The Bowling Green-Warren County annually gives out scholarships to local high school students pursuing higher education. These scholarships come both from the branch and from donors who believe in the importance of education.

Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 NAACP scholarships!

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will not be considered, so please proofread, edit, and include all required materials. Information in the complete packet must be uploaded to on or before April 6, 2024.   Each scholarship recipient will be notified by April 15, 2024.  

$1000 Joshua D. Hayes Scholarship:

$500 Seeds of Grace (In Memory of Dorothy N. Boards) Scholarship:

$1000 Prince & Cora Mack Scholarship:

$500 BG-WC NAACP Scholarship:

2023 NAACP Scholarship Recipients

$500 NAACP Scholarship Recipient- Itzel Rangel-Hernandez

Itzel Rangel-Hernandez is the proud daughter of Julio Rangel and Beatriz Hernadez.  A 2023 honor graduate of South Warren High School, Itzel is currently a freshman at Western Kentucky University majoring in Biology.  Her career goal is to become a pediatrician.   As a bilingual physician, she aspires to enhance communication between patient and doctor.
She was a student in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at South Warren High School where she graduated from the Early Childhood Education Career pathway. In 2022, she received her Commonwealth Child Care Credential Certificate receiving training in both ECE (Early Childhood Education Tris) and Pediatric Abuse and Head Trauma.  Through this pathway she volunteered at Richpond Elementary School in their Community Service Project, Junior Achievement, South Warren Back-to-School Camp K-5th grades, Plano and Richpond Elementary School Dance Mini Red, and assisted with South Warren’s Dance Little Red Event to support the families of Norton’s Children’s Hospital.
We salute your accomplishments and look forward to celebrating you as you attain your future goals.  Go forth and do great things.  We’re proud of you!

Joshua D. Hayes Scholarship Recipient- Jordan Beason

Jordan Beason, the proud son of Elder Monica Beason and Pastor Stacey Beason, is a graduate of Central High School.  Currently, he is a freshman at Western Kentucky University majoring in film editing. 
He used his leadership skills to influence teammates on the track team to become stronger and better athletes.  As a member of the church media team, Jordan demonstrated his skills as a team player, a critical thinker, problem solver and an innovator.  His analytical reasoning led to the implementation of a wiring pattern change that has proved effective.
                        You hold the keys to success within. As you reach higher to attain your career goals, we wish you  success along the journey.

Cora Mack Scholarship Recipient- Karson Green

  Karson Green, the proud son of Kimball and Kimberly Green, is an honor graduate of South Warren High School.  Karson is currently a freshman at the University of Louisville majoring in Early Elementary Educaation. 
As a leader, and community volunteer his activities included but were not limited to the South Warren High School Beta Club, the Spartan Book Club, the Western Kentucky University Young Male Leadership Academy, and Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth. He provided service to the community through the Greenwood Park Church of Christ International Ministry where he taught bible school classes, aided in organizing and serving meals to community members and assisting in purchasing and delivering Christmas gifts.  His volunteer service also included aiding primary gifted students enrolled in the Western Kentucky University Super Saturday, Camp Innovate, and Camp Explore.  He has participated in the Bowling Green Refugee Services Fair.
Karson stated that each community service engagement was a great experience that boosted his self-confidence, increased his self-esteem and helped his inner greatness shine by doing for others.

Seeds of Grace Recipient- Makenzie Claywell

Makenzie Claywell is the proud daughter of Kahli Abercrombie.  A 2023 honor graduate of Warren East High School, Makenzie is currently a freshman at Western Kentucky University majoring in Business Administration. 
  While attending Warren East, she was actively involved in the Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Green Dot. She demonstrated greatness through service volunteering in the community at the Housing Authority, distributing food with Feeding American, caring for animals at the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society and assisting students at Bristow Elementary.
She believes we all can achieve a sense of fulfillment and purpose to become the person.  Dr. King believed us capable of becoming.  That person is a servant leader who uses their talents to benefit others. 
We appreciate her contributions to our community, and we celebrate her academic achievements.   As she has only begun the rigorous journey toward achieving one of career milestones, we encourage her to continue toward the mark.  We’re proud that you continue to touch lives.