About The Foundation

The John Stallworth Foundation (JSF) was created in 1980 by John and Flo Stallworth, to provide merit-based scholarships to deserving students attending their alma mater, Alabama A&M University.  Freeda McDowell serves as the Foundation’s Executive Director.  The Foundation’s mission was expanded in 2013 to include the addition of scholarships for students attending other universities in the state of Alabama .

The JSF assists academically gifted, deserving students from diverse economic circumstances. Many of these students do not have the financial means to attend college and are often denied the opportunity to develop their full potential.  To help alleviate these crippling financial obstacles, the JSF awards scholarships annually to students attending universities located in the state of Alabama.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $550,000 in scholarship awards, thereby allowing numerous students to realize their dream of obtaining a college education.

Recipients who meet the application criteria are selected from an applicant pool of national scholars by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. The John Stallworth Foundation is independently operated by its Board of Directors as a non-profit (501-c-3) organization. All donations are tax deductible, as allowed by IRS guidelines.



John Stallworth, Chairman

Stallworth is currently a partner at Genesis II, a family business created with Bobby Bradley in 2006 to enhance both partner’s philanthropic support efforts, investments and related business interests.

Additionally, Stallworth currently serves as Chairman, Board of Directors for the John Stallworth Foundation, founded in 1980 to provide college scholarships to students attending his alma mater, Alabama A&M University. The Foundation hosts an annual golf tournament to raise money for scholarships. Beginning in the Fall of 2013, the Foundation will begin granting scholarships to students attending other universities in the state of Alabama.

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Board Members

Mrs. Flo Stallworth, Secretary

Mr. John Stallworth, Chairman

Ms. Bobby Bradley

Mr. Tharon Honeycutt

Dr. Pam Hudson

Mr. Bob Ludwig

Mr. Tom Meyer

Dr. Julius Scruggs

Mr. Rankin Sneed

Mr. Vernon Stephens