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Jarrad D. Blade Foundation Scholarship 

A Life and Legacy of Motivating, Impacting, and Empowering Communities 

“Stepping stones provide opportunity.  In return one gains experience and knowledge that prepares you for your future. Stay the course and continue to build your legacy each stepping stone at a time”

Jarrad D. Blade December 26, 2015 


The Jarrad Denard Blade Memorial Scholarship Fund is a tribute to the life and legacy of Jarrad Denard Blade, whose values of community service, leadership, and excellence inspired all who knew him. This scholarship is dedicated to uplifting young Black men who are seniors in high school by providing them with both financial support and incentive packages aimed at advancing opportunities in academics, spirituality, social engagement, and physical well-being.

This program particularly seeks to benefit student-athletes who not only excel in their respective sports but also stand as pillars of their communities. We recognize student-athletes who are driven to inspire others both on and off the field, showcasing outstanding teamwork and a strong sense of service to their communities. The scholarship aims to nurture these well-rounded individuals, fortifying their inherent leadership skills and fostering a deep, enduring commitment to communal betterment.

In honoring Jarrad's memory, we endeavor to empower the next generation of leaders who will carry forth his values, driving positive and lasting change in society.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Young black male that is a senior in high school (Class of 2023-2024)

  • Student at a Georgia High School 

  • 2.5 GPA or higher (Transcript required)

  • Student athlete (Character letter from Coach)

  • Planning for college or technical enrollment. (Letter of Acceptance)

  • Choose one of the three questions listed below and compose a 1000-word essa

    • Why is community service important to you and how do you use community service to make your community better?

    • Do you consider yourself a leader and if so, how is your leadership effective?

    • How can student athletes be more impactful on and off the field?

How to apply:

  • Complete the scholarship application form by clicking button below. 


The 2023-2024 School Year Application process will:

  • Open February 1, 2024 

  • Deadline April 26, 2024 

  • Award date May 13, 2024 (will be called)


Congratulations to our Previous Scholarship Award Winners: 

  • 2017 Zion L. (Atlanta Technical College)

  • 2018 Larreion M. (Albany State University)

  • 2019 Jared M. (Full Sail University)

  • 2020 No scholarship awarded or Annual Field Day due to Covid-19

  • 2021 No scholarship awarded or Annual Field Day due to Covid-19

  • 2022 Armond J. (Miles College)

This scholarship is provided by the Jarrad D. Blade Foundation (Non-profit 501.C3)


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