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Venerable Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Application


To be eligible for the Venerable Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Award, an applicant must:


A. Be a member of an Archdiocesan parish, active in parish/community affairs and submit a letter of recommendation from his/her Pastor/Parish priest;

B. Be a graduating senior from a Catholic, private or public high school in the Archdiocese;

C. Show academic achievement/promise, supported by a transcript and letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or guidance counselor;

D. Submit a Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Application Form, by the required deadline.

E. Submit an essay (typed) of approximately 300-500 words on one of three topics that are listed on the application and demonstrating a basic knowledge of the life of Venerable Pierre Toussaint. (Please note that Pierre Toussaint IS NOT the same person as Toussaint L'Ouverture. Applicants who confuse this fact in their essays may have their essays deemed unacceptable.);

F. Demonstrate good character and leadership abilities, both in school and in the community;

G. Be available for a personal interview during the selection process should such an interview be deemed necessary by the committee.
The completed application form, together with transcript, letter(s) of recommendation and essay, should be sent or delivered to the Office of Black Ministry at the following address: Office of Black Ministry 1011 First Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10022. The decision of the Office of Black Ministry Commission, upon recommendation of the OBM Education Committee, is final. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards during mid-spring and will receive them prior to the start of the fall semester in college. New awardees also will be notified of the date (probably a Sunday in June or July) for a Mass and social gathering of Pierre Toussaint Scholars and their families, at which ALL scholars are expected to be in attendance!

N.B. In order to receive the award, the candidate must ultimately be accepted to a college or university and have taken the necessary steps toward enrollment.

APPLICATIONS FOR BECOME AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER OF EACH YEAR AND MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE OFFICE OF BLACK MINISTRY OR BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN THE REQUIRED FEBRUARY DEADLINE DATE. TO RECEIVE AN APPLICATION PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF BLACK MINISTRY AT 646-794-2684 OR VIA EMAIL AT OBM@ARCHNY.ORG.

 

 

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Office of Black Ministry - Venerable Pierre Toussaint Guild - Archdiocese Of New York
1011 First Avenue | New York, NY 10022 | 646-794-2681