The Program: Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

During their senior year, Fellows may qualify to participate in the Price Fellows Internship Program and earn up to $4,000 in scholarship funds.

Internships are located at local community and educational sites in City Heights. Specific scholarship funding depends on the number of community service hours performed. Fellows are also eligible to receive up to a $500 stipend each year based on satisfactory participation and attendance.

AN AARON PRICE FELLOW IS:

Responsible

In addition, Fellows are eligible for the following three scholarship awards:

Willie James Jones Award

Willie James Jones was in the very first class of Aaron Price Fellows, Class of 1994. Willie excelled in everything he did through a combination of talent, intelligence and determination. He was an honor student, gifted athlete, student leader and caring community member. Tragically, Willie was killed in a drive-by shooting on his high school graduation night, three days before he was to leave for Cornell University.

In honor of Willie’s memory, the Price Family created the annual Willie James Jones Scholarship Award. Fellows and staff vote for one male and one female graduating Fellow that best exemplify the characteristics that made Willie Jones an extraordinary young man. The selected Fellows each receive a $1,500 award.  

Helen & Sol Price Scholarships

In honor of Aaron Price Fellows Program founder Sol Price and his wife Helen, three $2,500 scholarships are awarded each year to graduating Fellows who have excelled in the program. 

Jacquelyn Sherman-Rustin Perseverance Scholarship

Jacquelyn Sherman-Rustin served as the Executive Director of the Aaron Price Fellows Program from 1994-2014. Each year, one graduating Fellow who has demonstrated the ability to persevere and thrive through challenging circumstances is selected for a $1,500 scholarship. 

"This program has allowed me to find my inner strengths and use them to better not only myself, but also my community."

Nathan Kelleher: Willie James Jones Award Recipient, Class of 2014