Helping Young People Pursue Their Dreams


College Scholarships for Deserving Students

Apply for one of our college scholarships. FFI funds three scholarships for students entering college or university.

Thelona Manning-Steele Scholarship
Fortitude Foundation, Inc. is pleased to offer this 2nd annual scholarship fund named in honor of our beloved founder, Mrs. Thelona Manning-Steele. Mrs. Manning-Steele was not only a founder of Fortitude Foundation, she was a charter member and
charter president of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mrs. Manning-Steele was an engineering major and graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Download for more information about the Thelona Manning-Steele Scholarship.
High Road Scholarship
2016 Scholarship Recipient — Irielle Duncan
High Road Logistics, LLC has partnered with FFI to offer a $500 college freshman scholarship to a student who has exhibited faith, perseverance, and scholarship by making a decision to attend a college or university. Download for more information about the High Road Scholarship.

The Aqua Divas Scholarship
The 48 AQUA Divas, Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter’s 2007 Inaugural line, is a group of women who were educated at colleges and universities around the country and know the opportunities a college education provides. Each year, a $500 scholarship is offered to a local deserving, graduating high school senior in the Gwinnett County area who has displayed hard work, determination and perseverance by making the decision to attend a college or university. Download for more information about the Aqua Divas Scholarship.