One of the objectives of the Brooklyn Chapter is to assist youth in the Brooklyn/Staten Island community through chapter programs aimed at increasing academic success and educational opportunities.


The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is offering two $5,000 awards ($1,250 annual award over four years) to African-American students.  The Gwendolyn Bourne Scholarship will be awarded to high scholastic students and the Karen Marshe Scholarship will be awarded to high achieving or talented students.  

The applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior who attends a Brooklyn or Staten Island high school

  • Reside in Brooklyn or Staten Island

  • Have applied for college admission

  • Have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the areas of leadership and service in the community

  • Maintain good academic standing (B/3.0 average or better) while attending a four-year college full-time

Additional details regarding the criteria and scholarship application process can be found in the application package.  For more information, you can send an email inquiry to  


All submissions must be postmarked by May 1, 2020.