Black Scholars Awards Program

Black Scholars Awards Program

The Black Scholars Award (BSA) Program has been recognized both nationally and regionally since its inception in 1989.  This program originated due to the lack of support and recognition of the academic achievements of Black seniors from the various high schools throughout Northern Virginia.  The program is aimed at uplifting Black student scholars and having them serve as role models for their peers.  Annually, there are 250-350 students that are awarded for their academic excellence.

In addition to the academic recognition of Northern Virginia Black Scholars, NOVA NPHC announces the two winners of the NoVA NPHC Scholarship during the Black Scholars Awards Program. These two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to two graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university upon graduation.

The BSA Program generally takes place during the month of May.  We appreciate the parents, families, school system officials, state and local government officials, chapter presidents of our Northern Virginia fraternities and sororities, and fellow Greeks who attend and participate in the program as well as support our Black Scholars Awardees each year.