The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

2014 Application Deadline: April 4, 2014





 Attention High School Seniors:

The 2014 Whitney M. Young, Jr, Scholarship

applicationis now available!

Deadline April 4, 2014

Download application here


 Presenting the
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholars
Class of 2012


Since the inception of the NYUL Football Classic, proceeds from the game have helped to leverage over $20 million in Whitney M. Young, Jr. Educational Scholarships awarded to nearly 4,000 college bound students. Whitney M. Young, Jr. who the scholarship was named after, was President of the National Urban League.  His distinguished career was marked by his effectiveness in bringing the business community into full participation in the struggle for Civil Rights.  Young focused on gaining equality for blacks in business, politics, and improving opportunities for the urban poor.  The New York Urban League continues its mission to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy in our highly diversified city. 


The Class of 2012 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholars received various scholarship awards through the support of the 2011 Classic and donors like you.  



The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN) was created by Mary J. Blige and marketing pioneer Steve Stoute in order to use Mary’s personal story and success to inspire women from all walks of life to reach their individual potential. The New York Urban League in conjunction with FFAWN develop this four year scholarship to assist a deserving student the opportunity to pursue – and realize – their goals and dreams. The FFAWN Scholarship is in the amount of $50,000 distributed over four years of college.


The Ann S. Kheel Scholarship

This scholarship is named after the former Urban League Board Member, the late Ann S. Kheel.  In addition to her years of dedicated service to underserved New Yorkers, Mrs. Kheel was the founder of the League's Annual Frederick Douglass Award Dinner. The Ann S. Kheel Scholarship is an award for $5,000. 


The Con Edison Scholarship

Con Edison is a staunch supporter of STEM Education and college readiness. The Con Edison scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to students who have made a commitment to studying Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math.


Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is named after Whitney M. Young, Jr. who was the Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961–1971. Young focused on gaining equality for blacks in business, politics, and improving opportunities for the urban poor. The scholarship of $3,500 memorializes Young’s commitment to educational equity for young people.


The Olnick Organization - Lenox Terrace Scholarship

This award is in support of a Harlem student who has demonstrated strong potential for academic achievement, reflects excellent character and proven leadership ability, with a demonstrated commitment to community service. The Lenox Terrace scholarship is an award for $2,500.


The NYUL Young Professional's Emerging Leader Scholar

New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) is a unique entity of the New York Urban League designed to serve as an empowerment forum for individuals ages 21 to 40. The members of the League's Young Professionals created this scholarship to provide a $1,500 awards to empower outstanding students. 


NYUL Incentive Scholarship

This scholarship is to support inspiring students embarking in their post secondary journey. Awardees have demonstrated promising merit in leadership, community service or scholastics. The Incentive Award is $1,500.


Congrats to the 2013 Class of Whitney M. young, Jr. Scholars



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