BEC INC Community Scholarship

2023 BEC COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Recognizing the importance of a college degree and/or advanced certificate, and the ever-increasing costs of attending, in 1968, Black Educators Committee Inc., created a scholarship fund for deserving high school seniors of the Freeport Community. Since then and perpetuating the tradition, in 2018, Black Educators Committee Inc., commenced granting scholarships to deserving high school seniors irrespective of their communities. While our focus is on granting scholarships to Black and Brown students, all students are encouraged to apply.

The APPLICATION

The Black Educators Committee targets high school seniors entering a vocational/certificate program, community college or four-year college/university in the Fall of the current year.  The Black Educators Committee will award several one-time scholarships that recognize students for leadership, academic distinction, and community service. All awards are based on donations received and funds raised.

President’s Award

Criteria:

  • The recipient has worked in a position of leadership for two or more years during high school. Examples are a school club, civic organization (boy/girl scouts, 4H Club, and/or at work or church.
  • The recipient participates in community service activities in and/or out of school.
  • The recipient maintains National Honor Society, Honor Roll and/or Scholar-Athlete status.
  • The recipient has received recognition for Merit/AP Scholar, STEM, PTech, Seal of Biliteracy, etc.

Ernest J. Kight, Jr. Legend Award

Criteria:

  • Humanitarian – a person who is devoted to and/or involved in activities that improve people’s lives and reduces suffering.
  • Activist – an individual who uses direct and noticeable action to achieve a result, usually a political or social one
  • Innovator– one who creates, improves upon, and/or creates something new.
  • Sportsmanship- a person with a positive attitude who is generous and treats others fairly.

Community Service Award

Criteria:

  • The recipient participates in community service activities in and/or out of school
  • Has accumulated 30+ hours of verifiable community/service-learning involvement – including but not limited to: AP w/WE, Farmer’s Market, Closing the Gap Free Tutoring.

Honors Award

Criteria:

  • The recipient maintains National Honor Society, Honor Roll and/or Scholar-Athlete status.
  • The recipient has received recognition for Merit/AP Scholar, STEM, PTech, Seal of Biliteracy, etc.

Future Legend Award

Criteria:

  • Humanitarian – a person who is devoted to and/or involved in activities that improve people’s lives and reduces suffering.
  • Activist – an individual who uses direct and noticeable action to achieve a result, usually a political or social one.
  • Innovator– one who creates, improves upon, and/or creates something new.

Class of 2021 

Zuri Johnson

Studying: Psychology

Temple University

Vivica Mitchell

Studying: Nursing

Lincoln University

Tatiana Lugo Aguino

Studying: Criminal Justice

Temple University

Shyanne Gardner

Studying: Environmental Science

Harvard University

Kody Johnson

Studying: Sports Management

Delhi State University

Delaine Lopez

Studying: BioMedical

Plattsburgh State University of New York 

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