In honor of my beloved father, Wilson Jack, Jr. administered by Core Refined, this scholarship is for African-American male seniors in high school who plan on pursuing an education at a technical school, college or university. Applicants must possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Wilson Jack, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established in 2022 to help meet the educational needs of African-American males in Texas. Wilson Jack, Jr. valued education and community service. As a male mentor and community advocate, Wilson Jack, Jr. was passionate about instilling the value of faith, humility and education in African-American males to maintain integrity through whatever profession they ventured into. One of his favorite scriptures is, “Fight the good fight of faith…” (1 Timothy 6:12), which means despite circumstances, good or bad, continue to persevere by doing what’s right and by maintaining faith that God will strengthen you. He believes in you. It’s up to you to believe in yourself, God and work hard to achieve your goals.
Must be a U.S. citizen with plans to attend a Texas technical school, college or university
Current high school senior at Hardin-Jefferson High School at Hardin-Jefferson ISD
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Exhibit leadership ability and participate in community service activities
There are no major field of study requirements
Scholarship funds are not renewable
A completed application
A minimum of 500-word essay describing your future career goals, how the scholarship will support your vision and how your future goals will inspire others
3 Letters of Recommendation (1 from an academic reference, 1 attesting the applicant’s character and 1 from a pastor) One may be from the most recent employer, if applicable
Current high school transcript with GPA
NUMBER OF AWARDS
One $750 - $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.
Spring of 2023
*Recipients must show proof of enrollment via transcript to receive funds.*