The DC Metro Chapter of NAASC is committed to supporting women who, by enrolling at Spelman, have made “a choice to change the world.” Spelman College is renowned for producing leaders of industry and community and is at the intersection of technology, arts, politics, and science. Now more than ever, alumnae and donor support is needed to sustain HBCUs and support their students. Your generous, tax-deductible gift to the DC Metro Chapter of NAASC supports the chapter’s scholarship and programming efforts.

The 2022 scholarship application deadline is extended to August 8, 2022 at 11:59pm.

We thank you for your commitment to our scholars and our sisterhood.

Congratulations to our

2022 Scholars!!


About Us
The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service, and recognition of Spelman women.  One of many chapters worldwide, the DC Metro area lovingly serves communities in the Washington, DC, Northern Virginia counties, and some southern Maryland counties. The Association provides, encourages, and promotes growth and development of alumnae through leadership opportunities and partnership alliances. NAASC actively seeks to involve all former students and graduates in the fulfillment of its purpose.

The Scholarship Program

The NAASC DC Metro chapter offers non-renewable awards of varying amounts.  Students meeting all the criteria below will be considered for one of the following awards. All submitted applications will be accepted as long as they are in compliance with the award posted deadline and criteria.

Jane Hope Lyons Scholarship

The Washington, D.C. Metro Chapter awards the Jane Hope Lyons Scholarship to a DC-area student chosen by Spelman College.  

If you would like to contribute to next year’s scholarship:

Golden Girl Book Scholarship

Book scholarships are bestowed upon rising Spelman freshman from the Washington, D.C. Area who meet certain criteria and attend the annual new student “Meet and Greet” sponsored by the chapter.

If you would like to contribute to this year’s book scholarships:

Technology and Book Award

Given the events of 2020 a new award is being offered to specifically address the new technology needs imposed on students due to the impact of COVID-19 and distance learning. 

If you would like to contribute to this year’s book scholarships:

Criteria for 2022 NAASC-DC Awards:

    • The student must be an incoming first-year student at Spelman College
    • The student must be a resident of Washington, DC, Northern Virginia counties, and some southern Maryland counties.
    • The 2022 Scholarship application period is open until August 1, 2022. 
    • The online application includes an essay question that is to be answered in 500 words or less.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Awards will be made on the basis of the following:
      • Student must be an incoming first-year student who entered Spelman College in the fall of 2022
      • Student must be a resident of Washington, DC Metro Area

        (Washington, DC; Montgomery County MD; Prince Georges County MD; Alexandria, VA; Arlington City, VA; Fairfax City, VA; Falls Church, VA; Herndon, VA; Vienna, VA).

      • Student must complete and submit the following online application by the August 1, 2022 deadline.
  • Award payment will be made upon receipt of proof of enrollment (i.e. first-semester course schedule; copy of current Spelman student ID). Email proof of enrollment to the Scholarship Committee at

Award Notification

All award recipients will be notified by September 2022.