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New Jersey Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: March 24, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for New Jersey students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2021-22 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

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January

This is for $3,000. To be eligible, you must be an incoming freshman who is a dependent child of career New Jersey firefighters who are FMBA members. The deadline to apply is January 15th.  New Jersey Firefighters Scholarship Application.

This is for $4,000 annually for 4 years. This is available to incoming freshmen who attend a high school or have a permanent address in Essex or Passaic County, New Jersey, for at least one year. Must be Pell eligible, have an unweighted minimum high school GPA of 3.6, submit an application for admission and FAFSA by January 15 and remain Pell eligible. The deadline is January 15th. Learn more here.

 

This is for $5,000 and is for incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a New Jersey Upward Bound program. Based on academic achievement. Must be Pell Grant eligible. The deadline for submission is January 15th. Application here. 

 

This is a $6,250 nonrenewable award. It is given to 20 U.S. female high school seniors and/or current college students who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Students must also have a GPA of 3.2 or higher overall, and major in a communications-related field, such as advertising, broadcasting, communications, journalism, marketing, new media or public relations. The deadline to apply is January 24th. More information here.

 

This is worth $2000 and is given to full-time graduating high school seniors with a 3.4 GPA, of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to attend an accredited college or university (2-year and 4-year) in fall. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must be residents of of the following states where we currently have participating InspirASIAN chapters: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. The deadline is January 31st. More info. here.

 

February

The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association offers a scholarship program to students who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. This organization gives two $1,000 scholarships, one to a New Jersey High School Senior and the second to a High School Senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware. The applicants must be registered with USA Hockey. The deadline is February 1st. More details here.

This is valued at $5,000. This is available to New Jersey high school seniors who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must be New Jersey residents, have participated in high school journalism for at least two years, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The Winner will also be named the NJ High School Journalist of the Year. The deadline is february 8th. Learn more here.

This gives two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech.  You must be a resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia to be eligible. The deadline is February 15th. More details here.

This is for $2,500 and is available to NJ residents who personify high ethics demonstrated through academic history, integrity/personal values, leadership, and community services. Must plan to attend college in the US as a full-time student. The deadline is February 15th. Click here for application.

This awards up to three $1,000 awards. This is for High school seniors receiving special education and/or related services through an IEP or 504 plan in ANY placement. Students must reside in specific NJ counties, including Somerset. The student (or designee) must demonstrate that the funds will be used to pursue post-secondary education, internships, or apprenticeship opportunities, including but not limited to special training programs for the pursuit of vocational opportunities, or continuing education. The deadline is February 15th. Read more here.

March

Applicants must be residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or the Greater Philadelphia area counties, who are applying to or are students of accredited programs at colleges in the United States. Burlington County in New Jersey is an eligible county. The scholarship is also open to all students who are graduating high school or will complete homeschooling in the year the scholarship is awarded or who previously graduated high school, received their GED, or completed homeschooling. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 1st. Read more here.

 

This is for $1,000. This is available to females graduating PHS seniors who are planning to pursue a career in education at a four-year college or university, two-year college or vocational school. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000. It is available to females graduating PHS seniors of good character, warm personality and with a desire to pursue a career in the allied health professions by attending a four-year college or university, two-year college or vocational school. The deadline is March 1st. More info. here.

 

This is for graduating high school seniors who reside in Mercer County and who will be continuing their studies at a four-year college or university, two-year college or vocational school. Students must exhibit leadership ability in their school, extracurricular and/or community activities and show financial need. The award decision is also based on achievement and character. This will pay for two years of study at a four-year college or university, two-year college or vocational school. The deadline is March 1st. Learn more here.

 

This was created to provide financial support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth of color who are pursuing a college degree. This award is open to graduating high School seniors who are from the Tri-State area (New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey). This year, SOULE is awarding up to three scholarships for $2,500 each. The deadline is March 1st. Learn more here

 

This is for High school seniors who are currently in foster care through CP&P or who have been in foster care and are currently in an adoptive or Kinship Legal Guardianship home through NJDCP&P. The deadline is March 1st. Application here.

 

This is for $6,000. It is for students who have graduated from a NJ public school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher and be accepted by a four-year institution. The deadline is March 1st. More details here.

 

This is for $1,000 and is given to an eligible student interested in continuing their education at a community college. Must be accepted to community college and have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher. The deadline is March 1st. Learn more here.

