part of a series of scholarship opportunities available for Black students through the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Find other opportunities in the series in the list below:

How to Get NAACP’s Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship Award 2023
‘All-American Homecoming’ Grand Slam Scholarship for HBCU Students
Dark & Lovely Presents: Building Beautiful Futures Scholarship for Young Black Female Students
Walmart’s Empowering a Better Tomorrow Scholarship for African American Students
NAACP’s Hubertus W. V. Willems Scholarship for Black Male Students
James Weldon Johnson Scholarship for Students From Underrepresented Groups
Katherine McIntyre Scholarship Awards for 25 African Americans
The NAACP Creative Sole Scholarship for African American Students in Creative Fields
The NAACP X Society Awards Scholarship for African American Students
NAACP’s Uplift Scholarship for African American Students
Write Her Future Scholarship for Young Black Female Undergraduates 2023

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