Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’ African American Heritage Committee Scholarship

QBP Katz

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’

African American Heritage Committee

2016   Scholarship

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:

mmiller@queensbp.org or fax at: 718-286-3134.



Awards will be issued at

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’

African American Heritage Celebration Tuesday, February 23, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Atrium at Queens Borough Hall

120-55 Queens Boulevard

Kew Gardens, NY 11424

East-West Dinner and a Movie: November 20, 2014

Dinner and movie

Video Game Event Feedback

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.

Video Game Event

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.

Myself Third Scholarship Program

Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

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

Application Materials:

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014 (5:00 PM EST)


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.

Award Criteria

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.

Award Amounts

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.

Application Procedure

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.

Additional Information

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:buickachievers@scholarshipamerica.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 Presents: East-West Spirit Week

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!!

J. Marjory Jackson Performing Arts Scholarship

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 drojmjscholarship@yahoo.com

Creative Writing Competition

The Random House Foundation, Inc. Creative Writing Competition For NYC Public High School Seniors

RH Scholarshiop











RH Deadline




Click here for 2014 Application Form

New Visions-Hunter College Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 6th, 2014

The NV-Hunter Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for students
  • 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.
Though there are no other formal requirements for the scholarship, the program has been started by Hunter to recruit students who have been underrepresented in their acceptance pool during the past few years — in particular, black and Latino students. 
Students must meet the baseline academic requirements identified in the pamphlet, but NV-Hunter Scholarship applicants will be considered as a separate pool by the Hunter admissions committee. Our partners at Hunter will serve as advocates for NV-Hunter Scholarship applicants.
All of which means that this is a great opportunity for students who really really want to go to Hunter, who are underrepresented in the Hunter acceptance pool, and who meet or exceed the NV-Hunter academic baseline but for whom Hunter may be a reach school.
The scholarship fully covers Hunter tuition for four years of full-time undergraduate study, though is a gap-filler, which means that the amount the student receives per semester is determined by their federal and state financial aid award. Students whose tuition is fully funded through their financial aid package will receive a minimum of $1000.
25 students will be awarded scholarships.
Scholarship winners will be matched with an academic mentor at Hunter College.
To note, students who have already submitted a CUNY application and who meet the requirements listed on the pamphlet can still apply for the scholarship.
Applications for the scholarship are due by February 6th, 2014. This does not affect the deadline for CUNY applications. Because CUNY applications are rolling, it is to the applicant’s advantage to apply for the scholarship as soon as they’re able.
Students can send questions directly to scholarship@newvisions.org

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