Mr. Jarrell V. Jordan is a Junior, political science major and religion minor at Morehouse College from Birmingham Alabama. Mr. Jordan was selected as a White House HBCU Ambassador for the White House HBCU Initiative in August of 2016. Mr. Jordan is one of 73 White House Ambassadors representing over 63 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Mr. Jordan currently serves as the White House HBCU Advisor. Mr. Jordan is also a 2015 Bill Gates Scholarship Recipient.
Last year, Mr. Jordan created the Importance of Education Tour to educate students, parents, educators, and the greater community in the City of Birmingham on the importance of education. This year, Mr. Jordan is bringing the tour back to the City of Birmingham and to the City of Atlanta.
The mission of “The Importance of Education Tour” is to inform middle and high school students about the importance of education and to teach them about the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. During the tour, Mr. Jordan will travel to schools and churches in the cities of Birmingham & Atlanta where he will motivate students about the importance of education, speak about his experience at Morehouse College, give out scholarship information, college tips, and provide information on the college application and financial aid processes from the Department of Education and the United Negro College Fund. This year, Mr. Jordan is adding a worship experience to the tour.
This year, Mr. Jordan is bringing some of the brightest students who understand the Importance of Education on tour with him. Tour Speakers Include: Trey Hawkins, Jayla Kirkland, Justin Bryant, Gary Wilson, Ryan Brazier, Stanley Louis, Jaylen King, Rosevelt Morris & George French. All of these students are from Birmingham Alabama and the surrounding areas and most of them are products of Birmingham City School. With the help of these amazing students, we can share our stories with thousands of students in Birmingham and show them that education is truly important and show them where an education can take them in life.
It is my honor to introduce to you the New Bill Gates Scholarship. This scholarship is an extension of the original Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 1999.
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year, for 10 years, with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
One of my greatest accomplishments so far in life was receiving the Bill Gates Scholarship in 2015. This scholarship has allowed me to not only taken a burden off of my family from having to pay for college but also to attend "The Greatest" school in the world MOREHOUSE COLLEGE. This scholarship pays for my Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Education. I am able to study abroad to any place in the world for free all because of this scholarship. Thanks Uncle Bill and Aunt Melinda!!
If you are a high school senior looking to go to school for free, I highly encourage you to apply to this scholarship. DO NOT let the complexity of this scholarship deter you from finishing the application. This application is very extensive but it is worth every minute that you spend completing it.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship and start your application today. I am available to answer any questions that you may have about this scholarship. Just head over to the Contact Me tab and fill out the contact form.
May the odds forever be in your favor!!!!
In the past four months, there have been changes to leadership at over six Historically Black Colleges & Universities in this Nation. About two weeks ago, the Morehouse College Board of Trustees voted to not renew the contract of President John S. Wilson. I began to see this trend begin months ago but it did not really affect me until it was my president who was fired. Serving in the role as White House HBCU Ambassador, I knew that I had to speak out about this issue with governance dysfunction. The 73 White House HBCU Ambassadors came together to write this letter in protest of this issue and to work to bring about change to this issue. Below is the open letter to the 105 Board of Trustees for the Historically Black Colleges & Universities in this Nation.
Jarrell V. Jordan
White House HBCU Ambassador