Brandon Hendricks scholarship
In 2020, the Bronx Rising Initiative (BRI) launched the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship in honor of a rising star from our community that was killed by senseless gun violence on June 29th, 2020. Brandon Hendricks was a consistent source of hope and inspiration for everyone that knew him and had recently been accepted to college with a full scholarship. To honor Brandon’s life, our organization offers financial scholarships in his name to multiple high school seniors from The Bronx that have recently been admitted to college.
About the Scholarship
We want to see more students from The Bronx earn their college degree, having less debt when they graduate, and make the world a better place!
The Brandon Hendricks Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship award for high school seniors from The Bronx that have recently been admitted into college. With these scholarships, the Bronx Rising Initiative and Hendricks Family hopes to alleviate some of the financial stress and economic burdens that many students face during their college years. We believe that this investment and interest during this critical time in a students academic journey will help our youth to focus on their education and value their college experience.
Be graduating high school in 2021
Provide proof of acceptance/enrollment at any accredited undergraduate college program
Reside in The Bronx, NY during senior year of high school
Complete our scholarship application
Submit two short written responses
May 3rd: Application opens
May 31st: Application closes (at 11:59 PM)
June 1st – July 1st: Applications review process
July 2nd: Chosen recipients are notified
July 7th: Checks Awarded at the Brandon Hendricks
*there will be no exceptions made for any late applicantions