 

This is for $1,000 and given to a student who will be attending a trade/vocational program to earn a certification in a vocational field. Must be accepted to a vocational/trade program and have a minimum GPA of 2.3 or higher. The deadline is March 1st. Read more here.

 

This will be awarding $1250 scholarships to four high school seniors including one who has attended Camp College and/or College Key. Awards will be presented at our annual NJACAC Conference in May 2021. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

 

This offers a scholarship for $1,500 to recognize a female high school senior demonstrating a strong commitment to volunteerism, community service, civic leadership, academic merit, and extra-curricular activities with a focus in education, leadership and resilience. The deadline is March 5th. Application found here.

This is open to any senior entering a two or four year school. A total of $ 6000 has been budgeted for the Scholarship Program for up to six individuals based on the selection criteria with an additional Presidential Scholarship award of $1000 for a child of a Facility Manager in good standing with the Association prior to December 1st. The individual scholarships are $1,000.00 each. The deadline is March 8th. Read more here.

 

This award is for students who live in the NYC Tri-State Area (NY, CT, and NJ) and identify as LGBQT. The deadline to apply is March 15th. You can find details about it here.

Each is in the amount of $500 and three educational awards, also in the amount of $500, will be awarded for academic achievement. Involvement in extra- curricular and community service activities will also be considered. This is for any young woman who is a senior in a New Jersey high school and is a New Jersey resident is invited to apply. She should be planning to complete a professional program (minimum baccalaureate) leading to a degree and certification in the field of education. The deadline is March 15th. More info. and application here.

This is for senior wrestlers with at least a C+ average. Must have participated in either a minimum of two years varsity or one-year varsity after two years junior varsity. The student athlete must have been an outstanding representative of NJ wrestling both on and off the mat. The award amount varies and the deadline is March 28th. Application here.

 

This offers scholarships to students who are organ and tissue donation awareness advocates or personally affected by, or a family member of, someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Applicants must be a New Jersey resident, who is a full time high school senior, and will be entering college in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. Students must be in good academic standing. The award amount varies and the deadline is March 29th. Application here.

 

This is for $5,000 and was created to develop and empower new generations to achieve their educational endeavors. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be 15-25 years of age, and reside at a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or in a county where a Hearthstone property is located. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Learn more here.

 

This is for $2,500 and is available to high school seniors who live in Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem County and want to attend an accredited two- or four-year institution. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Read more here.

April

This is for $10,000. This is offered exclusively to New Jersey graduating high school seniors. This recognizes students from varying academic backgrounds who have routinely demonstrated maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, actively participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, and must have worked an average of 30 hours per week during the summer since the age of 16. The deadline is April 1st. Learn more here.

 

This is open to any and all high school seniors who reside in Bergen and Passaic County, have a 3.5 GPA or higher, are active in their school and community, and have an interest in pursuing a degree in the field of education. Ten winners will each receive a one-time award of $1,000 to be presented in the spring. The deadline is April 1st. Application found here.

This will recognize one male and one female student athlete who embodies the very characteristics by which Mickey lived his life. The amount of this scholarship will be $3,000 to each student. The deadline is April 1st. Application here.

 

This ranges from $500 to $10,000. To be eligible, you must be a Princeton High School senior or graduating junior who has been accepted to a two year or four year college or to a technical or vocational school. Applicants are required to apply for financial aid from the educational institutions and for applicable grants. This scholarship is based solely on need. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Read more here.

 

This is for at least $1,000 and it is given to a student that resides in Mount Laurel, Burlington County, New Jersey. The students must be graduating from high school in the year of the award. The deadline is April 1st. Application here.

 

This is made on the basis of achievement, character, motivation, and financial need. The program is open to all students who are permanent residents of Princeton. Scholarships are awarded to students attending two-year or four- year colleges in the United States. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 1st. Learn more here.

 

This is a $2,000 award given to a Montclair State University student to help pay his or her MSU costs for the fall semester. Students must be entering as full-time students. This scholarship program is open to all journalism majors, minors and/or staff members of The Montclarion. The deadline is April 2nd. More details here.

 

This awards annual college scholarships to cancer patients and survivors in order for them to achieve their full potential. The amount varies. However, to be eligible to apply, all applicants must have had a cancer diagnosis prior to the age of 21. In addition to a cancer diagnosis, all applicants must be enrolled, or be planning to enroll, full time in an accredited college or university. Applicants must either be permanent residents of New York City, select counties in New Jersey, select counties of North Florida or select counties of South Georgia. The deadline to apply is April 3rd. Learn more here.

