Jessica Johnson is a Howard University graduate and recipient of over $200,000 in scholarships


s the Founder and Executive Director of The Scholarship, she has spent the last decade serving as a family scholarship consultant and travels throughout the country conducting scholarship workshops for organizations such as The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), The U.S. Department of Labor, The New York Urban League, and the National Center of Philanthropy. Jessica is the author of The Scholarship Workbook: A 3-Step Guide Scholarship Tutorial.

She is also the national scholarship expert for The Black College Expo, a contributor to the Center for Student Opportunity newsletter, and a feature writer for She has also helped to develop search engine metrics for Because of her commitment to helping students pursue debt-free degrees Jessica has received numerous awards, the most recent includes being named an Inaugural Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellow, Ebony Magazine’s Educate Young Minds Award, Root Magazine’s Top 100 Emerging Leaders, and the Center for Financial Enterprise Development’s Innovative College Access Champion Award.

She has been featured on, Black Enterprise, the Black Issues in Higher Education Magazine, the NAACP Crisis Magazine and on the cover of react magazine.

Key Speaking Topics: Discovering The Keys To Scholarship Success, Selecting A College That’s Right For You, Leadership That Counts, The Value of a HBCU Education, Entrepreneurship, Identifying Your Passions, and much, much more!


Board of Directors

  • Angela Benjamin
    Angela Benjamin Accenture
  • Andrea Miller
    Andrea Miller Atlanta Public Schools
  • Kenneth Williams
    Kenneth Williams Deloitte Consulting, LLC
  • Stacey Mitchener
    Stacey Mitchener Lexis Nexis
  • Yolanda Johnson
    Yolanda Johnson

Advisory Board

  • Pamela Gifford
    Pamela Gifford Accenture
  • Harvey Maclin
    Harvey Maclin Wealthspan Financial Group
  • Nnenna Opara
    Nnenna Opara Waldon, Adelman, Castilla, Hiestand & Prout
  • Ishmael Aristide
    Ishmael Aristide Deloitte Consulting, LLC
  • Otto Burston
    Otto Burston AT&T
  • Audrina Washington
    Audrina Washington PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Cory Croft
    Cory Croft Delta Airlines

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