Administered by the Jackie Robinson Foundation and provides four-year college scholarships and mentoring to high-achieving minority students from the New York City area that display excellent leadership potential. Scholarship was endowed in 2001, but Derek and Turn 2's support began in 1998 with an initial contribution of $25,000.
2018 - Kyla Peterkin
2014 - Chelsea Miller
2010 - Rashawn Davis
2006 - Akpanoluo Etteh
Students inquiring about this scholarship should contact the Jackie Robinson Foundation:
One Hudson Square
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013-1917
2016 - Ashley Alba
2015 - Samuel Upson
2014 - Elmer Chavez
2013 - Rashonda Jones
Established in 2016, the UNCF (United Negro College Fund)/Sharlee Jeter Scholarship is a partnership between the Turn 2 Foundation, Inc. and UNCF established in 2008, and is awarded each year to a graduate of the Jeter's Leaders program to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Past UNCF/Sharlee Jeter Scholars have attended prestigious institutions including Spelman College, Howard University and Alabama State University.
"Each year we proudly watch our Jeter's Leaders graduate high school and embark on a new, exciting chapter in their lives, and we are thrilled the UNCF/Sharlee Jeter Scholarship has allowed us to support deserving students in furthering their education," said Sharlee Jeter, president of the Turn 2 Foundation and an alumnus of Spelman College, a historically black college and part of the UNCF network of 37-private HBCUs. "Academic excellence is a cornerstone of our organization, and by permanently endowing our scholarship program we will be able to continue building on the legacy of the Turn 2 Foundation and UNCF well into the future."
"The extreme costs of higher education make a college degree seem unattainable for so many students, but by providing financial support and guidance, we can help their dreams become a reality," said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, UNCF president and CEO. "The Turn 2 Foundation embodies our mission of ensuring that all students have access to a college education, and we are proud to continue our partnership with this organization to create a path toward success for the Jeter's Leaders through permanently endowing our scholarship program."
Initially established as a four-year partnership, The UNCF/Sharlee Jeter Scholarship reflects the commitment of both UNCF and Turn 2 Foundation to fostering academic excellence. In 2012, the partnership was renewed for an additional four years. The endowment will create a vehicle that will impact and fund students in perpetuity.
2018 - Morgan Danztler and Kristalyn Billips
2017 - Marc Domingue
2016 - Lauren Thorpe
2015 - Aaron Straker
2014 - Kayla Evans
2009 - Suewayne Burke
2008 - Diandra Davidson
2007 - Jaleesa Diaz
Students inquiring about this scholarship should contact, Vice President, Franli Guzman, via email at [email protected].
Established in 1997, the four-year scholarship is administered by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and provides financial assistance each year to male and female high school graduates demonstrating academic and personal excellence, as well as leadership qualities that promote alcohol and drug-free lifestyles. Scholarship amount is $1,000 a year per student.
Natalie Toweson (KZJL Class of 2019)
Students inquiring about this scholarship should contact the Kalamazoo Community Foundation:
402 #. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Administered by the Hillsborough Education Foundation, the scholarship is awarded each year to a high school graduate who demonstrates academic excellence, participates in extracurricular activities and is active in community service. The scholarship provides $1,000 per year toward the student's college tuition.
In 2015, Turn 2 launched a new initiative to benefit young people at the Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House. Since 2015, one of two annual Derek Jeter/Hillsborough Education Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to a graduate of the Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House in Tampa, Florida.
The first scholarship was awarded in 2004.
Summer Smith (Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House)
Marcelino Mederos Jr.
Meng Fei Shen
Sebastian De Almenara
Students inquiring about this scholarship should contact the Hillsborough Education Foundation:
2306 N. Howard Ave
Tampa, FL 33607