Scholarship Opportunities – Spring 2014

Video Challenge PageToyota Teen Video Challenge

Award: $15,000
Deadline: March 13, 2014

Description: Toyota Teen Driver is awarding a $15,000 Grand Prize to a high school student who submits a short video about safe teen driving. The two runners-up will receive $10,000 and $7,500 respectively. Plus, the Grand Prize winner will work with a professional film crew to reshoot their video into a TV-ready PSA and the first runner-up will win a behind-the-scenes trip to a television show! Top-notch film skills are not needed and smart phone videos are accepted. This program is open to any high school student who is at least 13 years of age. No minimum GPA.

Provided by: Discovery Education, Inc.

header-all2Engineering For You Video Contest

Award: $25,000
Deadline: March 31, 2014

Description: The Engineering For You Video Contest is open to students in grades six through graduate school. To enter, you must create a one to two minute video showing engineering contributions that serve human welfare and the needs of society occurring anywhere during the time period from 1964 to 2064.

Provided by : National Academy of Engineering

Ventures Scholars Program

Award: $10,000
Deadline: Varies

Description: The Ventures Scholars Program is open to underrepresented and first – generation college – bound students. You must be pursuing a math – or science – based career to be considered for this award.

Provided by : Ventures in Education, Inc.

AHETEMS General Scholarship for Undergraduate

Hispanic students only, must be majoring in the sciences
Award range: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline: April 1st

Description: Merit-based and need-based general scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 – $3,000, to qualified high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Phone: (817) 272-1116

Best Buy Scholarship

Award range: $1,500- $10,000
Deadline: February 16th

Description: Best Buy Children’s Foundation is awarding up to $1.2 million in scholarships to recognize and reward students who have made extraordinary contributions both inside and outside of the classroom

National Peace Contest

Award Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: February 1st

Description: The National Peace Essay Contest is a yearly competition that provides scholarships to high school students. NPEC encourages high school students to explore peacebuilding. Many NPEC winners have gone on to study foreign policy issues in college or have pursued careers in international affairs. Up to 53 winners receive college scholarships and, in 2014, the three national winners will be invited to an Awards Program in Washington, D.C.


Deadline: March 15th
Description:  This scholarship is designed to encourage women, ages 17 and older, to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. Applicants must demonstrate they have been accepted into an accredited institution and are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the strength and conditioning field. Awards of $1,500 will be available.Phone: (800) 815-6826

B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline May 26, 2014…

Featured Scholarship Opportunity !!!

We have over 2 Billion Dollars in scholarships


Alumni Career Opportunities – Spring 2014

The Port Authority of NY and NJ Job Opportunities                                      Interested in an entry level position with the Port Authority? Click the link above to obtain further information about current job postings with the Port Authority of NY and NJ.

Bus Maintainer – Group B Exam
Bus Maintainers – Group B, under supervision, maintain, inspect, test, diagnose, alter, rebuild and repair the electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and air conditioning equipment of New York City Transit’s buses, trucks and other motor vehicles.

Cleaner / Maintainers Helper – Exam

Cleaner/Maintainer’s Helpers clean, sweep and wash buses, depots, garages, shops and other MaBSTOA facilities; move refuse containers, pallets and other items using forklifts; and perform related work.

This position is responsible for administering and coordinating all safety activities and programs at a facility. (Click on the link for more info)
MTA Light Maintainers

MTA NYC Transit is looking to hire Temporary Light Maintainers. (Click on the link for more info)
Structure Maintainer – Experienced Sheet Metal Workers

Structure maintainer’s perform sheet metal work in subway, surface, and elevated structures. (Click on the link for more info)
Transit Electro Mechanical Maintainer (TEMM)

TEMMs work on elevators and escalators, heating and air conditioning equipment or ventilation and drainage equipment. (Click on the link for more info)

Save the Date: 24th Annual Latino College Expo in New York

Mark your calendars for the 24th annual Latino College Expo on March 15, 2014 at the NYU Kimmel Center in New York, NY. High School freshmen, sophomores, and juniors affiliated with program agencies, high schools, and community-based organizations are invited to participate in this day-long event.

Lisette Nieves
Lisette Nieves

Our Keynote Speaker at the Leadership Summit will be Lissette Nieves

Many exciting workshops will be offered to students and parents during the morning Leadership Summit from 9:00am (8:00am Registration starts) to 12:00 noon prior to the Latino College Expo that will run from 12:00noon to 3:00pm.

Students will need to log on to to register for the morning workshops – (Please note registration for the Expo is not necessary)

(Students should arrive between 8:00am and 8:30am to receive their workshop list card)


About Transit Tech High School

Transit Tech Career and Technical Education High School offers students the best of both worlds. A strong academic as well as rigorous technical education. Students are guided towards completing all their New York State Regent’s mandated requirements and acquire the technical skills needed for entry level employment with industries such as New York City Transit Authority, Long Island Railroad, Con Edison Electric, National Grid, United States Post office and other electrical, electronic and computer based industries. In addition our computer repair and software course allow students to acquire skills needed to troubleshoot, repair and maintain computer hardware and software systems.

