Monday, April 27, 2009

St. Philips Baptist Church Scholarship

A college entrance scholarship award of $1,000 will be presented to the student who best meets the criteria of character, scholarship service, and need as established by the scholarship committee. Applications are available in Room 111. The deadline is May 30, 2009.

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500
Deadline: June 15, 2009


The Rashawn Brazell Scholarship is awarded to college-bound students of color who reside in New York City. Applicants must be entering their first year in an accredited undergraduate program.

Applicants should be:
--High school seniors
--Recent graduates (within 1 year of graduation) --Recent GED attainees (within 1 year)

Selection will be based on the student's interest in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression, as well as their commitment to creating peace in the community by affirming and celebrating diversity. Although the award is not need-based, it is need-sensitive, meaning we strongly encourage applications from students who experience financial hardship.


The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship aims to provide a sustainable tribute to Rashawn Brazell, a 19-year-old Brooklyn native who was brutally murdered in February 2005. With each year the award is offered, we encourage a new wave of New York City high school students to reflect upon Brazell's legacy of selfless service and to think critically about the impact of intolerance and violence on their communities.

Application questions: Additional information:

Please note: The application on our website still has the old deadline from last year. Please bear with us as we update our website. In the meantime, please feel free to complete the scholarship application and send in all relevant materials by JUNE 15, 2009. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Ms. Reilly visits Ralph McKee High School and provides information about how juniors can successfully apply to SUNY colleges and universities. Check out the pictures.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Summer Youth Employment Program

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, New York City
will receive federal stimulus funds to support the 2009 SYEP. As a result, we will
be expanding the program to add more jobs. To qualify for a job in SYEP, you
must be:
• a New York City resident
• between the ages of 14 and 24 (as of July 1, 2009)
Applications will be out in April, however, interested youth are encouraged to
begin gathering some of the documents that are needed if selected to be a part
of the program. These include:
• Proof of Age (birth certificate, US Passport or Alien Registration Card or
NYS ID or driver’s license)
• Citizenship Status (US birth certificate, US Passport or Alien Registration
Card or Certificate of Naturalization)
• Social Security card
• Work Papers (for youth under the age of 18)
• Proof of Address (utility bill, lease or official mail from Federal, State or
City agency)
• Proof of Family Income or Public Assistance (as of January 2009)
• Selective Service Registration (for males 18 and over)
(For a complete list of documents please visit our website at
Participants can work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies,
hospitals, summer camps, nonprofits, small businesses, law firms, museums,
sports enterprises, and retail organizations. Participants also take part in
educational workshops that enhance their knowledge of the labor market,
prepare them for the world of work and provide them with basic financial literacy.
• Program dates: July 1 to August 15
• Hours per week: up to 25
• Pay: $7.25 per hour
To learn more about SYEP, visit or call 1(800) 246-4646.


It’s that time of year again! The NYCLU is sponsoring its annual Freedom of Expression contest. Students can win over $1,000 in cash prizes! This is a great youth opportunity, so please pass it on.

We ask the young people of New York City to tell us what civil liberties issues matter most to them. No topic is off limits. Students can speak out about racial justice, immigrants’ rights, freedom of speech, LGBT rights, and more. For a complete list, click here.

Then get creative! All mediums are accepted: write an essay or a poem, perform spoken word, or create a video, song or rhyme. Submit a drawing or piece of artwork, or create a public service announcement. The deadline for submissions is May 22.

For more information, please visit our website,, email us at or call 212.607.3361.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

The Staten Island Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is
pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our annual
scholarship. We will be awarding scholarships in the amount of $500
each. The scholarships are open to high school seniors who are of
African, Caribbean or Latino American descent.

All applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, April 13, 2009.

All scholarship finalists will be requested to attend a personal interview
with the scholarship selection committee during the month of May. All
scholarship recipients will be notified by mail in May 2009.
The application form and the necessary criteria for students to be considered for the scholarship can be found at

If you have any questions, please call (212) 657-0783 or (917) 370-9891between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.