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Metuchen Scholarships

Look for the 2024 Scholarship Packet in early spring!

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While we are happy to pass along information, all questions must be asked of the organizations offering the scholarship. Please note that dates on this page are updated when we've heard from the scholarship sponsor. Be sure to check each the organization's website for all requirements and deadlines.

Fall through March Due Dates

NEW JERSEY STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION CADDIE SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: October 15

  • Who: applicants who have caddied at a participating NJSGA club for at least two seasons. Full-time attendance as an undergraduate at an institution of higher education accredited by the U.S. Dept. of Education is required. Children of private golf club members are not eligible for scholarships

  • How: Caddie scholars are selected based on their academic performance, financial need, and length and quality of service as a caddie.

  • Application: https://www.njsga.org/application

AGC WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

$1,000 - 100 Awards

The platform for the 2025-2026 application will open July 1, 2024

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Plan to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction.

  • Application: 2023 Application

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU TOM HART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Submission Period: Jan 15 - Feb 15th by 5PM

Background: Tom Hart humbly volunteered on BBB Serving New Jersey’s Board of Directors from 2001 through 2016. He served as Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2007 and as Chair of the Finance Committee for the majority of his tenure. Mr. Hart was a passionate advocate of BBB’s values of excellence, integrity, teamwork, trust and respect. This Scholarship honors the commitment Tom so kindly and selflessly made in support of BBB’s mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

Criteria and Documentation:

CRITERIA AND DOCUMENTATION

The criteria for the BBB Tom Hart Memorial Scholarship include: Academic 40%, Essay 40%, Leadership 10%, Community Service 10%. 

Academic 

□ Enclose a copy of your most recent transcript.

□ Describe your post-secondary education plans.

□ Describe any awards received relating to your academic achievement. 

Essay 

How will your future career and your personal contributions to society help make the world a \ better place? 

□ Essay must be 500 words or less, single spaced on one 8.5” x 11” page. 

Leadership

 □ Describe any extracurricular, work or school-related activities. Include awards/honors or offices held.

  Community Service 

□ Describe activities outside of school and within your community, such as religious or special community involvement. Include awards/honors or offices held. 

Additional Required Documentation 

□ Completed entry form

□ Two (2) letters of recommendation: e.g., church, school official, coach, employer, community leader. Each letter should be 300 words or less, single spaced on one 8.5” x 11” page.

Eligibility: One high school student graduating in 2024.

AWARD The winner will receive a scholarship of $3,000 to an accredited college or university of his or her choice.

Complete the application online at https://www.bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-serving-new-jersey or or email info@newjersey.bbb.org for a printable form and mail to:

BBB

ATTN: Tom Hart Memorial Scholarship

1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd, Bldg A, Ste 202

Hamilton, NJ 08690

HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Deadline: Feb 15th

  • Who: Must be of Hispanic Heritage, have minimum GPA of 3.0, plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university during the fall following graduation, be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA), and complete the FAFSA. All majors eligible, but emphasis on STEM majors.

  • How: Awards are based on merit

  • Award: Amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

  • Application: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

H.U. LEE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION TAEKWONDO SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: Feb 15th

  • Who: Student must participate in Taekwondo at an ATA facility. Regional and national scholarships awarded. For national level scholarships, students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 1200 SAT/27 ACT.

  • How: Students must complete application and supply additional materials: photo, essay, official transcript, SAT/ACT scores, two letters of recommendation attesting to character (one must be from Taekwondo instructor).

  • Award: Regional and national awards. National level awards range from $1000 to $8000.

  • Application: Click Here

GORDON A. RICH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: February 20

  • Who: Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (master list of companies). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date. Seniors only, planning to enroll in a four-year college. Minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class. Must demonstrate financial need. Must be a US citizen or legal resident.

  • How: Application, one essay, one recommendation, transcript, test scores

  • Award: Each award is $50000 ($12,500 per year)

  • Application: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/gordonrichscholars/

VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: February 20 (postmark deadline)

  • Who: High school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities

  • How: Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Transcript and three letters of recommendation required.

  • Award: One $10,000 award, two $5,000 awards

  • Mail-In Application: CLICK HERE

ART EDUCATORS OF NJ SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: February 22

  • Who: high school seniors interested in pursuing the study of visual art or art education in any public/private school of higher learning.