Since a collaborative partnership between the Department of Education and NYC Transit created the school, joint ventures have played a major role in the evolution of Transit Tech. NYC Transit and the TWU continue to be the most significant partners, providing everything from marketing expertise for the articulation redesign to an internship program for seniors and an apprenticeship program for graduates. Representatives of transit management and labor serve on the school’s advisory council, as keynote speakers at graduation, and as Principal for a Day. Transit Tech has established collaborative relationships with other organizations as well, whose representatives also serve on the Advisory Council. Among them are the New York Citywide School to Work Alliance, which provides funding and networking for professional development and curriculum assistance, and CUNY’s New York City College of Technology, which offers a College Now program and professional development projects. A Growing relationship have been established with the Workforce One Scholars to Work Institute, which is providing internships for students looking for employment upon graduation through the mayoral appointed small business consortium.

Student achievement trends at Transit Tech are moving mostly in a positive direction. The Transit Tech is built on the pillars of career and technical education, middle school articulation, attendance outreach, standards based instruction supplemented by Academic Instruction Services, guidance and support services, security and safety, professional development, and collaborative partnerships. At the core are the career and technical programs. Prospective students may apply for six different programs. From literally their first day at Transit Tech, all students are given hands on opportunities to work with computers. Regardless of the area of concentration, each incoming student receives a career/technology foundation in a required computer assisted drafting class that is coupled with an introduction to occupations course. A three year sequence in one of the CTE majors follows. An interdisciplinary approach is incorporated into the career and technical curriculum, with students developing high level math, science, and literacy skills while simultaneously acquiring valuable career and technical skills and knowledge.

In computer electronics technology, students develop knowledge of computer circuitry, micro technology and networking, computer circuitry, computer hardware and assembly, and analog and digital electronics. Advanced electronics options, including computer hardware and software are also taught. The computer/industrial electrician major focuses on the science of troubleshooting. The program prepares students to install, repair and maintain industrial, commercial, and residential electrical system. Motor control, AC/DC circuitry, and programmable logic controls are also taught. This program was the first one to receive state accreditation in June 2002, as part of the new SED certification process for CTE programs. Transportation technology students receive an education encompassing electrical and mechanical systems related to transportation and industrial and commercial wiring systems. The Transit Technician Program received state certification in the fall of 2004. Computer assisted engineering is a developing program of classes with special emphasis on math and science. It focuses on computer application maintenance associated with the inspection, repair, assembly, and troubleshooting of digital and microprocessors.

Welcome to Transit Tech, from Principal Bynum

Principal, Marlon Bynum
Principal, Marlon Bynum

Transit Tech is a model Career and Technical Education high school and has been recognized as one of the best public high schools in NYC by the New York State Department of Education.  With a sustained period of success advancing the educational goals of Black and Latino students, Transit Tech has been the desired choice for thousands of students and parents.  In addition, our staff provides the rigorous environment to develop and nurture 21st century skills, which have established Transit Tech as one of the most successful Career and Technical Education schools in New York City.

Transit Tech provides students with a comprehensive education that is rich with technical and academic knowledge that enables our students to gain immediate trade employment and motivates our students to pursue pathways to college and professional careers.  In addition to offering specialized majors ending with internationally recognized certification from the New York State Department of Education, Transit Tech offers four years of math and science, which provides the necessary core to enhance trade skills development and encourage students to advance their education to be successful in universities and professional careers. Moreover, Transit Tech prepares students to be able to adapt and be ready to accept their place as successful members of the global economic community.

Transit Tech is a dynamic institution that seeks to place our students in the best position to monitor employment trends and gain access to newly developing fields by constantly assessing the sustainability of existing programs, acquiring resources and seeking opportunities to develop new viable programs.  Furthermore, we are very proud of the success of our longstanding relationship with the Metropolitan Transit Authority.  At Transit Tech, we understand the importance of flexibility and adapting to the rapidly moving technological shifts that are making once thriving technical trades obsolete, but we also ground our students in a rigorous core curriculum that creates a variety of options.

There have been significant changes at Transit Tech since the school emerged in the 1920s and had its first graduating class in the building in 1944.  World War II no longer dominates the nation’s affairs, but military actions globally are frequent and fears about the state of the economy are still ever present.  Here at Transit Tech, our instruction has evolved to implement a problem-based approach with serious application of learned concepts. In addition, culminating projects are infused throughout our educational programs to ensure mastery of the subjects.  The students immediately understand that a significant part of learning is actually doing.  We are constantly seeking and arranging internships and employment opportunities for our students.   Lastly, we look forward to you conducting a thorough search for the best educational setting for your child and considering Transit Tech as that best possible option.

Marlon Bynum