Cherry Hill African American Civic Association 2023 Scholarship Application
  1. Applicants must be an African American high school senior with a financial need, who resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  Applicant must plan to attend an accredited two-year college, a two-year technical school or a four-year college/university for the year 2023-2024.  Awards will be based on academic achievement, involvement in school activities, leadership, community service, volunteer service, and career goals.

1. Complete the application below and email materials where requested.  All applicants must submit an official school transcript with SAT/ACT scores (if available), 3 reference letters (2 teacher/counselor and 1 personal).   Note* If you did not take the SAT/ACT as it was not required by your institution please indicate this where asked.

2. Three reference letters are required and 2 must be from a teacher or guidance counselor and on school letterhead. 1 may be a personal letter of reference. All must be signed.

3. Applications missing any information will not be accepted or reviewed.

4. The CHAACA Scholarship Committee Chairperson will notify scholarship recipients of his/her/their award via email.

5. All award recipients will be required to participate in our Scholarship Award Celebration on a date TBD as well as be featured on our social media and webpages.

6. All scholarship recipients must show proof of school enrollment before money is awarded.

7. Deadline for application submission is Friday, April 14, 2023 by 11:59pm.

For any questions, concerns, or issues with application completion please email: CHAACA at or Pat McCargo, CHAACA Scholarship Committee Chair

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First Name *
Last Name *
Full Street Address *
Email *
Best Contact Number *
Date of Birth *
Mother's/Primary Caregivers Full Name *
Father's/Secondary Caregivers Full Name *
Current High School Name *
Colleges/Universities/Technical School to which you have applied or intend to apply:  *top 3 only *
Is your Mother/Father/Caregiver a member of CHAACA? *
If yes to any of the above please state person's full first and last name: *
Extra-Curricular School Activities/Clubs (Include Name, Years, and Any Offices held) *
Community Organizations/Activities-outside of school (Include Name, Years, and Any Offices held)
Religious or Faith Based Activities (Include Name and Years) *
Awards and Honors (School, Work, or Community) *
Employment History (Employer Name, Dates Worked, Position Held) *
Your official or unofficial transcripts must be emailed to . The subject line should be "2023 CHAACA Scholarship Transcripts - Student Full Name" *
Reference letter must be in a PDF format and signed. Email letters of reference to The subject line should read "2023 CHAACA Scholarship Reference Letter- Full Name". *
To complete your application you must submit an essay (500 word minimum) in which you describe your career goals and aspirations. The essay should include the following:  What have been the major influences in your life?  What goals have you set for yourself for college or technical school?  What long-term goals have you set for yourself as you move into the workforce and for your community? This essay should be emailed to:
Send a headshot (ex: graduation photo) to accompany your application. This photo will be used in a slide presentation. Email to: *
Headshot can be small and preferably your senior class photo.
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