Jacob Irven Johnson Memorial Book Scholarship

Funded by
$2,000
1st winner$1,000
2nd winner$500
3rd winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 10, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 10, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
State:
Missouri (St. Louis preferred)
Race:
African American
Gender:
Male-identifying
Education Level:
State:
Race:
Gender:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Missouri (St. Louis preferred)
African American
Male-identifying

Jacob Irven Johnson was a beloved father and a pillar of his community who is dearly missed by his family and friends.

Jacob was committed to education, community, and empowerment, especially for young African American men who often aren’t encouraged to pursue college degrees. As college enrollment rates decline among men, especially men of color, educating boys about their post-high school options and providing aid so they can pursue all of their dreams is crucial.

This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Jacob Irven Johnson by supporting young men who are enrolling in college degrees.

Any African American male high school senior or undergraduate student in Missouri (St. Louis preferred) may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but those who graduated from a high school in the St. Louis Public School system, members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and those enrolled in ROTC are preferred.

To apply, tell us what community means to you, how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals, and which preferred group you fall into (if applicable).

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published May 2, 2024