Beyond The Boroughs :: National Scholarship Fund

How to Apply


We accept applications each year from starting in January. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Click here to apply.

Beyond the Boroughs awards scholarships up to $20,000 over four years to full-time students who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college, university or equivalent (culinary school, for example). Applicants can be current high school seniors entering college in the fall or students currently attending a college or university.

The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution of higher learning. All who meet the requirements below are invited to apply.

Scholarship recipients will receive notice of their award by June 15 of the school year prior to when the scholarship will commence.

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Acceptance to an accredited four-year college, university or equivalent
  • G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement in an extra-curricular activity or work
  • Completion of full application

Behind the Mask Book Release Tour, Thursday October 19th

On Thursday, October 19th, Beyond the Boroughs partnered with Takeo Spikes and Harry Carson to host the Behind the Mask Book Tour Event at The DL in Manhattan – 95 Delancey Street, NY, NY 10002 (Corner of Delancey and Ludlow). We raised $10,000 from the event for Beyond the Boroughs!


Thursday, October 19, 2017


VIP Reception – 6:00-7:00 pm ||  Main Event – 7:00-9:30 pm

Hosted by:

The DL NYC -
Distinguished Guest

Harry “the Captain” Carson - A true legend of the game, Harry was a thirteen year veteran with the New York Giants - one of the longest tenures in club history. The indestructible former linebacker served as Team Captain for 10 of his 13 seasons including the 1986 season when the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI. Forever etched in history, Harry was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Charitable Partner
Founded by former NFL offensive lineman Tutan Reyes, whose life was transformed by the college scholarship he received, the Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund awards four-year scholarships — each worth up to $20,000 – to both male and female students of any race from any state.

8th Annual NFL Draft Viewing Fundraiser: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Beyond the Boroughs hosted our Eighth Annual NFL Draft Viewing Fundraiser on Thursday, April 27 at The DL in Manhattan. Guests enjoyed an open-bar and passed appetizers while watching the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft live. Hosted by Retired Offensive Lineman and Beyond the Boroughs Founder, Tutan Reyes. Special guests include several former and current professional athletes, and entertainment personalities.


NFL Draft Invitation























Benefit & Awards Dinner: June 13, 2016

On June 13, 2016 from 6pm-9pm at the Dream Downtown Hotel in Manhattan, Beyond the Boroughs hosted our second annual Benefit and Awards Dinner honoring Chef Richard Ingraham and Malik Yoba. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful evening to raise funds to send deserving students to college!

Beyond the Boroughs Benefit & Awards Dinner

Chef Richard Ingraham, Celebrity Chef


Malik Yoba, Actor, Philanthropist and Activist  

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dream Downtown Hotel

Raise up the Boroughs Fundraiser, September 21



Beyond the Boroughs Junior Board is hosting the “Raise Up the Boroughs” fundraiser on Monday, September 21 from 7pm-11pm at Verboten in Brooklyn, NY. We hope that you are able to join us in supporting the charity. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Beyond the Boroughs (BTB) national scholarship fund has launched a campaign, “Raise Up The Boroughs,” to help fund scholarships for first generation collegians, filling the frequently-overlooked void of “last dollars in”—often the difference between successful college enrollment and a crucial, missed opportunity for growth. BTB was founded by NFL Veteran Tutan Reyes in 2007 in order to make higher education a reality for students unable to afford the high cost of college tuition today. To date, BTB has raised over $300,000 and sponsored scholarships for over 60 students that have been accepted to college but lack the financial means to afford it.

The “Raise Up The Boroughs” campaign launched in early August, in an effort to raise $100,000 in scholarship funds by Nov. 3rd. Individuals wishing to contribute to the campaign can do so online by clicking HERE.

Benefit & Awards Dinner: June 8, 2015

On June 8, 2015 at the Dream Downtown Hotel, Beyond the Boroughs hosted our first Benefit and Awards Dinner honoring Roblé Ali, Celebrity Chef and Restaurant Owner, Judi Friedman, Senior Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice and Ron Goldstock, NYS Commissioner, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. Thank you to our supporters who joined us for a wonderful evening to raise funds to send deserving students to college!



Beyond the Boroughs and Tutan Reyes Featured on ESPN New York

Beyond the Boroughs President and Founder, Tutan Reyes was recently featured on ESPN Radio New York. Please click HERE for the full interview.

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund Announces Partnership with The Serena Williams Fund

BTB Serena Williams

Women’s Tennis Champion Teams Up with Beyond the Boroughs to Send Students to College

New York, New York (December 17, 2014) The Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund, (, a charity organization focused on providing college scholarships to deserving students who have unmet financial needs, announced their partnership with worldwide tennis megastar Serena Williams and her charitable organization The Serena Williams Fund, ( Serena, ranked six times as the number one women’s singles player worldwide, has selected Beyond the Boroughs to administer her college scholarship program. The Serena Williams Fund was established with two goals in mind; to provide assistance to youth whose families have been affected by violent crimes, as well as to assist college-bound youth from low income backgrounds in receiving the highest quality education possible. Beyond the Boroughs, being the perfect partner for the organization in terms of educational assistance, will work with Williams organization to manage the application process, vetting and selecting the best of their applicant pool, and then provide the outstanding applicants to The Serena Williams Fund for final awardee selection. All Serena Williams Scholars will also be eligible for internships and service learning trips through Beyond the Boroughs. Students can apply online at free of charge between January 15, 2015 and March 15, 2015.

I know the value of creating strong partnerships with organizations that are experts in their field. I am so proud of the scholars I have been able to assist in the past and look forward to making this process even more efficient and sustainable by partnering with Beyond the Boroughs”. The reigning number one women’s tennis player excitedly announced this partnership at the home of Marc Leder, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Sun Capital Partners, on Friday night, standing side by side with Beyond the Boroughs Founder, Tutan Reyes.

Beyond the Boroughs was created in 2007 by NFL Veteran Tutan Reyes and offers general scholarships for up to $5,000 per year as well as named scholarships under personal, family or business titles that can help pay for a student’s semester starting as low as a $2,500 donation. In 2013 alone, Beyond the Boroughs selected 11 students to receive $24,500 in funds to assist them in the pursuance of their college careers. Scholarship winners were from all over the country and in many cases, represented first generation college students in their families.

“We are honored to work with The Serena Williams Fund through our named scholarship partnership program and contribute our experience in selecting deserving scholarship recipients. Our goal is to support our youth and help them achieve their educational dreams and goals states Beyond the Boroughs Founder and former NFL Offensive Lineman, Tutan Reyes. Serena is a tremendous role model for our young people and we are grateful for the awareness that she brings to the mission and cause.

For more information on The Serena Williams Fund partnership with Beyond the Boroughs partnership, or to submit a scholarship application please visit . For all media inquiries e-mail or call 1.877.841.7244.

Media Contact:
Jessica Woodson
Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR: General Business Division
(877) 841-7244

Beyond the Boroughs Featured in Black Noir

Beyond the Boroughs’ partnership with the Serena Williams Fund is featured in Black Noir. Please click HERE for the full article.

Beyond the Boroughs Featured in the Mid-South Tribune

Beyond the Boroughs’ partnership with the Serena Williams Fund was featured in the Mid-South Tribune. Click HERE for the full article.

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