 

This is for $1,000. To be eligible, applicants must have been active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least five years and must be currently active at the time of application. You must have attained the rank of Eagle, be a high school senior, and reside in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania or Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. The deadline is April 3rd. Read more here.

 

This offers $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in the fall. Available to high school seniors who reside in California, Washington, Illinois, Nevada, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, and New Jersey. Must plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-Year College/ University or a Community College in those states as well as a 1st year student in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. The deadline is April 2nd. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000 and is available to a graduating senior attending a high school in the greater Princeton area. They must demonstrate a passion for and a commitment to our environment by being actively involved in one or more of the following: research, advocacy, horticulture, protection or improvement of our natural world.The deadline is April 9th. Read more here.

 

This consists of 2 scholarships. The Sally Logue Memorial Scholarship for $500 and the Lorraine Strangfeld Memorial Scholarship for $500. The scholarships will be granted to high school seniors from Bergen County, N.J. or Rockland County, N.Y. who will major in art at an accredited college or university. The deadline is April 9th. More info. here.

 

This $6,000 keyboard scholarship is available to a high school senior who plans to declare a major in classical piano or organ at a degree granting conservatory, college or university in the fall semester following graduation from high school. Applicants should be prepared to play three pieces of contrasting periods or composers from the standard classical piano/organ literature. To be eligible, applicants must reside in or study with a teacher who resides in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. The deadline for submission is April 10th. Learn more here.

These are awarded each year to graduating high school seniors who are actively serving, or have a parent actively serving Camden County in a public safety capacity. One scholarship will be awarded in each Public Safety discipline (Police, Fire, EMS). Applications will be judged on the basis of S.A.T. scores, class standing, citizenship and family financial need. They give 3 scholarships at a maximum of $2,000. The application deadline is April 15th. Learn more here.

This is for $2,500. This is for students interested in the water utility industry or in any related field, such as, natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, communication, computer science, business administration, human resources, consumer affairs, law, accounting, finance, etc. They must plan to pursue a degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university location in New Jersey. They must also be US citizens and NJ residents for at least 5 years. The deadline is April 15th. Read more here.

This is open to graduating high school seniors who reside in Cranbury, NJ, and attend public or private area schools.  This is a merit-based award and is open to all students dedicated to the arts.  Students in the areas of visual arts, film, photography, music (including instrumental and vocal), theater arts, dance, and poetry are all eligible to apply for this award. The award will be presented in the amount of $1,000 to one student, or $500 to two students who have demonstrated equal merit. The deadline for applications is April 15th. More detail here.

This is for $1,500 and is offered in the name of the late Chief Gary R. Cline, who served the Merchantville Police Department.  The amount of this scholarship is determined annually and is offered to  graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a career in law enforcement. Application deadline is April 15th. Read more here.

This is for $1,500. It is in honor of the late Chief Gene Dannenfelser. The amount of this scholarship is determined annually and is offered to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a career in a fire related field. Application deadline is April 15th. More details here.

 

This is for $1,000 and is being offered in honor of the late Corporal Christopher Milito, Delaware River Port Authority Police Department, to a graduating high school senior who is the son or daughter of a Law Enforcement Officer.  This scholarship is made possible by the financial funding of the FOP – Penn/Jersey Lodge and the Milito Family. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Learn more here.

This is for $1,500. It is an academic merit based in science. To be eligible, you must reside in Cranbury and be a Cranbury high senior who will major in Science at an accredited college and/or to Cranbury college students already with a major in Science. The deadline is April 15th. Read more here.

This is for $1,000. It is offered to graduating New Jersey high school seniors in public or private school who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will be attending a college. Winners are selected based upon academic achievement, community involvement, and accomplishments as an individual living with this challenging and complex neurological disorder. The deadline is April 16th. More details here.

 

This is up to $1,000. This is available to NJ seniors with a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome planning to attend a college or trade school on a part-time or full-time basis. The deadline to apply is April 16th. Application and details found here.

This award ranges from $500 to $3,500 and is open to all high school students in the Central New Jersey area, who will enroll in a four-year, accredited college or university in the fall. The organization is particularly interested in supporting young men of color who may face financial challenges in going to college. Read more here.

This is for $1,000 (1st place) and $500 (2nd place). This is open to all graduating high school seniors in Bergen County planning to attend an institution of higher learning, the essay contest is for the purpose of promoting awareness and knowledge of Irish and Irish-American culture. The deadline is April 21st.  Click here for application. 

