Partnership for After School Education


August 05, 2019

​Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships resources-for-youth

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is now accepting applications for two of their scholarships. The College Scholarship Program, due November 13, 2019, is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, due November 20, 2019, is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Applications can be accessed via the Common App and the Common App for transfer students.

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September 16, 2019

Fall 2019 Tech Scholars - New-York Historical Society

Tech Scholars provides High school girls (grades 9-12) with the unique opportunity to explore the digital humanities at New-York Historical Society. Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to the Center for Women’s History where they will meet with curators, graduate fellows, and influential women in the technology field. They will also conduct research on the historical figures and events that continue to impact young women today. The program takes place on Thursdays from September 26 - December 19, 2019. Participation is $300 with Family Membership to N-YHS or $350 per student for non-Members. Full and partial scholarship opportunities are available to applicants who have qualified for free or reduced lunch in the past. Learn more and apply!

September 16, 2019

The Leadership Institute, Powered by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

The Leadership Institute, powered by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, is a comprehensive and progressive College and Career Readiness program that serves girls across New York City in the 6th-12th grades, encouraging girls to explore cutting-edge fields and succeed in them by applying skills the 21st century increasingly demands—innovation, collaboration, communication and critical- and creative-thinking. Financial Aid is available to cover the application cost and Girl Scout membership. Learn more about the Leadership Institute at an upcoming Information Meeting or Webinar. Applications are due Monday, September 23, 2019.

September 16, 2019

Writers' Open House for Teens in Foster Care

If you're a young person in foster care and you like the idea of writing stories that will help your peers, Represent, Youth Communication's award-winning magazine for youth in care, may be the place for you. Represent's Annual Open House will take place Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Youth Communication. Meet writers and learn how you can join. Pizza and refreshments will be served. If you are interested, learn more and RSVP.

September 16, 2019

bbLeaders Fall Cohort

Building Beats has launched a new program initiative called bbLeaders and is currently accepting applications for their fall cohort. bbLeaders is a core group of our current students, alumni and leaders in the youth music community. Through mentorship, workshops, gigs and employment opportunities, Building Beats helps these young leaders take their growth and development to the next level by providing hands on experience in the music world.

August 05, 2019

Union College's Getting to Know U Program

Union College is hosting an overnight college preview program, October 13-14, 2019, for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed to allow students to learn more about the college's academic offerings; give them an authentic view of what life can be like at Union; and provide opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and administrators. Union College will cover the entire cost of the trip, including transportation and meals. Applications due September 22, 2019.

July 01, 2019

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships is a different kind of scholarship program. Students do not have to write an essay, fill out an application, or have a specific GPA or test score. The program rewards students for simply completing the actions they need to take in order to apply to college. The more effort students put in, the more opportunities they have to earn a scholarship. By completing the six actions outlined in the program, students become eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action. The program is open to all class of 2020 students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories. Students in the class of 2021 will be eligible beginning in late 2019. There is no citizenship requirement.

June 06, 2019

Fordham University Summer Reading Programs

Fordham University School of Professional and Continuing Studies is offering Summer Reading Programs as a community service to families on campus and at over 28 locations throughout New York. Since 1999, this program has helped students in the community build strong reading skills and develop a deep love of books and reading. The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. Enroll online or by calling 1-800-964-8888.

June 06, 2019

NYC Salt Residency Program

NYC Salt's 36-week Residency Program focuses on photography and college preparation and is intended for students who wish to deepen their understanding and passion for the visual arts. In this program the students will learn how to use a camera, how to use light, how to find their vision, how to use their voice to tell a story and more. Student's experience group and one-on-one instruction in a professional photography studio. Application deadline is June 30, 2019.