Updates as of 8/07/17

PLEASE NOTE:  The Application Deadline has passed for 2017.  The 2018 Scholarship Application will open later this year – check back in October.

Thanks to all the Students who applied for the 2017 NYCORP College Scholarship.  Also, special thanks to all the Parents, Teachers, Guidance Counselors, School Coordinators, and College Coaches who have provided Students with inspiration, direction, wisdom, passionate coaching, and heartfelt support.

We’re honored to be part of your Students’ Career Advocacy Network.

Thanks and Best,

Your NYCORP College Scholarship Team

 

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Hello Students, Guidance Counselors, Donors, and any Friends of the NYCORP College Scholarship Kids.  Please find all the information you need to APPLY NOW for the 2018 NYCORP College Scholarship campaign. 

This is our fifth year and we are proud of all the Students who have won scholarships and moved on to college.  

We are so delighted to receive applications for the 2018 NYCORP College Scholarship. Meantime, our NYCORP College Scholarship Committee wishes you good luck in all you do during your High School Senior Year.

NYCORP COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION LINK:   To apply online for a NYCORP College Scholarship, Click Here.   

WEBSITE UPDATES:  Our NYCORP College Scholarship Team is excited about our 5th Annual 2018 Scholarship Campaign.  Please apply online at the NYCORP site using the Scholarship link above.  

COMMUNICATIONS NOTE:  Since the NYCORP Scholarship Fund is a Volunteer Program; please expect some delay in responding to your email.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

TWO NYCORP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES:  Applications must be received by March 16, 2018 for the Early Bird Applications, and April 6, 2018 for the Regular Applications.    We welcome all seniors, who qualify, to apply.  Students:  After you have uploaded your application, essay, and consent form on the scholarship site, please send us a quick email (with your name, email, and phone number) to NYCORPcollegescholarshipfund@gmail.com, The email should say:  “Hi, My name is XXX.  I have just uploaded my application to the NYCORP Scholarship Page”.

 

Early Bird Scholarship Application Deadline is anytime before March 16, 2018. Qualifying students, whose full applications are received by March 16 will be considered for an Early Bird Scholarship. There could be fewer students applying by the earlier deadline, and therefore increasing the chance of winning a scholarship for those who apply earlier. Also, qualifying students, who do not win an Early Bird Scholarship, will also be considered a second time for a regular deadline (April 6) scholarship. Being considered two times would increase your chances of being awarded a scholarship.

 

Regular Scholarship Application Deadline: April 6, 2018
Please applies or the scholarship dollars will need to be carried over to next year. It would be a shame if the $4,000+ in scholarships did not get awarded to help four or more deserving students with their college expenses.

 

GUIDANCE COUNSELORS:  Guidance Counselors can email High School Seniors Transcripts and Scores to us for the 2018 Scholarship to NYCORPcollegescholarshipfund@gmail.com.  Please see Guidance Counselor Letter below.

STUDENTS QUESTIONS:  Please use our NYCORP Scholarship Email (NYCORPcollegescholarshipfund@gmail.com) for any questions you may have.  PLEASE DO NOT send your Essay, Consent Form, or Application to this email box.  Those documents are UPLOADED online.

DONATIONS FUEL THE NYCORP SCHOLARSHIP FUND:  PLEASE SEE BELOW TO HELP OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS


 

NYCORP College Scholarship Fund (NCSF) GENEROUS AND PASSIONATE VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEERS:  Special thanks to all the Volunteers that have made the NYCORP College Scholarship Fund a success!  Everyone has shared their time, passion to help others, amazing ideas, personal chemistry, and good spirits which are priceless. We welcome new volunteers and anyone interested in a second Co-Chair leadership role for next year’s campaign.

NYCORP College Scholarship Fund Committee

Kimberly Barkoff: Volunteer Since 2017

Brit Bemis:  Volunteer Since 2014

Larry Brouder:  Volunteer Since 2013

Michelle Hennessey: Volunteer Since 2015 (Chair 2018)

Joe Jackson:  Volunteer Since 2014

Marea Nathanson:  Volunteer Since 2013

Jody Ragonese:  Volunteer Since 2013 (Past Chair 2013-2017, Chair Advisor 2018)

Gina Rolls:  Volunteer Since 2017 

Rob Sanford:  Volunteer Since 2017 (Co-Chair 2018)

Sara Simonetti:  Volunteer Since 2016

Michelle Wiggetman:  Volunteer Since 2017

 

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GUIDANCE COUNSELOR LETTER                             

Greetings NY City (Manhattan) High School Guidance Counselors and College Coaches,

RE:  NYCORP 2018 College Scholarship Fund

To: New York City High School Guidance Counselors

On behalf of the New York Council of Relocation Professionals Corp (NYCORP), we would like to make you aware of a scholarship opportunity for local New York City High School seniors. Please see the scholarship link for information about this program: http://NYCORP.org/scholarship/

All application documents are located on the NYCORP Scholarship Application Link page. http://NYCORP.org/scholarship-form/

NYCORP is a non-profit organization that brings together NY and regional corporations and relocation service providers for the primary purpose of providing educational information and current industry updates to its members about the relocation industry.

