“Education is the cornerstone of success and social mobility in this country. Every child deserves access to a high quality education. Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students,” said Evans Moore, interim director for the NAACP’s Education Department. “POISE Foundation has demonstrated its ability to support the NAACP in the management of the Scholarship Program through their successful legacy of assisting the Black community and providing opportunities for education.”
The application cycle for the 2014-2015 school years opened Jan. 15 and will close March 17 at 3:00 pm. NAACP staff and the Scholarship Review Committee will be responsible for reviewing all completed applications that meet eligibility criteria and determining scholarship recipients.
POISE Foundation was founded by Bernard H. Jones, Sr. in December of 1980 as the first public foundation in the state of Pennsylvania organized and managed by African Americans.