BRONX TIMES: $5,000 Scholarship Available for Bronx College-Bound Seniors Honoring Brandon Hendricks

The Bronx Rising Initiative has opened applications for its Brandon Hendricks Scholarship, offering $5,000 to multiple high school seniors from the Bronx that have recently been admitted to college.

Applications close May 31 and winners will be announced and honored at the Brandon Hendricks Community Event on July 7. The winners can use the money as they choose.

BRI’s Brandon Hendricks Scholarship was launched last year in honor of and in partnership with the family of a rising star from the south Bronx community that was killed by senseless gun violence on June 29, 2020. Hendricks had plans to play college basketball at st. John’s.

The only requirements for applying are that applicants be graduating seniors from the Bronx who have been accepted to college and that they complete a questionnaire, which includes a written portion. To learn more about the scholarship, visit