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Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Award Committee

The NYAC Scholarship Committee, along with New York Alumnae Deltas, Inc., distributes the Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Award to college-bound youth of African descent within our service area Manhattan river-to-river south of 155th Street. The purpose of this scholarship is to support graduating high school seniors through four years of college in the pursuit of a baccalaureate degree. Scholarships are renewable annually based on academic performance and funding. Additional scholarships are granted contingent upon the proceeds from fund-raising activities. Most scholarship funds are raised at events held throughout the program year. Our Past Scholarship Awardees have attended numerous prestigious Colleges and Universities.

To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must: 

  1. Be a student of African descent residing within our service area as explained below.

  2. Live within our service area: Manhattan east to west from the East River to the Hudson River and th north to south below 155th Street south to Battery Park.

  3. Be a graduating high school senior with an "80" or above high school average.

  4. Be active in an extra-curricular activity, do volunteer work, have a part-time job, or be active in a community organization (church activity is acceptable).

  5. Be admitted to a Baccalaureate Degree program at an accredited institution by the fall semester 2022 (A Bursar's receipt or letter from Registrar/Admissions Office is required at that time.

For more information and the application, click here.

Click here to learn about our Memorial Scholarship for non-traditional students.

Dr. Michelle Brown-Nevers

Scholarship Committee Chair


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