New Jersey Scholarships

College debt is a difficult reality for many students, but it doesn’t have to be. With so many financial aid opportunities available to future and current college students, finances don’t have to stand in the way of a college education. In fact, just living in the state of New Jersey can make students eligible for scholarships and grants. By using your state of residence or college attendance as a search criterion, Scholarships.com can help you find the money you need to pay for a college education. The college scholarships below offer a sample of the financial aid opportunities students may find at Scholarships.com. For additional New Jersey scholarships, as well as awards available to students living outside of the state, you can conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

"Species On The Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest

  • Application Deadline: 5/19/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Conserve Wildlife Foundation invites high school students from across the state to submit an original social media campaign showing why wildlife is important to protect in New Jersey. The fun and educational "Species on the Edge 2.0" Social Media Contest capitalizes on high school students' expertise with social media platforms, and provides them with the opportunity to showcase their talent, [...] More

AAUW Lew Williams Scholarship and Leila Sulkes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Freehold Branch of AAUW will award two $2,000 scholarships - the Lew Williams Scholarship and the Leila Sulkes Scholarship - for the upcoming academic year. In order to apply, you must be a female at least 25 years of age; reside in one of the following communities: Colts Neck, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro, Morganville; and have a [...] More

Benjamin Venezia Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Benjamin was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia two weeks after celebrating his 13th birthday. During his 9 month battle, he held on to the hope that he would defeat cancer. Benjamin planned his future, shared his dreams, hoped and prayed that his friends and family would never know cancer or experience his pain, suffering, and fears. Benjamin will always be remembered as thoughtful, loving, [...] More

Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/24/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation has announced that scholarships are available for area students for the school year. Scholarships will be awarded to students from southern New Jersey, who will be matriculating in an accredited post-secondary school and pursuing a course of study related to real estate and the construction industry. Applicants must live in or attend [...] More

Camden County American Association of University Women

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • One year scholarships are available for women who:
    -Are residents of Camden, Gloucester or Burlington Counties
    -Have completed at least one year of post-high school studies
    -Are currently enrolled in a post high school program

    Submission Materials:
    -One three-page application
    -A current official transcript from a college or university covering at least one year's work
    -Two reference [...] More

Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Candice's Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. has been established to raise awareness among the public concerning sickle cell disease. Our goal is to help alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT)with sickle cell disease by providing three scholarships annually in the amount of $1500 ($750 presented in September, and $750 presented in January).

    These [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $8,200
  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated [...] More

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship was established in 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in the performing arts receive financial assistance. Performing arts includes theater, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, marching bands, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC member’s district. To determine your [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC [...] More

CMAA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (MAC CMAA), awards a limited number of scholarships to qualified students to help them defray the costs of pursuing a degree in construction management or a related-degree program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of one full academic year of studies and must have a minimum of one full academic year remaining [...] More

Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia -Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia -Undergraduate Scholarship is for students who are of Greek descent OR majoring in Greek Studies regardless of heritage, and U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery or Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem [...] More

Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Offered exclusively to New Jersey graduating high school seniors, the Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship 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 [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company's New York City headquarters during the summer. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • In honor of the legacy of Melissa Anne Centrella, which gives scholarships to students going into nursing or medical sciences. Because of how the shortage of nurses affected our family dramatically. Also to further help find an answer for Dystonia, so that no other family has to live through what we did. The Melissa's Hope Scholarships serve as a tribute to Melissa Centrella's life of courage and [...] More

New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,600
  • The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance and support services (e.g. counseling, tutoring, and developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. These grants are renewable based upon continued eligibility. Forty-one of New Jersey's community [...] More

New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation has been a shining light for 68 years in providing financial assistance to deserving member club caddies pursuing higher education. Caddie scholars are selected based on their academic performance, financial need, and length and quality of service as a caddie. Scholarships are renewable for up to four (4) years of undergraduate study. Applicants must show [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

NJ STARS Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,500
  • 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 [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

The Governor's Urban Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Governor's Urban Scholarship is a merit-based 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. To be eligible for this award, students must reside in (but not necessarily [...] More

The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/12/2020
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Fund was established to honor the memory of Luther Vandross and his devoted mother Mary Ida. Scholarships from this fund will be awarded to assist students in their pursuit to graduate from a historically black college or university (HBCU). Applicants must be third, fourth or fifth-year college students leading to an undergraduate degree; be enrolled at an HBCU; [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals, with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, [...] More

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Last Reviewed: March 2020