  • How: Looking for diverse submissions. Student must receive a nomination from a member of the AENJ, who has been a member for at least two years. Check with your current or previous Art teacher.

  • Monetary awards will be presented to those students who exemplify the qualities of outstanding scholarship, service, and visual ability within their area of specialization.

  • Application: http://aenj.org/scholarships/ AND see an Art Teacher

(ISC)2 WOMEN’S CYBERSECURITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: February 29

  • Who: For women pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. GPA of 3.3 or higher.

  • How: Application, transcript, resume, one recommendation, essays

  • Award: Up to ten awards between $1000-$6000 each

  • Application: https://iamcybersafe.org/s/womens-scholarships

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY MINERVA SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: Feb 2 (either postmarked if mailed, or by 11:59PM if emailed)

  • Who: African-American male and female students residing in Somerset, Middlesex or Union counties. Financial need is considered

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale)

  • How: Submit a typed application, 2 letters of recommendation and other requested materials. Essay required.

  • Application: http://www.cjadeltas.org/scholarship/

AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF NJ SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: February 16

  • Who: Applicant must be a natural or adopted descendant (child, grandchild) of a member of the American Legion, Department of NJ. Applicant’s forbearer must be a current member of The American Legion, Department of New Jersey, or if deceased, a MEMBER AT TIME of death. (For the John Casey Scholarship, the Forbearer must be combat wounded.)

  • How: Based on character, Americanism/community service, leadership, scholarship, need.

  • Award: Several scholarships available, up to $1500. Some are one-time scholarships, and some are renewable for 2-4 years.

  • Application: http://www.njamericanlegion.org/programs.html#Scholarships

RARITAN VALLEY ROAD RUNNERS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2024 Information Not Available

Who:

  • Students who participate on one of the high school track or cross country teams and will graduate from any high school in Middlesex and Somerset Counties in New Jersey in the spring semester.

  • Plans for enrollment into a full-time study program (12 credits) that will lead to either an Associate's or Baccalaureate degree. Applicants to provide acceptance letter from institution.

  • Passionate participation as a runner in either cross country or track & field in their junior and senior years of high school or currently participating in community college.

  • Weighted GPA of 2.75 or higher as demonstrated by a provided unofficial transcript.

  • Participation in extracurricular activities and community involvement.

  • Displays exemplary citizenship and good sportsmanship on their running teams.

  • Plans to continue running in college and beyond.

  • Demonstrates a financial need.

How: Visit the website and find the application here.

SCHOLARS HELPING COLLARS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: February 26

  • Who: Seniors who work in animal rescue and/or are dedicated to animal welfare.

  • How: Tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare

  • Award: $1500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, $200 for 3rd place.

  • Application: https://www.petplay.com/scholarship/

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS YOUTH JESSE BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2024 Information Not Available

  • Be 21 or younger and plan on attending an accredited institution of higher learning,

  • Have volunteered for a minimum of 100 hours in service to veterans.

  • Be nominated by the Voluntary Service Program Managers at VA medical centers or members of DAV departments and chapters, or friends and family

  • Award: 8/$20,000 scholarships awarded

  • Application: CLICK HERE

ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA TEEN SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST

Deadline: April 1

  • Who: All high school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enter a four year college/university in the fall following graduation.

  • How: Write an essay that describes how Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life

  • Awards: Many awards up to $5000

  • AFA Scholarship Application

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Deadline: March 1

  • Who: African American/Black, Hispanic or Latino, or American Indian seniors pursuing a college degree in chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Please note that students intending to enter Pre-Med programs or pursuing a degree in Pharmacy are not eligible for this scholarship. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Must demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0, "B" or better). Financial need is considered

  • Award: $2500

  • Application: CLICK HERE

FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILY SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT PROGRAM

Deadline:Various

  • Who: High school seniors who are currently in foster care through CP&P or who has been in foster care and is currently in an adoptive or Kinship Legal Guardianship home through NJDCP&P.

  • How: Academic scholarships and opportunity grants are awarded. Opportunity grants do not require post high school educational enrollment.

  • Award: Amounts vary.

