Pierre Toussaint Scholars
The Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund (PTSF) was established in 1983 and is administered by the Archdiocese of New York, Office of Black Ministry. PTSF has provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors of diverse backgrounds from public, private and parochial schools throughout the Archdiocese of New York, to assist them with the educational fees and expenses associated with their college studies. Students selected into the PTSF are chosen based on their strong academic record, their active participation with their parish and school communities, and their demonstration of good character and sound leadership ability. PTSF is a program of mentorship & advisement to support our college student-leaders spiritually, professionally and personally.
The Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund & Program has made a commitment to mentor & support over 50 Scholars, who attend colleges and universities around the country, including: Fordham University, St. John’s University, Xavier University of Louisiana (in New Orleans), Princeton University, Cornell University, New York University, Vassar College, Boston College, Providence College, Hofstra University, Hunter College, Rutgers University, Howard University & the University of Miami.
Pierre Toussaint Scholars are majoring in various areas of study, including: engineering, education, international relations, marketing, nursing, economics, pre-med, pre-law, flim and marketing.
In addition to academic excellence, the Scholars are actively involved in their parish communities and actively involved in serving others in their neighborhood and campus communities. Although the scholars have opportunities to gather several times a year for service projects, workshops, travel, etc, we conduct a winter workshop in January and a weekend retreat in June for them to come together.