The Good News

This page is dedicated to the stories that happen around this country that go “viral” but truly don’t receive the coverage they should by the media.

These are the stories that movies are made of… the student who went from homeless to college bound, the school multiple students get into ivy league schools, the young kid who helped the elderly woman across the street, to the start-up business that is dedicated to helping teachers succeed.

In this day and age, society cannot trust the news media we see. People do choose to believe in click bait, viral stories, guilty pleasure tv and the movies.

So I figure, let’s combine these great stories give them their own feature film that we can discuss appropriately.

Recently, we were made aware of a scholarship opportunity from the Westchester Alphas Education Foundation. They are looking to give out scholarships to a couple senior men in the area.

Please check out their website:

The deadline for this scholarship is April 8, 2020.

Application Deadline Monday, April 8, 2020

Please read the below information from their website:

Book Awards & Scholarships

Westchester Alphas Educational Foundation Inc. takes great pride in recognizing the outstanding

achievements of young men color in Westchester County, NY. Each year, through fundraising efforts and the generosity of our community partners and supporters, WAEF, Inc. awards several one-time book awards in the amount of $1,000, and the Gerald L. Barbour Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000 to deserving young men color who will graduate from high school in the spring, and who will be attending accredited two-year or four-year colleges/universities in the fall. The book awards and scholarship funds are intended to provide some financial support as high school seniors make the transition into college. Award recipients exemplify the principles of WAEF, Inc.: academic excellence, community involvement, and cultural awareness.

To qualify 

• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 80%, 3.2 (4.0 scale), or 4.0 (5.0 scale) for the book awards.

• Have a minimum grade point average of 90%, 3.6 (4.0 scale), or 4.5 (5.0 scale) for the Gerald L. Barbour Scholarship.

• Be accepted to at least one (1) accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the Fall of the award year.

• Demonstrate leadership in, and a commitment to his community. 

• Complete and submit the application and the supporting documentation: official transcript, three (3) letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT exam score report, and a release form.

The process

The completed application package (including supporting documentation) must be postmarked no later than the first week of April. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the WAEF Scholarship Committee to schedule an interview. Interviews will be held the first two weeks in May. Award recipients will be notified by the end of May.  Applications and supporting documentation should be directed to:

Click Here for the application page.


Westchester Alphas Educational Foundation

PO Box 1587

New Rochelle, NY 10801


If you have questions/concerns, please let us know.