YES Prep Public Schools

YES Prep will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. Stay tuned to our social media as we share amazing stories from YES Prep’s Black/African American staff members, historical events, the origins of Black History Month, scholarship opportunities for our Black and African American students, and more.  

Each week we will be sharing content on the following topics: 

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We will be spotlighting members of the YES Prep family. Join us in celebrating Black History Month as we learn more about their identities and how it has shaped their experiences.

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The YES Prep Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team, as well as the Brotherhood & Sisterhood Summit co-leads, will be sharing spotlights on Black History Month. From the origins of Black History Month to featuring Black Greek organizations and Black inventors. Click on the links below for each story and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to view them as soon as they are live! 

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We will be sharing scholarship alerts specifically for our Black/African American students/alumni on our social media channels. Make sure to tag families and friends who could benefit from the scholarship alerts in the comment sections.

  • Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) - Founded in 1998 to support the growth and development of black employees and to encourage students to pursue a career in technology, this year BAM will award 27 scholarships totaling $175,000! Here's how they will be broken up: four (4) $20,000 scholarships, eight (8) $10,000 scholarships, fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible Black/African American high school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. One of their requirements includes writing one 500-word essay and one 250-word essay on how you plan to engage in the technology industry and on your financial need. The deadline to apply is March 31. To apply and learn more, click here.
  • Amazon Black Employee Network Scholarship - This year Amazon will award 10 students with scholarships in the amount of $5,000 per year, for four years. Students must pursue a career in a computer science or supply chain-related field, be high school seniors and have at least a 3.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is March 4. To apply and learn more, click here.

  • Boule' Foundation Scholarship -  This year The United Negro College Fund will award annual scholarships in the amount of $4,000 to students attending a four year university! Students must be graduating in Spring 2021 and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The deadline to apply is March 29. To apply and learn more, click here.

  • The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation Scholarships -  This year they will be awarding scholarships to students preparing to pursue a degree in the Performing Arts or Visual Arts. Students must be active leaders in their community and have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible. The deadline to apply is April 30. To learn more about each scholarship and apply, click the links below.

We hope you will join us in celebrating Black History Month!