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

Information on our 2024 scholarship awards will be released in the summer. 

Congratulations to our

2023 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.  


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.


Technology and Book Award

In 2020, a new award was created to address the technology needs imposed on students due to the impact of COVID-19 and distance learning. 

Criteria for NAASCWDC Awards:

    • The student must be an incoming first-year student at Spelman College
    • The student must be a resident of the service areas of the Washington, DC chapter.
    • 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.
      • Student must complete and submit the online application by the deadline.
  • Award payment will be made via check or to the school upon receipt of proof of enrollment (i.e. first-semester course schedule and a copy of current Spelman student ID) to the Scholarship Committee at

Award Notification

To Be Announced