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The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship

The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship: Text


The New York Urban League is proud to announce the release of the application for the 2023 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship. One time scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to college bound students starting college in Fall 2023.

Scholarship Application Eligibility Requirements:
New York City Residents - Applicants must live within the 5 Boroughs of NYC;
Racial/Ethnic Minority Heritage - Applicants must identify as having at minimum 50% African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and/or Native American/Indigenous Heritage;
Of excellent character and proven leadership ability, with a demonstrated commitment to community service and extra-curricular activities;
Classification - ONLY Graduating Seniors, Recent High School Graduates / High School Equivalency Diploma Recipients will be considered;
Accepted as a full time and first-term matriculating freshman at an accredited college or university in pursuit of a Baccalaureate or Associate degree for Fall 2023;
Applicants that have previously enrolled and/or taken classes, even if not completed, at any institution of Higher Education are ineligible for this scholarship award - this does not apply to Dual Enrollment Credits reflected on High School Transcripts.

We are now accepting scholarship applications! The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EST on March 11, 2023.

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