Juneteenth Jubilee Ceremony & Reception

Juneteenth Jubilee 2024
Scholars selected for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island’s Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program will be presented with their scholarships

Scholars selected for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island’s Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program will be presented with their scholarships by the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of Long Island, during a “Juneteenth Jubilee” on June 15th at 11 am at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY. The event is open to the public; registration is required (sign up using the form below).

Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to college and vocational/technical students demonstrating scholarly achievement and commitment to their communities. All scholars are the descendants of enslaved people who have exhibited exceptional academic excellence and dedicated themselves to creating a more just world through to their communities.

This is the third year that scholarships will be awarded through the Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program, established in 2021 by the Reparations Committee of the Diocese of Long Island. Created specifically for Black, African American, or Caribbean American descendants of enslaved people pursuing higher education or vocational training, this program seeks to break down financial barriers that have hindered the educational aspirations of these scholars.

The selection process is rigorous, with applications received and evaluated through three rounds by the diligent Reparations Committee, led by Penny Allen Grinage. Their vision is to expand and perpetuate this program annually, extending support to even more deserving students who are passionate about furthering their education. To learn more, click here.


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