Now available - 2020 Scholarship applications

Application Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020 - See Scholarships section for complete details

2020 Crimson and Cream Scholarship Application (pdf)


2020 Tommy Lawrence Scholarship Application (pdf)


covid-19 update - application timelines

Applications Due May 1, 2020

 The Scholarship Deadline for all 2020 Scholarships is extended to May 1, 2020.  Students interested in applying for a scholarship are strongly encouraged to submit the scholarship application by May 1, regardless of whether the letters of recommendation can be obtained on time.  Where needed, the Scholarship Committee will work with applicants to confirm when any missing documentation can be submitted.  The health and well-being of our student applicants, their families, teachers, and school counselors is our top priority during the crisis. The Scholarship Committee will continue to monitor the evolution and impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and work with our applicants to bring our 2020 scholarship cycle to a successful close. Please stay tuned to this website or email the foundation if you have any questions.

Crimson and Cream Honors Willie F. Adams

The 2020 title scholarship will be named in honor of Willie F. Adams.  From the day the ideal of creating a foundation was conceived by members of the St. Paul Minneapolis Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi, and until his passing,  Willie Adams was dedicated and committed to seeing the mission of the Crimson and Cream Foundation come to life. In recognition of that commitment, the 2020 Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarship will be named in honor of Willie F. Adams. Willie was a tireless advocate for the educational needs of our youth. The Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarship in Honor of Willie F. Adams will be awarded to a high school graduate who is seeking to advance their education at a college, university, or accredited post-secondary institution. We sincerely hope this award serves to remind students who are dedicated to academic achievement beyond high school that someone cares, maybe, just maybe, as much as Willie cared. 


About Us


About Us

Crimson & Cream Foundation, established in 1996, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization as described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Our mission is to engage in, advance, promote and administer charitable, educational scholarships, leadership activities, and projects for deserving youth in the state of Minnesota. 


Our Goals

Foster and enhance academics

· Develop leadership and social skills of the youth in the Twin Cities

· Provide scholarships opportunities for

commendable youth

· Partner with community organizations and programs that support youth and their families

· Promote the public’s understanding of, and support for new and existing community


How You Can Help

Crimson & Cream Foundation is dependent upon the generosity of corporations, and individuals for 100% of our funding. 

Consider your tax-deductible contribution as an investment to allow qualified high school graduates to pursue and complete post-secondary education.