NBRPA Accepting Legends HBCU Scholarship Applications Entering Scholars Program Year Four


$10,000 Scholarships Available to Undergraduates Attending HBCUs

Current undergraduate HBCU students can now apply for the National Basketball Retired Players Association’s (NBRPA) Legends Scholars program in hopes of qualifying for a $10,000 scholarship. Five 2024-2025 applicants will be awarded scholarships in recognition of their excellent academic history and personal want to help change the world for the better in impactful ways. Today’s announcement marks the fourth consecutive year of the Legends Scholar program. The Sports Techie community blog is honored to once again shine the light on this holistic NBRPA Legends Care endeavor developed in Chicago to address the financial needs of Legends Scholars. The comprehensive scholars program aims to assist each student with support for career preparation and development, job placement, and will also offer mentoring for the duration of the awardees school years as well as post-graduate assistance.

How To Apply

The 2024 Legends HBCU Scholarship application opens on Monday, April 1, 2024, at legendsofbasketball.com/HBCU. Current undergraduates attending HBCUs will have the opportunity to apply until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

The 2024 Legends HBCU Scholarship application opens on Monday, April 1, 2024, at legendsofbasketball.com/HBCU.

HBCU Legacy Legends Scholars Winners

“We are honored to be able to provide our platform to this legacy program and assist in developing future global leaders and in continuing the rich history of HBCU contributions to our society,” said Scott Rochelle, NBRPA President & CEO. “As a second generation HBCU graduate, this program, now in its fourth year, is much more than a scholarship.  It represents our efforts to provide support for HBCU institutions and ensure that these extraordinary students have access to the substantial and multifaceted resources offered through our Legends Scholars program throughout their collegiate careers and beyond.”

The Legends HBCU Scholarship and Legends Scholars programs were created in 2020 under the NBRPA’s Legends Care initiative to honor the rich history of HBCUs and their alums while moving the legacy forward by supporting current HBCU undergraduates. Since inception in 2020, Legends Scholars awardees have included:


Damon Germaine Bryan Jr | South Carolina State University, Class of 2022

Erin Foster | Spelman College, Class of 2024

Saniya Keeton | Tuskegee University, Class of 2023

Tyrell Miller-Johnson | Central State University, Class of 2023

Jayla Imani Thornton | North Carolina A&T State University, Class of 2024


Julian Bridges | Grambling State University, Class 2025

Marshaela Cooper | Tennessee State University, Class 2024

Adeja Shannon | Tennessee State University, Class 2024

Tyh’lana Tomlin | Howard University, Class 2025

Ti’Mia Wynn | Tuskegee University, Class 2024


Milan Harris | Albany State University, Class of 2026

Vanessa Johnson | Edward Waters College, Class of 2024

Maya Brunt | University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Class of 2024

Michael Clark | Howard University, Class of 2024

Azaria Howard | Tennessee State University, Class of 2025 

To support the Legends HBCU Scholarship and Legends Scholars program, please contact [email protected].

Learn more at legendsofbasketball.com. 

Follow and engage with the NBRPA on social media at @NBAalumni on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch.

Sports Techie, here is my first HBCU Legends Scholars blog.

Today, 15 Legends Scholars have earned the $10K scholarship with five more deserving HBCU student soon to be announced.

There are approximately 107 HBCUs across the United States, check the full list of colleges provide by HBCU Connect, and the listing by states provided by HBCU Alum.

Georgia has 10 HBCUs, including Spelman College where I gave a Lyft ride to one of their fellow Political Science undergraduates, last week.

My hope is each HBCU Legends Scholar does their part molding America and the world into a better version.

May 15 at midnight is the deadline, apply here: legendsofbasketball.com/HBCU.

Best wishes and successes to all applicants.

Thanks to the NBRPA for sharing this news with our readers and followers.

See you later sportstechie in Seattle, Atlanta and around the world!

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