The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Annual Amount

up to $30,000 over four years

Additional Selection Criteria


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • -Be a graduating high school senior;
  • -Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • -Show leadership potential;
  • -Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • -Present evidence of financial need;
  • -Be a United States citizen;
  • -Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • -Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

Application Process

For online application, go to:

You will need to create an account.

The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:

  • -The online application, which includes four essay questions;
  • -A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) – you may submit a high school senior graduation photo;
  • -One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, an employer);
  • -SAT or ACT scores: If you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. NOTE: JRF does not consider the writing scores as part of your examination.


February 1, 2021

For the application or more information go to: