The Malcolm Frierson Foundation was founded in 2006 as a non-profit public charity. Its mission is to promote the academic success of African American youth. The Foundation highlights leadership, service, and appreciation of African American life and culture.
The Marcus Garvey Scholarship Program honors the late Jamaican-born activist and organizer who served as the voice of uplift for millions of African descendants worldwide in the early twentieth century. Outstanding high school seniors who share Garvey’s spirit of leadership, service, and appreciation of Black life and culture are invited to apply for a one-time $1,000 award. Applications will be available in late spring.
Congratulations to Danielle J. at Spelman College, recipient of the 2019 Marcus Garvey Scholarship award!
The Earnest Frierson Memorial Scholarship recognizes the life and contributions of one of Mississippi's most loyal sons. Born in Tupelo in 1943, Earnest Frierson earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University, respectively. He championed initiatives to improve Jackson, his home for more than fifty years, and the state of Mississippi at large. Before retiring as an educator, Earnest Frierson supported his four children through graduation from Jim Hill High School and three Mississippi colleges/universities.
The Earnest Frierson Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $500 award. Outstanding seniors at Jim Hill High School who will become first-time college freshmen in the Fall 2020 semester are invited to apply. Please download the application here (PDF; Microsoft Word).
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