Patricia Walker Shaw Scholarship


To: Schools, Churches, Organizations and Community Centers


Subject: NCBW – Patricia Walker Shaw Scholarship Application


The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), Inc., Memphis Chapter announces its annual Patricia Walker Shaw Scholarship Program. The program is open to women and girls who are or will be pursuing a higher level of education. Recipients of this scholarship may be a graduate of public secondary education, enrolled in a specialized technical/professional program of study, returning to college after starting a career or currently attending college. There is no age limitation for recipient of this scholarship.


This is a one-time only scholarship for those pursuing their first degree. Our scholarship award will be distributed to the selected students upon proof of enrollment and/or current grade status at an accredited college, trade/professional or technical school. The first amount of the scholarship will be provided in September after enrollment verification has been received. The remaining amount of the scholarship will be provided to the student after receipt of proof of the student’s continuing enrollment from the institution they are attending.


Students should review the attached information and ensure that all requirements are met. Incomplete applications will not receive the full credit. Please carefully review each aspect of the application and complete accordingly. All application materials must be returned to NCBW and postmarked no later than May 3, 2022 to be considered. Final selections will be made by May 31, 2022.


Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program. We are committed to reaching and assisting our “unique” sisters through this scholarship effort.


Sincerely, Katrina Thompson                                                                      Ellen Edge                                                        President, NCBW Memphis Chapter                                                         Education Lead, NCBW Memphis Chapter


The goal of the Patricia Walker Shaw scholarship program is to provide educational funding support to African American women that will assist applicants in achieving lifelong educational goals.


The scholarship is awarded each year based on availability of funds. The awards are presented to women displaying academic excellence, community service, and financial need. The scholarship is awarded after a competitive screening process is completed and proof of enrollment is confirmed.


1. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment or acceptance in an accredited post-secondary college/university,          technical school or other professional training institutions.

2. Awarded applicants are encouraged to attend the reception scheduled for June 11, 2022. Time and place of the        reception with be provided to the recipient upon selection. If for any reason you cannot attend the reception,            please notify Cynthia Johnson Webster at 601-622-5325 or

3. Applicants must have an outstanding need for scholarship funding. Please submit a narrative statement why                financial assistance is necessary. This submission should include a copy of any application for financial need you        have filed (FAFSA) or documentation of household income.

4. Applicants must have a 2.5 minimum grade point average (GPA) at the time of application and provide                        verification by transcript or certifying letter from the appropriate school official.

5. Applicants must submit a minimum 300-word essay stating how and why you are choosing your field of study, and      how a scholarship would benefit you in your career pursuit. Please incorporate your experiences, goals and                aspirations into the essay. ALL ESSAYS MUST BE TYPED AND DOUBLED SPACED.

6. Applicants must submit two non-relative references. References should be on official organization, church,                  business or school letterhead. Examples of possible references include: School teachers, church leaders,                      community leaders, employer, supervisors, etc.

7. Please list your outside activities which show your involvement in civic and community activities over the last two        to three years including any awards or recognition you received for your participation.

8. Please submit with the application a recent photo (graduation photo is preferred or other appropriate picture) for      use in our publication of this program. Selfies are not allowed. The photo will not be returned. Please add your          name on the back of the photo.

9. Application must be postmarked by May 3, 2022 to be considered. No exceptions!


10. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Cynthia Johnson Webster at 601- 622.5325          or email her at

The Patricia Walker Shaw Scholarship Committee will review all applications and notify applicants of their status. However, incomplete applications may not receive full credit or may be discarded. The recipients will be recognized at our Scholarship Reception on June 11, 2022.


Please mail the completed application by the due date to:


National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

Attn. Ellen Edge, Education Lead

P.O. Box 2131 Memphis, TN 38101-2131


Thank you for your interest in the Patricia Walker Shaw Scholarship.

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