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Top 8 Scholarship Programs every NYC H.S. girl needs to know about!

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

1. The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited and trained 6,275 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential to become Posse Scholars. Since 1989, these students—many of whom might have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes—have been receiving four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner institutions of higher education. (Must (Seek Nomination Spring Semester as NYC High School Junior) 

2. Thomas Labreque Smart Chase Start Program: Each year, 10 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 450 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits. Deadline: Jan 30, 2017

3. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation is dedicated to creating career opportunities in the media industry for youth of color. The Foundation currently supports more than 200 students each year through a paid multi-year internship program for students of color working at media companies across the country. Opportunities are available for all functions & departments in media companies for high school seniors and college students.

4. Jackie Robinson Foundation provides generous, multi-year scholarship awards coupled with a comprehensive set of support services to highly motivated JRF Scholars and Extra Innings Fellows attending colleges and universities throughout the country. Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Application Due: Feb 15, 2016

5) The Black Achievers in Industry (bai) initiative launched the Corporate Scholarship Program to provide direct support to motivated African-American New York City high school students, in pursuit of higher learning.  More than 50 college scholarships are awarded annually.

6. The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans.  RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Application Due: Nov 1, 2016 and Jan 9, 2017

7. QuestBridge: QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles. (Opens for Juniors In 2017 & Seniors Summer of 2017)

8. Seeds of Fortune Inc.: Seeds of Fortune Inc. is a scholarship program creating the next generation of financially empowered young women of color by helping them apply for college scholarships, as well as teaching career and financial management skills.

Deadline: December 31, 2016

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