Meet the JRF Class of 2020

September 19, 2016 - News, Scholars

As JRF Scholars head back to their college campuses, the Jackie Robinson Foundation is pleased to present the Class of 2020. Like their fellow JRF Scholars, the members of this newest class have demonstrated high academic achievement, a commitment to community service, strong leadership ability, and a desire to impact the world.

The JRF Class of 2020

64 Scholars

 34 Females and 30 Males

33 National Honor Society members

14 Valedictorians

Represent 22 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Attend 48 different colleges and universities

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This year 213 JRF Scholars and 23 JRF “Extra Innings” Fellows attend over 100 colleges and universities.

JRF Scholars have maintained a 98% graduation rate over 43 years.

JRF has dispersed $70 million in grants & direct services to 1,500 students

 

“I feel incredibly honored to have been selected as a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar… I am so grateful for the many opportunities the Foundation provides … and I am so excited to join a community of people dedicated to excellence and the pursuit of tangible, positive difference in the world. Being associated with someone like Jackie Robinson–a paragon of Black excellence… makes me proud and inspires me to bring a determined passion to everything I do, just as he did.” 
Hannah Lemmons,  JRF Class of 2020 

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