To be considered, applicants must be planning to pursue a career in a health-related field, reside in towns served by The Valley Hospital or are children of Auxiliary members, and are a Junior Volunteer with at least two years or 200 hours of service to The Valley Hospital. The deadline is April 25th. Click here for further information & application.

 

This is a $1,500 scholarship for high school seniors to encourage students to pursue a college degree in Civil Engineering. High school seniors must reside in the North Jersey Branch jurisdiction (Sussex, Warren, Morris, Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Union or Hudson Counties). The deadline is April 23rd. Read more here.

This is for $11,000 and is given to five students from southern New Jersey who will be matriculating in an accredited, post-secondary school. Applicants must live in or attend school in either Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem counties in order to apply. They must be pursuing fields of real estate development and construction, including air conditioning, plumbing, and heating technology, electrical, carpentry, design-build, construction materials handling, job site supervision, estimating, construction planning, surveying, construction information management, business management, construction management or technology or technology and CAD drafting. The deadline is April 24th.  More info. here.

 

This is for $2,000. This is available to Cranbury Township students who will be entering their first year of post-secondary education. The student should demonstrate a commitment to community involvement. The deadline is April 30th. Read more here.

 

This is for $2,500.00. Applicants must be a resident of Ramsey, Mahwah, Saddle River, Allendale, or Upper Saddle River. The deadline is april 30th. Click here for application. 

May

This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a New Jersey resident graduating high school who excels in academics and is actively involved in community service. It is important to note that only the first 75 applicants will be reviewed. The deadline is May 1st. Read more here.

This is for $1,000 per year. This is available to graduating high school seniors who reside in Princeton or West Windsor Twp., and who will be continuing their studies at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Students must also be the son (natural or adopted), stepson, grandson, great- grandson, daughter (natural or adopted), stepdaughter, granddaughter, or great-granddaughter of a war veteran or a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during wartime. The award decision is also based on financial need, achievement, and character. The deadline is May 1st. Learn more here.

This is for $5,000. This will be awarded to a deserving male and female student graduating from a New Jersey high school. The deadline is May 1st. Read more here.

This provides financial assistance to students residing in NY, NJ, or PA seeking to further their education and who have a physical or psychological disability. The amount of the scholarship is up to $5,000. This scholarship will help to deter the costs of college for disabled individuals who may not have the resources due to overwhelming medical costs. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More information here.

Applicant must be a New Jersey resident who is a full time student in good standing at an accredited college. Must be an undergraduate enrolled in a major curriculum of agriculture or natural resource conservation, including agronomy, soil science, plant science, forestry, geography, journalism, agricultural education, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, environmental engineering, and other areas related to conservation. The deadline is May 1st. Learn more here.

This is for $500. This is for students who live in Burlington, Camden, or Gloucester County and plan to pursue a career related to horticulture, floriculture, botany, forestry, e.t.c.. Applicants must also be high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited institution following graduation. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More details here.

 

This is for full time undergraduate students of Armenian descent whose families live in NY, NJ, and CT. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher to be eligible for this award. The deadline to apply is May 3rd. Learn more here.

This gives one scholarship of up to $2,000 may be awarded. This is for high school seniors who live or attend high school in our geographic territory (Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Sussex Counties) and have been accepted to an NAAB Accredited Architecture Program at a college in the United States. The deadline to apply is May 4th. More info. here.

This is offered to deserving young females of color (African-American, Latino-American, Caribbean-American, Native American, etc). Students from all public high schools in NJ are eligible. Minimum GPA: C+ average. Financial need is considered. The deadline is May 7th. Read more here.

This is awarded to New Jersey high school seniors who have type 1 diabetes. Eligible applicants must be a legal US resident, have demonstrated exemplary academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities or sports, are pursuing a higher education at a college, and endorse a doctor or CDE that demonstrates that they are managing their diabetes. The amount varies and the deadline is May 14th. More details here.

This is up to $1,500.  Applicants must demonstrate a reasonably high level of academic achievement and be of good character. The student must continue their formal education in a two- or four year college or a vocational program. The main consideration will be the applicant’s involvement in working with the handicapped, the infirm, and show their involvement in community service. A minimum of $1,500 will be awarded for this scholarship. The deadline is May 15th. Apply here.

This gives 35 to 50 college awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and financial hardship assistance to citizens of Northern Jersey. The deadline is May 15th. Application here.

