NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program
The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth in keeping with the NAJA slogan: "Care Today - Character Tomorrow."
Students interested in the NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program 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
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents of a state with a Junior Auxiliary Chapter - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas
- 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. 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 sent 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 recieved. Applicants with completed applications on file will be notified of status by the third week in April.