Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship

It started with hardship. After overcoming a life of trials and tribulations, Venus Morris Griffin established a scholarship fund to help children much like her own. A $10,000 annual scholarship fund was created to help deserving high school students with an incarcerated parent to ensure that nothing stops them from reaching their full potential. Since the inception of the scholarship fund, the goal grew to help more deserving individuals in need, and so the Venus Morris Griffin Foundation was born.

Scholarship Application Guidelines
To qualify for a Scholarship:

Recipients of this scholarship are chosen by Venus and her children. Scholarships are a valuable investment in our collective future and help develop promising future leaders. This scholarship is funded entirely by proceeds from Venus’ speaking engagements, and by donations from generous supporters and donors.

You MUST be a High School Senior in the United States
You MUST have a biological parent that is currently incarcerated
Students that are adopted and in foster care that meet all terms and conditions are encouraged to apply
You MUST prove acceptance into either an institution of higher learning or a trades program, by March 2023 – Payment shall be made directly to the institution
You MUST show proof of acceptance to attend college in the next one year and also provide an invoice issued by the institution
Only one (1) entry letter allowed per person/household explaining how having an incarcerated parent has impacted your life
All scholarship money MUST be used on tuition ONLY and within the first or second year of high school graduation