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FSCNY Young Leaders Scholarship Program

The Young Leaders Scholarship Program, which is offered in conjunction withMoneyGram International, was recently listed by the NY Post as one of ten NY-centricscholarship programs available to New York students seeking higher education. TheProgram focuses on nurturing and promoting leadership and accomplishments amonghigh school students approaching their first year of college.

Eligibility

Eligibility/Criteria: Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria: Academic achievement; Demonstrated leadership in their school; and Demonstrated involvement in their community, contributing at least 50 valuablehours of volunteer service each year of high school.***Applicants must be seniors attending public high schools in New York City’s fiveboroughs or surrounding New York counties***

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Benefits

Entering its 22nd year, the FSCNY/MoneyGram Scholarship Program has granted $788,000 to 324 high school students in New York City and surrounding areas. Studentawards range between $2,000 and $7,500. The awards issued include the William SiegelScholarship and Gene Schott Scholarship Awards, which are issued to selected recipientsas one-time cash awards that can be applied towards the cost of their freshman year ofstudy at an accredited two or four-year college or university.The 2018 award recipients will be recognized during the FSCNY/MoneyGram Scholarship Luncheon at FSCNY’s 26th Annual Conference & Exposition, scheduled forApril 26, 2018, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Application

An application can be found online at:http://www.fscny.org/?controller=scholarshipprogramAlong with completing the short application online, students are asked to submit the following:1) Student transcript.2) Written verification of community involvement and a letter of recommendation from the organization.3) Your Essay. In 250 words or less explain your most rewarding experience through your community service involvement.

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