BPM Scholarship Fund
What is the Rays of Hope Awards?
The Rays of Hope Awards are given to outstanding African-American men who have excelled in their professions, and who serve as role models to younger Black men and boys. Awards are given in categories such as education, business, and community. Rays of Hope is celebrating its 30th year of scholarship excellence.
How the Program Works
Each year at the Rays of Hope Awards and Scholarship Breakfast BPM showcases this program and present scholarships to
deserving African American Male students in front of their family, sponsors, and community.
Each scholarship winner along with their parents attends multiple college preparation sessions that teach networking skills, best practices for time and financial management, effective study habits,
and countless other tools to ensure a successful college career. Scholars have been accepted to colleges such as Harvard University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, North Carolina A&T, Dartmouth College, and Yale University.
BPM Scholarship Program Statistics:
Amount of Scholarships Awarded over 29 years: $300,000
Avg. GPA of First Semester Scholars: 3.23
% of Scholars who graduate on schedule: 74.5%
Average Income of Scholars after graduation: $60,000
Black Professional Men, Inc. (BPM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Baltimore, Maryland and established in 1991 to address the social, economic and political awareness needs of the African-American community, especially those of the African-American male.
Our members dedicate many hours of public service to accomplish BPM’s goals and objectives.
In celebration of 30 years of excellence, BPM will be hosting the 30th Annual Rays of Hope Awards and Scholarship Breakfast.