Thursday, November 19, 2009

ABENY Awards & Scholarhsip Opportunities

There are several awards and scholarships offered by the Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY).

Bridge from Africa Essay Contest: The deadline for submission of essays is January 8, 2010. Winning students will be honored and will receive awards at a reception in the Cadman Plaza Library on February 6, 2010, 1-2 PM. Click here for the guidelines for the essay contest. Teachers may wish to have students work on their essays during the approaching Thanksgiving recess.

Human Service Awards: Each school is invited to select one student who has demonstrated outstanding service and brotherhood to others to receive an ABENY Human Service Award. (See attached letter to principals, for details). The deadline for submitting the name of the student who is to receive the award is March 26, 2010.

ABENY Scholarships. ABENY awards several scholarships to students in the public schools, among them, a $4,000 Elaine A. Davis Scholarship. Click here to see the ABENY Scholarship Applications. Click here to see the criteria for the ABENY Scholarship.

To learn more about the history and work of the Association, go to

Please note in the disclaimer that students of all ethnicities are eligible to apply for ABENY awards and other opportunities.

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