"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.
This legacy scholarship is sponsored by Christian & JaRai Williams. The recipient of this scholarship must be from Arkansas or Pennsylvania and attend a Historically Black University or College (HBCU).
This legacy scholarship is sponsored by John Morris Thompson in honor of his mother, Ada B Lewis Morris. The recipient of this scholarship must attend Bluefield High School in Bluefield, West Virginia
This legacy scholarship is sponsored by Anna Bloodworth, Patricia Morris, Betty Bloodworth and Christopher Bloodworth and in honor of their deceased father and their living mother, Willie & Robertha Bloodworth. The recipient of this scholarship must be from Georgia or New York and a first generation college student.
This legacy scholarship is sponsored by Monique Lindsay, Derek, LaTasha and Tamika Jackson and is in honor of their deceased parents, Butch & Stella Jackson. The recipient of this scholarship must be from New York, first generation college student, and have a specific major (please see application for more details).