 

There will be two (one male – one female) $1000 Vocational Scholarships awarded in each of the twelve Elks’ Districts in New Jersey for a total of $24,000.00 in Scholarship Awards. To be eligible, you must be graduating high school students or within four years of earning a high school diploma or a GED. Applicants must also be a citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey. The deadline to apply is May 15th. Learn more here.

This scholarship is for $1,000 and it is to be presented to a graduating senior of Manasquan High School who wishes to pursue a career in business. The deadline to apply is May 20th. Application here.

This will be granted to two Manasquan High School seniors annually. $500 will be awarded to each recipient. Each member of the graduating class may nominate one or more classmates, including him/herself. The deadline to apply is May 21st. Nominate a person here.

This is up to $1,000. The scholarship was established to  honor the memory of United States Navy Seal, David M. Tapper, a former  resident of Waterford Township, NJ, who was killed in action in  Afghanistan on August 20, 2003.  To be eligible, the applicant must either currently reside within Waterford Township,  New Jersey, or attend Winslow Township High School or Hammonton High  School. The award will be given to current high school seniors and  recent graduates to further their education at a junior college,  technical institute, or a four-year university/college. The deadline is May 30th. Read more here.

 

This is for $10,000. It awards college scholarships to Salem’s highest-achieving students. To be eligible, students must be in their junior year at Salem High School, or juniors living in Salem City and attending a school in the Salem County Vocational School District, or attending one of the public Salem County high schools open to enrollment to Salem residents. Applicants must also meet certain academic and financial need requirements.The deadline is May 31st. Learn more here.

June

This is for $1,000. This is available to graduating high school seniors who’ve worked up from Boy Scout to Eagle Scout. To be considered, you must be legal residents of the State of New Jersey, plan to attend an accredited, four-year U.S. college, conduct service projects related to the world’s environment, and participate in scouting activities, such as the NESA Jamboree. The deadline is June 1st. More info. here.

This is for $5,000. There will be two $2,500 award winners. Each award will be paid jointly to the winning student and the chosen accredited educational institution. The applicant must be a resident of Mercer or Burlington County, New Jersey or a Credit Union of New Jersey Member and must be enrolled as a high school senior at the time of application. The deadline is June 12th. Application here.

Parents/Guardians of students in grades K-12 from low income families currently or planning to enroll in a private or parochial school located within Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union counties are eligible to apply. Eligibility is also based upon the total family household income. Our income eligibility will be closely based on the Federal Poverty Income 270 % guidelines for 2021. The deadline to apply is June 13th. Learn more here.

 

This consists of 4 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. It is for high school seniors of Chinese heritage who live in the greater New York area, which includes the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA, be full-time students, have participated in extracurricular activities or community service, and have shown leadership in extracurricular activities or have won awards. Financial need will be considered in awarding this scholarship. The deadline to apply is June 14th. Learn more here.

This organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship for $500 to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. The deadline is June 19th. Read more here.

To be eligible, applicants must be the child or stepchild of an active, retired, or deceased Bergen County law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or ambulance corps member. This includes FBI, DEA, ATF, NJ State Police, Palisade Interstate Police, Port Authority Police, Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff’s Office (who work in Bergen County). The amount varies and the deadline is June 9th. Click here  for application and information.

This is for all high school students across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  The first place winner receives a $1,000 Visa gift card, second place gets a $300 Visa gift card, third place gets a $200 Visa gift card, and the four honorable mentions  will receive a $50 Visa gift card each. All seven winners will also be provided with a unique mentorship opportunity with NYU President Emeritus, John Sexton and SAT Tutoring ​from an elite test prep agency, Sentia Education. The deadline is June 30th. Read more here.

 

These $900 scholarships are available to children, grand-children and great-grandchildren (step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren) of New Jersey Elks. High school seniors as well as college freshman, sophomores, and juniors can apply. A student should apply each year of eligibility. The deadline is June 30th.  Learn more here.

This is for County College Students provides grants to eligible students while enrolled for between 6-11 credits. The amount of an individual award varies based upon the student’s need, cost of attendance and available funding. To be eligible, students must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent, demonstrate financial need, be citizens, and be a resident of New Jersey for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to enrollment. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here

July

August

This offers a $2,000 scholarship that will be applied toward the winner’s college expenses such as books, tuition, accommodation, etc. The applicant selected must be 18 years of age, enrolled or planning to go to college, have a high school gpa of 2.5 or higher, and must exemplify the core values of building relationships with those in our communities and providing services to those in need. Applicants must either submit a video or an essay for judging along with their application. The deadline to apply is August 1st. More information here.

