"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
This scholarship is named after the founder’s maternal grandfather. He was born on August 1, 1923 in Bradenton Florida. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1942 and joined the military, serving until 1945. Albert Burks, Jr. did not attend college, but 4 out of 5 of his children went on to earn college degrees.
This scholarship is named after the founder's paternal great, great, great grandfather. Robert Faulk Basley was a slave owned by William Charles Faulk, Jr.; notwithstanding, Georgia Reconstruction Registration Oath books shows he registered to vote in 1867. Over 93K black voters registered in GA during that time.
Look Back Give Back Foundation was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. All scholarship recipients are asked to "give back" through community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Look Back Give Back Scholars.