Kenny Washington broke the NFL’s color barrier in 1946 when he signed with the Los Angeles Rams. He ended a 12 year ban on black players in the NFL. He was an icon on and off the field. 75 years later, the LA Rams would like to honor his legacy with the Kenny Washington Memorial Scholarship. In partnership with the Fulfillment Fund, the LA Rams are offering a scholarship renewable for up to 4 years. This scholarship is open to students attending a 4-year or a 2-year college.
All scholarship recipients will be provided with advisement and support from Fulfillment Fund and will be selected for their embodiment of Kenny Washington’s core values: perseverance in the face of adversity, dedication to their goals and the Los Angeles community, fortitude through breaking barriers, and inspiring others around them to make a difference.
Funded by the Rams Foundation, students who are accepted to a four-year college or enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate degree granting program will receive $5,000 per year for up to four years. Scholarship recipients that are accepted to and enroll in an accredited community college will receive $2,000 per year for up to two years. Students may be eligible to receive additional financial support upon successful transfer to a four-year college.
- 2.0 GPA
- Graduating from high school in Spring 2022
- Planning to attend a 4-year or 2-year college in Fall 2022
- Must be eligible to apply for the FAFSA (U.S Citizen, permanent resident, eligible non-citizen, T-Visa holder) or CA Dream Act (undocumented students, valid or expired DACA, U-Visa holders, Temporary Protected Status)
- Priority will be given to those who are first generation college students
Applications are due February 28, 2022. Apply by clicking on this link.