What is BACSF?
The BAC Scholarship Fund (BACSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Rocky Mount, NC with the purpose of using the collective resources of the community to help deserving children afford higher education---while linking them with professional mentors to spur career development. We've awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships over the last two years!
How'd BACSF get to Richmond?
Shortly after graduating from college, BACSF's founders, Kevin & Talia Jones moved to Richmond in 2014 and soon embarked on a mission to return the love & generosity that they’ve received from so many people in and around the Richmond area. But it cannot be done by any one person... IT MUST BE DONE TOGETHER!
Does it work?
BACSF's fundraising approach is very grassroots with a purpose... To show local children that the people in their community believe in them enough to invest into their futures! Additionally, BACSF scholars are matched with mentors and internship opportunities upon entering college, through our network of local supporters... A formula that has been proven to work!
+ The BAC Scholarship provides more than financial assistance for a year of college --- it provides networks and mentors FOR LIFE!
Must be a graduating senior from one of the eligible Richmond public schools and provide:
+ Before the award is given, the student will also need to provide proof of class registration at the college/university (which usually takes place over the summer). It is then, that the funds will be distributed to the institution, towards the student's college/university tuition.
- Completed Application
- Proof of acceptance into a 4-year college/university or community college
- Letter of recommendation from 1(one) teacher at student's school
- One page (minimum) essay from the applicant explaining “How a college education will help you make a difference in the lives of others.”
This cannot be done without your help! EVERY RED CENT raised goes towards making it easier for a child in the Richmond community to attend college! Please take a look at our photo gallery to see a snapshot of the amazing things we've accomplished with the collective efforts of the community!
+ Transparency is very important so if there are any other questions that you can think of before or after donating, please do not hesitate to reach out to the organizer by clicking the "Contact the Organizer" button below.