Financial Empowerment Fund Scholarship Application

NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN

New Yorkers For Children protects, ensures, and promotes the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families, with an emphasis on youth in foster care.

 

Please visit our website www.newyorkersforchildren.org for more information about our programs.

 

 

The purpose of this scholarship is to help ease the financial burden of pursuing a college education and to alleviate current debt and/or prevent students from incurring debt by connecting them to a Financial Coach and providing them with financial support. Up to five students will be selected for this scholarship and will receive up to $5000 based on academic merit and financial need. Each scholarship recipient must meet with a Financial Coach, provided by First Republic Bank, once per semester.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


  • Currently in care or have aged out of foster care in New York City*

  • Must be entering their Junior or Senior year in an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Provide a transcript showing a GPA of 2.0 or above
  •  Be a full-time or part-time student

 

*Priority will be given to students who have aged out of the foster care system.

    

 

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MPORTANT NOTE: Without your accurate contact information, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) will not be able to notify you if you are selected as a recipient. Please keep a copy of this application and send updated contact information to NYFC if your address or other information changes during the period.
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REMINDER: All applications must be submitted with accurate information as verification of your foster care status will be take place. Please complete all sections of the application to be considered
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    PERSONAL ESSAY QUESTIONS

Please write below or attach your personal essay, 500 words or more, that demonstrates your candidacy for the Financial Empowerment Fund. 

Your essay must address each of the questions below:

1.       Please describe why you are applying for the scholarship.

2.       What are your educational and personal goals?

3.       Please describe your current financial situation and how receiving these funds will help you in school.

4.       Please describe how working with a financial coach will assist you.  


Required documents for submission: 

1. Unofficial transcript

2. Fall 2021 school schedule






By E-signing below, I affirm that all statements made on this application are true. I understand that a false statement or intentional omission of any material fact may cause me to be disqualified from eligibility of this scholarship.