JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years to complement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars are financially sponsored to attend JRF’s annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City and other regional events throughout the year.
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must: Be a graduating, minority high school senior; Be a United States citizen; Present evidence of financial need; Demonstrate a record of academic excellence; Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service; Submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year* ; Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university; Not possess a degree from, or be enrolled in, a 2 or 4–year college when applying.
*JRF recognizes the challenges of taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic; applicants who do not have test scores to submit will not be disadvantaged in the selection process.
The online Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application includes: One recommendation; Demographics; High school information including an unofficial high school transcript; College plans; Test scores (AP, IB, PSAT, ACT, or SAT); Activities and distinctions; Household information and four essays. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.