Homer L. Graham Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
Graham Family
Learn more about the Donor
$1,500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 15, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 15, 2021
Education Level
High School
Eligibility Requirements
Colleges of Interest:
Looking to attend/accepted into an HBCU
Colleges of Interest:
Looking to attend/accepted into an HBCU

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 seven 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 apply to and attend college.

Once a father, Homer ensured that his sons were afforded every chance to pursue their goals. Sean was the first in his family to attend college. When tuition funds became tight, Homer quietly took a loan out of his hard-earned 401k to ensure that Sean’s educational journey would not be interrupted. 

Years later, Sean is a proud Howard University alum with a notable career in finance. Homer would go on to watch two generations of Grahams – Trevor, Trevor Jr., and Joel's son, Jordan – obtain their degrees and advance in their chosen fields as well.

The Homer L. Graham Memorial Scholarship exists to honor the legacy of pairing hard work with opportunity which was so important to him. As Homer did with his son Sean, this scholarship is designed to provide a helping hand to 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.

Diversity and Inclusion
Selection Criteria:
Essay, HBCU, Selfless, Vision, Purpose
$1,500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 15, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 15, 2021
Education Level
High School

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

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.

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 15, 2021.