The Girl Friends Fund, Inc. (“The Fund”) brings dreams to life by providing scholarships and mentoring to high-achieving, African-American students who face significant financial obstacles in their path toward a college education.
We recognize the limits of financial aid, hence the goal of our scholarship program is to offset expenses associated with tuition, books, and housing. Awards for $1500 are presented each Spring to a select group of graduating high school seniors, nominated by chapters of The Girl Friends®, Inc, who plan to attend an accredited four-year institution. The $1500 award is renewable for up to four years, provided the student continues to satisfy eligibility requirements.
The Fund is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization supported through generous, tax deductible donations from members of The Girl Friends®, Inc., corporate sponsors and the general public. All members of The Girl Friends®, Inc. are members of “The Fund”.
The Girl Friends Fund, Inc. (“The Fund”) was established in 1988 and began to award scholarships in 1995. Since that time, The Fund has awarded 115 scholarships. In 2014, we awarded over $70,000 to our current recipients. Our students have graduated from Ivy League universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and other institutions of higher learning nationwide. Many have pursued distinguished careers in law, medicine, and other notable professions. Visit our Testimonials Page to read their success stories.