The Jack and Jill of America Foundation is committed to the ongoing positive development of African American youth and the development of future leaders. In addition, the Foundation provides personal, professional and financial support to children in the areas of leadership skills, training, and development. Further, they are engaged in education, mentoring, health & wellness, early childhood, and economic development programs.
The Foundation promotes the preparation of succeeding generations of children as leaders so they may attain the fullest potential as individuals, enjoy rewarding and fulfilling lives, and contribute to world peace and prosperity. The key to fulfilling this vision is through education. To this end, the Jack & Jill of America Foundation is prepared to assist in funding African Americans' pursuit of higher education.
It is through contributions from Jack and Jill of America, Inc. chapters across the country, that the Foundation can provide scholarships to deserving college freshmen who meet the programs qualifications.
Criteria for the 2019-2020 Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship Program is as follows:
-Students must complete an online application within its entirety.
-The application is open to college freshmen, who are enrolled as FULL-TIME college students in the fall of 2019 at any accredited four-year institution.
-Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of high school graduation and upload an official transcript.
-Complete a one-page essay on your desired career interest.
-Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have an demonstrated unmet need. (As identified per your institutions financial aid office).
-Students must be African-American citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
-Be able to certify at least 60 hours of active community service within this past academic school year. This can be verified via the Community Service form (Located to your right and must be completed and uploaded to the application. Please note the SSN is not required.) Applications without the community service form successfully uploaded will not be considered for scholarship selection.
Please allow 6-8 weeks from the close of the program for decisions on selected and non-selected students to be rendered. Upon the close of the program for questions you may contact Yvonne Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org.