The Girl Friends Fund, Inc. (“The Fund”) proudly celebrates over 25 years of philanthropy in the form of service and financial support to low income African-American students across the nation. Throughout this eventful period, despite widespread economic instability and rising tuition costs, The Fund has remained steadfast in our mission to provide renewable scholarships to students who may not otherwise have a reasonable opportunity to access a college education.
The Fund serves a unique and critical niche in higher education. We are among the few organizations dedicated to addressing the funding gap between the limits of a student’s traditional financial aid and their remaining tuition costs and expenses. The Fund does more than just provide scholarships to students on their way to college. Indeed, The Fund supports those particular students who, as the result of insufficient income, may find significant hardship in realizing a collegiate education.
Since 1988, The Fund has awarded over 730 scholarships to students who have graduated from Ivy League schools, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and other institutions of higher learning nationwide.
The goal of the scholarship program is to offset expenses associated with tuition, books, housing and other college related expenses. All scholarship awards are provided annually for up to four academic years, depending on the availability of funds. Scholarship awards are presented to selected graduating high school seniors each spring.
The Girl Friends Fund scholarship program is supported through generous donations from members and chapters of The Girl Friends®, Inc., and the general public.