Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s African American Heritage Committee 2020 Scholarship Information & Instructions Each year the African American Heritage Committee awards scholarships to graduating High School seniors pursuing a post-secondary education. Recipients receive a monetary award for academic expenses. Applicants must be residents of Queens. Interested high school seniors must submit a completed application with an official high school transcript by 5 p.m. on January 10, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified by January 31, 2020. The online application can be found at: www.queensbp.org/aahcscholarshipapp/ Answer each question completely. The academic questions refer to the student’s High School experience. Each question is carefully considered in the evaluation of each application. Please note: grammar and overall presentation are considered. Transcripts must be submitted separately and can be forwarded via email to: sanderson@queensbp.org or fax at: 718-286-3134. _____________________________________________________________________ Scholarship Awards will be issued at Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s Black History Month Celebration Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event start time: 6:00 p.m. Queens Borough Hall Helen Marshall Cultural Center 120-55 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY 11424


Established in 1989, the Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, as well as school and community service among college-bound students who have overcome social, economic or other obstacles. Over the past thirty years, 483 high school students have been selected to become Milken Scholars. They attend or have graduated from over 69 colleges and universities across the country. 

Milken Scholars receive financial assistance totaling up to $10,000 and a range of resources that include:

·         An annual monetary recognition award of $2,000 for each of their four years of college

·         A $2,000 fund to assist them as they prepare to enter the workforce or pursue graduate school

·         Ongoing academic and career-related counseling

·         Assistance with career-related experiences through internships and shadowing opportunities

Milken Scholars must commit to maintaining a 3.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate career and attend all annual program activities (expenses paid), including an annual three-day Summit that takes place each summer. Scholars are also encouraged to participate in community service activities in their home and/or school community.

Students who will graduate from high school by June of 2020 are currently eligible for nomination to the Milken Scholars Program.  They are identified by college advisors at their high schools in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles County and must demonstrate the following:

·         Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (un-weighted) or 90 in all academic high school subject areas

·         Minimum composite SAT I score of 1350 with results submitted for Critical Reading and Math or an ACT score of 29 (these scores may be a combination from multiple test sittings)

·         Active participation in community service activities

·         A record of leadership

·         Financial or other obstacles

·         United States Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

·         Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection

Nomination forms can be completed via SurveyMonkey at www.milkenscholars.smapply.io/prog/nomination. We strongly encourage you to review the information regarding the selection process and timeline on our website before completing the nomination form. If you have difficulty accessing the online form, please contact us at (800) 654-5675 or at milkenscholars@milkeninstitute.org and we will be happy to assist.

TIME 2000 for math teachers

Queens College offers scholarships to students in the teacher education program in mathematics. Go to TIME2000.qc.cuny.edu

Build Your College List: $500. Practice for the SAT: $1,000. Improve Your Score: $2,000. Strengthen Your College List: $500. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000. Apply to Colleges: $1,000. Complete Your Journey: $40,000.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships is an exciting new scholarship program. Students don’t have to write an essay, fill out an application, or have a specific GPA or test score to participate. The program gives students a simple six-step college plan and rewards students with scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000 for simply completing the actions they need to take in order to apply to college. 4,000 students each year will earn scholarships totaling $5 million, and at least half of all the scholarships ($2.5 million) are designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year. For more information, please see Scholarship Details and the Official Rules.

Hunter College Scholars Program

Nursing Scholars
Roosevelt ScholarsYalow Scholars
Incoming Scholars: Submit your completed Student FERPA Release and Acceptance of Program Terms and Rules form here:         Upload Form ➡WELCOMEThe Honors Scholar Programs offer students a variety of advantages and support that can help create an extraordinary learning experience at Hunter College. The programs offer merit scholarships, learning communities, dedicated academic advisors and faculty mentors, priority registration, and freshman year priority access to residence life. Honors Scholars are encouraged to work towards honors in their major or interdisciplinary studies, postgraduate education, and high-impact educational experiences (e.g. study abroad, research, internships).Athena | Humanities & Social SciencesDaedalus | Computer ScienceMuse | Visual & Performing ArtsNursing | Leadership in NursingRoosevelt | Public Policy & Civic EngagementYalow | Scientific Research & Pre-HealthDuring the first semester, students take five courses from the core curriculum, plus the First Year Seminar (FYS 100) course that serves as a foundation for developing academic skills and plans. This structure aids students in exploring related programs of study while meeting key first-year requisites, connections with faculty, and support from a close-knit community. In addition to a faculty advisor, all honors scholar students are assigned a dedicated academic advisor to assist with major selection, course planning, and life skills building.BENEFITSScholars receive the following benefits while pursuing their bachelor’s degree:Merit scholarship* for eight semesters of full-time study**Dedicated Academic Advisor for help creating academic plans, life skills, preparing you for internships, study abroad, and honors opportunitiesPriority registration to allow you to register for classes earlySpecial programs including first-year seminar, events, and co-curricular activities to foster intellectual curiosity and connections with other students, faculty, and advisorsPriority access to a room in one of our residence halls for your freshman year*-This scholarship requires annual completion of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal·Student Aid) even though the scholarship award is merit-based. If a student does not file a·FAFSA, whether because of ineligibility or for any other reason, the student will lose the·scholarship award but may still participate in the support and academic opportunities of the·Program.**-The scholarship is removed at the conclusion of the 8th term since the date of the first term attended. I.e. a student who started in Fall 2019 will receive the scholarship until Spring 2023.·A student’s continued participation in the Program requires maintaining status as a full-time·student in good standing and compliance with the Program’s requirements, to the extent·applicable, as set forth in the rules & terms agreement.APPLYINGThe Fall 2020 application is now available. Apply for Freshmen Scholar Programs 


Must be African American, minimum 75 gpa, Queens resident. See Ms. Abrams for an application.

