Established in 1973 by Rachel Robinson to perpetuate the memory of her husband, the Jackie Robinson Foundation administers one of the nation’s premier scholarship and leadership development programs for minority college students. With the opening in 2022 of the Jackie Robinson Museum in New York City, JRF will inspire and challenge the general public around the ideals embodied in the legacy of its namesake.

JRF Scholars Program

JRF Scholars receive financial aid of up to $30,000 over four years and participate in a four-year program that provides job placement and strategies for navigating college environments, career discernment and developing leadership and practical life skills; and embrace the values that define the Robinson legacy.

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JRF IMPACT makes available elements of the Scholars Program to a broader community of Black college students across the country to connect and share experiences, access college advice, and find free resources to support success on campus and beyond graduation.

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Jackie Robinson Museum

Coming to NYC in 2022, the Jackie Robinson Museum will not only explore Robinson’s life through artifacts, narrative, and state-of-the-art media but serve as a venue for dialogue on critical social issues and innovative educational programming.

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Explore our Roots

In 1973, the Jackie Robinson Foundation was incorporated and since then has provided educational opportunities, through the awarding of four-year scholarships coupled with mentoring, job placement and leadership development opportunities to highly motivated college students with financial need.

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