2/27 Event: 2018 YWCA-NYC Salon Series

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Free Specialized High Schools Admission Test Prep

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2/28 deadline: Artist in Residence Program

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program will sponsor residencies to approximately 6-8  local artists from Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights communities. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, stipends and program supplies. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in the libraries other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop between the artists and Brooklyn Public Library. Artists also have the option of creating a piece of art during the residency period that will belong will become a part of the library’s collection. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

This program is in partnership with STooPS Bed-Stuy.

Submit your application by February 28th.

Valentine’s Adoption Promotion

Today is  your last day! The Animal Care Centers of New York (ACC) is hosting a Valentine’s promotion for all dogs, cats, and rabbits – aka Wingpups, Wingcats, and Wingbuns! The special adoption fee for all is $14.00 (excludes dog licensing fee). More on usual fees, as well as what’s included in each adoption, is online and available boroughbreds can be viewed here.

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OBT 2018 Open House: Paid Youth Internships

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February-May deadlines: DYCD Spotlight on Grants, Scholarships, and an Essay Contest

Grow to Learn Mini Grant
Receive up to $2,000 for your school garden! When you register your school garden with Grow to Learn you become eligible to receive materials and expert assistance from GreenThumb, and can also apply for a Grow to Learn Mini Grant of between $500 and $2,000 to start or expand your school garden. Grow to Learn has two funding cycles each year: Fall and Spring. The Fall Request for Proposals is typically open for applications from September to November, and the Spring Request for Proposals is open from January to February. Please submit your application by February 23, 2018.

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two US $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable, so winners who continue to meet the criteria can receive an annual $5,000 award for up to four years. To view the scholarship requirements and to apply for a BAM Scholarship, visit their website.

2018 National High School Essay Contest

The 2018 National High School Essay Contest has begun, and you have until March 15, 2018 to enter. This is the 20th year of this prestigious contest, which encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America’s best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service. This year, in a 1,000-1,250-word essay, identify two cases, one you deem successful and one you deem unsuccessful—where the U.S. pursued an integrated approach to build peace in a conflict-affected country. Analyze and compare these two cases, addressing the following questions:

What relative strengths did members of the Foreign Service and military actors bring to the table? What peacebuilding tools were employed? Ultimately, what worked or did not work in each case?
How was each situation relevant to U.S. national security interests?
What lessons may be drawn from these experiences for the pursuit of U.S. foreign policy more broadly?

For additional information, contact Perri Green at (202) 719-9700 or essaycontest@afsa.org.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Big things come in small packages and now, those simple gifts can really pay off in Unigo’s Sweet and Simple Scholarship! Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Was it a present you could open in a box or a humble gesture from a stranger? Your gift will forever be priceless, but their Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education.

Superpower Scholarship

Have you ever wondered where you’d go if you could fly around downtown? Or maybe you daydream of secretly taking over the world—to each his own. For all of those hero lovers and villain enthusiasts, this super scholarship can give you the power to win free college money. Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps supervillain, you’ve always wanted to be. Would you live a life in a comic book universe or use your powers here in the real world? We want to know how you would use your super powers for good, or bad, even if it was just for the day. While Unigo can’t give you the ability to walk through walls or read minds, their Superpower Scholarship can help increase your brainpower with $2,500 to use towards education.

YouthBridge-NY Bridging the Gap Grant

The YouthBridge-NY youth-led grant committee is accepting applications from organizations working in Women’s Issues, Sexual Health, and/or After School Programming for grants up to $2000. Click here to view the request for proposals or apply. Deadline for applications is April 5.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

This scholarship from the Renee B. Fisher Foundation is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship aims to honor students who excel as creative problem-solvers and to help make their higher education goals more accessible. $1,000 to $5,000 are awarded annually, renewable for three additional years. The award amount is based on the financial need of the recipient. Applicants must be a high school junior or senior, any person entering an undergraduate degree program in the fall after the application deadline or the following spring, or a student in the first year of an undergraduate degree program. Applicants are also required to be a current resident of Connecticut or New York City or enrolled or planning to enroll in a Connecticut or a New York City institution. Visit the Renee B. Fisher Foundation to apply for the scholarship by May 1, 2018.

Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) Information

Monday, February 19 is Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day). Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, are closed. Courts are also closed.
NYC public schools are closed for Midwinter Recess from February 16 through February 23. Schools will reopen on Monday, February 26. The Department of Education Parent Support Hotline and Family Welcome Centers are closed on February 16 as well as on February 19.
CUNY Colleges are closed. There is no regular mail delivery.
Alternate side parking regulations are suspended. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
There is no garbage, recycling, or organics collection. If Monday is your regular collection day, put your items out after 4 PM Monday evening. Your items will be collected beginning Tuesday, February 20.
All branches of the City’s public library systems are closed.
Staten Island Ferry service runs on a holiday schedule. Service will be provided every 30 minutes from 7 AM to midnight. There will be no lower level boarding in St. George Terminal.