Mission & History
The Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation (KSJF), a federally qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was created by the late Kevin Shaw Sr. in September 2015 honoring his late son Kevin Shaw Jr. The foundation's mission is to award collegiate scholarships to minority high school graduates.
The KSJF chose this mission because of the belief of its founder that education is the key to success. Kevin Sr. passed his belief to his son who received an academic scholarship for the Honor’s program at Rice High School and a four-year academic scholarship to Fairfield University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Finance and Accounting. In 2013, with hard work and endurance Kevin Jr. realized his dream of receiving an MBA from George Washington University was an achievable goal.
The Foundation focuses on encouraging civic engagement among scholars while promoting academic excellence throughout the community. We provide scholars with financial resources to attend some of the finest Colleges and Universities. Upon acceptance, scholarships are awarded, to be used at the College or University of the awardees choice.
Thanks to our generous donors, 16 scholarships have been awarded by the KSJF, to support aspiring students like Kevin, our community’s future leaders.