Alicia Keys is offering $5,000 scholarships to students from Jacksonville, New Orleans, Atlanta and New York City's Harlem neighborhood.
The Open Doors Scholars Program is part of Frum Tha Ground Up, a Jacksonville-based non-profit organization started by Keys' road manager, D.J. Walton, who went to college in Jacksonville.
In return for the scholarship, the winners will represent the organization at school appearances and must perform community service each semester.
The Phoenix Suns Charity was created in 1987 with the mission to use the unique resources of the Phoenix Suns to assist the needs of children in Arizona.
In 2007, the Phoenix Suns basketball team awarded 15 students $2,000 each. The scholarship is for
student who are involved in the community and who have outstanding scholastic performance.