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New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
Phone: (609) 292-4450
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Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 545
Trenton, NJ 08625-0545
Phone: (609) 584-4480
Toll-Free: (800) 792-8670
New Jersey Scholarships
NJ Stars Scholarship - The NJ Stars award picks up remaining tuition after any other State or Federal Grants. Students must attend their home county college with a few exceptions. This award is dependent upon annual State appropriations.
NJ Stars II Scholarship - This scholarship is for NJ Stars students with an associate degree continuing on to a four-year college or university to acquire a bachelor's degree. $1250 per semester
NJSCPA High School Scholarship - This scholarship, offered by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, is awarded annually to accounting students and may be renewed for up to three additional years. Students must be high school seniors at time of application and finalists will be required to interview in early January at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Award: $1,500-$2,500 annually
NJSCPA College Scholarship Program - For college juniors and seniors who are majoring in accounting. It is offered annually and is non-renewable.
These scholarships and grants will really help stretch the financial aid for New Jersey students interested in agriculture, ecology, or environmental studies. $8,500
Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. Scholarship - High school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America and are pursuing a four-year degree in animal nutrition, animal/dairy/poultry or equine/equestrian science or other agricultural degrees may apply for this scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, community service, and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
Award: $1000 annually, non-renewable
GCA Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship - The Garden Club of America offers this non-renewable award annually to one student planning on majoring in ecology or environmental studies. $2,000
Winston E. Parker Scholarship - Available to students demonstrating an interest in the field of arboreal, forestry, ornamental studies, landscape architecture, or associated specialties. $1,000-$3,500
Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship - The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation grants approximately fifteen awards at each partner university to students with bachelor's degrees in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field who intend to teach in a high-need New Jersey high school.
Young Christian Leaders Scholarship - The law firm of Buttafuoco & Associates offers this scholarship for Christian students wishing to use their God-given to impact their communities and world. Applicants must be active members of their local church.
Centenary College Garden State Grant - Centenary College offers this renewable award to incoming first-time freshmen and transfer students at this institution.
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Graduate Grant - The EOF Graduate Grant is a grant for graduate students that is renewable for up to four additional years of schooling. $200-$4,350
Governor's Urban Scholarship Program - This scholarship is automatically rewarded to economically disadvantaged students from high-need communities who are in the top 5 percent of their graduating class.
Horatio Alger New Jersey Scholarship Program - Funded through the Walter and Suzanne Scott Foundation, this award is for students committed to earning a bachelor's degree. Candidates must be involved in co-curricular and community activities.
New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Undergraduate Grant - This grant is available for low-income students who are motivated to earn a degree but may not be prepared for college study. This is a campus-based program that provides outreach and support services to help participants succeed.
New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) - This award may cover up to the cost of tuition based on several factors including financial need. It is not available for students of theology or divinity or students who have already earned a degree.
Part-time Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) for County College Students - This grant may be renewed annually for students who are attending college part-time. Students may not already possess a baccalaureate degree or be majoring in theology or divinity.
IOKDS Health Careers Scholarship - This renewable scholarship for students in healthcare related fields is made available by the International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons (IOKDS). Students must be entering at least their third year of college or at least their second year of medical or dental school.
ISACA Philadelphia Chapter Academic Scholarship Competition - Applicants must write an essay on a topic related to IT/Computing. This contest provides three one-time awards to the winners. In addition to the awards, they will also receive a one-year membership to the ISACA organization. The winning essays will be published in the Philadelphia ISACA Chapter Newsletter. $2,500
Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship - This award contest requires completion of an original video between 60 and 120 seconds long responding to the topic of the year's contest. Students must also write a brief essay. $2,500 to 5,000
New Jersey Foster Care Scholars - Students between the ages of 16 and 23 who were in a CP&P out-of-home paid placement or currently reside in a transitional living program of independent living arrangement, were adopted through CP&P, or entered Kinship Legal Guardianship may be eligible to receive help with tuition, books, laptops and tablets, and room and board.
