Samaad Z Frazier LEGACY Scholarship Awards

We are pleased to announce the Samaad Z Frazier Scholarship Awards Program offered by One Family One Fight, Inc. for high school basketball players who have battled depression. This scholarship aims to recognize the strength, resilience, and determination of individuals who have faced mental health challenges while actively participating in basketball. Below are the criteria for eligibility:

  1. Basketball Involvement:
    • Applicants must have actively participated in basketball, either at the high school level or in organized leagues.
    • Verification of basketball involvement, such as a coach’s recommendation or team membership proof, should be submitted.
  2. Personal Experience with Depression:
    • Applicants must demonstrate that they have battled depression or other mental health challenges during their high school years.
    • Applicants may provide a personal statement discussing their experience with depression, including how it has impacted their life, their basketball journey, and their mental health journey.
  3. Leadership and Resilience:
    • Applicants should exhibit exceptional leadership qualities, resilience, and determination in overcoming their mental health challenges.
    • Letters of recommendation from coaches, teachers, or mental health professionals should highlight the applicant’s leadership, resilience, and personal growth.
  4. Community Involvement:
    • Applicants should have a track record of involvement in community service or volunteer activities.
    • Documentation or letters of verification that showcase the applicant’s commitment to community engagement should be submitted.
  5. Essay:
    • Applicants must submit a well-written essay of [word count requirement] that describes their personal journey of battling depression while participating in basketball. The essay should highlight the challenges faced, the strategies used to cope, and the impact of basketball on their mental health recovery.
  6. Financial Need:
    • While not a primary criterion, financial need may be considered when selecting scholarship recipients. Applicants may be required to provide information regarding their financial circumstances.

The scholarship selection committee will evaluate all applications based on the aforementioned criteria. The decision will be made impartially and with great consideration for each applicant’s achievements, resilience, and personal growth. The number of scholarships awarded and the scholarship amount will be determined by the available funds and the quality of the applications received.


Our mission is to remove financial barriers that prevent talented individuals from achieving their academic and career goals. 


Through our funding, we aim to promote educational excellence, support diversity, and empower future leaders who will contribute positively to their communities and society as a whole. 


We believe that investing in education is an investment in the future of our nation, and we are dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of students through our scholarship program.