Hakim Mendez spent over 20 years as an educator, impacting the lives of countless students.
He was a man of many passions, with a great love for his family, friends, and community. He lived his life exploring the things he was interested in and cared about, making the most of every day. As a way to continue Hakim’s legacy, the Hakim Mendez Scholarship will support the next generation of BIPOC leaders.
High school and undergraduate BIPOC students are eligible to apply if they attend or are planning to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU) and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Students with a record of community service are strongly preferred. To apply, write about why you’ve chosen to pursue higher education and how this scholarship will help you fulfill your future goals.