The admissions system for NYC's top public high schools is a controversial issue that has attracted many ad hominem attacks, argumentum ad populum, and other logical fallacies.
As one small part of promoting more thoughtful discussion around the admission system for NYC's top public schools, the Kenny Tan Test Prep Scholarship will support a high school student who uses facts and reason to discuss the current system in ways that move the conversation forward.
The scholarship is open to all New York City Public School students who are currently in high school.
To apply for the scholarship, please submit a link to a video in which you quickly introduce yourself and answer the questions: Should the SHSAT remain the sole criteria for NYC's specialized high schools? Why or why not?
Applicants will be evaluated based on how well they can articulate an argument grounded in facts and supported by reasoned analysis.
The application deadline is Jun 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 15, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.