BYA Scholarship 2022

We are proud to announce the release of the 2022 Brieant Youth Alliance (BYA) Future Young Leaders Scholarship Application

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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?

Print 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 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.


This program brings executives and career professionals with career expertise in various professions into the classroom to speak with students. This program enables students to explore different career directions, to learn job and life skills necessary for potential careers and understand what course work will be needed in high school and college. Students also gain insight and tools to make better career decisions. Career professionals describe their own personal and professional journeys as a way of helping students envision what is possible in careers as varied as law, the arts, technology. While traditionally focused on college-bound students, a new focus has emerged on including students for whom college is not the preferred choice.

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The Youth at Risk Program is a program designed to offer academic, personal development and conflict resolution opportunities to youths during incarceration in Westchester County. The facility provides short-term placement to court-involved male and female juveniles from Westchester County and throughout the Hudson Valley. Many of the youth placed at the detention center have histories of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental health challenges and special education needs.

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Click the button below to download the application, carefully read and fill out each section and make sure to attach and include all materials and mail them ASAP to be considered for this scholarship

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Peer mediation is both a program and a process where students of the same age-group facilitate disputes between two people or small groups. This program was designed to teach students how to resolve conflicts without stuffing and/or ignoring feelings or resorting to violence working towards a win-win resolution.


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.”

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