CAPT Tom Abernethy, USN (Ret.)




Meeting Location:
Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Blvd, First Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Chapter General Meetings:
3rd Tuesday – Monthly – 1830

Executive Board Meetings:
1st Tuesday – Monthly – 1830


Mailing Address:
PO Box 30784
Alexandria, VA 22310


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The 2021 Scholarship Application submission deadline is EXTENDED to 31 May 2021


The Scholarship Program Chairman is LCDR Stephen Williams, USN (Retired) who can be reached via email at stephen.williams@navy.mil.

Can’t complete it online?  Click here to download Scholarship Application.

2021 Scholarship Instructions


Founded in 1972, the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) is comprised of officers from the Coast Guard, the Navy, and the Marine Corps – the nation’s Sea Services. NNOA provides professional development and mentoring in an effort to recruit, promote, and retain minority officers in the Sea Services. NNOA seeks to strengthen a diverse officer corps to enhance operational readiness in the Sea Services and has a long history of providing a positive image of the Sea Services in minority communities and educational institutions.

Each year, the Washington, DC Chapter of the NNOA (DCNNOA) awards scholarships starting at $1,000 to minority youth from the  Washington, DC Metropolitan Area based on academic achievement, positive community involvement, commitment, and financial need. Scholarship recipients select their major and attend the college or university of their choice without any obligation to join or affiliate with the military, unless stipulated by the scholarship sponsor.

Students must submit a complete application package verified by their counselor by May 31, 2021 in order to be considered for a scholarship. Online applications (https://nnoa.org/chapter-dcnnoa/) are preferred. Forward your email confirmation to your counselor for verification. Mailed application packages, including supporting documents, should be sent by May 03, 2021 and addressed to: DCNNOA Scholarship Program, P. O. Box 30784, Alexandria, VA 22310 or emailed by May 10, 2021 to both stephen.williams@navy.mil and diedraware@yahoo.com. Applicants should take care to ensure  mailed applications are legible and signed.

A complete application package consists of:
• Application Form
• Transcript & SAT/ACT score report
• A listing of extracurricular activities, community service activities, academic honors, and positions of leadership (.doc or .pdf format)
• Statement of financial need and/or special circumstances (limit 1 page)
• Two letters of recommendation from school officials or other persons of influence in life, other than relatives, who are in a position to address character, citizenship, and leadership
• Recent photograph (wallet size, high quality if possible) (cropping a photo ID counts)

NOTE: Students selected to receive a DCNNOA scholarship will be notified directly via telephone call. Please ensure an active telephone number is listed for you on your application form.

Students selected to receive one of DCNNOA’s scholarships will be announced on this homepage (https://nnoa.org/chapter-dcnnoa/) . These scholarships are intended to support the recipients during their freshman year of college. Recipients must enroll full-time at a two or four-year accredited college or university for scholarship funds to be deposited with that institution for the recipient’s use. Enrollment verification must be submitted to DCNNOA@NNOA.org by August 31, 2021. Scholarship funds will not be deposited until September 2021. The Scholarship Program Chairman is LCDR Stephen Williams, USN (Retired) who can be reached at (703) 695-8664 / (703) 644-2605) / Fax (703) 644-8503 or via email at stephen.williams@navy.mil.

2019 DCNNOA Scholarship Banquet

Thanks to all who participated in our annual scholarship banquet.  Click here to enjoy the banquet photos.

Event Calendar


President: CAPT (Ret.) Tom Abernethy, USN
Vice President: CAPT Gary Powe, SC, USN
Secretary: CAPT (Ret.) Jerome Davis
Treasurer: CDR (Ret.) Roger Hardy, USN
Membership Director: LCDR (Ret.) Stephen Williams, USN
Historian: CAPT (Ret.) Willie Evans
MAA: CW04 (Ret.) Diedra Ware-Padgett

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