NYCORP recognizes that successful relocations are those that help build talent for corporations, government entities, and non-profit organizations. In addition, these mission critical transfers enhance the careers of their employees, and also provide growth and added value to the families involved in moving.

Understanding that High School students, when relocated, are faced with giving up the comforts of their homes, established friendships, involvement with school and community activities. This is compounded by their entry into a new world where they must create and develop new lifestyles, as well as handle numerous unexpected challenges.

While often difficult, we have found that this time can also be inspirational and provide life learning lessons. Whatever the impact, we know that each relocating student has a very special story, unique to their own experiences and stories that we feel need to be told!

Therefore, NYCORP will award scholarships to college bound high school seniors who have relocated to NYC during their High School years. Our goal is to award as many scholarships as possible.  Since 2014, we have awarded $11,000 in college Scholarships.   In 2018 we hope to raise enough funds to provide larger scholarships to the three winners.

Students should have moved between 9th (after 8th-grade graduation) and 12th grade. The award will be sent to the college that the student will be attending to assist with tuition, etc.

In addition, if timetables allow, NYCORP may apply to the national organization Worldwide ERC Foundation for Workforce Mobility for additional scholarship funds. If successful, these funds may be applied in varying amounts to one of the NYCORP scholarship recipients.

                            

NYCORP will select scholarship winners based on the strength of their total package. The student will be evaluated on academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and on their response to an essay addressing the way they handled the challenges associated with relocating to a new area and a new High School.

Regardless of whether the student receives the reward, ALL students will be considered winners and ALL stories will become an important addition to the NYCORP story collection, entitled “Moving to the Big Apple…. Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Personal Paths of Excellence”

We look for your assistance please with the following items:
1) Eligible High School seniors can apply based on the criteria that they have:
a. Relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to a relocation, and
b. Have maintained a current cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent achievement on a different scale).
2) Academic performance information, including grades and major test scores (SAT or ACT), should accompany the senior’s application. No minimum scores are required.
3) Students should double-check to make sure their online submissions are complete and accurate with the required Application, Essay, Transcripts, Consent Form, and Online Questionnaire.
4) Making eligible students aware of this scholarship opportunity and encouraging their participation. Please post the scholarship application on your website or in your newsletter to seniors.

Student and Guidance Counselors: Important Dates

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: March 16th, 2018

FINAL DEADLINE: April 6th, 2018

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: May 7th, 2018

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS CEREMONY: June 2018 (Date to be Determined)

The following items are needed in order to have a “Complete” Scholarship Application Submission. Students will upload on the NYCORP Scholarship site three documents: 1. Online Application.  2.  Student Essay.  3.  Consent Form.  In addition, Guidance Counselors will email the Students’ Transcripts and other test scores to NYCORPcollegescholarshipfund@gmail.comStudents can also use this email to submit questions.

 

Student Essays:  Students will need to submit essays of between a minimum of 1,000 words, and maximum of 1,200 words.  Applicants will describe their challenges, and experiences encountered, in addition to successes achieved, while relocating to her or his new home and high school. Student applications should also include advice and coaching to another teenager preparing to relocate. Please make copies as needed.

Scholarship recipients will be notified on May 7, 2018 prior to the scholarship awards being awarded at our June 2018 NYCORP event (specific date to be announced). We will be contacting the selected scholarship recipients to present their stories at the NYCORP June meeting. We very much welcome their very supportive families and high school Guidance Counselors to join and celebrate with them. 

                            
We hope that you will help support our efforts and encourage your high school senior students to participate in “telling their story”. We know that their words will serve to inspire, connect and help others as they transition to their new locations. If you have questions, please email your NYCORP College Scholarship Fund Coordinator.

To find out more about the NYCORP, please visit our website at www.NYCORP.org.

Thank you very much for your consideration, and we look forward to working with you and your staff to encourage student participation in this scholarship opportunity.

