Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding John Jay Graduates

Community Service Scholarship recipients from left to right: Marcus Smith, Daneah Willis, Idalia Tlatelpa, and Sofia Vazquez

The Park Slope Civic Council awarded Community Service Scholarships to four outstanding high school students at the year-end membership meeting on Friday, June 4, 2021. The recipients of the scholarships are graduating seniors attending high schools at the John Jay Educational Complex in Park Slope and have exemplified an impressive level of volunteer and community service. Each student received a $2,500 scholarship to assist them with their post-secondary education.

Scholarships were awarded to Daneah Willis from the John Jay School for Law, Idalia Tlatelpa from the CyberArts Studio Academy (formerly the Secondary School for Journalism), Marcus Smith from Park Slope Collegiate, and Sofia Vazquez from Millennium Brooklyn High School. Ms. Willis will attend New York University, Ms. Tlatelpa will attend St. John’s University, Mr. Smith will attend Fordham University, and Ms. Vazquez will attend the State University of New York at New Paltz.

The Community Service Scholarships are funded from proceeds from the Civic Council’s food and drink tasting fundraising event, Food For Thought, and by private donations. Although forced to forego our October 2020 fundraiser due to the Covid pandemic, we aim to resume this wonderful event in 2021 on October 20nd. Save the Date!

Many thanks to all who have participated in and attended Food For Thought in past years. Your contributions to this event have made these scholarships possible.