The Antonio Johnson Scholarship Award is presented each year to a student of African, African-American or Black descent with demonstrated academic excellence (3.0 minimum cumulative GPA), outstanding leadership and a history of significant contributions to the Black Student Association and/or the Xavier University community. The scholarship covers tuition, fees and on-campus room and board and includes a small book stipend for their senior year.
2023 Applications will open in Fall 2022
The application process for the 2023 Antonio Johnson Scholarship Award will open in Fall 2022.
Honoring Antonio Johnson's life
Antonio Johnson first came to Xavier in 1971. While majoring in Urban Studies, he participated in the school band and was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as president of the Black Student Association (pictured), single-handedly organizing activities for Black Awareness Month in Feb. 1976. Unfortunately, he died at age 22 on Feb. 8 of that year. He is remembered as a compassionate, confident and articulate individual dedicated to social change and justice.
Antonio Johnson Scholarship Archives
The Xavier community has celebrated Antonio Johnson's life every year with the AJ Scholarship Gala, dating back to 1976. Browse past nominees, award winners, venues, and keynote speakers, found in our "AJ Through the Years" archives.