Emerald Society


Each year the NYC Department of Sanitation Emerald Society awards scholarships to children of  The DSNY Emerald Society members.

Winners are selected based on the scores  from the Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS). One $1500.00 scholarship is awarded to the boy with the highest score the other $1500.00 scholarship is awarded to the girl with the highest score. $500.00 cash is then awarded to the  runner up boy and girl.

These awards are open to children of Emerald Society members in good standing for five (5) consecutive years who are currently in the eighth grade and have taken the Catholic High School entrance exam.

The exam takes place each year in November and is used by the Catholic High Schools as an aid in the selection process. Registration for the TACHS begins at the start of eighth grade in September and continues until approximately three weeks prior to the exam date.

This year the deadline for registration is as follows:

Registration Method Payment Method Diocese of Bkln / Queens Archdiocese of New York Credit Card October 16th, 2017 October 16th, 2017
Telephone1-866-618-2247 Credit Card October 16th, 2017 October 16th, 2017

* Personal checks not accepted

 The TACHS exam for Fall 2018 admission to Catholic High Schools will be administered as follows

Archdiocese of New York Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens
Friday November 3rd, 2017 Saturday November 4th, 2017

 Click here for more information about filing for the the TACHS Examination 

or call (866) 618-2247

Filing for the Emerald Society Scholarship ends at the end of the calendar year (December 31st)

For more information or for a scholarship application, contact  Justin Zwick  at (718) 200-3275