The GenerationHAND Scholarship

HAND is proud to offer financial support to outstanding students residing in HAND member properties who are pursuing higher education at an accredited four-year college or university. GenerationHAND Scholarship recipients receive a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 annually for four years). The scholarship is awarded to college-bound high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive and a commitment to using their talents to serve our communities. The next nomination and application period will open in 2024.



Destin Marshall is a Housing Up resident and an incoming freshman at Morgan State University. Destin’s winning application highlighted his determination to overcome his circumstances and excel in high school. Destin is a natural leader who is motivated to make a difference. His work as a mentor and fundraiser at the Malawi Washington Foundation has helped support education for young girls.
He is disciplined, ambitious, and a great tennis athlete.
Earning a degree will enable him to pursue his goals and inspire his younger siblings. Destin will major in 
Psychiatric Nursing.

Toromo Funsho is an AHC resident services participant and an incoming freshman at the University of Virginia. Toromo was a devoted member of the Black Student Union (BSU) in high school and established a pen pal program with children in Sierra Leone, giving members of BSU the opportunity to develop relationships with younger people from different parts of the world. Toromo is an outstanding leader and has been consistently involved in extracurricular activities, balancing her academics and volunteer roles with great responsibility. Toromo plans to pursue a double major in Film and Psychology. 


To become a supporter of this program, check out the sponsorship levels below. Your gift – no matter the size – can truly make a difference in the lives of those we aim to uplift. When you are ready to make a contribution, simply visit the form linked below. Thank you for your support of our scholars!

If you are interested in a custom sponsorship package or would like to set up a monthly contribution, contact Courtney Battle at






        John D. Spencer, Founder, HAND