Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship

NYUL Football Classic and The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship

Whitenye M. Young, Jr. Scholarships

Since its inception, proceeds from the game have helped to leverage over $20 million in Whitney M. Young, Jr. Educational Scholarships awarded to nearly 4,000 college bound students. Whitney M. Young, Jr. who the scholarship was named after, was President of the National Urban League. His distinguished career was marked by his effectiveness in bringing the business community into full participation in the struggle for Civil Rights. Young focused on gaining equality for blacks in business, politics, and improving opportunities for the urban poor. The New York Urban League continues its mission to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy in our highly diversified city.

Congratulations to our scholars Lauren Dorvil, Louis Aghanwa, Mona Platt, Lizetta Alexander, Jonathan Ferrer, Selina Delgado, Tanesha Mitchell, Sarah Zainelabdin, Aishat Keshiro, Teanna Holmes, Mohamed Koanda, Trishna Ramsamnooj, Alyssa Powell, Brandy Williamson, Ricardo Fernandez, Sherod Waldron, Tamia Fields and Alancia Eady.

This scholarship is made possible through the funds raised at the Annual NYUL Football Classic and the support of sponsors like Ann S. Kheel, Con Edison and the NYUL Young Professionals. Additional thanks to Time Warner, our Whitney M. Young, Jr. Education Partner.

The Ann S. Kheel Scholarship

This scholarship is named after the former Urban League Board Member, the late Ann S. Kheel. In addition to her years of dedicated service to underserved New Yorkers, Mrs. Kheel was the founder of the League's Annual Frederick Douglass Award Dinner. The Ann S. Kheel Scholarship is an award for $5,000.

The Con Edison Scholarship

Con Edison is a staunch supporter of STEM Education and college readiness. The Con Edison scholarship of $5,000 is awarded to students who have made a commitment to studying Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math.

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is named after Whitney M. Young, Jr. who was the Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961–1971. Young focused on gaining equality for blacks in business, politics, and improving opportunities for the urban poor. The scholarship of $3,500 memorializes Young’s commitment to educational equity for young people.

The NYUL Young Professional’s Emerging Leader Scholar

New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) is a unique entity of the New York Urban League designed to serve as an empowerment forum for individuals ages 21 to 40. The members of the League’s Young Professionals created this scholarship to provide a $1,500 awards to empower outstanding students.

NYUL Incentive Scholarship

This scholarship is to support inspiring students embarking in their post secondary journey. Awardees have demonstrated promising merit in leadership, community service or scholastics. The Incentive Award is $1,500.