Fundraiser Kickoff

Welcome to Black History Month! We are excited to announce that donations to Trajectory Foundation in February will be matched by two donors – John Kalvin and Michelle Johnston Holthaus – up to $20,000 total. If your company matches donations this could result in every $1 donated becoming $3 for Trajectory. This incredibly generous offer will further our ability to fund scholarships for Black students to attend HBCUs. Our donors drive our impact, and we are so thankful John and Michelle are on board to help us to continue to make the impact we’ve made to date:

  • 20 students funded since 2017
  • Scholarships are $20,000 over four years per student
  • $250,000 in scholarships paid to HBCUs for our students’ tuition
  • $175,000 in scholarship currently committed to students under scholarship.
  • 100% of your donations go to scholarship funding.
  • 5 new scholarships to be awarded in Spring of ‘24
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Travelers Insurance HBCU Scholarship. This application window is open through March 31st. Apply below:

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The window for the Trajectory National Scholarship application is open through March 31st. Find it below:

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Black History Month

February is BHM

We invite you to check out our profiles on 12 important figures in Black history that may have been overlooked or forgotten. Pioneers like Marian Anderson, Major Taylor and Shirley Chisholm should be celebrated this and every month. They walked incredibly difficult paths to accomplish what few would have thought possible.

If you are looking for some educational materials for Black History Month, whether it be reading, podcasts or documentaries, we have a curated list. Personal favorite is the book Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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01Our Story

“We often let things feel so big that we allow our inability to do everything undermine our determination to do something.”

02Our Guiding Principles

  • Support for Our Grant Recipients
  • Long-Term Financial Stability
  • Build Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with High Schools & HBCU’s

03Board Members

Rich Krigger, President & Founder and Calvin Simmons…