1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read
Source(s): National Institute for Literacy, National Center for Adult Literacy, The Literacy Company, U.S. Census Bureau

Readers & Leaders Annual Scholarship


This annual scholarship is open to all high school seniors who have volunteered for The 2nd & 7 Foundation’s reading program. Our mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward. This scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated what it means to pay it forward, while showing promise to continue to live a life of service to the community.


  • Current/Former student-athlete volunteers with The 2nd & 7 Foundation’s reading program in the United States
  • High School seniors who are planning to attend technical trade school, community college or university.


  • $2,700 Scholarship
  • One-time award (non-renewable)


Applications Accepted
December 1 - February 15

Deadline to Apply
February 15, 2022

Scholarship Awards Announced
April 2022


  • Complete application, including essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (Non-relative; appropriate letters would be from coaches, teachers, volunteer directors, etc.)


Contact Information
Parent/Guardian Information
About Your High School
Your Experience with 2nd & 7 Foundation
More In Depth

Minimum of 200 words required

Minimum of 200 words required

Minimum of 200 words required

Letters of Recommendation
If you have copies of your letters for recommendation, feel free to upload them below. If you do not have them, you will recieve a link with your submission to send to your recommenders. Please be sure all letters include the name of the recommender and relationship to the applicant.
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Once submitted, you should receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not receive that email, please email info@secondandseven.com.