Valley Stream Community Scholarships

It's that time of year where students can apply for college scholarships.  There is also scholarship available for students as young as 13 years old.  Many will apply for the national corporate scholarship but I think it's best to start local and work your way up.  There's less competition on the local level.

Years ago, a young lady who participated in a youth program I ran in Michigan was awarded approximately $40,000 through community organizations.  How?  She wrote one awesome essay and used it, plus a tweak here and there, for every application.  She also had a pretty impressive g.p.a.  Below is a list of community scholarships available right here in Valley Stream.  I urge you to share this post with all of the students in your community.  College tuition and text books aren't cheap. I've already begun to invest in my nursery school student's future education by opening a New York 529.  If you don't have a college fund, you definitely want to check out the scholarship information below.

Yva Jourdan Foundation, Inc.
Global Citizenship Essay Writing Scholarship Contest
Eligibility: 13 - 18 years old/Valley Stream Resident/Volunteer for TYJF Global Citizen Day
To apply, please email for an application.
Award: $250 Scholarship (Click for application)
Deadline: May 15, 2012

Kiwanis Club
Eligibility: Local graduating seniors.
To apply, please visit any Valley Stream high school guidance office or at the Henry Waldinger Library
Award: Unknown
Deadline: May 1, 2012
*Pancake fundraiser on 4/22 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church

Lions Club
Eligibility: Local graduating senior based on financial need, academic standing, and school and community service activities.
To apply, visit
Deadline: June 1, 2012

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