New York Needs You (NYNY) is now accepting applications for fellowships.
NYNY is a two-year career, leadership development, and scholarship opportunity designed to help ambitious, first-generation college students realize their full potential. Through the program, students have the opportunity to explore careers, build their professional networks, develop important skills, work on improving their communities, and qualify for a $2,500 grant to be used toward education expenses. In order to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Have completed at least 12 but no more than 36 credits
-Be a first-generation college student from a low-income household, as demonstrated by receipt of financial aid
-Have a 3.25 or higher GPA
-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Be willing and able to commit to an intensive two-year program that includes biweekly five-hour Saturday workshops and meetings with mentor-coaches
The program is open to a variety of majors, including students who have not yet determined their career goals.
The application deadline is Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2011. For more information, visit the NYNY Website to download an application. Students interested in applying should contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.