Application Requirements & Procedure


 "Elaine Davis-Nickens "  Scholarship Application is now CLOSED!


General eligibility requirements for submitting your application and supporting documents


Applicants for NHBW, Inc. "Elaine Davis-Nickens" Atlanta-Metro Scholarship must:


Step 1:  Review Scholarship Description

Review the Scholarship Description and submit a full application packet.



Step 2:  Review Requirements

  • Graduating High school senior, or students attending an accredited college or university as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior or working adult. ( Must be in the Metro Atlanta Area).

  • Have an accumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better from your previous or present institution

  • Be involved in school and community activities

  • Demonstrate mastery of written communication skills in a 500 to 800-word essay

  • Present auditory skills before the local chapter



Step 3:  Application Submission Options

Complete the Online Application, then mail-in supporting documents.


Step 4:  Letters of Recommendation



  • Complete the application and return to the Scholarship Committee. (Atlanta Metro Area Students-Only)

  • The application must be accompanied by two current letters of recommendation (please ask the writer to be specific) and written by a school and a community representative.

  • Letters from supervisors and/or copies of certificates of participation from organizations where you performed your community service within the last twelve to eighteen months. (Applicant must have verified volunteer hours) Please be specific about your duties.


Step 5:  Official Transcript

Have the last school you attended to submit an official transcript to the address below.

Secure an Official Transcript. Transcripts must be signed and sealed by the school and submitted by mail in the packet of documents that support your application.

Applicants from international high schools, colleges or universities must present official transcripts in English and must have numerical averages or numerical grades converted to an official G.P.A. by the school, college or university.


Step 6:  Essay

Applicants must submit a Two-page Essay – Double spaced, typed, using 12 font. (New Times)

  • The essay must contain 500 to 800 words

  • The essay must be typed and double spaced

  • The essay must be written on the following topics


Reflect your personal point of view on your most significant challenge or accomplishment and its value to your life. Share your educational goals and professional aspirations, and how this award can help you to achieve these goals.  The essay should tell the NHBW your story on how you will contribute or impact others with your educational and career goals.  Why do you feel you are a good candidate for this award? 



Step 7: Mail your Supporting Documents

Your full scholarship application packet should include the following:

  • Completed application (submitted online or with your mailed-in packet)

  • Official Transcript

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • Verification of Volunteer hours 

  • SAT/ACT scores

  • Essay


SELECTION PROCESS                                                                                           

Finalist may be required to make an oral presentation before the local chapter.  The Winner will be notified by mail and invited to attend the awards ceremony possibly in May. 

Mail all completed information to The National Hook-Up Black Women Inc.

                                                      Atlanta-Metro Chapter

                                                      Scholarship Chair

                                                      P.O. Box  84

                                                      Lilburn, GA 30048



( High School Student & Non-traditional)




Atlanta Metro Chapter