4/1 deadline: Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Scholarship Awards for Graduating Seniors

Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is the premier African-American family organization founded in 1938 to provide children with educational and cultural opportunities needed to enrich and strengthen their character and personal commitment toward the betterment of their communities. One of the objectives of the Brooklyn Chapter is to assist youth in the Brooklyn/Staten Island community through chapter programs aimed at increasing academic success and educational opportunities. You may visit our website at: http://brooklyn.jackandjillonline.org.

The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is offering two $5,000 awards ($1,250 annual award over four years) to African-American students. The Gwendolyn Bourne Scholarship will be awarded to high scholastic students and the Karen Marshe Scholarship will be awarded to high achieving or talented students. The applicant must:
• Be a graduating high school senior who attends a Brooklyn or Staten Island high school
• Reside in Brooklyn or Staten Island
• Have applied for college admission
• Have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the areas of leadership and service in the community
• Maintain good academic standing (B/3.0 average or better) while attending a four-year
college full-time

Students wishing to apply for the Brooklyn Chapter’s scholarship awards must complete the enclosed (Scholarship Application Web Package), which is to be accompanied by (1) a counselor recommendation, (2) an official transcript, (3) a typed personal statement, and (4) proof of community service hours, if applicable. This material must be postmarked by April 1, 2018 and mailed to:

Mrs. Chrystal Stokes Williams
Brooklyn Chapter, Jack and Jill of America
1367 Union Street
Brooklyn, New York 11213

Awardees and his/her College Advisor will be notified upon selection. Your cooperation in nominating candidates for this locally based award is very much appreciated. Please email JandJBrooklynScholarship2018@gmail.com or call 917-586-7591 with any questions.

4/6 deadline: Black History Month Scholarship 2018

PAB Pharmacy, Creating Legacies & Pia Raymond NYC present Black History Month Scholarship 2018
Awarded to a high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning who demonstrates purpose, prowess and persistence in the face of adversity.

Student must be:
• A resident of New York City
• At least 16 years old and not more than 23 years old
• High school senior or enrolled in an institution of higher learning

Student must:
• Submit a completed application
• Submit copies of his/her 2 most recent report cards
• Submit Typewritten, double-spaced, 500-word essay

Prizes:
• 1st Prize – $500
• 2nd Prize – $400
• 3rd Prize – $300

Submission must be received by, Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59pm

Download the application!

4/30 deadline: PowerPlay NYC’s SuperSTARS Leadership Academy

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Prom Dress & Suit Drive

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MCU 2017 Scholarship Program

This year, MCU will award $66,000 in scholarship grants to college-bound graduating high school seniors, including eight memorial scholarships worth $5,000 each and thirteen grants of $2,000 each respectively. The deadline for scholarship submissions is end of business day on Friday, January 6, 2017.

Click here for more information.

02/15 Deadline: Jackie Robinson Scholarship Foundation

We are pleased to inform you that the online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.jackierobinson.org.

The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 3,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson

The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 15, 2016 by 5:00 pm ET. TO learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation, please visit their website at www.jackierobinson.org.

02/15 Deadline: TheDream.US Scholarship

As you may know, The City University of New York has partnered with  TheDream.US, a national foundation that provides college scholarships to undocumented students across the country.  Over 300 scholarship recipients are enrolled at CUNY colleges this fall, and we look forward to increasing this number even more.  A new scholarship application round opened in September and will run through February 15, 2016.  We want to work with our partners throughout the City to spread the word about this amazing opportunity – undocumented students who are DACA-eligible can receiveup to $25,000 in college tuition, and once enrolled in CUNY scholarship recipients receive special advisement and training.

Some important notes about the scholarship:

  • High school seniors who will graduate in 2016 as well as high school graduates who have not yet enrolled in college are the most viable candidates for the scholarships for first-time college students.
  • Community college students who will graduate in 2016 or community college graduates who have not yet enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program are the most viable candidates for the scholarships for community college graduates.
  • Scholarship liaisons at every CUNY college serving undergraduate students are available to discuss the scholarship application with prospective candidates – their contact info is listed here.
  • For more information about student eligibility requirements or to access the scholarship application, please visit TheDream.US website.
  • For more information about CUNY’s participation in this amazing scholarship program, please visit our scholarship webpage.

Attached are scholarship flyers in five different languages.  Below please find links to promotional PSAs produced by TheDream.US.