National Council of Negro Women

Greater Pocono Section

National Council of Negro Women

Greater Pocono Section




Scholarship Application

2023 Application Deadline: 

Friday, March 31


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 attend a meeting on Saturday June 10th, 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


  1. Applicant will complete all components of the applications online or by mail.

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

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

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

Application Form


Complete the application as a Google Form in a new tab. 

Be sure to attach a photo.

By Mail

Send your complete application, including a photo, to the following mailing address:

Greater Pocono Section
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

62 Analomink Street

East Stroudsburg, PA 18301