Brookins’ Scholarship Fund


The Brookins’ Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 by TeQuion Brookins in an effort to acknowledge and encourage students who are demonstrating positive change in their communities and schools. Following a successful inaugural scholarship round, the program has been modified and extended to 2019. Scholarships are open to students of any race, age, grade, or socio-economic background across the country. Applicants are encouraged to exhibit creativity and thoughtfulness in their submissions. All applications must be submitted via the form on this page. Applicants may provide additional detail via email to scholarships@tequionbrookins.com

Scholarships are open to students of any race, age, grade, or socio-economic background across the country. Applicants are encouraged to exhibit creativity and thoughtfulness in their submissions. All applications must be submitted via the form on this page. Applicants may provide additional detail via email to scholarships@tequionbrookins.com


In addition to the grand prize monetary awards, scholarship applicants will also:

  • Be eligible for a year of complimentary services by TeQuionBrookins.com including resume building, tutoring, career coaching, business plan assistance, and more!
  • Automatically be entered into a second-chance drawing to receive a $25 participation award for exemplary applications.

Scholarship Deadlines

2019

Application Deadline: Applications accepted year-round

Awards Distributed: Monthly

Total Number of Awards Available: 12

Remaining Number of Awards Available: 2

2019 Awards


Hardship Award:

Grand Prize $75

Individuals who meet eligibility criteria and are able to demonstrate an unmet need are encouraged to apply. Awards are distributed monthly. The following is the list of available awards remaining for 2019:

January – N/A

February – Winner Selected

March – Winner Selected

April – Winner Selected

May – Winner Selected

June – Winner Selected

July – No Applicants

August – Winner Selected

September – No Applicants

October – Winner Selected

November – Winner Selected

December – Winner Selected

Online Application

In 2020, TeQuionBrookins.com established the Brookins Scholarship and Entrepreneurship Funds with the Minority Freedom Community Fund. Application requirements and decisions can be communicated to interested applicants by emailing your request to:

Scholarships: scholarships@mifreedomcf.org

Entrepreneur Grants: grants@mifreedomcf.org

Any eligible* student as defined on this page is invited to submit applications online via this form.


2018 Awards


Yakima E. Brookins S.T.E.A.M. Award:

Grand Prize $400

Winner: Curtis, Macomb MI

Individuals who meet eligibility criteria* with an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math-related careers are encouraged to apply. Eligible children under 18 interested in S.T.E.A.M. subjects or college-level students enrolled in math or finance-related courses who are able to demonstrate an unmet need are encouraged to apply.

Student Entrepreneur Challenge:

Grand Prize $200

Winner: Jamal, Warren MI

Individuals who meet eligibility criteria* and are able to successfully demonstrate entrepreneurial interest or experience are encouraged to apply.

Social Innovation Challenge:

Grand Prize $125

Winner: N/A

Individuals who meet eligibility criteria* and are working to address a major social problem are encouraged to apply.

Hardship Award:

Grand Prize $75

Winner: Toni, Clinton Twp MI

Individuals who meet eligibility criteria* and are able to demonstrate an unmet need are encouraged to apply.


Remember that this is a competitive scholarship program. The lax application guidelines are meant to encourage creativity in your approach and should not be an excuse to submit “thin” applications.


*To be eligible, proof of enrollment in a degree or certificate program is required. This is the only application requirement. Examples of valid proof of enrollment include but are not limited to: most recent or upcoming class schedule on the school’s letterhead, a letter from a teacher or school administrator confirming the student’s enrollment that is on the school’s letterhead or sent from an official email domain, a recent report card or progress report.


 
Interested in becoming a Brookins Fund donor? Click here to donate and use the "add memo" feature to indicate your are contributing to the Brookins Fund. Please note, donations made will be processed through the Brookins Scholarship Fund of the Minority Freedom Community Fund (EIN: 84-2163716) a registered 501c3 charity and are tax deductible. Learn more about MFCF at www.mifreedomcf.org.