Homer L. Graham was a hard-working husband and father determined to provide his three sons, Joel, Trevor, and Sean, with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential.
Homer grew up in rural Georgia, on his family’s farm with six siblings. Naturally bright, and a diligent student, Homer was the valedictorian of his high school class.
Despite his academic achievement, Homer was a victim to his environment; class and racial inequities resulted in his lack of access to the resources required to attend college.
Once a father, Homer ensured that his sons were afforded every chance to pursue their goals. Through the example of his work ethic, he stressed the importance of taking pride in every task, big or small, not only as a means to take advantage of any presented opportunities, but to also allow for consistency and resilience when encountering obstacles.
Before he passed away, he proudly witnessed two generations of Grahams – his sons Trevor and Sean, and eldest grandsons, Trevor Jr., and Jordan – attend college, obtain degrees, and advance in their chosen fields.
The Homer L. Graham Memorial Scholarship exists to continue the legacy of pairing hard work with opportunity which was so important to him.
In his honor, this scholarship is designed to reward a hard-working Black male who is graduating from high school and planning to attend an HBCU in the fall of 2021.
To apply, please tell us more about your story, and how your hard work and diligence has resulted in your matriculation to college.
Tell us more about your story. Provide an example of when your hard work aligned with an opportunity. Alternatively, provide an example of when a lack of opportunity prevented you from benefiting from your efforts.
The application deadline is Jul 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 15, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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