Thursday, December 8, 2011

Top 2012 Scholarships for Black Students

Click here for a wealth of links to scholarships.

Click here for Top 2012 scholarships for Black students.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bill Gates Announces 2012 Scholarship Program For Low-Income Minority Students

Bill Gates Announces 2012 Scholarship Program For Low-Income Minority Students -- Gates' non-profit organization is giving away 1,000 Scholarships for the 2011-2012 school season -- Click here to go to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Application.

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Nationwide ( -- The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) will select 1,000 talented students next year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Scholars will also be provided with personal and professional development through their leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college e career.

The program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established to provide outstanding low income minority students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. To date, the program has given scholarships to more than 15,000 students. Continuing scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

The deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, January 11, 2012. To apply, click here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

NRTA Caretaker & Construction Training Programs

The NYCHA Resident Training Academy is accepting applications for its Caretaker and Construction training programs.

1. Click here or NRTA Caretaker Training Program.

2. Click here or NRTA Construction Training Program.

The mission of the NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA) is to prepare NYCHA residents for potential employment with the New York City Housing Authority by way of the Caretaker training or the Construction training. NRTA graduates will have enhanced access to employment opportunities with NYCHA and contractors doing business with NYCHA. During training participants will improve upon critical soft skills that support long-term employment and learn key hands-on skills required to perform job duties safely and effectively. All NRTA training programs and activities are designed to position individuals for entry-level employment, but also to assist in the development and execution of a career plan, which over time, may lead to career advancement opportunities.

To learn about the NYCHA Resident Training Academy or to begin the application process please contact NYCHA’s Resident Employment Services at 718-289-8100.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Queensborough Community College Scholarship Opportunities

Still haven’t chosen a college. Consider Queensborough Community College. Click here to find out about admissions. Click here to find out about the scholarship opportunities for those students planning to attend the college in the fall.
The following scholarships are still available:
• Merit Scholarship for Freshmen: The College offers a number of full and partial- tuition awards to academically eligible freshmen. These awards are funded for two years, provided recipients maintain “B” average or higher while attending Queensborough.
• Technology Scholarships: Recently, Queensborough received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer a number of tuition-free scholarships for two years of study for freshmen enrolling at the College in fall. Applicants must be interested in studying either Electrical Engineering Technology or Laser and Fiber Optics Technology.
• Khym Foundation Scholarships: These scholarships are offered to entering freshmen with demonstrated financial need. Amounts vary for these need-based scholarships and they may be awarded for up to two semesters only.

The deadline has been extended to June 15th for these scholarships.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Winner for the Comedy Point Poster Contest Announced

Hats off to Mr. Gordon's Graphics students for their work.
Click here

to see the details behind the poster contest.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

NYCHA/CUNY Resident Scholarship Program

The Resident Scholarship Program is one of the many ways that the New York City Housing Authority NYCHA invests in the education of its residents. Established in 2005 by NYCHA through donations received from production companies that filmed on NYCHA premises, the Resident Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships for qualifying public housing residents who are enrolled in colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), in a variety of majors with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The scholarship can be used to help pay for college tuition, books or other education related expenses at a CUNY senior or junior college. There are two types of scholarships, one for residents who are full-time undergraduates at a CUNY college, and one for residents with disabilities who are enrolled in a CUNY undergraduate program.

The 2011 Resident Scholarship Program application period is open from May 2 -May 31.

2011 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Application & Flyers

2011 Undergraduate Scholarship Application NEW
2011 Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship Application for Residents/Students with Disabilities NEW

2011 NYCHA Resident Scholarship Flyer (English) (in PDF)
2011 NYCHA Resident Scholarship Flyer En Español (Spanish) (in PDF)
2011 NYCHA Resident Scholarship Flyer 中文 (Chinese) (in PDF)
2011 NYCHA Resident Scholarship Flyer Русский (Russian) (in PDF)

2010 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholars

Students Given a Real Boost (New York Daily News) (in PDF)
Scholarships for Public Housing Residents (El Diario La Prensa) (in PDF)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Savino Offers $500 scholarship to Juneteenth Essay Contest Winner

State Senator Diane J. Savino (D-I-WF Staten Island) will bring Juneteenth, a celebration of African American freedom, to Staten Island for the first time as an elected official sponsored event. Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the day many slaves first heard the emancipation proclamation for the first time and realized their freedom. June nineteenth of 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas were read the emancipation proclamation and word spread rather quickly plantation to plantation that they were no longer slaves, but free men and women.

Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. A time marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing.

