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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Offered by Jackie Robinson Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 2, 2024
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

January 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a graduating, minority high school senior who demonstrates both academic excellence and financial need? If so, consider applying for the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards winning applicants up to $35,000 over the course of four years. In addition to the monetary award, winners will be invited to JRF’s annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City. Lastly, winners will receive four years’ worth of a comprehensive program that includes career guidance, internship and job placement, and more. The scholarship is offered by the Jackie Robinson Foundation, an organization founded by Rachel Robinson in honor of her late husband. It was created with the goal of helping sponsor and support the education of talented young, minority youth. 

If you’re an academically exceptional minority high school senior with plans to enroll in a U.S. college, we encourage you to apply! Bear in mind that the scholarship cycle runs from September to January of each year.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students who meet the below criteria, demonstrate financial need, and are passionate about helping their communities. Applicants also must be on track to attend a U.S. college or university in the upcoming academic year.

Grade Level

High School Senior


U.S. Citizens


Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, Native American

Other Category

Low Income

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, evidence of financial need, and the below application materials.

4 essays

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

SAT Score

ACT Score

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship winner will be announced: June 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Jackie Robinson Foundation at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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