PPI Scholarship

Passion Project Initiative

J19 Empowerment Scholarship Application

Two $500 Passion Project Initiative Scholarship Awards
Deadline: May 15th, 2024
Eligibility Criteria:
Application Process:
Write an essay (maximum 1000 words) or produce a video (5 mins maximum) on one or a combination of the following topics below:
*Video will be awarded for content quality, memorable/creativity, and delivery.
Winners will be notified by May 31st and will be showcased at Passion Project Initiative Sponsors’ Appreciation Mixer and highlighted on JFF and Passion Project Initiative’s social media platforms.
Are you a 2024 graduating senior at an SC High School?
Do you plan on attending an HBCU?
Submit an essay (1000 words max) or produce a video (5 mins max)

Our PPI Scholarship Recipients for 2022

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Jamya Marie Hayes

Jamya Marie Hayes is a 2022 graduate of Spring Valley High School. This fall she will be attending Spelman College in Atlanta, GA majoring in Health Science.

Thurston W. Brown 2022

Thurston William Brown

Thurston William Brown is a 2022 graduate of Ridge View High School. This fall he will be attending Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA double majoring in Animal Science/Pre-Vet and Biology.


Kyra Smith

Kyra Smith is a 2022 graduate of Gaffney High School. This fall she will be attending Claflin University in Orangeburg. SC majoring in Biology.

Our PPI Scholarship Recipients for 2021

Miss Adia Dunn

Graduated with a 4.9 GPA from Hanahan High School. She held many leadership positions in high school, including Student Body President, Renaissance VP, and Beta President. She's also an advocate within our community. Outside of school, she's a competitive dancer. In fall 2021, Adia will be attending Howard University. She will be majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish, with plans of going to law school.

Miss Sadayah Brown

Graduated with a 4.066 GPA from Porter-Gaud School. She has been accepted to Howard University with a double major in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in international affairs and tv and film production.

Mr. Johnathan Daniel

Graduated with a 2.85 from Goose Creek High School. He received an athlectic scholarship to attend Defiance College in Ohio.