Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. 

- Nelson Mandela

Black college graduates have higher debt loans, on average than their counterparts. In addition, black college students are less likely than their white peers to receive tax-free gifts from their parents and grandparents. A study examining financial transfers of at least $10,000 in Black and White families between 1989 to 2013 found that only 9 percent of Black households received such a grant, compared with 32 percent of white ones.

 

Below is the average cost of tuition, and these figures do not include additional expenses ranging from books and supplies, housing, transportation, and meal plans.

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The Foundation provides scholarships to African American Males with the hope of reducing the racial wealth gap among African American Graduates. As of December 2021, the Foundation has given out $11,000 in scholarships. Help JBF bridge the gap by donating today!

All profits will help support the Jerome Burke Foundation and will go towards a scholarship that could change a life!

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Jerome Burke, was a son, a brother, an uncle, and a nephew, but never a father. Even though he did not have children of his own, he loved, mentored, and provided for so many children. In honor of him, the Jerome Burke Foundation was established to encourage and support higher education among young African American high school males and support other nonprofit organizations that contribute similar resources to African American males. The foundation will provide scholarships to graduating African American high school males who will attend accredited colleges, universities, or trade schools and provide a mentor to those seniors for their freshman year of college.

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"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today"

- Malcolm X

 

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ADDRESS

P. O. Box 7882

Westchester IL 60154

EMAIL

office@jeromebf.org

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"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly" 
- Martin Luther King Jr