Good morning, Schools,

Our partners at Parle Endeavors are offering scholarship and grants to eligible high school juniors and seniors. 

The Parle Endeavors Scholarship is available to young people who are (1) attending a high school in New York State; (2) on track to graduate high school in June or August of 2023; (3) planning on attending a 2 or 4-year post-secondary program, (4) pursuing a degree and a career in media, communications, journalism, business, or a closely related field.
The Parle Endeavors ALTA Grant is available to young people who are (1) high school juniors or seniors attending a school in New York State;  (2) want to pursue a career in media, communications, journalism, business, or a closely related field; (3) have a business idea, start-up, related to those fields; (4) launched within the last year or planning to launch by June 2024. 

They will provide 4 scholarships valued at $2,500 each, and 4 grants valued at $2,500 each, to high school students.  Winners will also be partnered with a mentor/advisor to help support them through the upcoming year of their journey. The submission deadline is Friday May 26th, 2023.  Winners will be announced in June 2023.

Students Apply Here:

Reach out to Kevin Benoit, [email protected], for any additional questions or concerns.

Other reminders, upcoming events, and resources:
*March 8-9 @ 9:30AM-4:30PM (New York, NY): NY Build Expo. Panel discussions and networking event involving construction, engineering, and architecture companies from the tri-state area. More info here:
*March 28 @ 9AM-2PM (New York, NY): Ghandi-King Season for Nonviolence Educational Event. More info here:
*March 29 @ 4PM-5:30PM (Zoom): Industry Access Event with Nickelodeon's Interactive Game Development Team, hosted by The Animation Project. More info here:
*May 26: Deadline for Walter Hunt Scholarship applications. All high school seniors who will be attending an accredited 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program are invited to apply.  Scholarships are valued @ $10K. More info here:

Gavaskar Reid
Industry Engagement Manager
New York City Department of Education
A man skilled in his work will stand in the presence of kings; he will not stand among the obscure. ~Proverbs 22:29 




We are excited to announce our NYSACAC Scholarship is now open and accepting applications.


Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students throughout New York State. If you are working with any students who will be starting college or transferring to a new college in Fall 2023 and fit the criteria, we encourage you to nominate them.


To learn more about the NYSACAC scholarship and eligibility requirements, visit:


Please note you must be a NYSACAC member to nominate a student. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2023.


If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Thank you.




NYSACAC Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs

Meghan DeMayo-Dalen, Suffolk County Community College, SUNY

Robert Kaercher, Byron-Bergen Junior/Senior High School

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Dear Colleague,

Please share the below and attached information with graduating 12th graders who are eligible to apply for Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship. This information has been published in P-Digest, and is listed on LGBTQ Support page of the NYC DOE website. The scholarship application period is from February 6th with a deadline of April 10th. The application can be accessed at this link.

2022-23 Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship

Graduating high school students may apply for the annual Yankees-Stonewall Scholarship Initiative, a partnership between the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE), the New York Yankees, and the Stonewall Inn. Now in its fifth year, this one-time scholarship of $10,000 is awarded to a student from each borough to celebrate the achievements of New York City public school graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement and impactful support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising and celebrate the achievements of New York City public school students, the Yankees-Stonewall Scholars initiative was announced in September 2018 and named its first class of recipients in the spring of 2019.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • A current senior in high school with at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Intending on attending a two-year or four-year college 
  • Exhibited a commitment to equality, leadership in the area of LGTBQ+ support, and made significant contributions to the LGTBQ+ community

Application asks students for the following components: 

  1. Teacher recommendation letter
  2. To briefly describe their contribution to the LGBTQ community (example: Did you participate/lead a GSA?)
  3. To complete two essay prompts (500 words each)
    1. Prompt #1: Describe a challenge you have faced in your life. This can be a difficult class, a challenge with your friends or family, or a difficulty faced undertaking a project outside of school. Describe why the situation was a challenge and what you did to overcome the challenge.  
    2. Prompt #2: Research the history of the Stonewall Inn. How were the events that transpired during the Stonewall Riots significant to LGBTQ+ History?  How are the events significant to you? How do you see yourself making a difference in the LGBTQ+ community in college and beyond? What are your long-term goals and aspirations?

Please email [email protected] with any questions. The application can be accessed at this link.

Apply Now: $40k Scholarship + Paid Internship at Amazon 

Student Application Deadline: January 20, 2023

The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship/Internship Program will provide selected high school seniors with a $40,000 scholarship and a paid summer internship at Amazon following their freshman year of college, guaranteed. 

Students do not need to be computer science superstars to apply. Amazon is seeking a wide range of voices and students, and they're reserving spots specifically for Project STEM students.  Note: Please remind students to select "Yes, I am (or have taken) a Project STEM course" in their application.

Learn more about eligibility requirements and encourage your students to apply. Applications are open now through January 20, 2023 at 3 PM CST.

Find Out More

New Career Explorations Lessons Now Available 

Empower your high school seniors to apply for this amazing opportunity with a unique sequence of lessons, now available in your courses. There's something for everyone - from your 9th graders to your 12th graders.

Note: This exciting lesson sequence includes interviews with recent high school graduates, Amazon scholarship recipients and interns and culminates in the writing of a personal statement that can be used to support applications to this and other student aid programs.
Lesson Previews
Lesson 1: Why This Matters
Students will explore how computer science impacts seemingly non-technical careers and explore a range of possible careers.

Lesson slides    |    Lesson plan
Lesson 2: It Could Be Me
Students will consider their post-secondary plans, including college, possibly for the first time. 

Lesson slides    |    Lesson plan
Lesson 3: Tell Your Story
Students will reflect on their identity and unique experiences, and begin writing their own personal statement.

Lesson slides    |    Lesson plan
Find each lesson at the end of Units 0, 1 and 2, or grouped together at the end of your Project STEM Canvas course's Modules page. 

Learn more about this incredible opportunity. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at [email protected].
Warm regards,
Jeremiah Halbert
School Partnerships Manager


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Each year, the United Federation of Teachers proudly awards $1 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to academically excellent and financially eligible students from New York City public schools. 

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