(December 15, 2020 at 10:45am)

QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards 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 that will be awarded by the Borough President’s African American Heritage Committee during Black History Month early next year.

“Queens is home to some of the best and brightest high school seniors in the country, so it is great that our African American Heritage Scholarships give us the opportunity to support some of them financially as part of our continuing effort to ensure equal opportunity and give all of youth a chance to succeed,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “There is no better way to celebrate African American history than to help promising students who are destined to make history of their own.”

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.

Students interested in applying for a scholarship can do so by completing the application form at Only Queens residents are eligible for the scholarships.

Any Queens 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. on January 11, 2021. Those who win the scholarships will be notified by February 1, 2021 and will be recognized during Borough President Richards’ virtual Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. 

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