Scholarship Program

2016 Winners

Program Description

The objective of the Women’s Bond Club Scholarship Program is to award a scholarship to a young woman in high school who is looking to advance in a career in business/finance. Since its inception in 2000, WBC has awarded 76 scholarships totaling $1,260,000 under the Scholarship Program. The $20,000 scholarship is merit based and is awarded to the student over the course of 4 years ($5,000/year) to pay for books, expenses, etc. The award does not impact further financial aid consideration. Proof of registration is required prior to each year’s scholarship payment. A school transcript after each semester is also required to verify GPA and continued academic eligibility.

The WBC Scholarship Program is available to a select number of NYC public high schools with a business curriculum. While the New York City Department of Education has many public high schools, the WBC offers the scholarship to business-oriented high schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island as a method of focusing on schools that would have likely candidates.

Since 2000, the WBC Scholarship Program has awarded well-deserving young women from high schools in the New York metropolitan area including High School of Economics & Finance, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers, A. Philip Randolph, Young Women’s Leadership, Manhattan/Hunter Science, City College Academy of the Arts and Manhattan Center for Science and Math. During 2014 and 2015, the WBC Scholarship Program added schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island.

FULL LIST OF ELIGIBLE HIGH SCHOOLS

School Name

Borough

A. Phillip Randolph Manhattan
Academy of Finance & Enterprise Queens
Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Tech Applications Bronx
Bedford Academy HS Brooklyn
Bronx Center for Science and Math Bronx
Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning Bronx
Bronx Latin Bronx
Bronx Leadership Academy HS Bronx
City College Academy of the Arts Manhattan
College Academy Manhattan
Collegiate Institute for Math and Science Bronx
Collegiate Institute for Math and Science Bronx
Curtis HS Staten Island
East Side Community HS Manhattan
Eximius College Prep Academy: A College Board School Bronx
Fort Hamilton Brooklyn
Franklin Delano Roosevelt HS Brooklyn
Frederick Douglas Academy I Manhattan
Frederick Douglas Academy II Manhattan
Frederick Douglas Academy III Bronx
Frederick Douglass Academy IV Secondary School Brooklyn
Harlem Village Academy Manhattan
Heritage School (The) Manhattan
High School for Arts & Business Queens
High School for Leadership and Public Service Manhattan
High School of Economics and Finance Manhattan
Hillcrest HS Queens
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Manhattan
John Dewey High School Brooklyn
Kingsborough Early College School Brooklyn
KIPP NYC College Prep High School Manhattan
Manhattan Business Academy Manhattan
Manhattan Center for Mathematics and Science Manhattan
Manhattan/Hunter College HS Manhattan
Michael J. Petrides School Staten Island
Mott Hall Manhattan
Mott Hall V Bronx
Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers Manhattan
NEST + M (New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math) Manhattan
New Utrecht HS Brooklyn
Newtown HS Queens
NYCiSchool Manhattan
Pace HS Manhattan
Park East HS Manhattan
Port Richmond HS Staten Island
Queens Collegiate: A College Board School Queens
Queens Metropolitan HS Queens
Robert F. Kennedy Community HS Queens
School of the Future HS Manhattan
Susan E. Wagner High School Staten Island
Unity Center for Urban Technologies Manhattan
University Heights Secondary School Bronx
University Neighborhood HS Manhattan
Urban Academy Laboratory HS Manhattan
Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters Bronx
Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women Brooklyn
Urban Assembly School of Applied Math & Science Bronx
Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women Manhattan
Vanguard HS Manhattan
William Cullen Bryant Queens
Women’s Academy of Excellence Bronx
Young Women’s Leadership School – Manhattan Manhattan
Young Women’s Leadership School – Brooklyn Brooklyn
Young Women’s Leadership School – Queens Queens
Young Women’s Leadership School, Astoria Queens

 

Scholarship Eligibility Guidelines

The award will be granted to a student who must:

  • be a female high-school senior in an eligible NYC public high school
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have achieved a GPA of 85 or higher
  • show demonstrated proficiency in business and math courses
  • achieve a combined minimum SAT score of 1000 (for Math & Verbal total), as defined by the Department of Education
  • be a demonstrated leader (in academic or extracurricular activities)
  • be well-rounded (participating in clubs or other extracurricular activities)
  • clearly show interest in business, preferably finance
  • apply to 4-year accredited colleges
  • meet the standards of the college they attend and remain in good standing in their program
  • enroll for a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • maintain a minimum GPA (3.0)
  • maintain a minimum grade in each class taken (3.0)
  • provide one teacher recommendation (from business or math teacher)
  • maintain active participation in the WBC Mentoring program

 

Requirements for Scholarship Application

The scholarship application requires the following information:

  • Name
  • Address / Phone
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Class Rank (if known)
  • Transcript (must be included with application)
  • SAT Scores
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Colleges Applied/Accepted/Attending
  • Awards/Honors
  • Jobs/Internships
  • List of other scholarships applied for and whether received
  • Essays (Career objectives (50 words or less); Personal statement of education goals and objectives and their effect on career plans (250-1,000 words))
  • Teacher Recommendation (from a math or business teacher)

Previous WBC Scholarship winners have attended colleges such as Baruch College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Lehigh University, Middlebury College, New York University, Skidmore College and Williams College.

These young women take top honors in their graduating class – many holding the title of Valedictorian. With hard work, perseverance, and a desire to achieve, these scholarship winners continue to perform with excellence as they enter their college years in pursuit of a career in business. In addition to outstanding academic performance, they participate in various extracurricular activities, such as volunteering in community services, holding internships at leading organizations, and joining academic programs.

WBC Scholarship winners have also applied for and obtained internships at various WBC member firms and in some cases have been offered full time employment.

 

WBC 2016 Scholarship Schedule:

End of January
Distribute WBC Scholarship Application to Eligible High Schools

February / March
Multiple contacts with each school’s college advisor

March 31, 2016
Scholarship Application Deadline

April 11 – 29, 2016
Initial review of applications by WBC Scholarship Decision Committee

May 2 – 13, 2016
Interviews of finalists and finalization of winners by WBC Scholarship Decision Committee

May/June, 2016
WBC Annual Meeting and Scholarship Award Ceremony