Providing Hope & Opportunity

LEAP Forward, Inc. Scholarship Program

Launching Educational Assistance Programs Forward, Inc (LEAP Forward, Inc.) has a vision to influence a generation of underrepresented youth who accept the challenge to become academically prepared to enter chosen careers as  problem solvers and productive leaders who address the needs of all humanity.

Our scholarship program started in 1998 when we issued our first $250 book scholarships. Twenty years later, we have awarded over 300 scholarships totaling more than $250,000. Today, LEAP Forward, Inc. manages over 30 scholarships sponsored by families and organizations in the community. Read more about our sponsors here. Most of our scholarships are for underrepresented youth. However, the Gail E. Patterson Memorial Scholarship, Russell Costley Memorial Scholarship, and George & Geneva Green Harrod Memorial Scholarship are a few available to students regardless of their ethnicity. We strongly encourage applicants to review all of the criteria for our current scholarships before submitting an application.