4/30 deadline: Melquain Jatelle Anderson Memorial Scholarship for Sociology

Melquain Jatelle Anderson was a Brooklyn Knight born and raised in Brooklyn.  He lived in Sheepshead Bay, but often traveled to Vinegar Hill (Farragut Houses) where his grandmother lived, his mother was raised, and he had a host of friends.  At 17 years old, he started helping other young men study and pass their GED.  Melquain’s aspiration was to give back to the community because he had seen so many young men give up on school.

After obtaining his Associates of Science degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), he became even more committed to making a change. Melquain transferred to John Jay College where he hoped to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and then attend law school. Melquain’s plan was to start a community center helping young men obtain their GEDs and attend college. Although Melquain’s life was cut short before he could fulfill his dreams of giving back to the community, his family wants his dream to live on.

Founded in his loving memory, the Melquain Jatelle Anderson Memorial Scholarship for Sociology is funded through the generous support of his family, friends, and colleagues.

Award Amount:  $1,000


  • Open to entering and continuing students majoring in Sociology
  • Part-time or full-time, matriculated, undergraduate students
  • Open to students with a GPA of 2.0 and below
  • Demonstrate financial need, determined through a completed FAFSA

To Apply:

  • A complete John Jay College General Scholarship Application
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • In an essay of 400-words, please describe your commitment to serving others in your community, your interest in Sociology, and how this will contribute to your academic and professional success.

April 2-6 Event: Historically Black College & University Tour


10/17 Event: STARS College Fair

Calling all middle and high school-age girls and young women:

We hope to see you at the STARS College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 17!

To get the most out of this event, here are a few tips:

  • Have a plan! Prepare a list of colleges and universities to which you are considering applying. You can view the institutions attending below.
  • Come ready. Think about and prepare a list of important questions to ask the representatives which you can’t answer from their website.
  • Bring your “A” game. First impressions are lasting impressions. Take notes, don’t forget a bag to carry the materials you’ll receive, dress appropriately and bring a portfolio, transcript or resume.

To RSVP, click here.

9/30 Event: New York Black College Expo

black college expo.jpgThis Saturday, Medgar Evers College, CUNY will host the New York Black College Expo from 10AM – 3PM. Be among the first juniors and seniors to interview with over 50 historically black colleges and universities.
Please note the admission fee ($8-$10) serves as a donation to their program to help underserved and underrepresented students with resources to college, careers and beyond!
For more info and to RSVP, visit https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/new-york.

10/28 Event: College Fair & Career Day


5/24 Events: The College Experience at Bedford and Macon libraries

Kingsborough Community College presents the first in a series of FREE unique college experiences in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library. Kingsborough will work with local Brooklyn Public Library branches (such as the Bedford Library and Macon Library) to bring THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE to you…right in your local, neighborhood public library. Join us for an evening of exciting mini lessons meant to inspire and engage your imagination and to whet your appetite for college. Courses will be taught by Kingsborough faculty. All teens (ages 14 and up) and adults of any age are welcome!

5/18 Event: State of the (35th) District

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