The Prince Jones, Jr. Foundation was created in 2017 to both honor Prince and to ensure his legacy would not be overshadowed by how his life ended. We believe that more support needs to be given to family members left behind by victims of police violence. We are all too familiar with the interconnected consequences of police violence; even with access to resources, it took years for our family to regain stability amidst our new normal. Many families impacted by police violence never fully recover.
Often referred to as “the Mecca” of Black academia, Howard University was a dream come true for Prince. On campus, among other scholars who looked like him and shared similar cultural experiences, Prince was in his element. He thrived at Howard and seemed more at home there than at his actual home!
Creating a foundation committed to extending support to students guarantees that Prince's influence and legacy endures.
The Prince Jones, Jr. Foundation provides three college scholarship opportunities:
Students impacted by police violence
Enrolled college students in need of emergency funding
Graduating high school seniors at Salem Baptist Church of Abington in Pennsylvania
Potential scholarship recipients must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and have a keen understanding of the need for social and racial justice. Our scholarships can cover tuition and fee, room and board, fees, books, and other related expenses. Our goal is to empower the next generation of black and brown leaders who will make a positive impact in their communities and in the world.