BronxWorks Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for HIPPY Families

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Monday, June 6, 2011

BronxWorks and the New York Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW NYS) have collaborated to launch the 2011 Jacqueline Schneider Scholarship Award.  The award, which was created in honor of NCJW NYS volunteer Jacqueline Schneider, will provide two individuals with a one-year, $2,500 grant to help cover college costs.  These include tuition, books, computer hardware of software purchases, and other fees.

To be eligible for applying for the scholarship, an individual must be: (1) a parent or child who was enrolled in the BronxWorks Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program between 1992 and 1996 or (2) a current or former HIPPY parent educator. 

Applicants may be: (1) a high school senior who will graduate this June; (2) in possession of a GED; or (3) currently enrolled in college.  High school or college students must have a minimum of a B average to be eligible to apply.

Completed applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2nd.  They can be hand-delivered or mailed to the BronxWorks Townsend Avenue office located at 1477 Townsend Avenue, Lower Level, Bronx, New York 10452.  BronxWorks will also accept applications via email.

"Jackie Schneider was a wonderful HIPPY volunteer for many years," says BronxWorks executive director Carolyn McLaughlin.  "This scholarship is a testimony to her commitment to a program that has touched hundreds of parents and children since 1992."  One of the cornerstone family service programs maintained by BronxWorks, HIPPY has enrolled over 1,600 parents and over 1,800 children in the last 19 years.

For more information, please contact Judith Santos ( jsantos@bronxworks.org; 718-588-3836) or Ken Small ( ksmall@bronxworks.org; 646-393-4009).

Click here to download the application form.

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