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Scholarship Opportunities

Errol Carlton Byfield Scholarship

The Errol C. Byfield Scholarship Foundation invites all college or trade school bound students to apply for the 2024 Errol C. Byfield Scholarship. The Foundation will award three (3) scholarships of $1500 each. 

To apply, you must provide a biography, two (2) letters of reference, and write an essay of 300-400 words answering either question:

  1. How do you believe this scholarship will help you achieve your goals?

  2. Tell us about a time you were a positive influence within your community.

The deadline for entry is June 28, 2024. Each recipient will be notified prior to the ECBSF awards dinner on August 23, 2024​.

Scholarship entries and inquiries should be sent to 

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Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program for Truth and Reparations

The Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program aims to promote equity in education by providing financial assistance to Black, African American, and Caribbean-American students who are descendants of enslavement in the United States and the Caribbean. Apply by April 30, 2024

To be eligible for consideration applicants must be:

  • Black, African American, and/or Caribbean American and must be a direct descendant of African people who were enslaved in the United States or the Caribbean

  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident statusReside in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk)

  • Be starting, or continuing to pursue, post-secondary education at an accredited college or university or advanced vocational or trade union training program.

  • Applicants do not have to be Episcopalian.

  • Successful applicants will demonstrate scholarly achievement, leadership skills, involvement in their communities, and a commitment to continuing education.

  • Applicants must submit a completed application, high-school transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to by 11:59 pm (Eastern) on April 30, 2024.

One-time college scholarships of $5,000, and comparable amounts for vocational training/trade apprenticeship fees, will be available to award recipients through their college, university or occupational training institution. Scholarship monies will not be awarded directly to award recipients.

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