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  1. be a resident of New York

  2. be a high school graduating senior

  3. have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/b/85% average or higher

  4. be pursuing a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree

  5. be accepted at a college or university or attending college or university in the summer or fall of the current year


The Scholarship Committee of the APC Board will select awardees. The committee will evaluate eligible students based on academic record, financial need, reference letters, leadership skills, extracurricular activities and accomplishments. The Scholarship Committee at its December meeting will announce awardees. All decisions by the committee are final. No material will be returned. Applications not submitted in their entirety will not be processed. 


The selected applicant will be awarded a scholarship of an amount determined by the committee. All scholarships will be distributed directly to the students after verification of registration for the semester or quarter of attendance. In the event the student is unable to attend college as indicated, the award will be returned to the scholarship fund. 


Applicants must submit the following materials in one package: 

Submission Guidelines 

The submission deadline is September 30, of each year. All materials must be received in the same packet, by the deadline, to be considered. 

If you are selected, you must provide an official copy of your acceptance letter from the selected college or university, in order to receive the award.  It must include your name, name of school with address, and enrollment status for date of entry (electronic versions accepted)

  1. Completed application (must be typed).

  2. A current official High School transcript of grades in a sealed school’s envelope.

  3. An essay of at least five hundred (500) words about why you believe community service is important (be sure to include any experience you have had performing community service).  The essay must be in Times New Roman or Calibri font, size 12 and double-spaced.

  4. The applicant may submit, in writing, any information that would enhance the committee’s decision.

  5. Two letters of recommendation: from a community service leader and a current teacher OR from two teachers.  Letters must be signed and on official letterhead.

  6. A list of awards or honors you have received.

  7. A letter of acceptance from the school you are planning to attend or are attending.


Please contact
Dr Janice Emanuel McLean at 917-531-7901 with any questions

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