NYS DREAM Act Application Now Available

The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered grants and scholarships that support their higher education costs. To qualify for NYS financial aid under the NYS DREAM Act, students must meet certain eligibility criteria. Eligible students can apply for NYS grant and scholarship programs, including the Tuition Assistance Program, Excelsior Scholarship, and Enhanced Tuition Awards.Detailed information, as well as a link to the NYS DREAM application, is found at hesc.ny.gov/dream.



HACER scholarships are local and national scholarships awarded to Hispanic students beginning their freshman year of college. The scholarships are offered by McDonald’s through local Ronald McDonald House Charities. Keep reading to learn if you qualify, how to apply, and see how much you could be awarded.HACER Scholarship: Application Tips, Requirements And More
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The Norm Brodsky Idea/Business Concept Competition

About Norm Brodsky
The personification of the word “entrepreneur”, Norm Brodsky ’64 launched eight successful businesses before he began sharing his strategies as the author of the popular Street Smarts column in Inc. Magazine.

Brodsky is also the author of the book The Knack: How Street Smart Entrepreneurs Learn How to Handle Whatever Comes Up. Norm and his wife Elaine enjoy sharing their expertise and mentoring business owners as well as entrepreneurial students.

Prizes for the High School Senior Competition:
1st Place: 4-year, full-tuition scholarship* + a plaque + a trophy for your high school
2nd Place: A plaque.
3rd Place: A plaque.
*Scholarship is to attend Rider University and is contingent upon the student being accepted at Rider University, and continuing as a Rider student in good standing.


The Brother Amos M. Gailliard


The Brother Charles S. Lucas


This scholarship is named in honor of Brother Amos Gailliard* who was a Brigadier General in the United States Army and dedicated member and Past President of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. The Amos Gailliard Scholarship is funded by the gracious financial contributions of Brothers Darren Morton and Gordon Miller.

The Brother Richard Gibbs

Community Service


This scholarship is awarded to a young man (graduating senior) who meets the academic requirements for admission into an accredited college/university and has demonstrated a passion and commitment the his community through volunteerism. This scholarship is funded by the gracious donations of Brother Richard Gibbs.

The Christine Fortune


This scholarship is named in honor of the mother of Brother Darren M. Morton. Brother Morton is a virtual giant in Alpha Phi Alpha and a faithful member of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. His impact has been felt on the local, regional, and national levels of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha for 30+ years, serves as the Senior Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, and Chairman of the Wesley Parrott Youth Programs, Inc. Brother Morton was raised solely by his mother and credits her love and support as on of the biggest catalyst of his success. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving young man who is the product of a single parent home. Brother Darren Morton designated and graciously provided the finding for this scholarship.

This scholarship is named in honor of Brother Charles Lucas. Brother Lucas has been a member of Alpha Phi Alpha since the Spring of 1943. He has diligently served the fraternity as a staunch member of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. He has also tirelessly served the Queens community for many years and continues to do so as the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center. This scholarship is named on his behalf because he is a firm believer of the importance of higher education and his continued efforts of educating and supporting our youth.

The Leadership


This scholarship is awarded to a young man (graduating senior) who meets the academic requirements for admission into an accredited college/university and has displayed a passion for leadership through his club and/or organization involvement.

The Mary L. Brogdon Lion’s

Legacy Scholarship

The Academic Excellence 


This scholarship is awarded to a young man (graduating senior) who meets the academic requirements for admission into an accredited college/university and has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 88/100 (3.5/4.0).

The Mary L. Brogdon Lion’s Legacy Scholarship is geared towards a young woman in her senior year of high school looking to pursue an education at an Historically Black College or University in the 2019-2020 academic year. This scholarship is awarded to a young woman who excels both academically and within her community, and continues to leave her legacy on those who surround her everyday.

The Gibbs Family  Scholarship

This scholarship is named after the Gibbs Family, one of the cornerstones of the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter. Together, they have served the chapter for many years on many levels. Brother Brendan Gibbs has graciously established and funded this scholarship in honor of his family.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Help put promising young leaders in the running to join our 10th class of Scholars. Share this news with candidates who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply.
Applications for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 3, 2020. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation’s other programs for students and educators.

Milken Scholars Nomination

Nominations are open for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.6 (un-weighted) or 90 in all academic high school subject areas;
  • Minimum composite SAT I score of 1350 with results submitted for Critical Reading and Math (these scores may be a combination from multiple test sittings), or an ACT score of 29;
  • Active participation in community service activities;
  • A record of leadership;
  • Financial or other obstacles; 
  • United States Citizenship or Permanent Residency or who have been granted deferred action status under DACA; and
  • Admission to a four-year college or university prior to final selection. 

This year, up to fifteen eligible nominations from each school’s 2020 graduating class will be accepted.  Students may not apply without first being nominated by their college advisor.  

Completed nomination form(s) must be submitted no later than Monday, December 2, 2019


$5,000 AWARD – based on scholastic achievement, potential for academic success and recommendations. You must meet financial criteria. Go to www.uft.org/shanker. Applications are due January 31, 2020.



Students must have outstanding academic records and be from low-income backgrounds. Visit www.questbridge.org to see if you are eligible.

Fastweb’s Scholarship Directories provide students the ability to view new and large scholarships by category. Among the many categories offered, students can view Scholarships by School Year, Ethnicity Scholarships, Scholarships for Honor Students and Scholarships for Unique Situations. Share the Scholarship Directories with your students today.VIEW ALL THE SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORIES