Seniors: The Citywide Scholarship Handbook is Here!

  • Dear Class of 2021:

    You hold in your hands access and opportunity to increase your college options and decrease your financial burden. To assist you the District compiled this resource of scholarships available to Yonkers students.

    Community organizations and individuals that believe in Yonkers young adults and want them to excel in college sponsor the scholarships in this booklet. The organizations will make the final determination as to award recipients, but there are countless other opportunities available to graduating seniors. Therefore, it is not only important for you to carefully review this booklet with your parents/guardians, but you should also directly confer with school counselors regarding additional scholarships accessible on a national and state basis. School counselors will also guide you through the diverse forms of financial aid assistance.

    The Naviance program  is a useful tool for college and scholarship searches and, more importantly, the completion of online scholarship applications. Use your Naviance accounts to support you throughout the college process. If you do not have access to your log-on information, see your school counselor in the Guidance Office.

    The Yonkers Public Schools is ready to work with you and your family to achieve your career and college goals. Our schools are educating students to meet the challenges of an economically competitive, technologically advanced, culturally diverse and knowledge-based 21st century society. This book is one of many tools available to help you achieve a meaningful post-secondary education.

    Best wishes for your continued success.


    Dr. Edwin M. Quezada

    Superintendent of Schools