  • Application: CLICK HERE

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION

Deadline: Mar 15th

  • Who: Seniors planning to attend Trade School or with targeted/specific majors or schools for students who display, in addition to other criteria, financial need.

  • Award: Amounts vary

  • Applications: CLICK HERE

NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: March 1

  • Who: Student must be a member of NIAF or have a parent, grandparent or guardian who is a member of NIAF (qualified individuals can join at any time). Have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 (or the equivalent). Some scholarships have a lower GPA requirement for eligibility.

  • How: For the purposes of the NIAF Scholarship Program, to be considered “Italian American,” the student must have at least one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy

  • Award: Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000. 60-70 scholarships awarded.

  • Application: https://www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/

NEW JERSEY ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION COUNSELING (NJACAC) SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2023 Data Not Yet Available

  • Who: Seniors who will be attending a 2- or 4-year post-secondary institution.

  • How: The applicant’s counselor or a member of their counseling staff must be a current member of NJACAC. (Multiple members of the HHS Guidance department are members).

  • Award: (4) $1250 scholarships awarded. Please note that one of the four will be awarded to an alumnus of NJACAC's Camp College or College Key Program.

  • Application: https://www.njacac.org/njacac-high-school-scholarship-award-application/

NJ EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NJEA) SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: 2024 Information Not Available

NJ STATE POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (PBA)

Deadline: March 1

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SURVIVORS

Deadline: March 8th

  • Who:Scholarship for Survivors is a program designed to support young adults whose educational pursuits have been tragically disrupted due to the cost of care centered around their cancer diagnosis or chronic illness. Students who have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for cancer or a chronic illness within the past five years. Must be a legal resident of the US.

  • How: Applicants must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their lives and future goals. (1500-word maximum). Submission of additional materials: Physician Diagnosis Verification Form, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, financial documentation.

  • Award: Renewable $3,000 award

  • Application: https://www.patientadvocate.org/connect-with-services/apply-for-a-scholarship/

RYAN PATTERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Who: High school students in the communities that we serve who are pursuing higher education in the fall of 2024.  Previous winners of the scholarship are not eligible.

Amount: This scholarship is funded through the Ryan Patterson Memorial Scholarship Program, administered by The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy, a 501(C)3 organization. Additional funds are raised throughout the year in support of the scholarship program.  The final scholarship award amount for 2024 is $2,000.

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome

Deadline: March 15

Investing in the future of college-or-trade-school-bound high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome has been an important function of NJCTS for over a decade.  NJCTS has awarded over 335 scholarships to New Jersey graduating high school seniors who have excelled in their schools and communities in the face of living with Tourette Syndrome

  • Academic achievement, community involvement, accomplishments as an individual living with Tourette Syndrome, a challenging and complex neurological disorder, all play a part in the NJCTS Scholarship Committee’s decision in selecting winning candidates each year.

  • Eligible high school seniors apply by early Spring by providing an essay and can include a video of a special talent and letters of recommendation.

  • Scholarship amounts are the discretion of the scholarship committee who have been briefed by the financial department on the funds available in the scholarship account.

  • NJCTS congratulates each winner with a press release distributed to their local print and online publications. (provided we have permission from the candidate)

  • APPLICATION

TZU CHI USA SCHOLARS

Deadline: March 31st

  • Who: High School seniors. Minimum GPA 3.0. Must demonstrate financial need.

  • How: Funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Application, 2 essays, 2 letters, financial documentation, transcript required.

  • Award amount: $1,000

  • Application: https://www.tzuchi.us/scholarships/

ZETA PHI BETA SCHOLARSHIP, ETA OMICRON ZETA CHAPTER

Deadline: Feb 2nd

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, was founded on January 16, 1920, at Howard University, in Washington, D.C, by five women. The sorority's principles are Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. The Eta Omicron Zeta Chapter was chartered on March 17, 1972; this is our 51st year servicing Union and Upper Middlesex Counties.

     

    Each year, the chapter raises money for several scholarship recipients throughout our service area.  The awardees consist of the following groups: selected graduating high school seniors in our service area, members of our auxiliary youth group, and family of chapter members who have excelled academically and are in financial need.

