Black Women for Black Girls College Shower and Scholarship

Each year the Black Women for Black Girls Giving Circle (BW4BG) together with the Youth Development Foundation (YDF) hosts a college shower and award a $1,000 scholarship for five (5) black girls from New York City who are graduating college-bound seniors.
The Black Women for Black Girls Giving Circle is a philanthropic group of women who donate their time, talent and treasure to the positive development of black girls in New York City. (
The COLLEGE SHOWER is our way of counteracting the allure of teen baby showers and promoting the importance of education as a means of increasing the probability of successful life outcomes.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be a member of a New York City high school 2019 Graduating Class.
  • Students must be accepted by an accredited college / university or junior / community college and will reside in university dorm on campus housing.
  • Students must complete and submit application online by 8:00PM on April 30th, 2019
  • BW4BG Committee will select five (5) applicants who have submitted the best responses.

Winning Applicants:

  • Students will be honored at the THREE HOUR college shower BW4BG event held on July 21st, 2019.
    Location to be announced shortly. Attendance is mandatory
  • Students in conjunction with a BW4BG sponsor during a mandatory face to face or phone meeting will create a Bed, Bath and Beyond gift registry of items needed for school and the BW4BG members will purchase items.
  • Students will have an opportunity to select clothing items for either prom or graduation from the Elegant for Prom project hosted by Harlem Haberdashery in early May.
  • Students will be expected to attend a winter check-in event for 2019 honorees and will be invited to next year’s college shower for new honorees.
  • Students will be expected to write hand written thank you letters for the college shower gifts received from addresses provided to them by their BW4BG sponsor.
  • Students will receive a $1000 scholarship from the Youth Development Foundation upon the successful completion of the 1st semester in college with a 3.0 GPA or better after the timely submission of an official school transcript.
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