About the Scholarship
The Kevin Shaw Jr. Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of the life of Kevin Shaw Jr. (1988-2015), best known for his visionary leadership, charismatic and selfless personality, entrepreneurial mindset, and motivational drive. Kevin was a prodigious believer in the power and extreme importance of education, hard work, and perseverance.
This scholarship recognizes a graduating senior who demonstrates exemplary leadership and academic success. Recipients will receive financial support and mentoring to help them pursue their educational goals beyond high school.
The student recipient(s) of the Kevin Shaw Jr Memorial Scholarship will personify the extraordinary life and legacy of Kevin by embodying what he stood for as they pursue higher education.
"The Kevin Shaw Jr Foundation gave me so much more than financial support. Of course, college is expensive and my family is very grateful for every dollar that we were given, but the Kevin Shaw Jr Foundation made me realize something even better. While at our scholarship ceremony, I got to interact with several young men and women going through life changes that I was about to face. Hearing the testaments of students currently at schools such as MIT made me realize that one of the best forms of help could be fellow students who are struggling in the same classes as me. I realized that I would it never hurts to ask for help and that the Kevin Shaw Jr Foundation would always be there for me."
“Being apart of the foundation creates new affordable opportunities. Not only was I able to afford certain school necessities, like textbooks, I have became a member of a new family. The Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation will forever be extended family to me and I am forever grateful for all of their help and support.”
"Kevin Shaw Jr. allowed me to see that there are people to back me up along the way on my college journey. The financial support they have given me allowed me to support myself throughout my first year of college and allowed me to purchase my books and supplies needed to excel in my classes. The transition to college can be an extremely hard one, but the Kevin Shaw Jr Foundation made that process much easier."
"The Kevin Shaw Jr Foundation has helped ease my mind as I transitioned into college. Being a recipient of this scholarship allowed me to further pursue my career endeavors which is to become a rehabilitation veterinarian. It is nice to have the support and recognition of such an organization geared towards highlighting the success of pre-collegiate/collegiate individuals. This scholarship allowed me to enter college with confidence and an "I can achieve anything attitude" which I continue to carry to this day."
"I am now a sophomore at Emory University, double majoring in sociology and global health. After my very challenging, yet rewarding first year of college I was able to get a head start on work for the upcoming semester with the financial support from the Kevin Shaw Jr Foundation."
Khera A. Parke
"I would like to take the time and opportunity to thank the Kevin Shaw Jr. Scholarship foundation for providing me with the financial support to be able to advance in my higher education. With the scholarship committee’s help, I was able to buy my books and other educational supplies. I am currently in my junior year of college thanks to the Kevin Shaw Jr. scholarship foundation providing me with the financial resources to be able to advance my education. I wish nothing but success to the Kevin Shaw Jr. foundation, you have changed my life. I hope that they can continue to provide financial support to higher education assisting students to help accomplish their goals like myself. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be able to share my testimony and for that opportunity I say thank you to the Kevin Shaw Jr scholarship foundation."
"Entrance into college comes with a great deal of financial uncertainty. The Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation’s contribution toward my college journey has enabled me to complete my initial year of college because of its financial generosity. I am well on my way to achieving my aspirations of becoming a medical doctor. Thank you Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation!"