Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’
African American Heritage Committee
Information & Instructions
Each year the African American Heritage Committee awards scholarships to graduating High School seniors pursuing a post-secondary education. Recipients receive a monetary award for academic expenses. Applicants must be Queens’ residents. Interested high school seniors must submit a completed application with an official transcript of your grades by 5 p.m. on January 15, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified by February 15, 2016. The online application can be found here.
Answer each question completely. The academic questions refer to the student’s High School experience. Each question is carefully considered in the evaluation of each application. Please note: grammar and overall presentation are considered.
Transcripts must be submitted separately and can be forwarded via email to:
email@example.com or fax at: 718-286-3134.
Awards will be issued at
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’
African American Heritage Celebration Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Atrium at Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
On behalf of all member of Student Government, we would like to thank all those who attended the video game event. We hope you all had fun. Now, here is your opportunity to provide feedback. Would you like this event again in the Spring? What worked well? How can we improve? Any games you are interested in that we didn’t offer? All feedback is welcome.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, Student Government is hosting the first video game event of the year. Games will include Halo, Call of Duty, Just Dance 5, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, 2K 14, Madden NFL, just to name a few. Tickets cost $2. We welcome all students to attend, middle school students must have a signed permission slips. Bring your own controller if you choose. See Student Government with any questions.
Application Deadline: March 28, 2014
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.
The application must include the following:
- teacher or counselor recommendation
- official high school transcript
- a description of work, volunteer and extra-curricular activities highlighting past or current leadership roles
- an essay (minimum 500 words) discussing own understanding of civic service and personal experience that illustrates a commitment to serve others
Applicants to the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program must:
- Be high school seniors, high school graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the entire 2014-15 academic year. Proprietary and online schools are not eligible.
- Plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
- Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
- Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:
- Academic achievement
- Financial need
- Participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry
- Please note special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel.
The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in Engineering/Technology Fields.
The 100 recipients of the Buick Achievers National Scholarship will receive an award of up to $25,000 per year, available for four years, and one additional year for those entering a five-year engineering program. The scholarships can be used toward the total cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, required equipment, room and board and other allowable expenses, less other gift aid known at the time of application (scholarships, grants and other awards that do not have to be paid back).
The awards are renewable for the given years noted above or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), full-time enrollment and continuing to major in an eligible field of study.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
You may wish to gather the following information that will be necessary for the application:
- A list of your work experience and involvement in school and community activities
- Your transcript of grades (online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken)
- Your parents/guardians’ financial information from their most recently filed tax return or your own financial information if an independent student.
The application must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 28, 2014.
All applicants will be notified of their status in mid-April. Provisional award recipients will be sent notification requesting additional information be mailed to Scholarship Management Services to validate self-declared application information. These provisional recipients must respond completely by the given deadline for further scholarship consideration. Non-recipients will receive notification via email.
Check your email regularly! Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship Management Services processes the scholarship payments on behalf of the General Motors Foundation in two equal installments on August 15 and December 30. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and made payable to the school.
Please review the Frequently Asked Questions. All other questions should be directed to Scholarship Management Services.
For the most efficient service, submit a question or report a problem by using the Help link at the top of this page. Or you may email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-537-4180.
To apply to The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, you must first register as an applicant on this web site. Activate your account by accessing your email. You may then complete the application by providing information about yourself and your academic achievements.
Good luck in the competition!
Student Government is very proud to announce East-West Spirit Week 2014 as well as our first school dance of the year. Spirit week will begin the first week of February (February 3rd-February 7th, 2014). The themes for each day are as follows:
Monday, February 3rd: Culture Day- A day to celebrate the culture and diversity of East-West. All students and staff are invited to dress in traditional or cultural attire OR shirts that represent their country.
Tuesday, February 4th: ‘Toon Day- From Mario to Sponge Bob to Mickey Mouse, we all have our favorite cartoon characters. Feel free to show school spirit and dress in character or wear a shirt with an image of favorite cartoon.
Wednesday, February 5th: Hero Day- Whether it’s a superhero or individual that has had a positive influence on our lives, we take the day to honor heroes. The challenge…whether fictional or real, research your hero and be able to explain who you are and your impact.
Thursday, February 6th: Winter Wonderland- In honor of the polar vortex and heavy snow, we encourage all students and staff to wear blue and white, colors that represent the season.
Friday, February 7th: Blast from the Past- The roaring 20’s, the 50’s, or 90’s, be prepared to celebrate your favorite decade during blast from the past. All students and staff are invited to bring a period of history alive at East-West.
All attire MUST be appropriate for school and students who participate in spirit week do not have to wear uniform.
If you have any questions, please ask your grade representatives.
Be sure to show school spirit and East-West pride throughout the week!!
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Delta Rho Omega Chapter, Brooklyn, NY
is hosting auditions for the Marjory Jackson Arts Scholarship
on Saturday, February 1, 2014
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Music School
126 Saint Felix Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Come out and showcase your vocal, dance, theater or musical talents
Auditions are for High School Seniors and College Freshmans Only!
Application Deadline is Monday, January 27, 2014
If you have further questions, please email email@example.com
- who are extremely interested in attending Hunter College
- who have ranked Hunter either 1st or 2nd on their CUNY application
- meet the baseline academic requirements (listed on the pamphlet attached)
- The students must be on track to graduate by July 2014
- they must be eligible for FAFSA
- must be a senior at a New Visions school, which EWSIS is.