In this scholarship post, we’re tackling my hometown the Garden State, otherwise known as New Jersey! New Jersey scholarships are available for both residents and for students simply attending a New Jersey college or university.
We’ll start off by diving straight into New Jersey scholarships offered by private organizations, before leaving you with a shortlist of recommended financial aid and reading resources to bookmark as you begin or continue along your financial aid journey.
Deadline: Quarterly (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31)
Eligibility: Open to high school, college and graduate students of all years across the US. While our scholarship isn’t specific to New Jersey students, it’s an awesome no-essay scholarship opportunity, so get your application in before applying to all of the other great scholarships below!
Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: Open to college juniors and seniors, along with masters and doctoral students who are interested in pursuing degrees in business, chemistry, civil engineering, construction management, marketing, or sales. Applicants can be from any U.S. state, but preference will be given to residents of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia.
Deadline: February 15
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors studying anything related to engineering at a college or university in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia. Must be a SWE member to apply.
Amount: up to $5,000 (renewable for four years)
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and first-year students at technical/vocational schools. Must live in Gloucester, Camden, or Burlington county, but can be attending or planning to attend college anywhere in the US.
Deadline: March 1
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors, including those who have attended Camp College and/or College Key.
Amount: Varies ($500 - $1,000)
Deadline: March 15
Eligibility: Open to New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled in associate, bachelors, and masters-level nursing programs. Preference is given to students who are attending school in New Jersey.
Deadline: March 18
Eligibility: Open to students attending or accepted to attend ALA-accredited LIS graduate schools. Applicants must live or work in the state of New Jersey.
Deadline: March 31
Eligibility: Open to college and graduate school students with Swiss heritage who are pursuing a full-time degree at any college or university. Must be permanently living in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, or Connecticut and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: April 15
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate school students with Italian heritage.
Deadline: April 30
Eligibility: Open to full-time students in good standing at any New Jersey accredited college, or a resident of New Jersey attending any accredited out-of-state college. Must have at least a sophomore level standing and be enrolled in a curriculum related to natural resources including but not limited to: agriculture, agronomy, conservation, ecology, environmental science, etc (see scholarship page for the full list!).
Deadline: May 29
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors and current college students of Asian descent who attend school in the Greater Philadelphia region (includes Camden and Atlantic counties in Southern New Jersey).
Eligibility: Open to high school seniors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Tulsa Oklahoma. Students may attend any four-year accredited college or university in the US.
Eligibility: Open to students under the age of 24 who are either high school seniors entering college or are currently full-time undergraduates. Must be actively involved in your local church and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
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Eligibility: Multiple scholarships open to high school, college, and graduate students of various majors. Most scholarships require students to be attending an ICFNJ member institution.
Amount: Varies ($2,000 - $6,500)
Eligibility: Open to accounting students at New Jersey colleges who are currently in their second year (community college), sophomore or junior year or in their senior year and entering an accounting-related graduate program in New Jersey.
Eligibility: Open to New Jersey high school students.
Now, we’ve touched on some great New Jersey scholarships sponsored by companies and private organizations, but let’s not forget to cover the important financial aid websites and resources offered by New Jersey to prospective and current college students alike!
HESAA is New Jersey’s state agency dedicated to providing students and their families information about both merit and need-based financial aid for everything beyond high school. Examples of awards and resources include:
NJ Transfer helps community college students make the transition from two to four-year colleges.
NJIT’s Pre-College Prep Programs offer students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to learn about careers in STEM-related fields.
America Needs You is a competitive fellowship program providing high achieving, low-income, first-generation students with one-on-one mentorship, extensive professional networks, internship support, and a structured career development curriculum. Must be a current college freshman in New Jersey, New York, California, or Illinois.