Become a JRF Scholar

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but to guide them through the process of higher education. Our 2023 Application process has begun. If you or a student is interested, please share our 2023 application flyer.

September 2023

Application Open

Application opens
January 10, 2024

Application Due

All application components are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on January 10, 2024
Feb-April 2024

Review

Applications go through a rigorous, multi-stage review process.
April-May 2024

Interviews

Regional virtual interviews of semi-finalists
June 2024

Announcement

Final notification of application status

Eligibility

The online Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application includes:
- One recommendation
- Demographics
- High school information including an unofficial high school transcript
- College plans
- Test scores (AP, IB, PSAT, ACT, or SAT) optional
- Activities and distinctions
- Household information
- Four essays

Application Components

The online Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application includes:
- One recommendation
- Demographics
- High school information including an unofficial high school transcript
- College plans
- Test scores (AP, IB, PSAT, ACT, or SAT) optional
- Activities and distinctions
- Household information
- Four essays

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions?
Join JRF Staff, who will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the application process.
Drop by any time between 2:00 -8:00 PM ET on Monday, Jan 8 2024
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When is the application due?

The application and letter of recommendation are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Jan 10, 2024. As we receive thousands of applications and everything must be submitted electronically, we recommend that you do not wait until the last day to submit your application.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
– Be a graduating, minority high school senior
– Be a United States 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*
– Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university
– Have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college.

How do you define “financial need?”

The Jackie Robinson Foundation understands that there is a wide array of financial need. We will look at each application on a case by case basis.

I have never played any sports of any kind. Do I have to be an athlete to apply for this scholarship?

No, you do not have to be an athlete. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a merit based academic scholarship.

Do I have to attend an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) to receive this award?

No. The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award allows you to attend ANY accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States.

Have More Questions?

No matter where you are in the application process, we can provide guidance on any questions that arise. Check out a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the JRF Scholarship Application Process.

And find even more resources for your academic journey.

Application Resources


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