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Whitney M. Young, Jr. Educational Scholarships

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Educational ScholarshipsThe Whitney M. Young, Jr. Educational Scholarships offer African-American and other underserved students seven different scholarships to help them attend college. Students must reside in New York City and be African-American, Latino, Asian or Native American.

Students must be planning to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university and working toward Baccalaureate or Associate degree. They must also have leadership capabilities demonstrated through extracurricular school activities and community volunteer work.

Available scholarships include The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN)Scholarship, The Ann S. Kheel Scholarship, The Con Edison Scholarship (science, technology, engineering, math), Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship, The Olnick Organization - Lenox Terrace Scholarship, The NYUL Young Professional's Emerging Leader Scholar (age 21-40), and The NYUL Incentive Scholarship.

The scholarships are funded by the New York Urban League, a non-profit organization founded in 1919 in New York City, to help African-Americans and other underserved ethnic communities have equal opportunities for education and employment. The scholarship programs began during 1959 to 1969.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $1,500 - $50,000.

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