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Empower My Hood 2024 Scholarship

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Applications Now Open thru March 22nd

EMH INC. SCHOLARSHIP  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidate must be an 8th grade middle school graduating senior that has received acceptance as an entering High School freshman for the 2023-2024 academic year.

 

  • Candidate must be a 12th grade high school graduating senior that has received acceptance as a College/University Freshman for the 2023-2024 academic year.

 

  • Candidate must be a 12th grade high school graduating senior that has received acceptance into a Vocational Program for the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • Candidates must be a United States citizen or permanent US resident, or DACA.

  • Candidates must maintain a residence in the borough of Queens but may  attend school elsewhere.

 

  • Candidate must have demonstrated academic achievement with a:

    • Middle school minimum cumulative average of 80 (B) 

    • High school minimum cumulative average of 80 (B) or a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 

  • Candidates must be available to participate in a virtual interview with the Scholarship Committee. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Children of members of Empower My Hood Inc. are not eligible to receive scholarship awards.

Application Required Documents Checklist

  • Completed and signed application

  • Indicate scholarship selection

  • **All Applicants** A two - three hundred (200-300) word personal statement essay, which should include candidate’s goals, accomplishments, community involvement, and reasons why they should be considered  for our scholarship

  • **High-School Applicants Only** A two-three hundred (200-300) word essay, selecting one topic of choice listed below:

    • Explain your achievements and successes and how this will help contribute to your future?

    • What are your strengths or talents? How are they used to help or inspire others?

    • Please describe a life changing event that you experienced. What happened and how it affected you (good or bad).

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (All letters should be reflective of activities that occurred during the academic year 2023– 2024.(All letters must be signed and dated.)

  • One (1) letter providing a detailed description of candidate’s community involvement on official letterhead or (1) character reference from someone other than a relative demonstrating the candidates’ leadership qualities.

  • A letter from a middle school or high school teacher of a core subject ex. Math, Science, English, etc. The letter must describe the candidate's  school performance and/or extra-curricular activities on official school letterhead.

  • An OFFICIAL SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT:

    • Transcript must include the complete SPRING 2024 TERM and is due by Friday, March 22, 2024.

    • Official transcripts must be emailed directly to the Scholarship Committee from the candidate's High School, College/University or Vocational Program.

    • Subject line must include Scholarship-Transcript, and Applicant Name. ex. Scholarship-Transcript, Jane Doe

  • **PHOTOCOPIES/FACSIMILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED**

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: All items listed are required and must be submitted to be considered for a scholarship award. Incomplete application packages will be deemed ineligible and removed from consideration

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