Lebron James Family Foundation Scholarship Program

Lebron James with students from his foundation

The LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF), founded by NBA star and philanthropist Lebron James, is a foundation dedicated to giving back to the community by enriching the support system that helped Lebron and his family along their journey. Today, that commitment has grown bigger and better than they ever could have imagined.
They are staffed entirely by volunteers including his mom, his wife Savannah, his business partner Maverick, and many other local experts.

Lebron comments, "Just as I work to improve my game, I also work to improve my Foundation and its effectiveness, year after year. We started out with a Bikeathon, and while it was fun and a great event for the community, it wasn’t enough. After some reflection on what I truly wanted to achieve, I realized I had to dig deeper if I really wanted to make a difference. So in 2011, the Bikeathon evolved into the I PROMISE Program. We still give kids bikes, but it’s only part of the bigger mission. I don’t want any of my kids to become a statistic and drop out of school, like I so easily could have been."

What started out as a group of a couple hundred third graders is now nearing 1,200 Akron Public Schools students and growing by the year. They’ve expanded with the I PROMISE Secondary for middle school kids to make sure they’re meeting their needs as well. Kids that excel in the program have a full, four-year scholarship to The University of Akron waiting for them upon graduation from high school.

The deadline to apply for this program VARIES, and the award amount UP TO $30,000.

For more details and/or to apply, visit http://lebronjamesfamilyfoundation.org