     

    We would like to invite you to share our General Scholarship with your students and encourage them to apply by the March 31, 2023, deadline

  • Application HERE

DCU FOR KIDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: Mar 1

  • Who: Must be a graduating senior who will attend an accredited two or four year school. Do not have to be a member of the credit union.

  • How: The winning students will be the ones judged most likely to excel in college as determined by an impartial panel of college educators. They base their judgments on the following factors: A transcript of your high school grades for senior year (to date) and junior year (full year), academic merit, written letters of reference from two junior or senior class teachers and/or guidance counselors, an essay judged on the quality of writing and the reasoning used, awards and recognition, extracurricular and community service activities

  • Award: Awards range from $1500-$2500

  • Application: https://www.dcuforkids.org/scholarships/

P.E.A.R.L.S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: 2024 Information Not Available

  • Who: minority graduating high school seniors of Middlesex and Somerset counties planning to attend a two or four year college or university

  • Maurice M. Williams Scholarship (minority male + female students with a 2.5+ GPA). Must demonstrate financial need. Should have served in a leadership capacity in school or within the community.

  • Constance R. Pizarro Community Service Leadership Award (African-American or Hispanic female students with substantial community service with a 2.8+ GPA). Must currently hold a leadership position in at least one organization. Must have completed minimum of 125 servce hours over the course of High School.

  • Diamonds and Pearls Scholarship (minority male students with a 2.5+ GPA). Must demonstrate financial need. Should have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community.

  • Shawn Marie Stephens Memorial Scholarship (minority male + female students with a 3.0+ GPA with plans to pursue a major within a STEM field). Must demonstrate financial need. Should have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community.

  • Application: Click Here and for more information

(ISC)2 UNDERGRADUATE CYBERSECURITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: Feb 28

  • Who: Must be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. GPA of 3.3 or higher.

  • How: Application, transcript, resume, one recommendation, essays

  • Award: Up to ten awards between $1000-$6000 each

  • Application: CLICK HERE

LIVE OUT LOUD YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: Feb 5

SAE INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: Applications open Feb 1st

NJEPA Scholarship

The New Jersey Emergency Manager's Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 10, 2024

  • The applicant, applicant’s parent(s) or grandparent(s) must be members in good standing in any emergency service department in the State of New Jersey. Emergency services agencies include any police, fire, rescue, EMS, or emergency management. Any other affiliations with an agency that performs emergency or disaster response, and recovery operations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • A high school senior, planning to attend college, or current college student presently enrolled in a college or university with at least one full year remaining and a U.S. citizen.

  • Willing to pursue a career path in the emergency services field such as emergency management, homeland security, fire suppression, law enforcement, hazardous material, arson investigation, Emergency Medical Services, Health, Public Health, Social Services, etc.

  • Scholarship recipients are required to be present at the time of presentation, which will occur at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, beginning at 5:30 PM. If the recipient is unable to attend, a letter telling us that the recipient has other commitments that cannot be changed.

  • Past NJEPA Scholarship recipients are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.

Additional information on the Scholarship Program as well as a link to the on-line application can be found at www.NJEPA.org/awards. The application period opens January 1, 2024.

Applications must be received no later than Wednesday, March 10, 2024, by 3:00 P.M. Any application received after this date will not be considered for a scholarship.s

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FUND

Deadline: Mar 14

  • Who: Scholarship for children, step-children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees. Also, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

  • How: Scholarship is based on: academic and personal achievement; community service and engagement; recommendation of the academic or professional contact; and substance and quality of writing throughout the application.

  • Application: https://feea.org/our-programs/scholarships/

BP COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: Mar 22

  • Who: Seniors planning to enroll as a full-time student in a two or four year college or university next year, minimum GPA 2.0, must demonstrate financial need.

  • How: Applicants will be required to upload a 500 – 750 word personal statement on the specified topic. Applicants must also submit an official high school transcript. Applicants must submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) including the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the information provided on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Award: Varies

  • Application: http://bpscholarships.com/

COLLEGES THAT CHANGE LIVES SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2024 Information Not Available

NJ WRESTLING OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2024 Information Not Available

  • Who: 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.

  • How: Senior wrestlers must have demonstrated a high degree of sportsmanship, character and loyalty during their four years of high school. The student athlete will have been an outstanding representative of NJ wrestling both on and off the mat.

