The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) has made its first round of selections for the new college Scholars’ Class of 2017. This new class will join 129 JRF undergraduate Scholars and 11 graduate Fellows, bringing the total to 194 minority students sponsored by the JRF and its partners for the new academic year. The highly coveted JRF Scholarship provides $30,000 in grants over four years and a host of services and support, including internship placement, to select college-bound students who demonstrate leadership potential and financial need.
The Class of 2017 represents 19 states, will attend 43 colleges and universities, and has indicated a broad variety of intended major fields of study. Academically accomplished and hailing from many different cultural backgrounds, thirty-three percent of this incoming class will be the first in their family to attend college.
“Once again, we are delighted to welcome a new, impressive class of Scholars to the fold,” said JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza . “Through our comprehensive mentoring and leadership program, these highly motivated young men and women join a rich 40-year history of excellence. As we guide them through the process of higher education, I’m confident that they will continue in the Robinson Family’s and this Foundation’s tradition of public service and leadership.”
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