The Jackie Robinson Foundation


February 01, 2021

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choice. Applicants show leadership potential and demonstrate a dedication to community service. Students must also demonstrate financial need. Applicants must also have a minimum SAT score of 1000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Scholarship Committee
  • One Hudson Square
  • 75 Varick Street 2nd Floor
  • New York, NY 10013-1917
  • tel: 212-290-8600
  • fax: 212-290-8081

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Charlene W  on 12/22/2020 9:23:50 PM

Hello, my name is Charlene Wood and I am a senior at Trumbull High School in Trumbull CT. I am applying for this scholarship because I am the 2nd youngest child in my family. I have 3 older brothers and 1 younger brother. My parents have to pay for one of my eldest brothers' college tuition, and in about 2 years they will be having to pay for my little brother. My mom owns her own business and my dad works for FedEx. They both work countless hours, non stop trying to provide for my brothers and me. They give us so much and I just want them to not have to worry about finances for once. They have given my brothers and me everything we could ever ask for. I almost applied for the military to follow in my father's footsteps but for the military to also cover my college tuition. I didn't want my parents to have to worry about my brothers and then me on top of that. I just want them to be there for my brothers. I would love to let them know that they don't have to worry about me anymore. My parents deserve a break. Especially now that my dad is Covid positive and my mother could possibly be too (we are still awaiting her results). This past year has been hell for us and not just because of the pandemic but so many situations within our family. I just pray to god that he sees this, listens to my prayers, and lifts a weight off my parent's shoulders, and not have to do much for me when it comes time that I go to college.

Jasmyne J  on 12/14/2020 2:23:57 PM

my name is Jasmyne Jackson and I want to apply for this scholarship. I am a 10th grade African American student. I would like to apply for this scholarship because, I don't want my parents to pay for anything when I am on my way to college. I want to pay my own way because, I want to be independent. I want to learn how to manage my life and money money. I am a good student and I really need this scholarship. thank you.

La'Zyaria J  on 12/9/2020 7:03:55 AM

Hello, my name is La'Zyaria Johnson I'm a junior in high school I attended the school Glade Central Community High school in a small city named Belle Glade Florida. We are known for our great soil(muck) and our amazing football team. I am the oldest child out of my mother's two kids this scholarship would do so well because my family isn't stable enough to pay for the entire 4 years after college I would have so much money to pay back. I want to major in Business at FAU in Boca I have been committed to this school since my college tour in the 7th grade at Lake Shore middle school. Me getting this scholarship would mean the world to me I have one more year until it's time for me to go to college and at the moment I have no backup plan for college, and I know I should have one but I am really committed to FAU.

Alexya Cortez  on 12/7/2020 12:38:58 PM

Hello, my name is Alexya Cortez, I am a senior at West High School. My parents are both immigrants that work as harvest workers their whole life and till this day they still do. In my family, there is 5 kids including me they are providing for. As a kid, I been knowing their struggles and how they have struggled their whole life just for my siblings and me to get a better education, they both came from very poor families in Mexico. All my siblings and me are not fluent English speakers which makes it difficult for us to understand and speak. They have not received any government assistance whether it's for everyone in California or families. At this moment, I don't work because I take care of my siblings and they want me to focus in my education. I don't have to pay for any expenses that involves me in them since I have good grades, they just want me to focus. Every month, my father pays rent and sometimes we have to limit ourselves on groceries, but they never ask any relatives or friends for help. We live in a Townhouse with 3 rooms which we rent but I share a room with my two other sisters since the other two rooms are for my parents and my two brothers. Having to share is not that bad and my siblings understand my parents struggle which we don't really ask for stuff because it can be useful for them in other ways. I am applying for this scholarship.

Ariba A  on 11/3/2020 7:00:11 PM

Hello, my name is Ariba Ali and I am a senior in high school. I am a South Asian student and have faced several accounts of discrimination which has led me to belittle my self worth, however, my parents expectations of me have pushed me beyond limits and inspired me to find light within darkness. I aspire to be a successful physician and gain knowledge on the complexity of the human body as it always has been of great interest to me. My parents have always provided me with everything in terms of my education. Naturally, I do worry about my future student debt as college is quite pricey. This scholarship would ease my financial worries and help me attain my career goals. I am grateful to be provided with this opportunity, thank you!

Boris C  on 9/19/2020 4:02:49 PM

Yes, I am applying for this scholarship. My name is Boris Combest, Jr. , I am an African American high school senior. I grew up in Memphis, TN and I am currently attending Middle College High School in which I am enrolled in the dual enrollment program with Christian Brothers University.By the end of this year I will have obtained 24 college credit. I have one sister in college and I have a younger brother. My parents adopted my two cousin and we have a young man that is currently in the 9th grade that was displaced that lives with us. Obtaining funding for me will help my parents out greatly. I will major in biology with the plans on become a dentist. This scholarship would really help me to attain my goal. It is require that we do community service at my school. Thank you some much for providing such an opportunity to youths and tomorrow's future. Be safe!

Imani T  on 9/6/2020 12:57:55 PM

Hello, my name is Imani Thomas, I am a bisexual, African American High school senior. Growing up my family didn't have a lot, my mom grew up very different from the way I did and she wanted to give me the best life she could with what she had. I attend a mixed race high school, with multiple different races and ethnicities , however funding is low and often I feel I have to try hard to stand out among so many other students like me. I wasn't able to do a lot in high school, because I transferred in the middle of my sophomore year. I planned to do more for my community this year, however COVID-19 affected my plans drastically. With this being my last year of High School, I want to make sure I'm set for college without having to rely too much on my parents. I am very grateful for the opportunity to hopefully be considered for this scholarship, thank you!

Bryson B  on 7/7/2020 10:23:10 PM

Hi my name is Bryson Battle I am a rising senior in High school as an African American going to a predominantly white High school I always felt watched in a way, like people always there eyes on me but that just gave me more of a reason to stand out in a positive way. I was the first and only person to come out as gay in my in my student class which was hard but ultimately made me who I am today which is a smart, kind, hardworking, talented, individual who this scholarship would mean so much to. My parents have provided any and everything I’ve ever needed for the past 17 years and college is one of the most expensive but fulfilling things to come along in a young persons life so recovering this scholarship would mean so much to me and my family and help further my journey into the real world. Thank you for offering this opportunity to students like me and I hope you will consider me for the scholarship.


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