Congratulations to the 2020 NAACP Scholarship Recipients
The Portland branch of the NAACP is proud to have awarded its first college scholarships in over 20 years. Ten outstanding Black students were awarded $2,000 each. The Scholarship Committee hopes to be able to expand the program to twice as many awards next year.
The scholarships were given in the names of prominent Black community members, including two who were instrumental to the success of the Portland NAACP over the years. They are the late Cynthia Harris, a former Jefferson High School principal and NAACP 1st Vice President who chaired the membership committee, and the late Deborah Harris, a longtime community advocate and the NAACP Parliamentarian.
The Portland Branch wishes to thank the Education Chair, Nichole Watson, and the specially-formed Scholarship Committee for their countless hours of dedication. We could not do any of our work without community support. Thank you.