Wings Scholars Program in the News
The Class of 2026 brings 34 students from across the United States to the Jordan Brand family. In addition, Jordan Brand currently collaborates with 23 partners to award exceptional high school students across the United States with scholarships to complete their educational goals debt-free.
Winston-Salem Journal: Michael Jordan scholarship sends student to WSSU tuition-free (3/6/19)
After applying for 35 college scholarships, Javondre Cole didn’t expect it would be a shoe box that would change his life. Last summer in a gymnasium filled with his cheering peers, Cole was handed a simple blue box emblazoned with the word “Wings.” Inside the box was a certificate, signed by former UNC and NBA basketball star Michael Jordan, notifying Cole that he had been granted a full scholarship to the university of his choosing. >> Read More
The Undefeated: Jordan Brand’s Wings Scholars on the life-changing moment they received their full non-athletic scholarships (6/18/18)
On an early June day, as the academic calendar drew to a close and graduation neared, Cyrus Harden decided to leave school a little early. His plan: Change clothes and walk over to one of his part-time jobs to put in some extra hours. College was on the horizon for Harden, so he could certainly use some extra money. >> Read More
The Undefeated: Jordan Brand Is Giving Kids Full Rides To College—No Basketball Experience Needed (4/25/18)
Rozzie Cribbs never thought he’d make it to the promised land. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, the idea of being a full-time student on the campus of a four-year university was a seemingly unattainable goal. He hadn’t seen many kids like him ever reach it — and not for a lack of trying. For some, life circumstances simply dictated the mindset. “I wasn’t really thinking about college,” said Cribbs. >> Read More