  • Award: The NJ Wrestling Officials' Association will be awarding eight (8) scholarships, one for each of the eight regions.

  • Application: http://njwoa.net/uploads/3/4/4/0/34404032/scholarship20application.pdf

LIGHTHOUSE GUILD COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: March 31

  • Who: Must be legally blind.

  • How: Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

  • Award: Up to $10,000

  • Application: http://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/

SALIX GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH SCHOLARS AWARDS

Deadline: 2024 Scholarship applications to open mid-February

  • Who: Applicant must have been diagnosed with a GI condition and have been under the care of a licensed healthcare professional in the US.Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident, attending two or four year college or accredited trade school.

  • How: Submit: a short essay, between 250-300 words, that describes the impact your diagnosed GI condition has had on your life, as well as the role a licensed healthcare professional played in helping to treat the condition; two (2) letters of recommendation that highlight your outstanding accomplishments in any school and/or community activities; A confirmation from a licensed US healthcare professional of the diagnosis of a GI condition.

  • Award: Awards are up to $10,000 each, and may be applied to tuition only.

  • Application: https://www.salix.com/scholarship/how-to-apply

April & Beyond Due Dates

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF NJ, CLAIRE OLIPHANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 1

  • Who: Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion (see application). Must be a resident of the state of NJ for two years immediately prior to applying for scholarship.

  • How: Scholarships are awarded based on character, Americanism, leadership, scholarship and financial need. Application includes essay, 4 specific letters of recommendation, and additional information.

  • Award: (1) $2500 scholarship

  • Application: https://alanj.org/index.php/scholarshipsgrants/

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF NJ, ELSIE BAILEY GRANT

Deadline: April 1

  • Who: Must be a resident of the state of NJ for two years immediately prior to applying for scholarship

  • How: Scholarships are awarded based on character, Americanism, leadership, scholarship and financial need. Application includes essay, 4 specific letters of recommendation, and additional information.

  • Award: (1) $2500 scholarship

  • Application: https://alanj.org/index.php/scholarshipsgrants/

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF NJ, PAST PRESIDENT’S PARLEY - NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 1

  • Who: Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion (see application). Must be a resident of the state of NJ for two years immediately prior to applying for scholarship. Must plan to enter the field of nursing or a related vocation.

  • How: Scholarships are awarded based on character, Americanism, leadership, scholarship and need. Application includes essay, 4 specific letters of recommendation, and additional information.

  • Application: https://alanj.org/index.php/scholarshipsgrants/

THE LINKS, INC. – RARITAN VALLEY CHAPTER

Deadline: 2024 Application Not Yet Open

  • Who: Students who attend school in Middlesex, Somerset, or Union Counties and have a minimum 2.5 GPA

  • How: Applicants must write an essay and provide 3 letters of recommendation.

  • Award: Unspecified

  • Application: CLICK HERE

NJ SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS ASSOCIATION

Deadline: April 17

  • Who: Open to any senior entering a two or four year school

  • How: Based on Transcript, Curriculum, Financial need, Extracurricular activities/work activities, Essay.

  • Award: $1,000 each (up to 11 awarded)

  • Application: http://www.njsbga.org/state-scholarship-program/

NJ SHARING NETWORK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: Feb 26

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a New Jersey resident

  • Student must be a full time high school senior, who will be entering college in Fall of year following graduation

  • Student must be an organ and tissue donation awareness advocate or personally affected by, or a family member of, someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation (i.e.: organ and/or tissue donor, living donor, transplant recipient, waiting for a transplant, or died waiting for a transplant).

  • Student must be in good academic standing

  • Employees of NJSN or the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

  • Board Members of NJSN and the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

  • Application CLICK HERE

OXYGEN SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 30

  • Who: Students who: demonstrate an interest in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) topic, are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and will enroll in a 2 or 4 year school in fall following graduation. Applicants are eligible regardless of area of study. (You do not need to be pursuing a STEM field). (OxyGEN is an employee group of AT&T)

  • How: Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute video on a STEM topic of their choice

  • Award: Amount vary, but minimum award is $1000

  • Application: Click Here

AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: February 1

  • ANS Incoming Freshmen Scholarships - Awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) and courses with an interest in working in nuclear science and technology. Up to four (4) awarded annually at $1,000

  • NEED Scholarship Award for Community College and Trade School - Awarded to students with a greater than normal financial need, enrolled in a two-year program planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. Up to four (4) awarded annually at $2,500.

