Spencer Dinwiddie

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.

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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.

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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

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The Application will be open January 2018

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