Black Women for Black Girls College Shower and Scholarship

Each year the Youth Development Foundation (YDF) together with the Black Women for Black Girls Giving Circle (BW4BG) hosts a college shower and award a $1,000 scholarship for five (5) black girls from New York City who are graduating college-bound seniors.
The COLLEGE SHOWER is our way of counteracting the allure of teen baby showers and promoting the importance of education as a means of increasing the probability of successful life outcomes.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scholars must be a member of a New York City high school 2021 Graduating Class.
  • A scholar must have or maintain a good school attendance with passing grades and a good character. Last report card or transcript must be submitted.
  • Scholar gives permission to the Youth Development Foundation, Inc. (YDF) and Black Women For Black Girls (BWBG) to use her photographic likeness, and voice a gratis in connection with the scholarship, including any subsequent recorded or timed excerpts for commercial purposes.
  • Scholar agrees that any conduct on her part at any time, which in the eye of any YDF and/or BWBG Executive will discredit the good image of the organizations shall result in the scholar’s immediate dismissal from all activities, and forfeiture of all rights, scholarships and gifts connected thereto.
  • Scholar hereby releases the YDF and BWBG from any and all claims for damages or injuries, which may be sustained while participating in any activities of any program.
  • The scholar named as Scholarship Recipient agrees to enter an accredited college of their choice the first semester after graduation from high school and will maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA or will forfeit their scholarship.
  • Scholars must complete and submit application online by 8:00PM on May 21st, 2021.
  • YDF/BW4BG Committee will select five (5) applicants who have submitted the best responses.

Winning Applicants:

  • Students will be honored at the College Shower BW4BG event held via Zoom online June 26, 2021. Attendance is Mandatory. Attendance is mandatory
  • Students in conjunction with a BW4BG sponsor during a mandatory face to face or phone meeting will create a Bed, Bath and Beyond gift registry of items needed for school and the BW4BG members will purchase items.
  • Students will be expected to attend a winter check-in event for 2021 honorees and will be invited to next year’s college shower for new honorees.
  • Students will be expected to write hand written thank you letters for the college shower gifts received from addresses provided to them by their BW4BG sponsor.
  • Will receive a $1000 scholarship from the Youth Development Foundation upon the successful completion of the 1st semester in college with a 3.0 GPA or better after the timely submission of an official school transcript.
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Applicant Information

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