  • Application: https://www.ans.org/scholarships/

JANET LOGAN DAILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 1

  • Who: Seniors who have worked an average of 30 hours per week during the summer since the age of 16, actively participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. (NJ residents only) Financial need may be considered.

  • Amount: $10,000 evenly dispersed over four years ($2500 a year)

  • Application: https://janetlogandailyfoundation.org/start

MG JAMES URSANO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline: April 1

  • Who: Student must be a dependent of a Soldier on federal active duty, a retired Soldier, or a deceased active or deceased retired Soldier. Student must be registered in DEERS (Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System).

  • How: The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Award: The award amounts vary each year based on the number of applicants, total approved scholarship budget, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA, and the average Cost of Attendance to attend a college or university in the United States as provided by the College Board. For 2020-2021, the MG James Ursano awards ranged from $500 to $3,400.

  • Application: https://www.armyemergencyrelief.org/scholarships/child/

Pomptonian Food Service Giovina Coscia Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Must be received by April 5th and winners will be announced by April 26th.

  • What:  Four $1000 scholarships

  • Who: Students pursuing a career in Culinary Arts or Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Management demonstrating financial need, work experience, and community service.

  • How:  Submit an essay and two letters of recommendation t, along with this entry form to:           

 Mrs. Candy Vidovich, Vice President Pomptonian Food Service 155 Passaic Ave, Suite 210, Fairfield, NJ 07004-3511

Or submit by email - PomptonianScholarships@gmail.com

RONALD G RIOS, MIDDLESEX COUNTY FREEHOLDER, CHARITY TRUST FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 19th, 2024 Application submitted to SCHOOL COUNSELOR

  • Who: Middlesex County residents graduating HS in 2024 and planning to attend any college or school of higher education in the fall following graduation.

  • How: 2024 essay prompt: How you can make a positive change in our community or world (500 word essay)

  • Award: One winner to each high school in Middlesex County will receive $500.00

  • Application: Students are to submit their essay and this Entry Form to their counselor with a cover letter no later than April 19th

NJ REALTORS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: March 14th

  • Who: Applicants must be a member, or a relative of a member of New Jersey REALTORS® or a local state association/board staff who resides in New Jersey. Scholarships are only available to New Jersey high school seniors who will be attending an undergraduate four-year institution or students currently enrolled in undergraduate four-year institution.

  • How: Complete online application and provide documents requested

  • Award: Multiple awards

  • Application: https://www.njrealtorsef.com/apply/

CENTRAL JERSEY PROGRAM for the RECRUITMENT OF DIVERSE EDUCATORS (CJPRIDE)

Deadline: 2024 Applications not yet available

  • Who: Graduating seniors of underrepresented groups planning to attend a NJ 2 or 4 year college for a career in education.

  • How: Application, 2 essays, letter of recommendation

  • Award: Two $1500 scholarships APPLICATION HERE FAQ Sheet

LEAGUE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: April 14

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATER COMPANIES - NJ UTILITIES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2024 Info Not Yet Available

  • Who: Must be 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. Must plan to pursue a degree at a 2 or 4 year college or university location in New Jersey. Must be a US citizen. Must be a NJ resident for at least 5 years. Minimum GPA 3.00.

  • How: Complete application and supply requested information, including essay and letters of recommendation.

  • Award: multiple $5000 scholarships

  • Application https://njua.com/philanthropic-causes (select Community Development)

FINANCIAL RESOURCES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: April 15

  • Who: The applicant, parent(s) or guardian must be a member in good standing with Financial Resources Federal Credit Union. Must plan to attend a two or four year college or trade school.

  • How: Submit application, transcript, SAT/ACT scores (if taken), teacher reference. Judging will be based on academic performance, community service/involvement, teacher reference, and personal goals.

  • Award: Up to three $1000 scholarships

  • Application: https://www.myfinancialresources.org/home/about-us/frfcu-foundation/scholarship

THE SPHINX SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC.

