From left: Derrick Humphries, Constance Berry Newman, Alexis Herman, Dana Randolph, and Monie Broadus
Our Mission & Purpose
The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation®, established in 2004, is committed to serving as a springboard to students of color who are economically in need of support to further their passion for learning. The awarding of scholarships to needy students enables the Foundation to fuel this passion. Our scholarships are labeled bridge scholarships because they provide additional support to students who have already been accepted into institutions of higher learning. Our focus is not on tuition scholarships, but in providing bridge support, which could include books, fees, tuitions gaps, meal tickets, etc. The goal is to take a holistic view of a student’s needs. Dr. Height always desired to have a source for scholars who were average students. She was an advocate for many groups, especially students who spend time providing service in their communities but may not have the highest grades. Therefore, volunteerism and community engagement are especially significant in reviewing the applicants as well as their academic records. The average award per student could range from $2,000 – $4,000. Efforts to raise funds to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and emergency funds are ongoing and assiduous.
Additional objectives include implementing and/or supporting projects that increase self-esteem in order to help students identify their highest potential for achieving academic and personal excellence. These areas include; but, are not limited to personal counseling, nutrition, physical exercise, health related issues, mentoring, tutoring and community service.