Honoring our best and brightest

The Amherst Branch of the NAACP is dedicated to uplifting and supporting the youth of our County.

We truly know that our youth are our future and education is the key to their success.

The Amherst NAACP places a premium on education. That includes from K-12.

We also understand that further education and training beyond high school is critical to competitive wages and an overall fulfilled life.

The Amherst NAACP has developed a scholarship available to graduating seniors. In its current form, the scholarship program awards a $2,500 to the institution of the successful recipient. Recipients can attend four-year institutions, two-year institutions, community colleges, specialty training institutions like barber, beauty, electrician, trucking driving schools and the like.

The scholarship program awarded its first scholarship in 2018 to Adrianna George who is attending Virginia University of Lynchburg.

On May 16, at the Amherst County High School’s Senior Award Night, the Amherst County Branch of the NAACP was proud and honored to award this year’s scholarship to Shaun McBride!

He has maintained a competitive GPA and participated in the Amerechos, Amherst Theatre and the CVCC early college program.

His essay titled, “Passing the Torch,” was very well written and provided some interesting insights into specific ways for our youth to advance issues of social justice, housing and employment.

He will attend the University of Lynchburg in the fall.


Madison Heights

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