VIII. SCHOLARSHIPS Please check the bulletin board opposite the college office for a complete list of available scholarships. We will only include new listings in the weekly bulletin. For a list of scholarships, most of which do not require a SSN, legal residency, or citizenship, go to http://www.maldef.org/pdf/Scholarships.pdf Academic Finance Corporation (AFC), a non-profit college lending company, is offering 16 $2,500 scholarships to students entering college in 2008. Students need only complete an on-line application form (www.afclending.com/50k) to apply. No essay, no minimum GPA. No purchase is necessary to qualify. The Association of Black Educators of New York sponsors the ABENY Scholarship for seniors in the New York City Public Schools. To apply you must complete an application form, provide a transcript and record of your SAT scores, write a one-page essay on why you deserve this scholarship, provide four letters of recommendation (2 academic and 2 from community representatives), submit a resume including extra curricular activities, jobs, community service, etc., and a black and white photo mailed in a 9x12 envelope, postmarked no later than April 30, 2008. For more information, go to www.abeny.org or call Dr. Sheilah Bobo at 917-412-9099. AXA Community Scholarships – local scholarships with a local impact – offers $2,000 scholarships for students who demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals and respect for self, family and community. Download applications from www.axa-achievement.com. Deadline: February 15, 2008. Black Alumni of Pratt (BAP) is sponsoring the 16th annual “Pratt, It’s All That!” Visual Arts Competition for students of African descent (including Latios). Winners will receive scholarship to Pratt’s Pre-College Program, Summer 2008 (a $2,500 value). Applicants must submit a portfolio of at least five works of art (any medium) no later than April 25, 2008. Include your name, address, phone, grade, The Beacon School, Art Teacher or Counselor’s name and phone number as well as three areas of interest (architecture, fashion, graphics, illustration, interior design, photography). You must also include your art teacher’s/counselor’s signature. Mail this information sheet and your portfolio to: BAP, Pratt It’s All That! 200 Willoughby Ave, ISC building – Room 203 Brooklyn, NY 11205. Burger King Scholars Program offers $1,000 scholarships that may be used for educational expenses such as books and tuition fees. For more information about eligibility, go to www.bk.com/scholars. Applications are available online beginning October 15. Postmark deadline is February 15, 2008. If you have any questions contact Barby Dorado at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-378-3186. Carolina Rice/Univision Radio Scholarship Program offers five $2,000 cash awards. Students must complete an essay of 150 to 250 words on: “How will your college education help you to achieve your lifetime goals?” Essays may be submitted in Spanish or English. Application deadline is February 15, 2007. Essay will be judged on conciseness, originality, grammar and spelling. For more information: www.carolinarice.com/scholarship or call 212-310-6000. Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarships are sponsored by women in physical education to provide financial assistance to selected women students planning to major in Physical Education Teacher Education. Scholarship amounts range from $4,500-$6,500. For an application, write or email Elaine Pealey, 25 College Ave #802, Nanuet, NY 10954, 845-623-6896, NYFIDDLER@aol.com. You can also download the application at www.nysahperd.org. Deadline: March 1, 2008. Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Corporate Scholarship Program offers scholarship wards between $1,000 and $2,500 to eligible African-American college bound high school seniors. Application must include the application form, two essays, a letter of recommendation, an official transcript and a photo. For more information and for an application, contact Gigi Davis-Booth at 212- 281-4100, ext. 2013 or email her at email@example.com. Deadline: January 31, 2008. Interested in Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY)? Manhattan students are eligible for the Hartwick Regional Alumni Scholarship of $8,000 per academic year at Hartwick. This scholarship is awarded to Manhattan students who have had an on- or off-campus interview. For more information the scholarship, please email or call Donna Johnson in the Admissions Office at JohnsonD@hartwick.edu or 607 431-4161. 2008 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards offer $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 grants in several categories to qualified Hispanic/Latino high school seniors. For more information and to apply online, go to www.HispanicHeritage.org or call 866- 665-2112. Los Padres Foundation is dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged Puerto Rican and Latino students in New York and New Jersey realize their full potential through community service and education. The foundation also offers scholarships and tuition assistance. For more information and to apply online, go to www.lospadresfoundation.com and click on College Awards/Applications at the top of the page. The New York Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals is offering three outstanding high school students a one-time scholarship of $2,500. Asian and Asian-American students are eligible. The application includes an essay and a resume of activities, honors and community service. Deadline: January 31, 2008. For more information and an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-841-9139 x 3037. Website: www.naaapny.org Queens College TIME 2000 Program will cover full tuition for qualified in- state math students studying to become math teachers. For more information and for an application, go to www.qc.cuny.edu/time2000 or contact Naomi Weinman at 718-997-5377 or QCNWeinman@aol.com. Ronald McDonald House Charities offers four individual scholarship programs including RMHC/ASIA, RMHC/African American Future Achievers, RMHC/HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources) and RMHC Scholars. For more information about these scholarships and to apply online, go to www.rmhc.org or call 866-851-3994. Deadline is February 15, 2008. Time Warner Cable Scholarship Fund, established exclusively for customers in New York and New Jersey with college-bound children, awards scholarships in the amount of $2000 each to selected high school seniors. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic performance, financial need and demonstrated participation in school and community activities. Applications are available at http://www.timewarnercable.com/nynj Application deadline is April 1, 2008. Turner Construction Company Youthforce 2020 Scholarship/Internship offers $2,000 per year scholarship and an $8,000 per year (for four years) paid internship. Applicants must be NYC residents involved in school and community activities with a cumulative 2.8 GPA and combined SAT scores of 1600 or better. You must also write a 350-500 word essay on “Why I want to pursue a career in the Building Industry” and attach a resume or biographical statement no longer than 1 page explaining your talents, leadership activities, community service and obstacles. For more information and to request an application, contact Stephanie Burns at Turner Construction Co., 212-229-6480. Deadline: May 5, 2008. www.turnerconstruction.com. The University of Rochester/Urban League Scholarship is open to all high school seniors who have applied or intend to apply to the University of Rochester. Applicants are expected to meet the admission requirements to the University of Rochester which includes average SAT scores in the 620-740 range and the average composite score on the ACT exam between 28-32. In addition to the academic criteria, applicants should also demonstrate financial need, community involvement and a commitment to the mission and values of the Urban League. Since the program's inception in 1983, over 500 scholarships have been awarded. Each scholarship is valued at $15,000 per year, for four years. There are approximately 100 scholarships available each year at the University of Rochester. For further information, please contact Michelle Thompson-Taylor: Email: email@example.com or Telephone: (888) 822-2256.