Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

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The Bronx Civics Scholars Program (BCSI)
BCSI:  Is a comprehensive summer program designed to help young people learn more about the American Government through the lens of community engagement/advocacy and social justice issues.  The context is the burning and rebuilding of the South Bronx, and how institutional and structurally biased laws damaged communities of color in NYC (domestically).  

Students in the Bronx Civics Scholars program will participate in the following:
3 credit American Government course
College Seminar/Field Trips
Internship: with community based organization in South Bronx

The program is from July 1st through August 8th at Hostos from 9Am-5PM Monday-Thursday. 
     *Requirements:  75 ELA/80 overall GPA

This is a great program for students who interested in any career, and has been the catalyst for amazing storytelling on the college personal statement.  Graduates of this institute have gone on to some amazing colleges and universities.

The Bronx Civics Scholars Program (BCSI)

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Eligibility Requirements
The Summer Institute will enroll 20-25 students who: are enrolled in a New York City Public School; are entering the 11th or 12th grade in the 2019-2020 school year; Have a minimum GPA of 75;  Have an exemplary record of attendance.  
     * Entering the 11th grade in Fall 2019;
ACT English 20+ OR PSAT Reading and Writing Section 480+ OR English Average 85+ Fall ONLY 
    * Complete and submit an essay

     * Entering the 12th grade in Fall 2019;
ACT English 20+ OR SAT Reading and Writing Section 480+ OR ELA Regents 75+;  
Complete and submit an essay

Directions: Please choose one of the questions below and provide a short answer (1- 2 paragraphs). Use your personal experience and any other relevant information to answer.

  • Option I: Personal Statement—Tell us about yourself: Write a short personal statement discussing your interest, life experiences, career and educational goals, and your commitment to public service.
  • Option II: Opinion: In your opinion, why is public service, particularly in the field of Law and Criminal Justice important in today’s society?