About the Founder
Long before he became a National Basketball Association (NBA) point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, Spencer Dinwiddie fashioned himself a “streetball phenom.”
“I always played as hard as I possibly could when I was a kid,” he explains. “We would be out on the court every day, and I treated it like the Finals. That’s how I became a ‘streetball phenom’—nonstop work.”
Born in Los Angeles, CA on April 6, 1993, that dedication to hard work came directly from parents Malcolm and Stephanie Dinwiddie. Dad worked as a real estate agent, and mom—who has a PhD from USC—owned a pre-school where Spencer volunteered during his middle and high school summers between playing ball.More about Spencer Dinwiddie
About the Foundation
The Dinwiddie Family Foundation’s mission is to empower at-risk and disadvantaged youth through fitness, literacy, and educational programming.
About the Scholarship
Dinwiddie Family Foundation is proud to cultivate the next generation of diverse leaders through the Dinwiddie Scholars program, in partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
Dinwiddie Scholars allows young people to focus on academics. With up to $20,000 in scholarships, renewable for up to four (4) years, Dinwiddie Scholars "levels the playing field" by supporting tuition and upfront, out-of-pocket expenses.Learn More
How Can I Apply to Dinwiddie Scholars?
To qualify, applicants must:
Be a citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the United States
Have attended high school in Los Angeles County or Brooklyn Borough (public school or public charter school) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale
Be African American or Black
Plan to enroll at a U.S., accredited college or university in the fall as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student; open to any field of study
Spencer Dinwiddie and UNCF Partner to Establish Dinwiddie Scholars ProgramFebruary 27, 2018
It’s not every day that you hear about an NBA player establishing a scholarship for black students who are college-bound, but that’s exactly what occurred yesterday in New York. Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie and The Dinwiddie Family Foundation have announced a partnership with UNCF in support of the Dinwiddie Scholars program. According to […]
The importance of ‘family’ in Dinwiddie’s foundationNovember 4, 2017
Spencer Dinwiddie is back in L.A. Friday, back with his family, back with his foundation, in so many ways. via Nets Daily Last season we learned “The dude is different.” He spoke his mind and before the “stick to sports” debate got rolling, he made he clear which side he was on. Now Spencer Dinwiddie […]
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