The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to provide full tuition scholarships and ongoing support to promising student leaders from “Matriculation to Graduation.”

What We Do

About Us

The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation is a team of experienced educators that have over 30 years of experience helping minority students graduate from high school and get into college. We have teamed up to form a foundation that’s going to be dedicated to building cohorts of 5 college ready scholars and placing them on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. These teams of 5 Strong Scholars will be leaders in the classroom and on campus. These 5 Strong Scholars will enroll as a cohort of 5 and will graduate as a cohort of 5 Strong Scholars!


The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation will incorporate 3 signature programs that will help us select and further prepare our 5 Strong Scholars for their college education and for life. The 5 Strong Leaders of the Future (SLOF) Application process was created to thoroughly interview and evaluate each student by using large group and individual interviews, essays, oral responses, and transcript and resume evaluations.


The 5 Strong College Prep Sessions (CPS) was specifically developed to aid in the growth of our scholars by having weekly meetings that will include: team building exercises, leadership skills workshops, understanding financial aid workshops, networking – on and off campus, academic success/study skills workshops, time management workshops, and goal setting workshops.


The 5 Strong Keys In Persistence (KIP) was developed to track students during their 4 years on campus, assist with finding scholars summer jobs and internships, review and discuss report cards and study skills, and assist scholars with post undergraduate plans.


The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation's mission is to help increase the graduation and retention rate at Colleges and Universities. Partnering with HBCU’s will allow us to award 5 of their full tuition scholarships our 5 Strong Scholars. Together we can begin developing and graduating 5 Strong Scholars that will be leaders and productive citizens in their communities.


Our Mission

The mission of the 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation is to increase the retention and graduation rates at partnering Historically Black Colleges and Universities by assisting in the enrollment and success of academically promising student leaders until graduation. These emerging leaders and scholars, who will enter in a cohort of 5 students and be known as 5 Strong Scholars, will be supported over the course of their college career to ensure persistence and graduation in four years. Through academic, personal/social, and career development, these students will positively impact their college campuses and be better prepared to compete in our global society.


Our Vision

The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation’s vision is to help increase retention and graduation rates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities by placing groups of 5 Strong Scholars on these campuses nationwide each year. With the support offered by the 5 Strong Foundation, these groups of 5 Strong Scholars will become equipped with the academic, professional, and social tools that position them to be leaders on their campuses, leaders in their communities and leaders in the international workforce.






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