Shout It Out Scholarship (09/30/17)

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Do you have something to say to the world? Unigo is offering a $1,500 scholarship for students to express their opinion in a short essay. The Shout It Out committee is looking for people who have something to say to the world. It can be as simple as “hi mom” or “college is a struggle.”

Requirements:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Essay Prompt:

“If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” (250 words or less)

The application can be found here

THE SLEEKLENS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (03/30/17)

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Sleeklens is a group of photographers and designers who work with Adobe Lightroom and Photography. They believe that individual effort and brilliance should be rewarded and wants to give back to community through this $2000 scholarship for 3 students. The scholarship is for the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Eligibility:

  1. Enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited University or College
  2. High school school students can apply but must show proof of legitimate college acceptance via letter
  3. Each student can only apply once per year. Previous winners should not apply as their applications will be disqualified immediately

Requirements:

  1. Submit an essay between 2000 and 2600 words to scholarship@Sleeklens.com
  2. Submit an application, which can be found here

Essay topic:

Students use social media and the internet in all kinds of ways, from keeping in touch with their friends to researching for and submitting assignments. One of the least thought about uses of social media is leveraging it to get a job after college. Discuss some of the ways that you could use social media to get a job after college. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using social media to get a job after college?

2017 Support Creativity Scholarship (05/01/2017)

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The Support Creativity Scholarship is for creative and passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, and artists who want to develop their skills at a college or graduate school in the New York Tri-state area.

Requirements

  • Must be a passionate creative student.
  • Attend a college or graduate school in the New York Tri-state area in the fall of 2017.
  • Major in any creative field.
  • Submit application, including the project and essay online.
  • Undocumented students can apply. 

The Project

  • Design a creative piece of work in any medium that demonstrates your passion for your specific creative field (drawing, painting, animation, digital media, film, etc.).

The Essay

  • Submit an essay that explains your piece of work. Additionally, please make sure to explain why you believe you should receive this scholarship and if you are going through any financial hardship. There is no length requirement. 

To learn more information or to access the application, click HERE

Art and Justice Fellowship (4/28/17)

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The Art and Justice Fellowship allows John Jay students to study and practice “visual arts as a vehicle for promoting justice and human rights.” Through internships at various sites including but not limited to: the MoMA, the MET, the Bronx Museum, interns will promote social justice and change through the visual arts.

Interns will also have the opportunity to take two academic course over the course of one year. For their commitment to the program, interns will receive a $2,000 stipend 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Strong interest in the visual arts
  • Completed at least one 100 level art course at John Jay
  • Cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the program
  • One reference letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume

For more information on the fellowship and details on an upcoming info session, see the attached flyer HERE

CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Science (4/16/17)

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CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Science allow its tutors to provide one-on-one support and small group instruction to middle and high school students in the math and sciences. By supporting the Algebra for All and Computer Science for All initiatives from the Office of the Mayor, CUNY Tutor Corps members will have the opportunity to inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM and gain experience for a potential career in teaching.

Important Points

  • Will be paid $15 dollars an hour
  • Must work 12 hrs a week
  • Acquire a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Completed 12 credits in Math
  • Must have work permit or DACA/Workers Authorization
  • Must be a full-time CUNY student

A complete application includes the following:

  1. A completed online application form
  2. An unofficial transcript from your current CUNY College
  3. One recommendation letter
  4. Response to three short answer questions.

For more information and access to the application which will be live after March 16th, click HERE

 

 

GENDER JUSTICE ADVOCATES PROGRAM (3/31/2017)

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The Gender Justice Advocates Program is designed for John Jay students who are passionate about women’s rights, LGBTQ equality,  and creating a hospitable campus culture free of barriers, prejudice and bigotry and interested in event planning, and meeting new people. Advocates learn about local and national gender justice efforts, receive training in social justice organizing, and build bridges between their academic interests and professional ambitions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Open to all undergraduates
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for sophomores and beyond
  • Enthusiasm for gender advocacy
  • Desire to learn about gender-based programs, policies and resources
  • Ability to commit to the program for one academic year and fulfill the duties as listed below
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Participate in Tuesday weekly Gender Justice Meetings during community hour
  • Attend at least 2 site visits each semester
  • Plan and implement one event each semester that supports the Women Center Gender Justice’s (WCGJ) tenets
  • Work collaboratively with the WCGJ staff to develop a year-long advocacy campaign
  • Attend a minimum of 2 events sponsored by the WCGJ each semester
  • Promote the WCGJ mission and events through outreach, tabling and social media
  • Ability to work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the Women’s Center for Gender Justice
 Advocates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per semester.

 

To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE!

NYC Men Teach (02/17/2017)

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NYC Men Teach aims to improve the diversity of the NYC teaching workforce by adding 1,000 male teachers of color into the teacher pipeline by 2018. NYC Men Teach have a commitment to educating and supporting students in urban schools, and they work to highlight the importance of deep clinical, culturally-relevant and restorative practice.

Stop by at their upcoming info session (2/16; L.74.02) to learn more about this unique program. At the info session you will, learn more about the eligibility requirements, benefits, and to access the information session date. click here for the flyer!

Eligibility Requirements 

  • An interest in becoming a NYS Certified teacher
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Experience/Work in urban communities 
  • Committed to working/teaching in NYC public schools

Benefits include: 

  • Dedicated advisement and academic support
  • Monthly Metrocards 
  • Free Certification Exam Practice Tests 

To access the application, click HERE.