The Reparations Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is now accepting applications for the Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program – a scholarship designated for the Descendants of enslaved people in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Reparations Committee was formed in the Fall of 2021 with the goal of foster equity in education.
Applicants must be high-school seniors or currently enrolled in an accredited university or vocational school and reside within the Diocese of Long Island, which encompasses Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York. Successful applicants will demonstrate scholarly achievement, possess leadership skills, be involved in their communities, and have an expressed commitment to continuing education.
The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island, will present the $5,000 scholarships at a Juneteenth Celebration at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Further details on the celebration are forthcoming.
To learn more about the Barbara C. Harris Scholars Program and apply, visit dioceseli.org/reparations.