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New Jersey Scholarships

The state of New Jersey also goes by the nickname of The Garden State. Its motto is Liberty and Prosperity, which makes sense since the state is the second wealthiest in the nation based on median household income. Its chief industries include the pharmaceutical, financial, telecommunications and tourism segments. 

The crown jewel of the New Jersey higher education system is Princeton University. As one of the nation's premier Ivy League schools, Princeton consistently ranks at or near the top in the annual U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Other important New Jersey schools include Rutgers University, Montclair State University, Rowan University and Monmouth University. The state has an extensive network of community colleges for those seeking a certificate or associate degree. The community colleges can also make for an excellent stepping-stone to a 4-year university.

Degree candidates seeking financial assistance in New Jersey have a host of options. There are public scholarship opportunities for those demonstrating financial need as well as for those exhibiting academic leadership. Private scholarship and grant money is also available in fields such as journalism, advertising, business management, forestry and many more.

Continue exploring the links below to learn more about all of the college scholarship opportunities available in New Jersey.

Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship

Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school and have an interest in law enforcement with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes prosecutions. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Applications must be postmarked by June 15th of each year. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Trustees' decision in August of each year. Applications should be sent to: Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow Union County Prosecutor’s Office 32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202

John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident and a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need. -Contact Marlene Lynch Ford at (732) 929-2020 for more information.

Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school or graduate school. The applicant must exhibit an interest in, and commitment to, enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs. The applicant must also exhibit financial need. Applications must be postmarked by June 15th of each year. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Trustees' decision in August of each year. Applications should be sent to: Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow Union County Prosecutor’s Office 32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202 Sponsor: The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation

NAWC-New Jersey Chapter Scholarship Program

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Association is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field. Eligibility Requirements: (a) Be a United States citizen, (b) Be a resident of New Jersey and have lived in the state for at least five years, (c) Be a high school senior or college student intending to pursue a degree at a New Jersey college or university (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate or graduate student (part-or full-time), and (d) Be maintaining at least 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. Send applications and related documents to: Gail Brady 49 Howell Drive Verona, NJ 07044 TEL: (973) 669-5807 E-MAIL gbradygbconsult@verizon.net

Bruce A. Wallace Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship of $1,000 to be given to a third-year student at Rutgers-Camden School of Law who is from the South Jersey area and is in the upper half of his or her class. Applicants must also demonstrate genuine financial need.

James R. Leva Scholarship

The James R. Leva Scholarship Award is sponsored by New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) to assist NJUA member company employees who are employed in New Jersey, or members of their families, in pursuing their higher education goals. Eligibility • The working NJUA member company employee must be a full time, regular employee of a NJUA member company working in New Jersey, who has at least six months of service with that employer. If these criteria are met, the employee, his or her legal spouse or civil union partner, or legal dependent child is eligible to be considered for this award. • Applicants or their qualified dependents must enroll or be enrolled in an approved course of study at an accredited junior college, college or university.

Father Anthony J. O'Driscoll Memorial Scholarship

The American Legion Press Club of New Jersey makes available on an annual basis, a $500 cash scholarship to a student entering his or her freshman year in an accredited four year college. To be eligible one must be either the son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a current card holding member of The American Legion, Auxiliary, the survivor of one who was a member of either organization at the time of death, or a member of The Sons of The American Legion or Auxiliary Junior and starting college as a freshman, all of New Jersey. In addition, those residents of New Jersey, also entering his or her freshman year and who has graduated from either American Legion Jersey Boys State or the Auxiliary Girls State Program, shall be eligible. Students must be studying in the field of communications.

Stevens Institute of Technology/SAE Engineering Scholarship

The engineering program, which leads to the Bachelor of Engineering degree, attracts 60% of the current student body. A key component of the Stevens program is the design spine - a sequence of design courses each semester that integrates all courses. Freshmen take core courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and humanities. As sophomores, students choose one of nine concentrations: Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Management, Mechanical, Naval, and Information Systems. Dual and accelerated degree programs, including a combined bachelor's and master's degree, as well as various minors, are also available. All seniors are responsible for a 10-credit design project. High achieving undergraduates are considered for various engineering honor societies and the Stevens Scholars Program. Terms: Two four-year scholarships, worth at least $6,000 annually, in any field of engineering. Recipients must maintain a "B" average for this scholarship to continue past the freshman year. For more information, contact the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stevens, (201) 216-5194.

