Holmes Academic Advancement Program



Mission Statement

The Holmes Academic Advancement Program endeavors to produce a lasting legacy of professionals and intellectuals within our family in all academic and vocational disciplines.

Vision Statement

The Family Helping Family Foundation believes that students within our family deserve an opportunity to education beyond high school. A lack of money should not be a deterrent for those attempting to achieve a degree or certification. By creating the Holmes Academic Advancement Program, FHF is able to encourage and support family members by providing information, advising and financial scholarships towards their desired program.

Board of DIRECTORs

Mandisa Holmes - President

Jeffanie Officer - Director

Keilonda McCathern - Director

Jelani Holmes - Director                          

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the HAAP scholarship open?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Application deadline

Sunday, June 30, 2019. Any applications received after this date will not be considered for the current academic calendar award.

How do I apply for the HAAP scholarship?

Applicants may submit their application electronically through the Family Helping Family website. Or the applicant may email their completed application, along with the requirement documentation to one of the Board members.

The application link is not working

Immediately contact one of the HAAP Board members for assistance.

I am not a current high school senior (I am a non-traditional student, or a took a gap year). Am I eligible to apply for the scholarship?

Yes. At a minimum you must be a high school graduate or equivalent to apply

Who can apply?

Any person who is attending a traditional college (online or on campus), or technical training institution. Must be a direct descendant of the union between Carfield and Myrtle Davis. If not a direct descendant, must be married to a direct descendant and/or child of a person married to a direct descendant. If you question eligibility, please reach out to one of the Board members.

Must I provide an official high school transcript?

Yes. Recent high school graduates can receive their transcripts from their school counselors. Applicants who are not recent graduates and have attended college, you will need to contact the Registrar’s office to obtain your transcript.

How much is awarded?

There will be two scholarships awarded. There will be one $500 and one $250 award. Awards will be given based on applicant scores.

Will applicants receive confirmation of their submission?

Yes, each applicant will receive a confirmation email from one of the Board members within 48 hours of their submission.

May I receive this award more than once?

Yes, recipients of a HAAP scholarship may receive an award more than once but not in consecutive academic years.

How can I reach the HAAP Board?

Each member of the Board of Directors can be reached via email. Refer to the application for email addresses. A response will be received within 48 hours.