National Alliance of African-American Athletes

​​National Alliance Summer Student Academic Program

 Awardees and their schools will be selected to participate in the 6-week paid research program in Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, DC stated by Dr. Val Emery.  Scott Williams, Director of the Phoenix Chapter of NAAAA will perform the task of managing the Arizona program, which will focus on the weakness in a student’s academic curriculum. The program has expanded for 2019.  
     The board of the NAAAA  continues to identify and implement programs designed to help youth achieve academic excellence and reach their highest potential.

J. Everette Pearsall, National Executive Director of the National Alliance of African American Athletes stated, “We are commented to expanding our work and presence in the community, with an effort help make a difference in the lives of those we touch”. 

Student Academic Research Program

Welcome and thank you for your interest in this exciting internship opportunity.

The National Alliance of African American Athletes (NAAAA) Summer Research Program has been established by the NAAAA Board of Directors to support high school students desiring to attend college and pursue degrees in all disciplines at an accredited academic institution. The program aims to increase the number of African American males working in business, academia and industry across America.
Who’s eligible?

All awardees must be:

  • a legal resident of the greater Phoenix, Dallas, Washington DC metropolitan area at the time of application
  • a high school sophomore as of September 2018
  • able to attend/participate in NAAAA programs
  • a student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Recruitment & Application

Applicants are recruited through their participation in community service projects and their academic performance at a local school.  The application period is January 15th – May 15, 2019.  Applicants are required to provide:

Personal and academic information including community service activities
Endorsement letters (community/school)
Letter of reference (school official)
Unofficial student transcript

Essay: Why you would like a CCDC Summer Research Experience (250 words minimum, 500 words Maximum)

Once the application period has ended, the online system will be closed, and all completed applications will be downloaded, compiled, and distributed for the official application review process. 

Click this link to download an application