(December 13, 2022 at 11:15am)

QUEENS, NY – For the third year in a row, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. is inviting talented Queens high school seniors interested in pursuing higher education to apply for African American Heritage Scholarships, to be awarded by the Borough President’s African American Heritage Committee during Black History Month early next year.

“College should be accessible to all, not just the few with the means to afford it,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “It’s an honor to bring the African American Heritage Scholarship program back for another year, as we help break down the financial barriers that can make attending college difficult, or even impossible. Several of our borough’s brightest high school seniors will receive valuable scholarships as part of the program, which will help enable them to put their own stamps on African American history.”

All of the scholarship winners will receive monetary awards they can use to cover expenses related to their post-secondary studies. Nine 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 form and an official high school transcript by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 9, 2023. Those who win the scholarships will be notified by Friday, February 3, 2023 and will be recognized during Borough President Richards’ Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

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

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