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. (www.bw4bg.org)
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 2018 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 20th, 2018
  • 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 in July.  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 2018 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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