December 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am – January 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
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Applications Accepted for African American Heritage Scholarships @ online event

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. is inviting talented Queens high school seniors interested in pursuing a post-secondary education to apply for the African American Heritage Scholarships. The Borough President’s African American Heritage Committee will award the scholarships during Black History Month early next year.

All of the scholarship winners will receive monetary awards they can use to cover expenses related to their post-secondary studies. Eight students won scholarships during last year’s edition of this competition, with each student receiving a $1,000 scholarship.

Only Queens residents are eligible for the scholarships.

Any high school senior seeking to apply for an African American Heritage Scholarship must submit a completed application and an official high school transcript by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 10, 2022. Those who win the scholarships will be notified by Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will be recognized during Borough President Richards’ Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

Students interested in applying for a scholarship can do so by completing the application form at www.queensbp.org/AAHCScholarshipApp and also sending their transcripts by email to [email protected] or by fax to 718-286-3134.