Award: Tuition, supplies, child care, room and board, computer, and transportation
New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship - The NJSGA awards this renewable scholarship to New Jersey golf caddies. Consideration is given based on SAT scores, demonstrated leadership, and financial need. $2,000-$4,000
Frank D. Visceglia Memorial Scholarship - Male students who are Eagle Scouts are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Preference is given to those doing environmental community service projects and seeking careers in development-related fields. $1,000
Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship (LEOM) - The LEOM Scholarship is for dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed while in the line of duty.
Survivor Tuition Benefits Program - Providing free tuition at public schools of higher education and some independent schools in New Jersey, this award is for children and surviving spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency service workers, and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Eligibility is limited to eight years from the date of high school graduation or eight years from the date of death of the spouse.
World Trade Center Scholarship - The WTC Scholarship is for children or spouses of New Jersey residents who died as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, or who died due to exposure to the attack sites. Eligibility is limited to eight years from the date of high school graduation or eight years from the date of death of the spouse.
Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship - In honor of Ann Liguori, a sports radio and television personality, the New York Women in Communications offer this award for a female college junior or senior hoping to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, reporting, programming, or production in a related field. $2,500
Carlozzi Family Scholarship - This award is offered to a female undergraduate student majoring in journalism or communications who demonstrates an interest in and talent for writing. $2,500
CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship - This scholarship is for African-American or black students majoring in the field of visual arts. Students must submit an essay and samples of their art. $3,000
Donald Malcolm MacArthur Scholarship - This scholarship is for students who plan to study abroad in Scotland. Special consideration is given to those who contribute to enhanced knowledge of Scottish history or culture. $2,500
James G. Pulos Memorial Scholarship - Offered by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), this scholarship is available to students of Greek descent. $500-$2,000
Luso-American Education Foundation General Scholarship - The Luso-American Education Foundation General Scholarship is for high school seniors of Portuguese descent or who are currently taking Portuguese language classes in high school. $500-$1,500
Meredith Corporation Scholarship - The New York Women in Communications award this $5,000 annual, non-renewable scholarship each year to one female journalism or communications major. Applicants must be available for and compete for an internship at Meredith Corporation's headquarters in New York City. $5,000
NJ-Governor's Industry Vocations Scholarship (NJ-GIVS) for Women and Minorities - This scholarship is for women and minorities seeking training in construction and engineering fields at County Colleges, Technical/Vocational and Proprietary schools. $2000 per year
St. Andrew's Society Scholarship - College juniors, seniors, and graduate students of Scottish heritage are eligible to apply for this award. Special consideration is given to those who work to enhance knowledge of Scottish history or culture. $2,000-$2,500
Three Sisters Scholarship Foundation - This scholarship is for Black high school seniors from ETHS, who have demonstrated academic excellence and school and community involvement. The scholarship is awarded in two installments in the first and third years. Award: $4,000
Anthony J. Vecchio Creative Scholarship - The Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio LLC in Freehold started the Creative Scholarship Program to award $1,500 to New Jersey students who will enroll at accredited, four-year higher learning institutions nationwide this Fall. Any legal U.S. residents graduating from high school, earning the GED, or continuing undergrad/graduate study could enter. Applications must include a 600-word essay or two-minute video highlighting thorough research on the criminal justice system’s central focus.
Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship - Honoring The Wall Street Journal columnist who was declared the “Business Journalist of the Century in 2000 by TJRF Group, the Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship awards $5,000 yearly from the New Jersey Press Foundation. It’s open to graduating high school seniors statewide who write for their school’s newspaper, carried a 3.0 GPA or better, plan to major in journalism or media studies, and provide up to 46 sample pages.
Captain Jonathan C. Young Scholarship - Created in 2011, the Captain Jonathan C. Young Scholarship gifts $1,000 from the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association to honor the late President who served as an EMT for 33 years and worked at Ground Zero for 10 straight days. Two recipients are chosen annually who are legal U.S. residents of New Jersey, enrolling full- or part-time in college, related to NEJA members in good standing, and pursuing careers in the emergency services.