Thanks and Best Regards,
NYCORP College Scholarship Fund Committee

NYCORPcollegescholarshipfund@gmail.com

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DONATIONS FUEL THE NYCORP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

PLEASE HELP OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORT

 

GOAL #3:  $5,000 to provide FIVE SCHOLARSHIPS.  $900 to Go!  Which generous donors, companies, or groups from the NY metropolitan area will step up?

GOAL #2:  $4,000 to provide FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS: ACHIEVED.  Thanks to ALL GENEROUS DONORS!! Thanks to all donors from last year’s NYCORP Signature Event Auction who donated auction items and who successfully bid on the auction items.  Thanks to all Corporate and Individual Donors who donated during the year.  We can now provide FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS to eligible NY City High School Seniors.

GOAL #1:   $3,000 to provide THREE SCHOLARSHIPS: ACHIEVED. Thanks to ALL GENEROUS DONORS!!

DONATIONS FUEL THE SCHOLARSHIPS:  We welcome all Companies or Individuals, who would like to donate to the fund, to reach out to us.   Please email us at NYCORPcollegescholarshipfund with your pledge amount.  All donation levels are welcome.  Common donation levels are $25, $50, $100, $500, and $1,000.  Please feel free to get creative and donate as much as you want (from $10 to something with six zeros).  We also are grateful for multi-year donations.  For example:  LCM Relo has donated $500 three years in a row.  They are NCSF Honors Scholars Donors.  Here are the multi-year Donation Levels for generous Corporations and Individuals who would like to help us build a Scholarship Endowment for NYC Students. 

NYCORP College Scholarship Fund (NCSF) FINANCIAL DONATIONS

Donation Levels (We are grateful for ALL donations at ALL levels)

NCSF Endowment Scholars (Donors who have shown they highest level of commitment to the NCSF by donating for 7 years or more).

NCSF High Honors Scholars (Donors who have shown a very high level of commitment to the NCSF by donating at least 5 years).

NCSF Honors Scholars (Donors taking that next step in philanthropy.  These Donors have given to the NCSF at least 3 years.

NCSF Scholars (Donors who have generously given any amount to the NCSF).

 

Ultimately, we’ll be grateful when the college fund surpasses the $5K, $10K, $25K, or higher levels. Then we can create an ongoing endowment, and the number of scholarships awarded.

Since any initiative like a Scholarship Committee is continual, it is important for us to have numerous Ambassadors who can spread the word about the NYCORP College Scholarships. Our Board, our NYCORP Website, our Membership, and any other friends of NYCORP can help make this a very successful program for many years to come. Below is some additional information about the program.

The goal of the NYCORP Scholarship Committee is to award multiple college scholarships for deserving NY high school seniors that meet certain criteria and requirements.

NYCORP recognizes that successful relocations are those that not only help build talent for corporations, and/or enhance the careers of their employees, but also those that provide growth and added value to the families involved in moving.

High School students, when relocated, are faced with giving up the comforts of their homes, established friendships, involvement with school and community activities and then forced into a new world where they must create and develop new lifestyles as well as handle numerous unexpected challenges.

While often difficult, we have found that this time can also be inspirational and provide life-learning lessons. Whatever the impact, we know that each relocating student has a very special story, unique to his or her own experiences.

These stories need to be told! Therefore, NYCORP will award a specific amount annually as determined by fundraising capabilities as a scholarship to college-bound high school seniors who have relocated into one of our member’s service areas or have been relocated anywhere in the world by one of our qualified corporate members.

We hope that you will join us in supporting the fund.

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NYCORP Scholars Alumni Network 

FOR ALL PAST APPLICANTS IN PRIOR YEARS
Congratulations! You have been selected to join the NYCORP Scholars Alumni Network. All Students who applied for a NYCORP College Scholarship between 2014-2017 can join this free and voluntary networking group. You all have many things in common…..
1. You enjoy and excel at learning.
2. You are our future leaders and contributors in whatever professions or industries you choose.
3. All of us can benefit from a networking group with a diverse group of people. Looking for an internship or job, solving a problem, sharing a best practice, volunteering for a charity, inquiring about a new type of technology, pursuing a new hobby, or whatever you can think of.
Please let us know if you would like to join the NYCORP Scholarship Alumni Network? It’s easy; just send a quick note to nycorpcollegescholarshipfund@gmail.com. You can share your name, email, phone number, your major(s) at school, some of your life goals, your interests, where you are from, fun information about yourself, or whatever you would like other students in the network to know about you. At minimum, please share your name, email address, a few goals, and the attached consent agreement.
Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend!
Jody Ragonese
NYCORP College Scholarship Committee

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Quotes

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~ Lydia M. Child

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