Jackie Robinson Foundation's Scholarship Program

Website: Jackie Robinson


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship program is designed to address the financial needs of college students and provide comprehensive mentoring services through its 42 Strategies for Success Curriculum. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, “Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars” receive a generous four-year grant to attend the college or university of their choice and are enrolled in JRF’s celebrated “mentoring curriculum.” JRF’s four-year curriculum enables students to effectively navigate the college environment, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. Throughout the four-year program, JRF also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of its namesake.


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

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Demonstrate a record of academic excellence
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service
  • Submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year*
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university
  • Have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college.

    *JRF recognizes the challenges of taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic; applicants who do not HAVE TEST SCORES to submit will not be disadvantaged in the selection process.
Student Type
  • freshman
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

The online Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application includes:

  • One recommendation
  • Demographics
  • High school information including an unofficial high school transcript
  • College plans
  • Test scores (AP, IB, PSAT, ACT, or SAT)
  •  Activities and distinctions
  • Household information
  • Four essays
Service Agreement

JRF Scholars are required to participate in community service as part of their scholarship. Each Scholar must document these projects and keep them on file with JRF. Through these efforts, JRF Scholars impact thousands of lives and gain valuable skills and experiences in the process. Whether it is starting a non–profit to provide college preparatory training for low-income students, building houses in Third World regions, researching the AIDS epidemic or reading to local students, JRF Scholars are ambassadors of Jackie's philosophy that, "A life is not important except in its impact on other lives."

Contact Information

New York National Headquarters

One Hudson Square
75 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013-1917

tel: (212) 290-8600
fax: (212) 290-8081
Email:  general@jackierobinson.org

Los Angeles Office

550 South Hope Street,Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90071

tel: (213) 330-7726
fax: (213) 330-7701
Email-Western Region:  jrfwest@jackierobinson.org