Albert Burks, Jr. Presidential Scholarship ($5,000)
Sierra Prescod is a senior at Uniondale High School in Uniondale, New York. She is ranked in the top 10 at her high school. She is the President of the Marching/Concert Band and she’s the trombone section leader. Sierra has been on the Varsity swim team throughout her high school career. She is also a member of the New York State Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society of which she is the Historian. Sierra is a true musician as she is in two community musical groups: Band of Long Island and Instrumental Sounds of Praise. Sierra will attend Howard University and major in Clinical Laboratory Science in the fall.
C & J Williams Legacy Scholarship ($4,000)
Alana Honorable is from Little Rock, Arkansas and she will be graduating from Little Rock Central High School. She enjoys drawing, painting, photography, photo editing, and shopping. Growing up, she’s always loved houses, and didn’t realize her long love for houses until she was a little older. She’s also very into the interior design of living and social spaces. Alana will attend Tuskegee University in the fall and she plans on majoring in architecture and pursuing a career as a residential architect and become an interior designer.
C & J Williams Legacy Scholarship ($4,000)
Jaedah Davis is a graduating senior at Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, PA, and a first-generation college student. During her tenure at NHS Jaedah was a member of the National Honor Society, a four-year student-athlete, and a two-year captain of the varsity cheer team. She is also a member of the NAACP and NABJ. Jaedah volunteers, tutors, and is a three-time UCA All American Cheerleader outside of her studies. Cheer has allowed her to travel and perform in PA, NJ, VA, FL, and Hawaii. In the fall Jaedah will matriculate to Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL, and major in Broadcast Journalism/ Communications. As a young woman working on writing her future, she aspires to use her platform and influence to improve the depiction of the African-American community in print, radio, television, and social media.
Ada B. Morris Lewis Legacy Scholarship ($4,000)
Bethany Sims is a graduate of Bluefield High School in Bluefield, West Virginia.
During her time at Bluefield High, she was a member of the National Honor Society and the BHS Cheer team where she later led as a senior captain. Bethany is also a graduate of Mercer County Technical Education Center, where she received a completer’s certificate in dental assisting. While attending MCTEC, and she was a member of the National Technical Honor Society. Outside of her studies, Bethany was a traveling competitive gymnast, who also taught gymnastics at her previous dance school. She will further her education at the school of Dentistry at West Virginia University in the fall. She will major in dental hygiene, with the goal of becoming a pediatric hygienist.
Robert Faulk Basley Memorial Scholarship ($2,500)
Richardson Joseph is a graduating senior from Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. During his time at Boyd Anderson High, he has always been well-rounded, and as a student in the International Baccalaureate program, he is involved and deeply dedicated to ensuring that the culture of the school is preserved.
Richardson has also been part of the extracurricular life in both his school and community. He currently serves as the president of the National Honor Society, co-recording secretary of Student Government, the vice president of the Senior Class and serves as active board members in many other organizations and associations. In the community, he has given marketing speeches to the mayoral board regarding the implementation of Generation Z in the progressional plans for the city.
In the fall, Richardson will further his education at Cornell University. He will major in computer science and will complete his minor studies in psychology. Richardson's ultimate goal is to create a mental-health institution, to primarily serve those in low-income communities, as a way of giving back to the community he humbly came from. He also wants to use his knowledge to give back to the country of his family's heritage - Haiti. Richardson is hopeful that he will find peace and joy being an advocate for those who are disempowered. He truly believes that there is inclusivity in the diversity and plans to pave a way for others to discover inspiration.
Give Back Book Scholarship ($1,500)
Alanis Starr is a graduate of Woodland High School in Stockbridge, Georgia. She graduated with six cords and 3 certificates including: academic excellence all four years, Career pathway course completion, and a civic diploma seal. Following her graduation, she will be pursuing a degree in Biology on the Pre-Med track at North Carolina A&T State University. Her ultimate goal after school is to become a Physician. She is currently favoring Cardiology as a specialty. Aside from science, Alanis also enjoys listening to music, drawing, painting, hanging out with friends and debating.
Butch & Stella Jackson Legacy Scholarship ($1,000)
Jasmine Edwards was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is a graduating senior from Brooklyn College Academy.Jasmine will graduate in the top 12 of her class with honors and will be attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in the Fall.. During her time at Brooklyn College Academy she has served as a peer mentor and a member of the National Honors Society. She enjoys dancing and watching movies in her free time. She’s also an outgoing individual and open minded when it comes to trying new things. Jasmine has also volunteered at her local Junior High School as a tutor and staff member assisting kids. Her goal is to become a traveling physical therapist so she can help those in need around the country.
Willie & Robertha Bloodworth Scholarship ($1,000)
Julian Dudley was born and raised in Conyers, Georgia and is a graduating senior from Heritage High School. He is an active member of the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Beta Club, and the Voice Club. He has maintained an active presence at Church since 2010, participating in devotions, speeches, and more. Julian will pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology starting this fall. He plans to be a part of minority groups to help people become more comfortable in the world using his positive and uplifting attitude. "Thank you Look Back Give Back, for this opportunity to help me pursue my passions."
Look Back Give Back Foundation, Inc. was created to GIVE BACK to African American high school students who want to further their education in college, but face socio-economic hardships. Congratulations to our inaugural class of scholars!
In 2012, we started sending monthly stipends to high school graduates to assist them financially through college. We continued this tradition for five students until they all graduated, the last one graduating May 2020. We wanted to continue to give back, so we formed this foundation to provide opportunities for low to middle class and underrepresented students with financial need.
Our mission is to provide financial support for African American high school students who seek to further their education in college, but face socio-economic hardships.
We are a family who believes in giving back and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for outstanding African American students with financial needs. We want to make sure they reach their highest potential by reducing financial barriers.