The Keturah Hamilton Foundation & Shayla Michelle Annual Scholarship

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The Keturah Hamilton Foundation and Shayla Michelle annual scholarship is open to all students attending high school or college. The scholarship is awarded every August and is paid directly to the school and not the individual. 


To apply to be a recipient, please write an essay explaining why you are deserving of the KHF scholarship. Please submit supporting documents, such as school reports and school contact information. A recipient will only be awarded once. 


We look forward to reading your beautiful and touching essays and wish you all the best in your endeavors. Please submit your application on the page below.


Scholarship 2019 Winner

The Keturah Hamilton Foundation awarded a scholarship to winner, Ibe Rose, on September 21, 2019. Miss Rose will be attending Macversity Consulting Limited in Lagos, Nigeria. 

She will be completing a three month course to obtain a degree in customer care management. Ibe Rose is a very persistent young lady and, with that drive and determination, she will soar high above expectations. “Education breeds confidence.”

Scholarship Winner 2018

The Keturah Hamilton Foundation flew to San Francisco on October 9, 2018  to award  Victoria Johnese with the Keturah Hamilton Foundation and Shayla Michelle Scholarship fund. Victoria Johnese has a courageous story. She is a foster child, who has overcome a lot and never gave in to her circumstances. 

Victoria stood tall, strong, and proud to become a contributor to society, not another statistic. Victoria will be going off to college to major in graphic design. It was inspiring to hear her story and an honor to be a part of her journey to make her dreams attainable. Thanks to all of you who donated to this amazing cause. 

We could not have done it without you. Thanks to Fog Harbor Fish House located at Pier 39 in San Francisco for your hospitality in making this day memorable for Miss Johnese.  

“Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.”