The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards available through the New York Urban League and is named after Whitney M. Young, Jr., who was the Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971. Young focused on gaining equality for blacks in business and politics, and improving opportunities for the urban poor. The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship of $3,500, memorializing Young’s commitment to educational equity for young people. The Young Professional’s Emerging Leader Scholarship, which provides awards of $1,500 to empower outstanding students, and the NYUL Incentive Scholarship of $1,500 to support inspiring students embarking in their post-secondary journey.