This scholarship is awarded to a student of African, African American, or Black descent who is currently a junior, has a 3.0 GPA, and who has made contributions to the African, African American, or Black community on and off campus. The annual scholarship covers tuition, fees, on-campus room & board, and on-campus meal plan.
2024-2025 Scholarship Applications and Gala
The deadline to submit an application for the 2024-25 Antonio Johnson Scholarship is Dec. 20, 2023. The winner of the Antonio Johnson Scholarship and the Runner-Up will be announced during the Antonio Johnson Scholarship Gala on February 24, 2024.
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.