“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
For information or to receive an application by mail, please send a letter requesting
an application and include a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
1809 East 71st Street, Ste. 205
Chicago, IL 60649
Local chapters provide scholarships as well.
Contact the local chapter nearest you for details. Join us on Facebook for important
Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship
Awarded to African American freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior students enrolled
in an accredited college or university. The eligibility requirements are outlined
in the current annual application. A minimum of $1,000 will be granted per award.
Students must apply annually.
Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship
The Education Committee plans and implements educational programs and activities
sponsored by the organization. This Committee enhances the professional development
of chapter members through planned activities or workshops on various topics. It
maintains communication with scholarship recipients to determine their current educational
status, progress, and academic accomplishments. It offers mentorship and advisement
to current scholarship recipients to strengthen and/or enhance their educational
achievements. It is our desire that scholarship recipients, upon graduation and
after gaining full-time employment, will join NHBW and continue the legacy of helping
other youths to achieve.
Awarded to mature African American women (at least thirty years of age and older)
who are returning to college without the support of a spouse. These candidates may
have dropped out of college to seek employment or care for their children. The eligibility
requirements are outlined in the current annual application. A minimum of two (2)
$500 awards will be made annually based on competition, as outlined in the annual