This year, as an extension to our current Military Outreach Programs (providing assistance to Veterans and Active Duty Military families), we have initiated a scholarship program, “Patriots Path.” Patriots Path will provide assistance to High School Seniors enrolled in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and college-level students enrolled in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), to help offset the cost of their college-level education. Students will be selected for a scholarship award ($1000 per student), based on merit (GPA 3.0 or higher) and needs (priority given to students not already receiving an ROTC scholarship), and review of their written essay. NYCLB has donated $1000 to seed the scholarship fund, with a goal of $5000, to award the scholarship to five students in 2023.
As of February 15th, we have already reached $7000 in total donations! THANK YOU to all the donors that made this possible. See a list of donors here.
We still have until May 1, 2023, to accept donations, which is the deadline for students’ applications. The donation and application link is:
Student selection for the scholarship award will be made in June 2023.