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NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

Offered by National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 2, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

Graduate Students

Application deadline:

February 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a graduate student interested in working directly with children to address their special needs? If so, consider applying for the NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program! The program is open to students pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields that address the special needs of children and youth. Some such needs may include counseling, mental health, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, and gifted and talented.

To help address these needs, the scholarship program was created by the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA). Since 1962, the Junior Auxiliary Project has served to help children and make a difference in their lives by providing support, resources, and education for its programs. Each year, multiple scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to help pay for the education of students planning to work with children. If you are interested in working with children and attending to their special needs, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to full-time graduate students planning to work directly with children. Applicants must pursue a program for one year in fields like Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills Development, Hearing Impaired, Gifted & Talented, and more. Applicants must also be a resident of one of the below states and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Psychology, Healthcare

Other Category



Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.


Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. at hqgrad[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program is not renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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