The essay award will be presented amid a Juneteenth festival at the new Carter Community Center at 230 Broad Street 7-9 pm on Friday, June 17th. Essays must be less than 500 words and have the name address and contact information of the author. Entries are due in State Senator Diane j. Savino’s office located at 36 Richmond Terrace suite 112 by June 10, 2011. Entries can also be emailed to additional rules and regulations are available at

Friday, April 29, 2011

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

Click here to see the large number of scholarships that are out there, waiting for students to apply.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Right Start Scholarship Program

Click here to get the information for the Right Start Scholarship Program.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Keeper's of the Dream Event on April 6, 2011

At noon on Friday, April 1, 2011, Ms. Jodi Siegel, CFN 405 Network Support Facilitator, received an invitation for UNSL students to attend the Keepers of the Dream Awards event to take place Wednesday evening, April 6, 2011. The event was black tie. The security procedures were extremely tight.

The event was to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the National Action Network, whose president is Al Sharpton. The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel. 3,000 attendees were present. Only, and I repeat only, 40 students were in attendance for the event. The security screening was heavy-duty.

There were many VIPs and celebrities in attendance. As you can see the students had a chance to take pictures with MIke Mulgrew, the UFT President.

Bill Cosby gave a sharp, ringing keynote speech about the duty of adults to monitor children. Click here to see more of Mr. Cosby's statements at the conference. In addition to Bill Cosby, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Muhammad Ali, and Samuel L. Jackson;
President Obama was in attendance.

Who represented from McKee? Ms. Starkey, our COSA, and was also one of the chaperones, and two of our students attended: Michael DiMartino and Tyreek Penn.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Ultimate Campus Visit Saturday, April 9th 10:00 a.m.

Choose your Ultimate Campus Visit and see what your future holds. Click here to see Vaughn College. Check out the options for our Ultimate Campus Visit and select your top choice. Then fill out the form below to RSVP right away!

Ultimate Campus Visit Experiences:
Expand the "Scope" of Your Mind Option #1: Go "behind the instrument panel" of aviation's sophisticated electronics also known as avionics. Get your hands on the latest "in flight" control systems including aircraft navigation systems, radio communications, radar and automatic flight control.

Engineer Your Part Option #2: Log on to a computer workstation running CATIA version V, the gold standard of design software, and create a basic component for an engineering system that could end up in the next space shuttle, weather satellite or super-engine. Limited to 10 students.

Step onto the Flight Deck Option #3: Put your hands on the controls of a jet aircraft. You can take the pilot's seat in one of our brand-new Redbird or FRASCA Flight Simulators to practice take-offs, landing and other flight maneuvers. Limited to 15 students.

Tower Traffic ON THE AIR Option #4: Hear actual radio traffic explained by an air traffic controller as you watch aircraft land from our three-story observation tower just across the street from LaGuardia Airport. Check out the Manhattan skyline, too! Limited to 20 students.

Fuel up the Jets Option #5: Experience the sophistication of modern jet and reciprocating computer controlled fuel systems that power today's commercial aircraft. You'll be blown away when you get to control two of Vaughn's state-of-the-art jet fuel injection systems.

On the Line Option #6: Design, program and run a flexible assembly line. Start with the mechatronics system lab's 3D simulation software, manipulating sensors, subsystems and logic controllers to configure the robotics next door. When you're done, run the line and see your design come to life.

Animation Station Option #7: Come experience the 3D computer graphics and visual effects used in blockbusters. Practice with our green screen and see how Photoshop, AfterEffects and 3D Max create effects in popular video games and movies.
Also check out these services and programs for your students.

Assessment Center

The Assessment Center handles the testing and placement of all incoming students in cooperation with our Admissions office. Appointments for taking the Accuplacer test for English and math course placements are made through academic support services.
Aviation Outreach Program (AOP)
This program aims to increase the number of prepared students that enter college and improve participation and performance, specifically in mathematics, science and technology. Community involvement, networking and outreach are a vital part of the program.

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Vaughn participates in the New York State Education Department's Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). This program has been designed for educationally and economically disadvantaged New York state residents who otherwise might not be able to attend college. HEOP provides several academic and financial support services to assist students. These services include the summer immersion program, tutorial services, counseling services and financial assistance. To find out more, email Abdelouahed Haiber or call him at 1.866.6VAUGHN, ext. 160.

Quick Start Pre-Freshmen Summer Immersion Program
This is an intensive, six-week summer program to introduce pre-freshmen to fundamental math, science, technical and aviation-related concepts.

Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound is a federal TRIO program funded by the US Department of Education, which is distributed to institutions through competitive grants. TRIO programs help students overcome social and cultural barriers to higher education. Upward Bound serves disadvantaged, first-generation and low-income high school students and is designed to motivate high school students and help them gain important skills necessary for success beyond high school. This program encourages and addresses the needs required to successfully complete high school and post-secondary education. Upward Bound is the type of program that will provide academic, social and cultural experiences during the high school years, which will greatly increase the probability of students enrolling in college and graduating from college.

Click here for Academic Support Services for Vaughn College.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

AABE Scholarship Application Due March 11, 2011

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the
energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African
Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By
doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the
world market.

to see the application, go to and click on the College and Career Tab. you will see a link that says AABE Scholarship Application.

Complete application packages MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN March 11, 2011.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scholarships 4 Students

Click here in order to go to a great link about Scholarships 4 Students. That's right, Ms. Henry is telling all students that they must click on the link and tap their fingers on the keyboard in order to check out the hundreds of scholarships that are available. NOW! When students do NOT apply, the money goes back to the company.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

200 Free Scholarships For Minorities

1) Ron Brown Scholarships

2) FastWEB Scholarship Search

3) United Negro College Fund Scholarships

4) Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

5) Intel Science Talent Search

6) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

7) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to
Financial Aid (scholarships)

8) United Negro College Fund

9) Gates Millennium Scholarships (Annual)

10) McDonald's Scholarships (Annual)

11) Broke Scholars Scholarships

12) National Society of Black Engineers Scholarships

13) National Merit Scholarships

14) College Board Scholarship Search

15) Black Excel Scholarship Gateways

16) FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

17) LULAC - National Scholastic Achievement Awards

18) Scholarship & Financial Aid Help

19) NAACP Scholarships

20) Paralegal Scholaships

21) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

22) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

23) Siemens Foundation Competition

24) College Board Scholarship Search

25) International Students Scholarships & Aid Help

26) Historically Black College & University Scholarships

27) Guaranteed Scholarships

28) Hope Scholarships and Lifetime Learning Credits

29) Presidential Freedom Scholarships

30) Sports Scholarships and Internships

31) Student Video Scholarships

32) Student Inventors Scholarships

33) Decca Scholarships

34) Black Student Fund

35) Scholarships Pathways

36) Private Scholarships For Seniors

37) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

38) Chela Education Financing "Gateway to Success Scholarship"

39) Princeton Review Scholaahips & Aid

40) American Legion Scholarships

41) Free Scholaaship Search

42) 2005 Holocaust Remembrance Essay Contest

43) Horace Mann Scholarship Program

44) Ayn Rand Institute

45) The David and Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund

46) Congressional Hispanic Scholarships

47) Nursing Scholarships

48) College-Bound High School Seniors - Scholarships

49) AFROTC High School Scholarships

50) Minority Scholarships

51) Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

52) The Elks National Foundation Scholarships

53) Art Deadlines and Scholarships

54) Journalism Grants

55) African American Scholarships

56) Marine Corps Scholarships

57) Research for Women & Minorities Underrepresented in the Sciences

58) Tylenol Scholarships

59) Undergraduate Scholarships (Health)

60) State Farm Insurance Hispanic Scholarships

61) National Scholarships at All Levels

62) Burger King Scholars (Annual Awards)

63) Ambassadorial Scholarships

64) Baptist Scholarships

65) Methodist Scholarships

66) Project Excellence Scholarships

67) Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships

68) United States National Peace Essay Contest

69) Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches

70) Accounting Scholarships

71) Americorps

72) Sports Scholarships and Internships

73) 100 Minority Scholarship Gateways

74) Awards and Scholarships

75) American Chemical Society Scholarships

76) Sallie Mae Grants and Scholarships

77) Scholarships List and Search

78) New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence

79) Hispanic Scholarship Fund

80) Scholarship Research Center: US NEWS

81) Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guide Online

82) College Net Scholarship Search

83) Scholarships For Hispanics

84) National Federation of the Blind Scholarships

85) Actuary Scholarships for Minority Students

86) Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

87) ELA Foundation Scholarships (disabled)

88) Indian Health Service Scholarships

89) Minority Undergraduate Fellows Program

90) Third Wave Foundation Scholarships

91) College Connection Scholarships

92) Super College Scholarships

93) Indian Students

94) Comprehensive Recourse List (All cultures)

95) Scholarship Database (Alphabetical Listing)

96) Music Scholarships

97) Navy Scholarship Lists

98) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)

