Applicant must be:
Working or planning to work DIRECTLY with children.
Pursuing graduate level studies for one year in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to: Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills Development, Hearing Impaired, Gifted and Talented, etc. Scholarships are NOT awarded for graduate work in administration or general education.
A U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of a state with a Junior Auxiliary Chapter: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
Planning to attend a U.S. college or university for full-time or part-time study.
The Application and Re-application forms are available online ONLY between September 1st and February 1st from this NAJA Web site.**NOTE TO COUNSELORS AND ADVISORS: APPLICATIONS CHANGE EACH YEAR. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR FILE WITH CURRENT APPLICATION!
Re-application forms are used only by those who are currently receiving a NAJA Scholarship and who wish to reapply for a grant for the upcoming scholarship year.
Application and re-application forms with enclosures and documents under separate cover are due on or before February 1st. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO CONTACT NAJA HEADQUARTERS PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE TO DETERMINE IF ALL DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. Applicants with completed applications on file will be notified of status by the third week in April.