Brighter Horizon Foundation’s mission is to support high school students in becoming the first in their family to pursue a four-year college education.
With a focus on academic achievement, mentoring, and financial need, the organization seeks to open opportunities for underserved youth to whom a four-year degree would otherwise be inaccessible.
“This will change the path of my life, and I will do all I can to reach back and help other students who are trying to rise above their circumstances to achieve the goal of furthering their education,” says scholar Kalice Braxton.
She had to suspend her education after her sophomore year at Howard University due to financial hardship. She is ecstatic to be returning and anticipates graduating with her bachelor’s in 2021. Kalice wants to pursue a career in immigration law.
Scholar Jamie Williams graduated from Abington Friends School, and is the recipient of the Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship, one of the University of Miami’s highest academic honors. She plans to pursue a dual major in business and computer science with minors in African Studies and Spanish. “Being a first generation college student, I have navigated the process of applying for aid and scholarships without much insight. This opportunity will help me pursue my education without the burden of financial hardships, and attend the school of my choice.”