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.


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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 Partner Jean Alerte Featured on ABC!

do_good_LOGOIn 2013 Beyond the Boroughs partnered with author and entrepreneur, Jean Alerte to create the Do Right, Do Good Scholarship Award. Jean is donating a portion of the proceeds from his book titled, Do Right Do Good in order to help deserving students attend college.

On June 9, 2013, Jean was featured on ABC’s television program, Here and Now. Please click HERE to view Jean on Here and Now.

Tutan Reyes selected as one of the Top 10 Black Gives Back Celebrity Philanthropists of 2012


Beyond the Boroughs founder, Tutan Reyes, was selected by Black Gives Back as one of the Top 10 Celebrity Philanthropists of 2012. Please join us in congratulating Tutan on his wonderful accomplishment and recognition for all that he does for the Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund.

For the more information on the award please click HERE.

Seven core principles to evaluate each celebrity’s philanthropy and its impact:

  • Philanthropy: How much has the celebrity donated from his/her own funds or hosted an event to raise funds?
  • Awareness: Has the celebrity brought significant awareness to an important cause?
  • Honors/Awards: Has the celebrity been honored recently for his/her philanthropic efforts?
  • Leverage: Has the celebrity leveraged sponsorships with a company or created a significant partnership to support his/her charity or to raise awareness of a cause? Have they integrated their philanthropic work into their brand?
  • Communications: Is the website up to date? Do they talk/advocate for their issue?
  • Social Media: Does the celebrity use their social media platform to affect change?
  • Knowledge: Does the celebrity demonstrate a deep understanding of the issue? Do they understand policy, support effective programs, participate and encourage partnership and collaboration in the field? Has the celebrity hired or consulted with a philanthropy expert to aid them in their giving?

Going Beyond A Scholarship


Beyond the Boroughs goes Beyond a Scholarship

Our Fundraising Strategy
Tutan Reyes envisions Beyond the Boroughs as a movement beyond a scholarship fund. Giving in ways that make a difference shouldn’t be reserved for a privileged few any more than attending college should be. Our fund raising strategy honors all those who find a way to donate, and not merely the highest contributors.

Our Founder
Tutan Reyes takes this program as seriously as the his day job with the NFL. Prior to starting a scholarship fund, he sought out the guidance of an experienced philanthropic advisor to ensure the program best benefited the young scholarship recipients. More interested in the accessibility of scholarships than personal acclaim, Reyes has made it easy for donors to establish scholarships in their own names, or in honor of loved ones.

Our Range
Beyond the Boroughs was not created to benefit a single segment of the population, or students of a particular ethnic or racial group, or those from a specific geographic area. It is not a scholarship fund for only the academically or athletically “gifted,” but rather aims to benefit all hardworking, low-income students who are motivated to further their education beyond high school.

Our Award
Beyond the Boroughs will award each student with up to $20,000 over four years. This is distributed as a maximum of up to $5,000 a year, renewable each year for all four years.

Our Timing
Prospective recipients can apply for a Beyond the Boroughs scholarship before the start of freshman year, or at any time during their undergraduate work.

Beyond The Boroughs :: National Scholarship Fund