Application Deadline Extended to Monday, April 26, 2021


Application Process

Westchester Alphas Educational Foundation Inc. takes great pride in recognizing the outstanding

achievements of young men color in Westchester County, NY. Each year, through fundraising efforts and the generosity of our community partners and supporters, WAEF, Inc. awards 2 one-time book awards in the amount of $1,000, one Frederick D. Patterson Book Award in the amount of $1,000, and the Gerald L. Barbour Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. They are provided to deserving young men of color who will graduate from high school in the spring, and who will be attending accredited two-year or four-year colleges/universities in the fall. The book awards and scholarship funds are intended to provide some financial support as high school seniors make the transition into college. Award recipients exemplify the principles of WAEF, Inc.: academic excellence, community involvement, and cultural awareness.

To qualify 

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 80%, 3.2 (4.0 scale), or 4.0 (5.0 scale) for the book awards.

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 90%, 3.6 (4.0 scale), or 4.5 (5.0 scale) for the

Gerald L. Barbour Scholarship.

  • Be accepted to at least one (1) accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the Fall of the award year.

  • Demonstrate leadership in, and a commitment to, his community. 

  • Complete and submit the application and the supporting documentation: official transcript, three  (3) letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT exam score report, and a release form.

The process

The completed application package (including supporting documentation) must be postmarked no later than the first week of April. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the WAEF Scholarship Committee to schedule an interview. Interviews will be held the first two weeks in May. Award recipients will be notified by the end of May.  Applications and supporting documentation should be directed to:

Click Here for the application page

Click Here for the release forms