Tuesday, December 1, 2020
$7.00 per individual submission - If the submission fee is a barrier to your participation in the Awards, we will waive the fee when you submit a Fee Waiver Form.
All students of African descent in grades 7-11 (ages 13 and up), who participate in the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), are eligible to apply. ACT-SO is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. Students can apply in 28 categories of art and writing.
Grant (10 Awards available) - Full-tuition scholarship for eligible NAACP ACT-SO scholars to attend a residential summer immersion program hosted by an Alliance Summer Scholarship Program partner.
The Alliance/ACT-SO Journey Award, in partnership with the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), offers financial support to eligible NAACP ACT-SO scholars to attend a residential summer immersion program hosted by an Alliance Summer Scholarship Program partner. Round trip transportation (for the ACT-SO scholar) and a full-tuition scholarship will be provided.
To apply, submit your work to any category in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. At the end of your application, opt in to the Alliance/ACT-SO Journey Award. You will be prompted to list the name of your local ACT-SO branch.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Submissions for the 2021 Scholastic Awards open on September 1, 2020. Deadlines vary between December 2020 and January 2021, depending on your region. Visit our website to find out your regional deadline and how to enter.