Deadline: 2024 Info Not Yet Available

  • Who: 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 of 2023 The organization is particularly interested in supporting young men of color who may face financial challenges in going to college.

  • How: Requires submission of online application, resume, personal statement, three letters of recommendation (can be emailed by counselor), and a sealed (mailed) official transcript. Finalists will be interviewed.

  • Award: Awards range from $500 to $3500

  • Application: http://www.thetapsilambda.com/scholarship.html

NJ ELECTRONIC SECURITIES ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: 2024 Information Not Available

  • Who: Sons and daughters of active-duty police and fire personnel, including EMS.

  • How: Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and the essay. In addition to completing the application and submitting the appropriate documentation, each student must write an essay explaining "What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community" (500-1000 words)

  • Award: 12 - $1,000 awards

  • Application: https://njelsa.org/scholarship/

JOHN LEPPING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: DISABLED YOUTH

Deadline: May 1

  • John Lepping was extremely proud of disabled students who mustered the courage and determination to finish their college education despite their setbacks. This scholarship will help to deter the costs of college for disabled individuals who may not have the resources due to overwhelming medical costs.

  • Who: Students with a disability including, but not limited to physical conditions(spinal cord injury, loss of limb, birth defects, etc.) and psychological conditions (autism, post- traumatic stress etc.)

  • How: The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement through evidence of working to one’s potential, demonstrate eligibility in one of 3 categories outlined above and be accepted for admission at an institution of higher education, e.g. college, community college, university or vocational school

  • Award: Up to $5,000. At least four scholarships will be awarded.

  • Application: http://www.lepfoundation.org/applications

NEW JERSEY GOLF FOUNDATION BRUCE LIEBERMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: May 1st

  • Who: Golfers who exemplify loyalty, dedication, honesty, morality and professionalism

  • How: Complete application and supply required materials. The NJGF Scholarship Committee reviews all applications using the following criteria: Scholarship achievement, qualities of character and leadership, financial need, volunteer history and college board SAT scores.

  • Award: $2500.

  • Application: CLICK HERE

NEW JERSEY GOLF FOUNDATION PETER A. FAMIANO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: May 1st

  • Who: Golfers who exemplify professionalism, integrity, volunteerism and a willingness to help others

  • How: Complete application and supply required materials. The NJGF Scholarship Committee reviews all applications using the following criteria: Scholarship achievement, qualities of character and leadership, financial need, volunteer history and college board SAT scores.

  • Award: $2500.

  • Application: CLICK HERE

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC ANTIBODY SCHOLARSHIP

$10,000 – 6 Awards

Deadline: May 1

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

DONALD AND ITASKAR THORNTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: May 7

  • Who: 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

  • Three letter of recommendation required

  • Award: Varies

  • Application: https://www.thornton-sisters.com/full-scholarship.html

NAGE SCHOLARSHIP

$500 – 100 Awards

Deadline: May 17th

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

  • Be planning to attend or already be attending a two or four-year college, graduate, trade or technical school.

  • Be a member of NAGE, IBPO, IBCO, or IAEP, or be the member's spouse, child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or significant other.

  • Applications can be found by going to: http://www.nage.org/benefits/scholarships

STUDENT MOVEMENT AGAINST CANCER (SMAC) CANCER FIGHTER SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 1st

  • Who: Graduating seniors who have been leaders in the fights against cancer

  • How: submit a video to SMAC explaining (1) how you’ve been a cancer fighter, and (2) what you’ve learned from the fight. Be creative and have fun making your video! You must include "Peace out, cancer" at the end of your video in order to be eligible.

  • Award: Up to ten $1000 scholarships

  • Application: https://www.supportsmac.org/scholarships

June Due Dates:

CURE - CANCER SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP: YOUTH EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER

Deadline: June 1

  • Who: students who were diagnosed with cancer in childhood and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families.

  • How: The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement through evidence of working to one’s potential and be accepted for admission at an institution of higher education, e.g. college, community college, university or vocational school.

  • Award: $5,000

  • Application: http://www.lepfoundation.org/applications

BIG SUN SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: June 19

  • Who: All senior, student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate (player, coach or official).

  • Award: One $500 award

  • Application: http://www.bigsunathletics.com

AUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: Postmarked between Feb 1 & June 30

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