In the fall of 2021, CommunityForward sponsored its first annual Rewarding Integrity, Service, and Education (RISE) Scholarship. The RISE Scholarship supports exceptional undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The purpose of this scholarship is to promote and transform the promise of racial and gender equality into reality by supporting awardees with academic achievement, leadership ability, and community service. CommunityForward also offers awardees the chance to explore internships that go beyond this scholarship.

In 2021, CommunityForward joined with Bowie State University, and the RISE Scholarship currently has two female minority awardees who have excelled in both leadership and academics.

Learn more about the educational opportunities CommunityForward is working towards creating here.