NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN
SPIRIT AWARD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
2021 APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES
We are proud to support young adults in their efforts to achieving their educational goals through the New Yorkers For Children Spirit Award. The Spirit Award consists of a $10,000 scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship and two $2,500 scholarships awarded each year to four individuals in foster care or former foster youths who are attending a 4-year college with plans to complete a bachelor’s degree. The recipient is a young person who has achieved academic success, demonstrated a willingness to think beyond themselves, shown resilience in the face of challenges, and gained a new sense of self-awareness as a result of the obstacles they have had to overcome. Students are eligible to apply if they are entering the third or fourth year in college in fall 2021.
Please review the enclosed guidelines and carefully complete the application. It is important that we have all the requested information, so please take extra care to read the guidelines before finalizing and sending in your application. If you have any difficulties obtaining all the information required by the deadline of October 20th, 2021, please let us know. You may have the information sent directly to New Yorkers For Children in order to avoid further delay. An incomplete application will not be considered. The Spirit Award is only available to youth in, or recently transitioned out of foster care that are enrolled in college and in their junior or senior year. All applications must be received by October 20th, 2021.
Our goal is to serve as many foster youth from New York City as possible. If you have any questions or need help with the completion of your application, please contact us at email@example.com or 646.257.2930.