Clanseer & Anna Johnson Scholarship - The Community Foundation of New Jersey manages over 1,100 legacy funds worth $30 million combined, including student scholarships like the Clanseer & Anna Johnson Scholarship. This merit- and need-based award supports four disadvantaged African-American youth yearly with $4,650 apiece. Chosen applicants must reside in New Jersey, have attained a minimum “B” average, excel in science and mathematics courses, and gain full-time admission to an accredited U.S. college.
Donald R. Waters Memorial Scholarship - Valued at $10,000, the Donald R. Waters Memorial Scholarship is presented annually by the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) to assist the children and grandchildren of employees who’ve worked 1,000+ hours at member companies. Qualified winners will be graduating New Jersey high school seniors accepted for full-time (12 or more credits) undergraduate study at accredited colleges. Other options include the Benedict Torcivia, Sr. Memorial and Michael Jensen Memorial Scholarships.
Garden State Silver Plate Scholarship - The New Jersey Restaurant Educational Foundation (NJRHA) sponsors four New Jersey scholarships each year, such as the $800 Garden State Silver Plate Scholarship. It’s designed for graduating high school seniors statewide who have completed Foundations I and II of the ProStart Curriculum with a minimum 2.5 GPA and intend to pursue food-related college majors. Accepted applicants must write a 500-700 word essay discussing their restaurant industry goals and biggest culinary influences.
Governor’s Urban Scholarship Program - Each term, the Governor’s Urban Scholarship Program is hosted by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) to support top-performing students residing in the state’s largest cities, including Newark, Paterson, Trenton, Camden, East Orange, and Jersey City. Successful applicants must have an Eligibility Index below 10,500, rank in the top 5 percent of their class, have a minimum “B” average, and enroll full-time at participating public or independent institutions.
Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship - Named for the Glassboro State College alumna who taught early childhood education for 27 years before losing her battle with thymic carcinoma in 2010, the Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship awards $10,000 over four years. Interested New Jersey high school seniors must matriculate full-time at an accredited U.S. university, possess a minimum “C-” average, actively engage in at least one extra-curricular, and work 30+ hours weekly during the summers.
Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship - Another of the HESAA’s scholarships in New Jersey is the Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship, which covers the full cost of attendance after federal financial aid. The four-year program is reserved for U.S. citizens or legal residents who are the dependent children of police officers killed on-duty in New Jersey. Recipients must register full-time as undergrads at approved nonprofit colleges, including Ramapo, Stockton, Thomas Edison State, Georgian Court, and Monmouth.
Lee Williams and Leila Sulkes Scholarships - The Freehold Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) bestows the Lee Williams and Leila Sulkes Scholarships for $2,000 to female returning adults age 25 or older who are pursuing bachelor’s or graduate degrees. Only New Jersey residents from Monmouth County, including Freehold Township, Englishtown, Manalapan, and Howell can apply. Other criteria requires having completed 60+ college credits, attending a regionally accredited school, and reaching a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarships - Since 2003, the Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship Foundation has granted over $150,000 through 130 scholarships in loving memory of the 25-year-old Kinnelson resident who died after battling dystonia for two decades. Funding is available for New Jersey college students who are enrolled full-time in programs for nursing, health science, medicine, or allied health fields like occupational therapy with a 3.0 GPA or greater. Applications must feature a transcript, list of extracurricular activities, and personal essay.
New Jersey Society of CPAs Scholarships - The New Jersey Society of CPAs offers Four-Year Scholarships of $7,000 to incoming freshmen and One-Year Scholarships of $6,000 to full-time college juniors or seniors. Both programs mandate being a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted immigrant, attending a New Jersey college full-time, selecting an accounting major or concentration of 24+ credits, maintaining a minimum 3.2 GPA overall, scoring above 1250 on the SAT, and intending to practice as Certified Public Accountants.
NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship - Worth $1,500 per year for $6,000 total, the New Jersey Utilities Association’s (NJUA) Excellence in Diversity Scholarship is awarded annually to college-bound high school seniors who are female, have a documented disability, or represent a racial minority group. Eligible recipients must live in New Jersey, have permission to study in the U.S., demonstrate significant financial need, keep high academic standing, and send two letters of recommendation.
Oscar & Susan Florence Hunt Scholarship - Another of the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s (CFNJ) offerings is the Oscar & Susan Florence Hunt Scholarship, which gifts $3,420 over four years to four annual recipients. To qualify, candidates must reside in Gloucester or Salem County, especially Swedesboro, Auburn, Penns Grove, and Pedricktown. New Jerseyans should also pursue academic studies at U.S. higher learning institutions, sustain a minimum 2.5 GPA, and exhibit financial need.
Patrice Faye Cohen Memorial Scholarship - Established in 1979, the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern New Jersey (JCFSNJ) manages over $74 million in assets for 11 annual scholarships, including the Patrice Faye Cohen Memorial Scholarship. It’s designed for Jewish graduating high school women from Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties who train for entrepreneurial ventures at an accredited U.S. college. Applicants must submit a three-page, properly sourced essay about women in entrepreneurship.
PNC-Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship - The Independent College Fund of New Jersey founded the PNC-Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship for $5,000 to encourage two full-time juniors or seniors at 14 ICFNJ-member colleges, such as Fairleigh Dickinson, Bloomfield, Felician, and Saint Peter’s. Suitable applicants will have finished 60+ credits, possess a cumulative GPA over 3.0, display good citizenship, and engage in volunteer service projects. Preference is given to individuals who’ve selected legal professions.
Sandra M. Glazier Scholarship Program - Named for the Cancer Concern Center of Point Pleasant co-founder who passed away in 2001 from metastatic breast cancer, the Sandra M. Glazier Scholarship is delivered yearly by the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF) for $5,000 per year or $20,000 total. It’s intended for New Jersey residents of Ocean or Monmouth County who are battling cancer or been affected by a parent’s diagnosis. Answering three of five short-answer questions about your cancer experience is required.
Ted Brickley/Bernice Shickora Scholarship - The New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) distributes the Ted Brickley/Bernice Shickora Scholarship for $1,000 annually to full- or part-time college juniors, seniors, and graduate students statewide. Appropriate applicants will have completed at least 18 credits in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, or similar majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better with hopes of receiving OSHA certification.
Valerie E. Yahn Scholarship Fund - The New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) administers the Valerie E. Yahn Scholarship Fund to provide $1,000 in honor of the Westmont native who worked as an intensive care RN at Springfield Hospital for 40 years. Qualified candidates will be New Jersey residents of Region 5 (Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem counties) who are matriculating full-time in BSN programs at accredited nursing colleges with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Winston E. Parker Memorial Scholarship - The New Jersey Scottish Rite Freemasonry proudly presents the Winston E. Parker Memorial Scholarship for $6,000 each year to the sons and daughters of any Master Mason, either living or deceased. Applications are accepted from South Jersey, including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties. Eligible applicants must also be attending accredited U.S. colleges with a 2.0 GPA or higher in majors for forestry, agriculture, horticulture, or medicine.
Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program for the Blind - Amount: Up to $15,000 - Scholarship is open to current college students who are either legally blind or so severely visually impaired that a Lavelle-sponsored vision assessment expert confirms that the student would need special support services to succeed in college. Applicant must be studying at one of 11 participating colleges in the New York City area.
Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship - Amount: $1,000 - Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who are either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.
Pool Town Scholarship Award - Amount: $500 - Scholarship is open to New Jersey students actively enrolled in college, university, trade school, or seniors in high school. Applicant must create a video showing their extraordinary passion for continuing their education.
NJMCA Scholarships - Scholarships are open to New Jersey high school seniors and graduate students who either have studied mosquitos (graduate students) or have a family member (parent grandparent, sibling) or sponsor who is/was a member in the New Jersey mosquito control community.
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