Scholarship Fund
The Harold Hayden Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 to honor the late Harold Hayden, a former commissioner, from Genesee County, Michigan. Mr. Hayden is nationally recognized as the co-founder of the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO). He believed that one must be involved in the process of government to help guarantee against discrimination and injustice, which is why the HHMSF is open to all applicants regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. The Scholarship Fund recognizes today’s youth who represent exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishments. The National Association of Counties (NACo) and NABCO co-fund this program with sponsorship from various corporations and organizations.
Previous Winners

2011 Webster J Guillory Bright Mind Awardee

2009 Winners

2008 Winners

2007 Winners

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Completed applications must be postmarked by June 20th. (Late applications will not be considered)
Mail the Application
Mail the application to the address listed below

Mail the application to:

Harold Hayden Scholarship Fund (HHSF)
National Association of Black County Officials
1425 K Street, N.W.
Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005

*Note: Please ensure that academic transcripts are mailed directly from your high school.  Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

The Harold Hayden Scholarship Fund Committee will consider applicants based on:

  • Academic record
  • Leadership record
  • Character and personality
  • Personal achievement
  • Interest in Government and Politics
  • Commitment to Human and Civil Rights

The Scholarship Fund welcomes all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, physical handicap, national or ethnic origin.

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