NY Knicks + Urban Word NYC present:
The KNICKS POETRY SCHOLARS program is a partnership between the New York Knicks and Urban Word NYC that awards full tuition scholarships to the University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, St. John’s University, and Mercy College to college bound high school seniors in the tri-state area. This competition aims to celebrate the value of outstanding students who demonstrate leadership qualities, community engagement, and a fresh perspective. Students who want a chance to win a full tuition scholarship will 1) apply to the schools of their choice, and after acceptance, 2) write an essay entitled the “Reason I Write” and submit it and a resume/CV and small portfolio of poems.
Students are provided with a twelve-week “Creatively College Bound” college prep workshop series where they receive step by step guidance throughout the college and scholarship application process. The complete application includes an essay, poetry portfolio and CV. Special “boot camp” sessions will also be provided for students to not only fill out applications to our partner schools, but also work on their essays and portfolios.
Free CREATIVELY COLLEGE BOUND Workshops:
We are adding another bootcamp weekend.
All interested students can come and work on college applications for :
St. John’s University
**all application fees will be waived, all students will be in the running for scholarships**
November 16: Friday 4:30pm to 6:30pm
November 17: Saturday 4:00pm to 7:00pm
November 18: Sunday 4:00pm to 7:00pm
IN MANHATTAN AT URBAN WORD NYC (242 W. 27TH STREET BTW. 7TH & 8TH AVE.)
FRIDAYS, SEPT. 28-DEC. 14 [4:30PM-6:30PM]
IN BROOKLYN AT EL PUENTE (211 SOUTH 4TH STREET @ HAVERMEYER)
TUESDAYS, SEPT. 25-DEC. 11 [5:30PM-7:30PM]
Creatively College Bound is geared towards High School juniors & seniors who want their creative critical voice to soar over the tedium of the college application process. Using spoken word and hip-hop as inspiration, we will write high-quality college application essays and explore numerous scholarship opportunities. This workshop will put you on track to get into college, and to GET MONEY.
Free KNICKS POETRY SCHOLARS APPLICATION BOOT CAMPS
IN MAHATTAN AT URBAN WORD NYC (242 W. 27TH STREET BTW. 7TH & 8TH AVE.)
SATURDAY + SUNDAY NOV. 10 + 11, 2:00PM-5:00PM
Application Boot Camps are an opportunity to come submit applications to our partner schools, and ALL FEES are WAIVED. Apply to schools and get a chance to win a full tuition scholarship!