The Jackie Robinson Foundation aims to preserve the legacy of Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson through various scholarships. The various awards provided through the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship program help support students from minority backgrounds. This scholarship is offered each year to students who embody the excellence and leadership of Jackie Robinson.
Who is eligible to apply Jackie Robinson Scholarship?
- Be a graduating minority 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 demonstrated financial need
- Be a United States citizen
- Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 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 are:
- The online application, which includes four essay questions
- A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) – you may submit a high school senior graduation photo
- One letter of recommendation (letters of recommendation can be from a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, or an employer)
- SAT or ACT scores: If you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. Note that the scholarship committee will not be considering the writing scores as part of their review process.
How much is the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship worth?
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years of college! This means that you could potentially pay for half of your college tuition with a single scholarship! Typically, 60 scholarships are awarded.
When is the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application due?
The completed application is due February 1, 2021.
If you have any further questions about the scholarship process, you can visit the JRF scholarship website.
Best of luck to all applicants!