Described in The New York Times in 2008 as what "might be the best educational effort in the country," the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a national, not–for–profit, organization founded in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson through the advancement of higher education among underserved populations. Uniquely, JRF provides generous four–year college scholarships in conjunction with a comprehensive set of skills and opportunities to disadvantaged students of color to ensure their success in college and to develop their leadership potential.
Minority high school seniors demonstrating leadership, service, and financial need.
Four-year scholarships of up to $7,500/yr, plus mentoring and internship opportunities.
Applications are available annually from mid-October to mid-March.