The JDP Scholarship Fund

May 31, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

The primary purpose of the Jayda Dionne Parker Scholarship Fund is to provide a deserving student financial assistance for college expenses. The scholarship is available to all students who meet the following requirements regardless of age, race, sex, or sexual orientation.

Scholarship Details

  • Financial assistance for students enrolled at FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
  • Designed to honor Jayda Dionne Parker’s legacy of hard work and determination
  • Open to students of any age, race, sex, or sexual orientation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrollment at FAMU’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
  • Submission of an application form and documentation of acceptance or enrollment
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-family member
  • Academic transcript or proof of academic performance

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the application form
  2. Provide required documentation including acceptance or enrollment confirmation
  3. Submit one letter of recommendation and academic proof
  4. Write a 500-750 word essay on overcoming adversity and plans for the future

The essay must include a statement of a major hurdle that was overcome, a summary of how the applicant was changed by the experience and an assertion of how overcoming adversity influenced the applicant’s plans for the future. In preparing this essay, applicants are encouraged to visit our website to learn about Jayda’s attributes and to include in their essay a specific statement of how their attributes exemplify Jayda’s character. Scholarship Search