Albert Burks, Jr. Presidential Scholarship ($1,500)
Aria Jones is a graduating senior from Allen High School in Allen, Texas.During her tenure in Allen ISD she was in the National Junior Honor Society, PALs Member, Peer Coach, Math Tutor and a Student Athlete. Outside of Aria’s studies, she traveled the United States playing Club Volleyball. Aria has also worked in the community where she had a firm understanding her journey must include service to others. Aria will be attending the University of Oklahoma this fall and majoring in Political Science/Economics. Aria is convinced that she will find true joy at serving and advocating for those who are marginalized. As a future lawyer, Aria plans to demonstrate respect for the legal system while having a seat at the table and paving the way for others.
Robert Faulk Basley Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Hillary-Reese Simmons was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is a graduating senior from MAST Academy. Hillary-Reese is an outgoing person who loves to try new things. In the fall, she will pursue her Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing at the University of Michigan. Hillary's goal is to be the CEO of a company where she can explore her creativity while uplifting the community. Some values she holds dear to my heart are respect, honesty, and perseverance. "Thank you to the Look Back Give Back Foundation for being a part of my journey to a better life. "
Give Back Book Scholarship ($500)
Chad Johnson is a graduating senior from Arabia Mountain High School in Stonecrest, Georgia. During his time at Arabia Mountain High, he has always been a very involved student. Chad has been a member of the National Beta Club since elementary and he is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, holding the position of Reporter, and he is the Historian for Student Government. Chad will matriculate to Fort Valley State University in the fall. His aspirations are to start his own business and own an auto broking company in the future.
Willie & Robertha Bloodworth Scholarship ($500)
Destiny Dewar is a graduating senior at Health Education Research and Occupations High School in the Bronx, New York. She is a first-generation American with a background of Jamaican heritage. Destiny has been active in both her school and her community. She is a member of the Black Student Union, the Yearbook committee and the Natural Hair Club at her school. At her church, she is the president of the dance team and vice president of the youth choir. Destiny will further her education at Howard University in the fall.She will major in Biology. Destiny's ultimate goal is to become a pediatric surgeon.
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.