McDonald's Golden Arches Scholarships

Any Tri-State student planning to attend their first year of college is eligible. Winning students will receive a scholarship award of $1,000. In addition, the student displaying the most outstanding academic achievement will be awarded a $5,000 McDonald's Big Mac Valedictorian Award. The student who best demonstrates a commitment to community service will be awarded a $5,000 McDonald's Community Service Award.

McDonald's GospelFest Music Scholarships

Students from the Tri-State area who plan to major in music are eligible for an award of $1,000 or one $5,000 award ($2,500 per year over 2 years).

Margaret Yardley Fellowship Award

The Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund was established in 1930 to provide fellowship grants to deserving women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at the school of their choice. The first contribution to the fund in 1930 was $5,000 given by Farnham Yardley in memory of his mother, the first NJSFWC President Margaret Yardley. NJSFWC has been able to award between six and eight $1,000 fellowship grants to deserving women annually. Information (including application forms) regarding this fellowship fund is forwarded to all New Jersey universities, state colleges and independent four-year colleges plus graduate departments at Harvard University and New York University. Considerations used when judging applicants qualifications include scholastic achievement, career service potential and charitable endeavors. The grant is applied solely to tuition expenses. If you know of a young woman who is eligible for this grant, applications are available.

KASF Scholarship - Eastern Region

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.

SWE New Jersey Section Scholarship

This scholarship was first awarded in 1998 and was established by the New Jersey Section of SWE. The award is made to a New Jersey resident majoring in engineering. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school. The applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need. Applications must be postmarked by June 15th of each year. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Trustees' decision in August of each year. Applications should be sent to: Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow 32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202 -Contact Marlene Lynch Ford at (732) 929-2020 for more information. Sponsor: The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Foundation

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

Frank & Louise Groff Foundation Scholarships

The Frank and Louise Groff Foundation was created to assist students to become Registered Nurses or Medical Doctors by providing needed financial assistance for them to be able to pursue a career in medicine. This Foundation was established in 1970 under a provision of the Will of the late Louise Darby Groff who as a nurse recognized the great physical, moral, and spiritual benefits she received from her professional training. Awards will be made at the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. However, as mandated by the Groff Will, scholarships are limited to those students who have graduated from a public high school within Monmouth County, New Jersey. These scholarships are renewable for four years. Recipients are chosen: On the basis of demonstrated financial need On the basis of their high school records, recommendations and sincere interest in programs leading to certification as a Registered Nurse, a BSN, or as a Medical Doctor On the basis of being admitted to and maintaining satisfactory progress in a nursing program or medical school

2017 Raise Me Up Scholarship

A divorce and family law practice, we at Schultz & Associates see the worst of what can happen when families are torn apart, and the terrible impact that can have on the children who are caught in the middle. But we also see many examples of families who rise above unfortunate circumstances, who work together in loving and caring relationships to ensure that the children, despite being raised in a challenging environment, grow and excel beyond their peers to become excellent students and good citizens. It is with these individuals in mind that Schultz & Associates proudly announces the creation of the 2017 Raise Me Up Scholarship to benefit those who have overcome the disadvantages and obstacles of being raised in a divorced or single-parent household.

Blue Seal Feeds Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech. Resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia required.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

The Angelo L. Tomasso Scholarship

Each year the Warren Township Lions Club offers scholarships to Warren Students that will be attending a college in the fall. The scholarships are based on financial need and are selected by a committee of Lions club members. The Angelo L. Tomasso Scholarship - awarded annually to a deserving student that will pursue an Education degree. Dr. Tomasso was a former Lion as well as Superintendent of Warren Schools for many years. Students interested in the Warren Lions Club scholarship should contact David Peterson, Director of Guidance at Watchung Hills Regional High School.

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