The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Additional fellowships are given to undergraduate and graduate JRF Scholars and alumni.
JRF Scholars are chosen through a selective application process receive grants of up to $28,000 over four years to attend an accredited college or university of their choice. JRF grants complement the financial aid students receive from the college or university for tuition and other educational expenses. In additional, JRF Scholars are financially sponsored to attend an annual four day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York City and other program related events.
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- 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 1000 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
The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:
- The online application, which includes four essay questions
- A professional, hi resolution digital photo (headshot only, in JPEG format) - you may submit a high school senior graduation photo
- One letter of recommendation
- SAT or ACT scores
Application is due by February 15, 2015 - Apply NOW!
(Referenced from JRF website.)