Yates-Chisolm Legacy Scholarship ($6,000)
Donnell Williamson is a senior at Catawba Ridge High School. He had to transfer there for his senior year of high school from Wilson HS in Florence South Carolina. Donnell is a one sport athlete, football, and he loves the business field. He’s won many individual team awards throughout his football career. Most recently, he was named second team all region for his secondary position. Donnell will be attending South Carolina State University in the fall majoring business. He also hopes to continue his football career while at South Carolina State.
Albert Burks, Jr. Presidential Scholarship ($5,000)
Joshua Cummings is a senior at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology in Conyers, Georgia. During his tenure at Rockdale, he was an active member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and a two-year secretary of the Black Stem Student Union. Joshua also is active with volunteering in his school system and community. Joshua will be pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering at Hampton University starting this fall. His ultimate goal is to become a computer hardware engineer and help others like him overcome similar struggles he endured. Joshua would like to say Thank you to Look Back Give Back foundation for this opportunity to pursue his passions.
Robert Faulk Basley Memorial Scholarship ($2,500)
Janae Russell is a Senior at Alpharetta High school in Georgia. During her years at Alpharetta, she has been a part of the National Honors Society, the Track Team, the Basketball Cheer Team, the Theatre department, and much more. She also formed her own Mental Health for Student Athletes Organization and is a Law career pathway completer. Outside of school, Janae was an intern for Congresswoman Lucy McBath; she and her friend formed their own Child Care service and have expansion plans. Janae is faith-oriented and puts her trust in God to guide her path. Janae will attend George Washington University in the fall and is joining their University Honors Program. She wants to start her own Law Firm in the future and aspires to use her newly attained knowledge of the law to teach minority groups about their rights.
Charles Thomas Thompson Legacy Scholarship ($2,000)
Andre Patterson is a graduating senior from Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida. He has participated in activities like Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, and most notably, Best Tutoring. He has empowered the communities that he is a part of with mathematics.
With a passion for learning, Andre will enroll at MIT as a computer science and mathematics double major in September. He will continue to give back to the community by engaging in research opportunities, campus projects, and more.
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)
Makeda Fox was born and raised in Queens, New York and is graduating from York Early College Academy. She is an early college student that has accumulated over 50 college credits
as a high school student. She has maintained a 3.7 gpa throughout high school. Makeda will major in Financial Market regulation at University of Albany starting this fall. Makeda is a very open-minded person, she enjoys doing creative activities, baking, and going out with her friends. She plans on giving back to her community and continues motivating others to be their best self. Makeda would like to Thank Look Back Give Back Foundation for helping her pursue higher education.
Willie & Robertha Bloodworth Legacy Scholarship ($1,000)
Aliyah is a senior at Heritage High School in Conyers, GA. Throughout her high school career she has had the opportunity to participate in various extracurricular activities such as National Honor Society, the Rockdale Career Academy Ambassador Program, and she was also a singles and doubles player on her school’s varsity tennis team. Outside of school, Aliyah enjoys reading mystery novels, playing jazz songs on the piano, spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering at her church whenever she can. Aliyah will be furthering her education at Kennesaw State University majoring in nursing and minoring in Spanish with aspirations of becoming a registered nurse. Additionally, she plans to become a travel nurse working across the United States and on mission trips, providing care to those in underprivileged countries. Not only does she want to be a healthcare provider, but she plans to be a healthcare advocate for improved programs and initiatives to allow all people to access healthcare to ensure everyone has the opportunity to live long fulfilling lives.
Ronald Scott Morris Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Joy Powell will be graduating from Bluefield High School in Bluefield, West Virginia. During her time at Bluefield High, she participated in many extra curricular activities such as National Honor Society, Student Council, Superintendent’s Advisory Council, Prom Committee, and has completed numerous hours of volunteer work. In addition, she is also a four year student athlete and member of the women’s volleyball team of which she was named as the Captain. Aside from her studies, Joy enjoys shopping, traveling, going to the gym, and working. Her post graduation plans include attending the University of Kentucky to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy to follow. She is passionate about her upcoming career in healthcare, and plans to dedicate her time providing assistance to those in need.
President's Scholarship ($1,000)
A native of Pompano Beach, Florida, Blake K. Martin is a highly motivated, ambitious and conscientious individual. A soon to be graduate of Deerfield Beach High School, he works hard to maintain above average grades in Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment coursework. As a result, he has earned 19 college credits. Throughout his matriculation, Blake learned the importance of maintaining an academic balance, while participating in extra-curricular activities and community affairs. He was a four-year member of the Marine Corps JROTC and National Honor Society; a three-year member of Key Club, Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders and the School Advisory Council; a two-year member of MC JROTC Drill Team, Quill and Scroll National Honor Society, Broward County’s Urban League Upward-Bound College Tour Program and Unity for Teens, where he served as captain of the Robotics Team. Additionally, he was an active volunteer with the Pompano Beach Kiwanis West and the Pompano Beach Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee. This fall, Blake will pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Ultimately, his long-term goal is to give back to the community by partnering with engineers from different pathways to establish a STEM/STEAM academy, in an inner-city, which would provide educational tracks for advancement that include tutoring, mentoring, shadowing, extended learning opportunities and internships to under-privileged children.
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.