For the past ten years, GH&H has provided scholarships to underserved, high-achieving, college-bound high school seniors and nontraditional students, including adult single parents pursuing higher education. Each year, scholarship recipients are recognized, and their achievements are celebrated at the Education Is Your Passport Scholarship Awards. Since the scholarship program was established in 2015, we have awarded one hundred ten college scholarships, including six full-ride scholarships to MCC-Penn Valley, to college-bound students in our community.


GHH Gala 2024

In 2024, Giving Hope & Help will award the following scholarships:

The Giving Hope & Help Education Is Your Passport Scholarship - is for High School Senior applicants – which includes a laptop computer, a bed-in-a bag set for the dormitory, a collegiate backpack filled with school supplies and a basket of toiletries. Additional toiletries may be supplied as requested throughout college.

Eligibility for cash scholarships in honor of GH&H’s Founder’s Grandparents:
• The Alexander Sr. & Cleo McCallop Legacy of Giving Scholarship - $3,000 (1)
• The Neoma Spearman Literacy Scholarship - $3,000 (1)
• The Perseverance Award - $1,000 (1)
• The Historical Black College & University (HBCU) Scholarship - $1,500 (2) ($3,000 total)

All Scholarship Recipients will be eligible to receive:
• Free one year access to the College Coaching Network virtual scholarship platform
• Financial Literacy in a Box from Exceeds Expectations Inc.
• Paid Corporate Internship opportunities with GH&H Corporate Partners. (Internships are available per corporation’s need.)
• Five consecutive weekly sessions of Life Coaching – anytime during the scholar’s college career from New Life Education Training Group
• Volunteer opportunities throughout their college career via the Giving Hope & Help organization and partnering educational and community organizations.

History of the Education Is Your Passport Program


32 YEARS AGO, TODAY on May 15, 1992, I graduated from HBCU, Southern University and A&M College – Baton Rouge, LA.

I transferred to SU from Texas College

(another HBCU) where I was a Presidential Scholar-everything was paid in full! My transfer was NOT paid for, but it’s what God told me to do!


When I look back at the struggle and hardship of what it took for me to walk this stage all I can say is, “THANK YOU LORD!! YOU MADE A WAY!!!” The dream to award scholarships to students was birthed at SU when I waited in a SIX HOUR financial aid line, only to discover I was in the wrong line once I got to the front after six hours! Two years later I earned a master’s degree from Baker University. The thing is, I may have earned the degrees, but the GRACE, MERCY & SELF DETERMINATION GIFTED FROM MY HEAVENLY FATHER, the support of my parents, grandparents, family DNA and community is the reason I persevered!


Today, I am honored to continue the legacy of my family to support education and award scholarships to deserving high school seniors and single parents through 501c3 nonprofit, Giving Hope & Help. The dream was birthed in the 6-hour line. Today it’s a reality. Giving Hope & Help has awarded 107 college scholarships from 2015-2023 including 6 FULL RIDES to Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City-Penn Valley. We will award 19 more scholarships at the June 22, 2024, Gala.

Since 2015, the scholarship program has awarded $418,000 in cash and resources to the scholarship recipients! This has impacted lives, families, and communities.

Your attendance and support to the Giving Hope & Help 11th Anniversary and Scholarship Awards Gala is paramount and life changing for our scholars and those we serve.

Get tickets/tables/sponsorship opportunities – full details here: Giving Hope & Help

Thank You for your support!