Scholarships and Stipends

Through fundraisers and generous donations, the Alumni Association has, since 1996, awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships and stipends to eligible students. The amount of the scholarships and stipends is dependent upon funds available and the number of eligible applicants.

Please review application for criteria and deadlines.

Download 2014 Application Package

From the time of its organization, the alumni association has maintained a commitment to continuing education through scholarships and stipends to support our legacies as they pursue post high school education. Fundraisers, donations pledges and a portion of banquet ticket sales support this project.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicant must be an "active member," "financial member" of the John J. Wright Alumni Association, or the offspring of an "active member" of the John J. Wright Alumni Association. (Offspring may be a biological, step, adopted or foster child or a grandchild.) The active member, upon whom the applicant is basing his or her eligibility, must be an active financial and current member of the John J. Wright Alumni Association for at least two consecutive years prior to the year of application (2012, 2013 and 2014).
  2. High School applicants must be graduating from an accredited secondary educational institution. All other applicants must have graduated from an accredited secondary educational institution. Returning student applicants must be full-time students returning to a technical school, junior college, or four-year college or university.
  3. High School applicants and first-time applicants must have applied for admission to at least one accredited technical school, junior college, or four-year college or university.
  4. High School applicants and first-time applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Returning student applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  5. All high school and first time applicants must provide two (2) recommendations from an official of one or more of the following: current school, community organization, church, or employer. One (1) of the two recommendations must be from a high school teacher if applicant is in high school.
  6. A small high school picture and a brief bio for first time applicants are required.
  7. A personal interview, consisting of an oral presentation of the applicant's essay and a question/response period, may be required.
  8. Applicant must agree to return any scholarship award if applicant does not attend an educational institution or training school in Fall 2014.
The complete application package must be submitted to the scholarship committee no later than April 15, 2014.

APPLICATIONS HAND DELIVERED OR POSTMARKED AFTER April 15, 2014 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Report of Scholarship and Stipend Recipients 2013
With help of our dedicated members and pledges, 3 scholarships of $800 and 6 stipends of $400 were awarded for the 2012 - 2013 school year. The recipients were:

2013 Scholarship Recipients ($800)
  • Jeffrey Durante - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Imani Fennell - Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
  • Rashad Williams - Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

2013 Stipend Recipients ($400)
  • Taylor Braxton - North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Ashley Taylor - Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA
  • Brianna Williams - Marymount Manhattan University, New York, NY
  • Richard Williams - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
  • Christopher Woodward - Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
  • David Michael Woodward - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


For more information please contact Milton Hilliard, scholarships@jjwalumni.org.