99) Science and Engineering Student Scholarships

100) The Roothbert Fund Scholarships

101) Gateway to 10 Free Scholarship Searches

102) Federal Scholarships and Aid

103) International Students Help and Scholarships

104) NACME Scholarship Program

105) Black Excel Scholarship Gateway

106) Peterson's Aid and Scholarships Help

107) Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

108) Coveted National Scholarships

109) 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

110) Martin Luther King Scholarships

111) Financial Aid Research Center

112) Art and Writing Awards

113) Wells Fargo Scholarships

114) Princeton Review Internships

115) Chicana/Latina Foundation

116) NCAA Scholarships and Internships

117) Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

118) Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships

119) A Better Chance Scholarships

120) Asian American Journalist Association

121) American Assoc. of University Women

122) Scholarships by State

123) State Agencies of Higher Education

124) Engineering School Scholarships

125) Scholarship News

126) Scholarships and Fellowships List (Graduate Level)

127) Orphan Foundation of America

128) September 11th Scholarship Funds

129) Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships

130) American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship Contest

131) Mensa Scholarship Essay Scholarship

132) Chess Scholarships

133) Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund (Activist)

134) Federal Student Aid Portal

135) Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

136) Fridell Memorial Scholarship (Dale E.)

137) Alger Association Scholarships (Horatio)

138) Collegiate Inventors Competition

139) Alphabetical Index to Scholarships and Aid

140) National Security Scholarships Programs

141) Institutes of Health Scholarship Programs

142) Adventures in Education

143) Union Plus Scholarship Database

144) Verizon Scholarship Program

145) Michigan Community Scholarships (over 100)

146) College View's Scholarship Search

147) College Xpress Scholarship Search

148) Scholarships on the Net (1500 Links)

149) Scholarships, Prizes, and Honors (Cal based)

150) Cola-Coca Art & Film Scholarships

151) Art School Scholarships

152) Bowling Scholarships

153) Red Cross Presidential Intern Program

154) Congressional Black Caucus Scholarships

155) Microsoft Scholarships

156) Scholarship of The Month

157) Fellowship Database (Graduate)

158) Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

159) APS Minorities Scholarship Program (Physics)

160) The Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program (architecture)

161) Music For The Blind

162) War Memorial Fund

163) Engineering Awards and Scholarships

164) Undergraduate Awards for Women

165) Civil Air Patrol Scholarships

166) Various College scholarships List

167) Typical Scholarship Opportunities

168) AXA Achievement Scholarship

169) Federal Employee Education Fund

170) Prudential Spirit of Community Award

171) Undesignated Scholarships (Engineering)

172) Wal Mart Community Scholarship

173) Scholarships for Minority Accounting Students

174) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

175) Minority Scholarships (All levels)

176) Findaid: Minority Scholarships

177) Library Scholarships

178) Study Abroad Scholarships

179) Native American & Other Scholarships

180) Sports Figures Scholarships

181) Scholarship Scams

182) Students of Color Scholarships

183) USA Access Education Scholarships

184) Fellowships and Scholarships

185) Dow Jones Scholarship and Program Listings

186) Ernest Hemingway Awards Scholarships

187) Minority Journalism Internships

188) Hispanic/Latino Scholarships

189) General Scholarships

190) Jewish Scholarships

191) Scholarship Opportunities (graduate)

192) Ford Foundation Fellowships for Minorities

193) Scholarships in Many Areas

194) League Foundation: Alternative Lifestyles Scholarships

195) Datatel Scholarships

196) Alpha Kappa Alpha Awards

197) National Black Police Assoc. Scholarships

198) Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

199) National Back Nurses Ass'n. Scholarships

200) Scholarships Based on Ethnicity

Monday, January 10, 2011

Top 10 tips for completing the FAFSA

10. Check your eligibility for federal student aid.
9. Complete your tax return. If you and your parents complete your tax returns first, completing the FAFSA will be much easier. Plus, you won't have to correct the tax information later.
8. Do a little research before hand, reviewing frequently asked questions about the FAFSA.
7. Apply for a PIN prior to completing the FAFSA. With a PIN, you can electronically sign your application, make corrections to your submitted application, and review your processed application data on the web.
6. Gather the necessary information before you sit down to complete the FAFSA. You will need the following:
Your Social Security number (can be found on Social Security card)
Your driver's license (if any)
Your 2008 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
Your 2008 Federal Income Tax Return
Your parents' 2008 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
Your 2008 untaxed income records (Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records)
Your most recent bank statements
Your most recent business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
Your alien registration number or permanent residence card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
5. Print a FAFSA on the Web worksheet. Write in your answers and gather your parents' information then enter the data to FAFSA on the Web.
4. Find out the federal codes for the schools you'll enter on the FAFSA.
3. Complete the FAFSA electronically. It's best to complete the FAFSA online, as this reduces errors.
2. Sign the FAFSA electronically. You'll need a PIN to do so (see tip #7 above).
And the number one tip for completing the FAFSA is . . .
If you need help, ask!