Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Scholarships & Programs



*Please email your school counselor at least two weeks before

the deadline so counselors can prepare the documents needed 



Burger King General Track Scholarship

(*Only the first 50,000 applications are accepted.)

Academic record counts 50% / school, community activities and work experience count 50%.

Must have a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher.

Must plan to enroll full-time for 2021-22 school year into an accredited two or four-year college, university or technical school.

Apply at: https://burgerking.scholarsapply.org 

Deadline: December 15, 2020 (or sooner if 50,000 applications are received.)


The New York Times Scholarship

Open to students with outstanding academic achievement who have succeeded despite

major challenges and obstacles.

Scholarships are for students who have a sense of social purpose, an interest in journalism and

a wide array of personal ambitions.

Interest in journalism a plus, but not required.

Combined family income must be less than $60,000.

Must be New York City (five boroughs) resident.

Preference given to students whose parents are not U.S. college graduates.

For more information and to apply: https://www.nytco.com/company/the-new-york-times-college-scholarship-program/

Deadline: January 3, 2021. Since we close for the holidays December 21 - January 3, be sure to review the

application before then in case you have questions.

Students will be notified if they are moving to the semi-finals. Winners will be announced in March 2021.


GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Demonstrate leadership, integrity, drive and citizenship at school, in the workplace and in the community.

Minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

Must be U. S. citizen

Planning to enroll in a full-time course of study at a four-year college or university.

Apply at: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/

Deadline: January 5, 2021, 4:00PM


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Must be a minority.

Plan to attend a four-year institution.

Show leadership potential.

Demonstrate a dedication to community service.

Must be a U. S. citizen.

Present evidence of financial need.

Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. 

(If you don't have test scores due to Covid, you may still apply.)

Apply at: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply

Deadline: Deadline is February 1, 2021, but since your guidance counselor has a great deal to do, your deadline to

Guidance is Thursday, January 14th


Ron Brown Scholarship Program

Must be Black/African American.

Must excel academically.

Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

Must participate in community service activities

Demonstrate financial need

Be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident visa card.

Apply at: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/rbsp-application

Deadline: Must be postmarked by January 11, 2021


Joseph Tauber Scholarship Program

Open to children of members of 1199 SEIU

(If your parent is a health care worker or works in a hospital, they are

probably a member of this union.)

*You must email OR call to request an application.


Your name

Date of birth

Email address or phone numberhttps://www.1199seiubenefits.org/JTSP

Your parent's name and 1199 ID number if possible

Indicate you are requesting an application for 2021-22

Request an application by email: 1199JTSP@1199FUNDS.org

OR call: 646-473-8999

Deadline to request application: January 31, 2021

For more info.: https://www.1199seiubenefits.org/JTSP


Dr. Jon Pil Lee Memorial Scholarship

(Sponsored by the Long Island Mathematics Conference Board)

Must be African American,  Native American or Non-European Hispanic American.

Must be resident of Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau or Suffolk counties.

Must plan to major in Mathematics at an accredited college or university.

Scholarship award is $1,500

Apply at: https://limathconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SCHOLARSHIP2021emailPROGRAMLETTER.pdf

For more information: https://limathconference.org/scholarship 

Deadline: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, but since this requires two teacher recommendations, a short teacher form

and several documents from Guidance, your deadline to Guidance is Wednesday, January 27th.


The New York Club Scholarship

(Sponsored by the New York Club of the National Association of Negro and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.)

Open to Seniors, male or female.

Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.

Must live within the five boroughs of New York City.

Must be involved in community service or volunteer work.

Family income cannot be more that $75,000 a year.


Mary Thomas Simpson Scholarship

(Sponsored by the New York Club of the National Association of Negro and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.)

Open to Seniors, male or female.

Must be accepted to an accredited college or university.

Must have a minimum 2.5 average.

Must live in the five boroughs of New York City or in Westchester County

Must be involved in community service or volunteer work.

We encourage students to email their completed application and required documents to: thenewyorkclub@yahoo.com

Deadline: The deadline for emailing or US mail postmark is Friday, February 26th. Due to winter break, you must request 

documents from Guidance and letters of recommendation by Friday, February 5th.

There is one application for both scholarships. Email btrueson@blmhs.org and she will send you the application.



Open to Seniors interested in media, business and technology.

Emma Bowen Foundation

Must be a student of color (Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander,

Hispanic/Latino, or Multi-Racial.

Plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university.

Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.

Must be interested in pursuing a career in the media and technology industries

Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.

Apply at: https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application_info

Deadline: March 31, 2021*

(*Applying sooner increases your chances of being selected.)



Alpha GENTS (Gaining Essential Networking Tools for Success) Mentoring Program

(currently virtual)

Open to young men in grades 9 - 12

FREE mentoring program for young men of African American and Latin American decent, ages 13 - 18.

Meets virtually one Saturday a month for ten months

Helps develop the skills needed to become productive, responsible and successful adults.

Apply at: https://bit.ly/GENTS20-21Application 

Deadline: ongoing/apply anytime

For more information visit: http://www.wsacf.org/gents/


Weill Cornell Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

Open to 10th and 11th grades

Ten weeks - Friday Afternoons, 4:15 - 6:30, during March, April and May (virtual program)

Students will receive presentations from minority physicians coving a wide range of medical issues

Includes small group workshops with medical students.

Review the college application and financial aid process, and how to write a research paper.

Participants are required to submit a research paper on a pre-approved topic at the end of the program

Priority given to those from backgrounds underrepresented in health and science: 

African Americans, Mexican Americans, mainland Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans.

Grades are considered but not the primary factor.

Priority given to the economically disadvantaged.

Create an account and apply online at: https://bit.ly/hprep21

For step-by-step instructions and a parental consent form visit: https://bit.ly/pipelineprgms 

Deadline: The online application is due January 4th, but since we're closed for the holidays,

beginning December 18th, the deadline to request an official transcript 

from Guidance, and your letters of recommendation is December 7th.  

Transcripts requested from Guidance after December 9th will be processed on January 4th. 

Students will be notified by letter in February if they have been accepted into the program.