The Five Star Scholarship Foundation
The Five Star Scholarship Foundation was established in 2010. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to addressing the needs of our minority youth including access to higher education, leadership building, mentorship & community enrichment. The Foundation looks to serve students in South Florida while preparing the ground work to branch out nationwide. The goal of the foundation is to award outstanding students who will be molded into dynamic leaders for our community with a commitment to fidelity, leadership, scholarship & citizenship.
The Five Star Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to the success of our community by ensuring road blocks such as finances, lack of mentorship & leadership skills are resolved. The foundation looks to increase minority involvement in advanced education, thus ensuring that our next generation is able to accept the role as an upstanding leader.
The Foundation’s goal is to increase the number of minority students who are able to attend colleges, universities & professional schools of their choice. The Foundation is also looking to provide the tools for our generation’s next leader.
Ramon Looby, is the co-founder and Board Chairman for the Five Star Scholarship Foundation. Since 2009, Ramon has worked alongside his fellow board members, to find new opportunities to support the educational goals of students from diverse backgrounds. Ramon shares a common bond with the other officers of the foundation’s board, in that he, too, is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated.
In his spare time, Ramon serves as the president of the University Of Florida Alumni Association of Greater Washington. Ramon is a proud alumnus, and past executive officer of Florida Blue Key, Florida’s most prestigious leadership honorarium. Mr. Looby lives with his wife, Selley Looby, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C
Berry Pierre, is the co-founder and Vice Chairman for the Five Star Scholarship Foundation. It was evident that the foundation’s mission would be to improve the opportunities for the youth to succeed in college. Understanding that it would take a multifaceted approach from financial support, leadership development & a commitment to citizenship & service Mr. Pierre & Mr. Looby established the foundation in 2009 and have successfully provided annual scholarships since its inception.
Doctor Pierre also serves as a full time practicing Internal Medicine physician in Wellington, Florida. His personal interests include community service, mentorship, minority affairs & public health. His various professional obligations include the Young Professional’s Network of the Broward County Urban League, T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society, American College of Internist and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated.
Jarvis Peters serves as the Executive Director for the Five Star Scholarship Foundation. Mr. Peters served as the President of the South Florida Graduate Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, which has been a key partner for the foundation since its inception. After his term as president was complete the Foundation was honored to offer him the inaugural position as the executive director.
Mr. Peters currently serves professional as the South Florida State Director for Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. In his professional capacity he is a store manager at Matress Firm.