The Jeffrey W. Harris Scholarship

funding the education of future business men & women

In recognition of how closely the life and work of Jeffrey W. Harris aligned with our mission, Rising Sons has partnered with the Jeffrey W. Harris Foundation to help fund the education of aspiring youth.  This scholarship is awarded to one college-bound student annually.  

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or trade/professional school in the upcoming school year and possess a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (or its equivalent), either cumulatively or for the last completed semester. 

Selection Criteria

The Rising Sons' mission targets young males, but this scholarship is awarded without regard to race, religion, age, gender or sex.   The criterion used to select scholarship recipients includes academic performance, character, and proficiency  or potential proficiency  in the chosen field of study.  Applicants that have an interest in business, and especially entrepreneurism, have preferred status, but field of study will only influence selection if applications are otherwise fairly equally qualified.

Award & Payment

The award is a scholarship grant in the amount of $500 U.S. dollars. This grant should not be mistaken in any way for a student loan. Although a high school student may apply for consideration for a grant prior to being accepted at a college or trade/professional school, he/she must provide documentation in the form of an admissions acceptance letter to the committee before the grant will be finalized.

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The deadline for applications was May 14, 2012.  All parts of the application must be received in order to be considered. Please submit all parts of your application at once.  You may submit your completed application either electronically or via mail, according to the information provided in the application.

Important Dates

April 9, 2012        Application forms available online.

May 14, 2012       Final application deadline.

June 29, 2012      All applicants notified of the outcome of their applications.

July 17, 2012        Deadline for recipient to submit letter of acceptance.

July 31, 2012        Scholarship amount will be sent directly to institution.


Help us to support a young entrepreneur's education!

Stephen M. Harris,
Mar 28, 2012, 8:40 AM
Stephen M. Harris,
Mar 29, 2012, 1:32 PM