SERVICE TO COMMUNITY
Why We Do What We Do
While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, life sometimes gets in the way – particularly for those dealing with personal responsibilities at home or in their communities. The Esquire Scholars program, an initiative of the Royal Esquire Club, recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their educations. In turn, these scholars serve as positive role models and change the trajectories for their families, friends and their communities.
We award several scholarships annually and since 1948, have provided students with over $100 thousand in college scholarships and support services. The Esquire Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student’s determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Our scholars have demonstrated grit, potential and ambition in their quest for a college education:
- Grit by overcoming personal challenges in their lives related to their families, schools or communities
- Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
- Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree
If you are a graduating high school senior and would like more information, please contact: