2019 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Queens Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest. 2019 scholarship applications are no longer being accepted.

The Queens Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is dedicated to the development of young African-American leaders. We are seeking students with academic success, strong work ethic and career aspirations who demonstrate drive and leadership to be our 2019 Emilie Pickens Scholarship recipients.


About Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 


Founded in 1938, Jack and Jill is a nationwide organization with over 230 chapters in 35 states and the District of Columbia, representing over 40,000 family members. It is dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. For more information on our national organization, visit www.jackandjillinc.org


About the Emilie Pickens Scholarship


The Queens Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was chartered in June 1952. The chapter was established under the guidance of Emilie Pickens. Mrs. Pickens was the first Vice President of the national organization, as well as the organization’s second National President. In 2016, the Queens Chapter established the Emilie Pickens Scholarship Program in honor of her contributions and to support deserving high school students entering a four-year college as a freshman in the Fall.
Scholarship Amount:


The Queens Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., will award up to $1,000.00 in scholarships to three (3) eligible high school graduates who reside in Queens County, New York and meet the eligibility requirements.


Eligibility Requirements: 


• Currently enrolled high school senior of African descent

• Resides in Queens County, New York

• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

• Have applied and been accepted to an accredited college or university by April 1, 2019

• Submit the application and materials by March 11, 2019

Documents to Submit:


Applicants will complete and secure the following documents to be submitted electronically via email to jjscholarshipcommittee@gmail.com, Subject line: Scholarship Application (Your Name)  


  1. A 500-word essay about your life experiences and why you think you should receive the Emilie Pickens scholarship. Upon reading your essay, the committee should have a clear understanding of you, your goals and your chosen educational journey.
  2. Completed and signed application  
  3. References - Two letters of recommendation submitted as a .PDF via email from 1) a community service or public service leader (i.e. church leader, community leader) and 2) a teacher, advisor or guidance counselor.   
  4. High School Transcript - An unofficial transcript is acceptable for submission with your application, however an official transcript will be required if you are selected for an interview. 

***Any missing items will result in an incomplete application and will not be considered.***

Deadlines & Important Dates: 

  • March 11, 2019: Application and supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. E/T
  • March 15, 2019: Date of electronic notification for interview for selected candidates
  • March 22, 2019: Interview date, time and location will be confirmed for candidates
  • March 29, 2019: Scholarship winners will receive an electronic notification. 
  • April 25, 2019: Mandatory scholarship recipient recognition

Applicants will complete and secure the following documents to be submitted electronically by email to jjscholarshipcommittee@gmail.comSubject line: Scholarship Application (Your Name)  

Scholarship Awards:

Notification of scholarship award winners will take place on March 29, 2019. Scholarships will be awarded to each winner after receipt of written verification from an accredited college or university that the awardee is officially enrolled for Fall 2019.


Jack and Jill Queens members are not eligible.



Contact Information:

Please email all questions to: jjscholarshipcommittee@gmail.com