NJ STARS Scholarship

$12,500

Deadline Varies

Awards Available: 1600

  • Scholarship Description
  • The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program is an initiative created by the state of New Jersey that provides New Jersey's highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county community college, less any state and/or federal grants and scholarships for 12 to 18 college-level credits per semester, for up to five (5) semesters.

    Applicants must be New Jersey residents who rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class at the end of their junior or senior year and must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and legal New Jersey residents for a minimum of twelve consecutive months prior to high school graduation. Students must enroll full-time in a degree program no later than the fifth semester following high school graduation at their home county community college and can attend another community college if their home county community college does not offer their desired program of study or the program is oversubscribed for at least one year. Students who do not demonstrate college readiness by placing into all college level courses will be given up to one year to gain the skills they need to be college ready, but the NJ STARS program will not cover costs for remedial coursework. Students who are not college-ready by September 1, one year after high school graduation, are no longer eligible for the NJ STARS program. NJ STARS students who graduate with a cumulative 3.25 GPA or greater qualify for NJ STARS II scholarships at 26 colleges and universities in New Jersey. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 400 Paramus Road
  • Paramus, NJ 07652
  • ckrostek@bergen.edu
  • 201-689-7055

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