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HBCU Starter Kits


KR Scholars created the HBCU Starter Kit after recognizing that attending college comes with significant costs, covering not just room and board, textbooks, and tuition, but also essentials like comforters, hangers, etc. We want you to celebrate your new chapter in life and concentrate on your studies, so let’s get you setup for success!


Our HBCU Starter Kits are uniquely crafted to cater to the needs of students transitioning from Title 1 RPS High Schools to HBCUs. These kits provide dorm room essentials ensuring a smooth transition into higher education. 

  • Do you 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.
  • Is KR Scholars eligible for corporate matching?
    Yes! KR Scholars (Kreative Solutions 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!
  • Who is eligible for your scholarship?
    Full time 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 and student must demonstrate financial need.
  • 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.

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