Scholarships are a big part of our mission to support students. Our scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support high school students to work hard and attend college. We believe that education is the key to building stronger communities. In order to support that belief, we provide financial support to high school and college students with financial needs. 

We’re here to help. The Rainey Day College Foundation provides scholarships up to $3,000 per year, along with ongoing mentoring, advising, networking opportunities and college support.

The Rainey Day College Foundation Team will offer a service to review essays for high school students, to help with college admissions and scholarships. Our team will provide valuable feedback to make sure you are on the right track. This program is in our pilot (trial) phase for students of Camden City, New Jersey and surrounding areas. Exceptions will be made for students in Harford County, Maryland.


Students must:

1. Be from Camden, NJ (or Harford County, Maryland)

2. High School Junior or Senior

3. Applying for college admission

4. Applying for scholarships


**The Rainey Day College Foundation team will not complete the essay for students, but will provide valuable feedback. We will not assist with RDCF scholarship essays. Those reviews will be a part of the scholarship application process. This service is being offered to assist students seeking additional help.**

Charawn Hunter, through the Rainey Day College Foundation, is offering the Janice High & Charmaine Jackson Healthcare scholarship to a qualifying High School Senior, in the amount of $300.

CRITERIA:

1. Must be a graduating senior with college acceptance.

2. GPA of at least 2.5 or above

3. Majoring in Nursing or Healthcare Administration

4. Submit Essay answering the question: What impact do you plan on making in the senior citizen community after you complete your degree?

Gina Reilly established the Marcia Reilly Application Fund through the Rainey Day College Foundation, to offer a $500 scholarship to a qualifying senior, adult learner, college student, or graduate student. The goal of this scholarship is to ease the financial strain of application fees, ensuring that aspiring students are not restricted in their ability to apply to various institutions due to financial limitations.

Three available

CRITERIA:

1. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior.

2. Accepted to a 4 year College/University.    

3. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or above    

4. Positive Social Media presence.    

5. Submit essay answering the following question: If you truly believed that you could be who you want, have what you want, do what you want (with no limitations), what would you do?

Nicole Cleveland established the Belcher-Cleveland Scholarship Fund through the Rainey Day College Foundation, to offer a scholarship to a qualifying High School Senior, who is a resident of Camden County, NJ, in the amount of $1,500.


Criteria:

1. Applicant must be a resident of Camden County, NJ

2. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior, accepted to an accredited post-secondary institution in the year of the scholarship award.

3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 and above

4. Positive Social Media presence.

5. Submit essay: What do you plan to do with your college degree and what impact do you think it will have on you, your family, and community?

Falynn Milligan, through the Rainey Day College Foundation, is offering the Lenora Holmes-Milligan scholarship to a qualifying High School senior, who is a resident of Camden, NJ, in the amount of $1,000.


1. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Camden, NJ

2. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior 

3. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 and above

4. Positive Social Media presence.

5. Submit essay: In 500 words or less, please describe how you plan to give back to the Camden community and help fulfill the needs of your community after you have completed your education.







Purpose: To support students in pursuit of continuing the HBCU legacy by offering a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $1,500.

1 Available.



Criteria:

  1. Accepted to and attending a Historically Black College or Univ.
  2. Graduating Senior 
  3. Attending High School in Harford County, Maryland
  4. GPA 2.5 or Above
  5. Participates in Extra Curricular activity (preferred but not required)
  6. Demonstrates financial need
  7. Positive Social Media presence
  8. Submit Essay: “How will you use your HBCU Degree to impact your community?"



    Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.




Purpose: To provide scholarships to students from the City of Camden in need of financial assistance to pay for college, show an eagerness to achieve through knowledge by intending to pursue, or currently enrolled in an accredited college/university or other post-secondary educational institution.


Two available awards in the amount of $1000. 


Criteria:

1. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Camden, NJ

2. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution in the year of the scholarship award.

3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.3 and above

4. Positive Social Media presence.

5. Submit personal essay


Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.



Purpose: To honor the legacy of Mansour Alwan, Engineer, by providing a scholarship to a student pursuing a STEM related field of study from the NJ/PA area.


The amount of this award is $1000



Criteria:

1. Applicant must be a resident of the PA/NJ area

2. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior, college student, graduate student or adult learner.

3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or above

4. Positive Social Media presence.

5. Submit essay answering the following question: What problem in the World would you like to solve from an engineering perspective? How would you go about doing it?




Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.



Purpose: Shanta Rollins Doe and the Rollins Family, through the Rainey Day College Foundation, is offering the Jewell W. Rollins. Memorial Scholarship to a qualifying High School student interested in studying Journalism.

The amount of this award is $1000


Criteria:

 1. Applicant must be a 2024 graduating High School Senior of African American descent.

 2. Accepted to a 4 year College/University.

 3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.50 or above.

  4. Majoring in Journalism

 5. Positive Social Media presence.

 6. Submit essay answering the following question:  From a journalist's perspective, please conduct   a short case study on yourself. Describe a defining moment in your life and   highlight its significance for your audience in this journalistic case study.

 Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.



 

Purpose: To honor the legacy of Maurice "Trillz" Johnson, by providing a Scholarship to a student majoring in Business or Finance, and attending a New Jersey College or University.

The amount of this award is $1000



Criteria:

 1. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior or college student of African American descent.

 2. Accepted to or attending a New Jersey College or University.

 3. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
 4. Applicant must be majoring in Business, Economics, or Finance.

 5. Positive Social Media presence.

 6. Submit essay answering the following question: What are your thoughts on the importance of financial literacy in the Black community and the impact it has on family legacy?

Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.



 

Purpose: To honor Dr. Dorothea V. Atkins, by providing a scholarship to a student pursuing the Nursing field of study from the NJ/PA area.
The amount of this award is $1000

Criteria:
 1. Applicant must be a resident of the PA/NJ area
 2. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior, college student, graduate student or adult learner.
 3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or above

  4. Enrolled in an accredited 4 year college or university
 5. Positive Social Media presence.
 6. Submit 500 word essay answering the following question: What type of nurse are you interested in becoming and why?

 Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.

 

Purpose: Sarah Ortiz Brown in partnership with the Rainey Day College Foundation, is honoring the memory of Maria de Lourdes Ortiz, Nurse, by providing a scholarship to a student pursuing the Nursing field of study. 


The amount of this award is $1500

Criteria:
 1. Applicant must be a resident of Harford County, Maryland
 2. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior, college student, graduate student or adult learner.
 3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or above
 4. Enrolled in an accredited 4 year college or university
 5. Positive Social Media presence.
 6. Submit an essay answering the following question: What impact do you see yourself making as a nurse?

 Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.

 

Purpose: To honor the legacy of Marlow Clifton Johnson, by providing a scholarship to a student pursuing an Engineering degree. 


The amount of this award is $325. Two available.

Criteria:
 1. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Engineering.
 2. Applicant must be a graduating High School Senior, college student or adult learner.
 3. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or above
 4. Positive Social Media presence.
 5. Submit essay answering the following question: What excites you about Engineering and how will you use your degree to impact your community?

Applications submitted from high school students without the essay will not be considered. Reference letters are strongly suggested but not required.

 

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