(December 13, 2021 at 10am)

QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. today announced he 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.

“Our borough’s high school seniors are bright, talented, and ready to take on the world,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “It is great that our African American Heritage Scholarships allow us to help several graduating seniors afford to attend college. There is no better way to celebrate African American history than by working to give the youth of today a better chance to get ahead.”

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 and also sending their transcripts by email to [email protected] or by fax to 718-286-3134.

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