“As I graduate high school I will be the first in my family to attend college.”
– Alan Llanas, Malcolm Jenkins Scholar, College Track New Orleans
Too often bright and ambitious students slip through the cracks, unable to continue their academic career due to financial roadblocks. The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is working to close that gap. Since 2012, 72 deserving Malcolm Jenkins Scholars have received more than $101,000 in scholarships towards their college education. Forty-eight (48%) are FIRST GENERATION college students.
Scholarships are awarded in the following categories: most improved, high academic achievement, and overcoming adversity.
Many of the students, at College Track New Orleans, who have earned scholarships went on to attend institutions of higher learning such as Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana, Howard University, Tulane University, Tuskegee University, Franklin & Marshall College, and many more.
In 2016, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation celebrated its first cohort of college graduates that were a part of both Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. and Malcolm Jenkins Scholars.