September

This is available to High school seniors or GED recipients who are currently in foster care or were previously in foster care and are now in adoptive or legal guardianship homes may be eligible for one of many scholarships or grants. ​​Students will receive assistance with tuition and fees (not including room and board) at a public New Jersey college, university or vocational school if enrolled full-time. The deadline to apply is September 1st. More info. here.

 

There will be two scholarships for $2,500 each. This is offered to high school seniors residing in New Jersey who will be pursuing music study in college.  One scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing Performance as a major, and another scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing either Music Education or Pedagogy as a major.  The deadline to apply is September 10th. More details here.

 

This provides New Jersey residents who rank in the top 15.0% of their class at the end of either junior or senior year of high school an award, which covers the cost of tuition for up to five semesters. The award covers these charges for up to 18 credit hours per semester. The deadline to apply is September 15th. Learn more here.

 

October

This is up to the cost of attendance. If you are the child or spouse of a New Jersey firefighter, emergency worker, or law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty, you are eligible for free tuition at a public or independent school. The deadline is October 1st. More details here.

This covers up to the cost of attendance, less other scholarships, grants, benefits and other assistance awarded under HESAA statute. Awards are renewable for up to four years. This is available to the dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. Students must enroll full time at an institution of higher education in New Jersey. The deadline is October 1st. More info. here.

If you are the child of a New Jersey resident who was killed during or died as the result of the events of September 11, 2001, a resident who is still missing, or a resident who died after exposure to or illness developed after visiting the attack sites, you may be eligible for tuition assistance. Applicants must be full-time students at a Title IV-eligible institution. You must claim the scholarship within eight years of high school graduation. The deadline to apply is October 1st. Read more here.

November

This provides financial aid for educational purposes that include college, graduate and professional schools, trade schools and any type of facility that prepares a disabled person for work. Aid or assistance includes tuition, books, study aids, purchase of educational equipment, transportation services and other services needed for educational pursuit. Applicants must be residents of New Jersey, have a permanent physical disability and be between the ages of 18 and 45 who are anticipating enrollment in an educational or vocational training program that will lead to gainful employment. The deadline is November 18th. Learn more here.

This is for $6,000. This is available to first-year students who are residents of Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, and who enroll at one of Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses (a campus other than the University Park campus and the World Campus). Once in school, a 2.0 GPA is required. The deadline for first year students is November 30th. Read more here.

December

This is a $2,000 per year award available to a female or a member of a minority group, which is defined by the state as someone who is Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native. You also must attend an approved school. Men must prove they registered with Selective Service. All other state grant requirements must be met, and your annual household income can’t exceed $60,000. The deadline is December 1st. Learn more here.

This awards $1,500 scholarships to college-bound New Jersey high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, essay and personal interview. The deadline is December 11th. Read more here.

This award is for graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who live in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must demonstrate dedication to the Christian faith. The amount awarded is $1,000, non-renewable. The deadline to apply is December 15th. Apply for scholarship here.

This is available to current college students and prospective students that are residents of New York or New Jersey, and who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Two awards of $1,500 are offered and the deadline for this scholarship is December 31st. Learn more here.

 

Deadlines Vary

This provides financial assistance and support services (e.g. counseling, tutoring, and developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend participating institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. Undergraduate grants range from $200 annually to $2,750 annually depending on the type of institution and financial need. The deadline varies. More details here.

 

This is a merit-based $1,000 award for students ranked within the top 5% of their high school class and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year. The award is renewable up to four years and provides students with a persistency bonus in their last semester before degree completion. Deadlines vary. Learn more here.

The purpose of the scholarship is to increase the diversity of the student body in its racial, ethnic, cultural, international, and socioeconomic makeup, and to encourage service to under-served groups. This is for high school and college students in New Jersey. Awards range from $500 to one-half of tuition for a given year. Awards are made annually and students are encouraged to reapply. The deadline varies. Application here.

 

This offers a grant that supplements TAG and provides aid to cover extra educational expenses, such as books, fees and room and board. Undergraduate students can receive between $200 and $2,750 annually, and the grant is renewable. This one is available at only 41 of New Jersey’s colleges, and each school decides who is eligible for program participation.  To be eligible you must demonstrate an economically and educationally disadvantaged background as well as meet the academic criteria set by the school. The deadline to apply varies. Read more here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.