Your student doesn’t need to be an athlete to apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (JRF). The merit-based scholarship grants up to $28,000 over four-years for students to attend an accredited 4-year college or university. Typically, JRF will choose up to 60 minority students who show leadership potential and demonstrate financial need.
JRF offers a Mentoring and Leadership Development Program to complement the scholarship and students will also receive extensive support services throughout their college careers. In return, JRF Scholars will be required to perform community service work throughout their JRF experience.
Deadline to apply is February 15, 2016.
In order to be eligible, students should:
- Be a graduating high school senior;
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
- Show leadership potential;
- Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
- Present evidence of financial need;
- Be a United States citizen;
- Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
- Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.