BYA Scholarship 2022
We are proud to announce the release of the 2022 Brieant Youth Alliance (BYA) Future Young Leaders Scholarship Application.
Frequently Asked Question
What criteria do students need to have in order to be eligible for the 2022 BYA Scholarship?
To be eligible for the 2022 BYA scholarship, students must be a graduating senior from Ossining High School in 2022. Applicants should meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled/accepted in a vocational school, community college, accredited college or university
- Good Academic Standing
- Active in community and extra-curricular activities
- Demonstration of financial need
- Must have been a participant in The BYA Future Young Leaders Leadership Program in the 9th grade at Ossining High Schoo
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcripts
- At least one letter of reference from one of your teachers
- Submit a personal statement or essay of 500 to 1,000 words maximum. The essay should address how the leadership skills they developed in the program have helped in furthering his or her educational aspirations and achievements.
How do I submit my application?
Send all materials to:
Brieant Youth Alliance
1858 Pleasantville Road # 152
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
In order to facilitate the selection process, we now request that all application materials be sent together in one packet.
Please contact Diane Magri, Scholarship Chairperson, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 914-441-7100.
What is the deadline to submit the application?
Enrollment opens on March 28th, 2022. All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 29th, 2022. Applications received after April 30th, 2022 will not be processed.
How is the recipient chosen?
Once received, the applications are reviewed by our Scholarship Selection Committee and will be awarded on the basis of merit, recommendations, community service along with a completed application, essay and letter of reference. Applications received after April 29th will not be considered.
more infoOSSINING HIGH SCHOOL
Children are taught to Identify the Problem, Resolve Conflicts Early, Share their Feelings, Listen Actively and with Compassion, Finding a Solution Together and Agreeing on a Plan of Action. Additional skill sets taught include checking their own behavior, soul searching and self-examination; all in an effort to visualize a successful and peaceful conversation. This helps students to develop their listening and critical thinking skills to understand and resolve conflict in their lives.
Students who successfully complete the program become the mediators to whom other students will turn to resolve differences. From our handbook, Students Resolving Conflict, one student is quoted as saying, “The thing I like about mediation is the kids would be angry at first. But then they talk it over, they seem happier about their choices and can learn to face them.”