Large Scholarships

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (JRF)

JRF Scholars receive college scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years and are financially sponsored to attend JRF‘s annual, four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference“ in New York City and other events throughout the year. Aside from generous financial support, Scholars benefit from a comprehensive, four-year program that includes career guidance, internship and permanent job placement, travel abroad, and leadership and practical life skills training.

who should apply?minority students with financial need
eligible grade levelsseniors
award$30,000 over 4 years
opensSept. 1, 2021
deadlineJanuary 12, 2022, 5 PM EST
decisions releasedsemifinalist: Spring 2022
recipients: early Summer 2022
selectivity60 scholarship recipients

application requirements

  • be a graduating, minority HS senior
  • be a US 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 (if you do not have test scores, you will not be disadvantaged)
  • 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

application process

Round 1 (Open now, closes Jan. 12, 2022)

  • one letter of recommendation
  • demographics
  • HS information w/ HS transcript
  • college plans
  • test scores
  • activities + distinctions
  • household information
  • four essays (650 words max each)

Round 2 (Open Spring 2022)

  • regional semifinalist interviews

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