To apply for a scholarship, you need to be:
What to send
1. A recent headshot
2. Your current school transcripts
3. Two reference letters
4. Write a 1-2 page essay using 12pt Times Roman font, double-spaced, telling us:
5. Explain your financial needs/hardship
6. A copy of your official school acceptance letter and a financial statement of your school fees. (tuition costs, room & board, application fees, etc.)
How we can help
We offer financial assistance with help:
Where to apply
You can apply online by providing items digitally on the left or gather the information, Download the form below and mail everything to:
Marcus's Heart Foundation
25920 Iris Ave. #13a-671
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
You can also email your information to:
Chanel is a student at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Riverside, California and has been accepted to Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Chanel volunteers as President of the ASB and helps with community homeless food drives.
"I plan to major in Business Management”
Elyse entered college in the fall of 2017 at St. John’s University in Queens, New York where she plays softball as a Division 1 student athlete. Elyse also visits and assists at homeless shelters, local daycare centers, and at youth disability facilities.
"I am majoring in Biomedical Sciences”
Hollie received help with her application fees and book expenses so she could study medicine at Fisk University, Nashville, TN.
"Eventually I would like to have my own Pediatric practice and be able to offer services to the underprivileged in the community. My beliefs are that everyone should be allowed to receive the best medical care that is available, regardless of how much money is in your bank account. I want to be a role-model for other African-American scholars like myself."
Class of 2016 | Azuza Pacific University, Azuza, CA
Jade received help with her application fees, book expenses and grants for classes.
"During my career at Azusa Pacific University in the Psychology Department it was easy to see that without extra scholarships and loans it would be impossible to stay.
The Marcus Heart Foundation made sure that these payments were made and also helped with books and meal plans. Not only did they give me a financial stability in my college endeavors but they also gave encouragement. They always made sure to call and keep my spirits up in order to remind me of why I wanted this in the beginning.
They also made sure to be apart of my graduation, which shows that their work is not just behind a screen or desk. Their encouraging words and amazing purpose is what kept me motivated to finish in 4 years. If it wasn't for their continued support I don't know if I would have been able to make it this far.
So I just wanted to take the time out to thank the Marcus Heart Foundation for all that they have done for me. Thank you for the continuous building of a mindset to further my education. Your foundation has helped me to maintain focus that has also landed me a spot in the Clinical Psychology Master's program at Antioch University."
Class of 2016 | California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Ca
Kadija received help with meal plan and book expenses.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Marcus’ Heart Foundation Scholarship. I am truly honored to have been a recipient of this scholarship.
The Marcus’ Heart Foundation Scholarship helped reduce my financial burden, and it was used to pay for my meal plan and text books."
Class of 2016 | Cal State University, San Bernardino, CA
Sidney received help with transportation and book expenses.
"I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Class of 2016). I am furthering my education and right now I attend University of Southern California (USC) and am obtaining my Master’s Degree in Social Work and plan to graduate Class of 2018.
The Marcus Heart Foundation helped me tremendously while I was attending Cal State San Bernardino. Not only did the Scholarship help me with my meal plan, but the scholarship also helped me with the costs of my textbooks. I am very thankful that I was awarded the scholarship from this wonderful foundation."