JLW Scholarship Fund

Thousands of low-income minority students are highly motivated and ready for college every year. However, few are able to continue their education due to the costs associated with tuition and other expenses affecting a college degree.

Most U.S. high school students want to attend college. They recognize that higher education is the most direct path to success in their future careers. College also provides opportunities to explore talents and develop leadership skills useful in their adult life.

We’re working to help them get there through our scholarship program.


Our Ideal Candidate is someone who stands out among the crowd of applicants. Scholars must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Scholars may apply to pursue any academic discipline. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

• US Citizen – Resident of the States of Mississippi, Alabama, or Georgia;

• GPA 3.0; and

• Currently accepted or have applied full-time in post-secondary education (undergraduate)


Award: $1,500
Awards per year: 2
Award is open to: African-American High School Seniors, Hispanic High School Seniors, Native American High School Seniors, Pacific Islander High School Seniors, Male and Female
Major / Field of Study: Open
How to Apply / Contact: Call 434-582-4879 for Application Package
Apply Today! Application materials include transcripts, letters of recommendation, application form and essay. It should all be mailed together (email and faxes are not accepted). The deadline for submitting an application is May 15th.