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  • Why does KR Scholars focus on HBCUs?
    Historically Black Colleges & Universities were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Prior to the time of their establishment, and for many years afterwards, blacks were generally denied admission to traditionally white institutions. "At a time when many schools barred their doors to black Americans, these colleges offered the best, and often the only, opportunity for a higher education." Since their inception, the rich heritage of HBCUs has been a treasure in the Black community consistently transforming the lives of its students in all industries. Founders Rufus and Kristen Johnson are both graduates of HBCUs and have benefited from their experiences personally and professionally. KR Scholars wants to uplift the cause of HBCUs and is committed to supporting HBCU scholars that may be attending college as a first generation college student or coming from backgrounds that have limited financial resources. Additionally, we want to support the pipeline of future leaders emerging from HBCUs and help them navigate from campus to career. Our desire is to help bridge the wealth gap by lessening the burden of student loan debt and empowering our scholars with tools like stock investing and other wealth building tools at an early age.
  • Do we accept donations year round?
    Yes, we accept donations around the year. We accept donations of any amount. No amount is too big or too small. Kreative Solutions HBCU Scholarship Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization and public charity. Contributions to KR Scholars are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. KR Scholar's tax identification number is 86-1253535.
  • Who is eligible for scholarship awards?
    Full time rising freshmen, sophomore, juniors, and seniors at our nations Historically Black Colleges with a 2.75 GPA and higher are eligible for our scholarships. Our scholarship is open to all majors.
  • How can I donate to KR Scholars?
    We offer a number of covenient ways to give! Paypal at KRScholars, Cash App $KRScholars, Givelify - Kreative Solutions HBCU Scholarship Foundation. We are also eligible to receive Amazon Smile contributions. KR Scholars is also eligible for Amazon Smile as a charitable organization. A portion of your purchase will go to KR Scholars at no extra cost to you. Please consider picking us as your Amazon Smile charity. No amount is too big or too small. Donations are tax deductible.
  • How can I apply for the scholarship?
    Our scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. The 2022 application period has now closed. We strongly encourage you to continue checking our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @KRScholars for pop up scholarships and exciting opportunities.
  • When will the 2023 scholarship recipients be awarded?
    The 2023 scholarship recipients will be announced within the month of August. Scholarship funding will be sent directly to the university within the month of August or September at the latest. Awards will not be distributed directly to the student but will go to the university.
  • Is KR Scholars eligible for corporate matching?
    Yes! Kreative Soutions HBCU Scholarship Foundation is eligible to receive corporate matches. Please check and see if your employer will match your charitable gift and double your impact now!
  • What other ways can I support KR Scholars?
    KR Scholars accepts donations of any amount, year round. We are also looking for partnerships to provide students with internships and development opportunities. KR Scholars is also eligible for Amazon Smile as a charitable organization. A portion of your purchase will go to KR Scholars at no extra cost to you. Please consider picking us as your Amazon Smile charity. If you are interested in serving on our Leadership Team, please email us at
  • Is your scholarship award diverse and open to anyone?
    Yes! We are inclusive of anyone as long as they are a full-time student at one of our nation's Historically Black Colleges & Universities. Our scholarship is not restrictive based on age, race, or sex.
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