Scholarship Application



The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. was founded by educator and civil rights activist Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune on December 5, 1935. The Greater Pocono Section is pleased to offer our scholarship in honor of Dr. Bethune.

Scholarship Details

  • The Scholarship will be in the amount of $500 for one chosen student.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded once only.
  • Application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023.
  • The awardee may be requested to attend a virtual meeting on Saturday, June 10, 2023 to accept the scholarship award.


The scholarship awardee must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a female student of African descent
  • Be a senior at a public high school in Monroe County, Pennsylvania
  • Have a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Be accepted to a four-year university in the Fall of 2023
  • Cannot be related to any current Greater Pocono Section members


  • The applicant will complete all components and mail application and required documentation to:

    Greater Pocono Section
    National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
    200 S. Courtland Street
    P.O. Box 161
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18301-9998

    Or email all documents to:
    Subject: College Planning 101 Scholarship Application
    Attention: College Planning 101 

  • Application will be judged by a panel of Greater Pocono Section College Planning 101 members.

  • The winner will be notified by the Greater Pocono Section by Friday, April 28, 2023.

  • The winner will be invited to attend a Greater Pocono Section meeting to be recognized.


MARCH 31, 2023