… 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.
Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. works in under-resourced communities to increase high school graduation, graduation rates, college eligibility and enrollment.
The after-school program is designed to deliver progressive rewards at yearly benchmarks to prepare students for college as they learn essential life skills and receive necessary resources for future success.
The program actively engages students in grades 9 -12, with a curriculum focused on:
Health and Wellness
MALCOLM JENKINS PROJECT REWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are awarded by the Foundation annually to help deserving students, in pursuit of higher learning, with the financial assistance to attend an accredited college or university. Scholarships are awarded in the following categories:
High Academic Achievement
Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Malcolm Jenkins Scholars”.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
The Malcolm Jenkins Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. (Reinforcing Education With Activities, Recreation, and Developmental Supports) is a collaborative, education development program of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation that is implemented in partnership with College Track New Orleans.
Meet TMJF Scholar
I am Troy Simon
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation awards outstanding students in the following categories
High Academic Achievement
2019 Malcolm Jenkins Scholars
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation awards scholarships utilizing a comprehensive process. Project REWARDS scholarships are awarded based on the review and recommendation of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Scholarship Committee.
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.
More than 60% of scholars are
FIRST-GENERATION college students
Since 2012, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation has awarded 87 deserving scholars with more than $128,500 in scholarships support towards their college education.
OUR PARTNERS AT COLLEGE TRACK NEW ORLEANS
Scholar Spotlight: Kaila, Howard University
It was on a trip to East Africa through College Track that opened my eyes to global disparities in healthcare. Serving at a clinic in Lira, Uganda, I saw the lack of equipment in the facilities and space to adequately serve the community. I remember one of the nurses telling us that all of the instruments they used were sent from the United States after being deemed unfit for use. I thought to myself, “if these instruments are not good enough to be used on American patients, why are they being used on Ugandan patients?”
I have always been self-motivated and driven, but for students from my community, that is not enough. College Track provided me with the tools to not only get to college, but to graduate and pursue my passion. After medical school, I plan to move back to New Orleans to fill the gap in the medical field and ensure that little Black girls have doctors and healthcare professionals who look like them. For me, it’s important to model what it looks like to follow your passion.
TMJF Scholar Thank You’s