About HOPE

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to empower college students facing financial hardships with scholarships, particularly those attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The organization was founded by two Howard University alumni committed to serving their communities. We are raising money to reward deserving students with $1,000 scholarships through the assistance of students, alumni of the black college community, frequent fundraisers, and corporate sponsorships.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make quality education affordable to deserving students. No student should be denied access to a quality education simply because they lack the necessary funds. Household incomes cannot continue to dictate academic outcomes.

Message from H.O.P.E. Scholarship Founders:

Michelle Janaye and Jeffrey Chance believe that it is their responsibility to invest in the next generation of leaders. Instead of discussing how they could be the change that they wanted to see, Michelle and Jeffrey decided to take action.

The  H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Education) Scholarship is a fruition of their joint desire to serve. Not only do they want to assist those who have traveled a similar path, but also challenge more HBCU alumni to do the same.

Our goal is to raise scholarship money for students and ask them to pay it forward in the future. Help us, help others.

 Team H.O.P.E.

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