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Brandon Hendricks scholarship

Honoring Brandon

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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 

Scholarship Timeline:

  • May 3rd: Application opens

  • May 31st: Application closes (at 11:59 PM)

  • June 1st – July 1st: Application review process

  • July 2nd: Chosen recipients are notified

  • July 7th: Scholarships Awarded at the Brandon Hendricks 

Community Event 

*there will be no exceptions made for any late applicantions 


Brandon Hendricks Scholarship


Kyarah Eaddy

Lincoln University of PA

$5,000 - 2020 Brandon Hendricks Scholarship

Destiny Maria Rodriguez

Lousiana State University

$5,000 - 2020 Brandon Hendricks Scholarship

Muhamed Bayo

Boston College

$5,000 - 2020 Brandon Hendricks Scholarship 

Maria Martinez

SUNY Oswego

$5,000 - 2020 Brandon Hendricks Scholarship