Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 Summer Youth Employment Program

Information for the Summer Youth Employment program is here.

Teens can apply online at: https://application.nycsyep.com/ 
Remember to apply on line by the deadline, April 25, 2014.

Call YOUTH CONNECT at 1-800-246-4646

Monday - Friday, 9 am - 7 pm

Email Youth Connect at

Visit DYCD at http://www.nyc.gov/dycd

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Emma Bowen Scholarship

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014!
The Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their senior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the four-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of full-time employment upon completion of their college degrees.
Students earn an hourly salary and matching scholarship funds for college expenses. Academic excellence is also a key component of the program—students are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain in good standing. The Foundation staff works closely with corporate partners to monitor each student’s academic and work progress. An annual summer conference, a mentoring program and a technical program are also provided to further enhance the student’s knowledge and experience. Resource guides for both students and corporate supervisors are provided to maximize the student’s experience and productivity while in the program.

This unique, multi-year program prepares a diverse group of talented young professionals to enter the workforce with specific job-related skills, knowledge of the corporate environment and a strong foundation for future advancement. Students work in a variety of functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, public relations, production, operations, human resources, technology, news, web design, promotion, etc.) and rotate each summer. Currently, we have more than 260 active students nationwide and 550 graduates. Approximately 60-70 new students join the program each year.

Click here for the Emma Bowen Scholarship or copy and paste the link into your browser: http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/

Myself Third Scholarship

The Myself Third Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and reward ten (10) NYC high
school students who have demonstrated a commitment to participating in civic engagement.
The scholarship program selects 10 CUNY‐bound high school seniors who are enrolled in or
have completed at least one College Now course or activity and who will attend college in fall
2014 a one‐time scholarship of $5,000 in support of their studies at CUNY.
Teachers/counselors may nominate up to two students and guide them through the
application process.
In order to be considered, students must submit a complete application package to their
College Now liaison by March 28th and should include the following:
 Essay on civic service (Service and volunteer experiences should be substantive and
not solely connected to high school community service requirements)
 Description of volunteer, work, and extracurricular activities
 Letter(s) of recommendation (Please note that recommenders must use the Letter
of Support template available on the College Now website. Generic and/or college
recommendation letters will not be accepted)
 Official academic transcript
In judging the applications, the quality of the essay, the personal experience described in it, as
well as the letter(s) of recommendation, and the service activity are the main criteria. In the
essay, students are asked to discuss 1) what it means to live in a democratic society and the
values they believe are associated with a democratic way of life; 2) how these values motivated
them to become involved in civic service; 3) describe a specific project or activity they
developed or participated in that provided service to others; and 4) reflect on the personal
impact of that experience.

Click here or copy and paste the following link: http://tinyurl.com/mg2qhho to get the application.

Dr. Calvin Martin Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Calvin Martin Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund Inc, a non-profit charitable organization, was named in memory of its founder Dr. Calvin Martin. His passion was a love for education.
The mission of the Scholarship Trust Fund is to educate African American Male Students through a scholar and mentorship program, to achieve higher academic excellence.   
The scholarships are available to students who demonstrate high academic achievements in high schools. They must be born in the USA and reside in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Click here or copy and paste the following link: http://tinyurl.com/l7dw6sh
to get the application and find out more about the scholarship.