Scholarship Offerings



If you are interested in any of these scholarships offered, please click here to download document, write your name on the top of the sheet, check off which scholarship information you would like and bring it to the Guidance Office.  Scholarship information will be ready for pick up the following day at 2:45 pm.  If you have any questions about the opportunities listed please see Ms. Norton or Ms. Acuff in the Guidance Office.


PENN STATE - The NNJ Alumni Chapter established an endowed scholarship in 1977. This scholarship has been awarded annually to an incoming Penn State freshman year student residing in their designated area of influence, recognizing distinguished academic achievement, character, and outstanding leadership qualities.  This scholarship is administered by the university, named and formally known as the Thomas L. Reissmann Endowed Scholarship.  Since 2004, additional scholarships have been offered to incoming freshman year students.  The additional scholarships are administered by the NNJ Alumni Chapter.  These scholarships are named and formally known as the NNJ Alumni Chapter Founders Scholarship and the Ellen Family Scholarship.  Applicants for these scholarships will be evaluated, based upon the following criteria:

  • Outstanding Character   
  • Demonstrated Leadership            
  • Volunteerism
  • Outstanding Accomplishments in School Activities
  • Outstanding Accomplishments in Community Service
  • Academic Achievement

To Apply:  Visit the NNJ Alumni Chapter Website at and “Click” on the Scholarship Icon, at the Top of the Home Page.  Deadline:  May 15th

Somerset County School Nurses Association High School/Student Nursing Degree Scholarship

School Nursing is a specialty within the nursing profession. The Somerset County School Nurses Association is a voluntary professional organization that provides continuing education and promotes high standards of care to meet the needs of the students and staff in our schools.  They want to recognize and reach out to those wishing to study nursing and make it their profession.  High school seniors must have been accepted and plan to attend a college or university which offers either an undergraduate nursing program or accelerated BSN program.  Please see Ms. Norton or Ms. Acuff in the Guidance Office for more information, as well as application.  Deadline:  April 20, 2018.

200 Club of Somerset County - The 200 Club of Somerset County – The 200 Club of Somerset County holds its Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 16, 2018 at which time they recognize high School seniors whom themselves or have a parent living in and actively serving Somerset County in one of the following public safety branches:  Police and Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Volunteer Ambulance Corps/First Aid Squad, or State Police.  The scholarship program was established in 1988 to aid children of actively serving public safety personnel in their desire to attend college or vocational school or to acquire other post-high school education.   Deadline:  March 9, 2018.

2018 oxyGEN Scholarship– Scholarship mission is to encourage and promote incoming college students interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) field by providing a one-time monetary scholarship to the applicants who appropriately meet the criteria below and as selected by the designated oxyGEN scholarship committee. All applicants who meet the criteria and deadline will be considered, regardless of major or area of study. The number and value of scholarships awarded each year will vary based on the number of quality applicants received and the funds available.  For more information and application, visit

Deadline:  February 28, 2018

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation – Tzu Chi Scholars 2018 is now accepting applications.  All high school seniors are encouraged to apply.    All Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.  This is a nationwide program and each scholar will be awarded a total of $1,000 dollars.  Application can be downloaded from the Tzu Chi website at  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  March 10, 2018.

PeopleCare Center For Nonprofits - For more than thirty years the PeopleCare Center has provided affordable rental space for nonprofit agencies to use in facilitating their programs. The Center has been a presence in the community and has supported the nonprofits in meeting the needs of their program participants. With recognition that education is at the roof of all social progress and to expand its outreach to the community at large, the PeopleCare Center has committed some of its resources to provide college scholarships. PCCNP will offer up to twelve $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded to senior students planning on attending college next year that attend one of the Somerset County public high schools, which includes Bernards High School.  All interested students are encouraged to download a copy of the Application at www.peoplecarecenter.orgPlease see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 9, 2018.

Kiwanis Club of Bernardsville –The Bernardsville Kiwanis Club Scholarship Grant valued at $4,000 will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to further his/her education at a college or university  in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution at a rate of $1,000 per year and will continue for a maximum of four years as long as the recipient remains in good standing.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of service record to school and community, scholastic record in high school, financial requirements, an essay and possible interview with members of the Bernardsville Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee.  It is open to all Bernards High School graduating seniors who are able to meet the stated criteria for consideration.   Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for application.  Deadline:   April 30, 2018.

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of New Jersey - Claire Oliphant Memorial Scholarship   This scholarship – a $2,500.00 grant payable in one check – is awarded in memory of Claire Oliphant, their first Department President.   Applicant must be a child, Grandchild or Great-Grandchild of a Veteran who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion; A resident of the State of New Jersey for two years immediately prior to applying for the scholarship and a member of the 2018 Graduating class of a senior high school in the State of New Jersey.  More information, as well as application can be found at:  Deadline:   April 15, 2018.

American Legion Auxiliary - CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP 2018 Fifteen scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded for 2018. Three scholarships will be awarded in each of the five divisions of the American Legion Auxiliary. All are gift scholarships and not loans. 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.  More information, as well as application can be found at:

Deadline:  March 1, 2018


The Dorothy Kellerman Scholarship is a one-year scholarship.  Applicant must be a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a Veteran who served in the Armed Forces during the eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion.   More information, as well as application can be found at:

Deadline:  April 15, 2018

American Legion Auxiliary  - 2018 NURSING SCHOLARSHIP  - SPONSORED BY American Legion Auxiliary Department of New Jersey PAST PRESIDENT’S PARLEY For those entering the field of nursing or related vocation.   More information, as well as application can be found at:  April 15, 2018


New Jersey Utilities Association – Each year, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) awards the NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship to a qualified, deserving New Jersey high school senior who meets the eligibility criteria.  This year, the Association will award (2) four year scholarships providing $1,500 per academic year to the student selected by our scholarship review Committee.  NJUA will also award two (2) NJUA Trade and Vocational School Scholarships to qualified students selected by their Scholarship Review Committee who will be pursuing a trade or vocational degree at an accredited school.  This award will total up to $1,500 per year.  Requirements for eligibility, selection criteria and application forms for both scholarship programs can be found on the Association’s web site at   Deadline:  April 7, 2018.

New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) – The New Jersey Electronic Association (NJSEA), an official chartered chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarship awards to sons and daughters of active-duty police and fire personnel.  The scholarship awards, in the amount of $1,500 for the first prize and $1,000 for the second prize, are available to qualified high school seniors.  Requirements and application can be found on their website  Deadline:  March 23, 2018

College Covered  - 2018 New Scholarship Program This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required.  Please visit this link for more information:

Van Doren Scholarship

When the Van Doren Scholarship Committee makes its selections for the twenty-third year, they expect to have more than $40,000 to award deserving high school and college students.  Seniors who are of exemplary character and who can demonstrate what Peter Ellis Van Doren, a long-time resident of Peapack-Gladstone, called a “passion for learning” may be eligible to receive this honor.  Since the creation of this scholarship in 1996, the Committee has distributed more than $1,000,000 to deserving Somerset County students.

In making its selections, the Committee must show preference to residents of the Borough of Peapack-Gladstone.  Last year, the committee awarded a total of $40,000 to thirteen students, four Peapack-Gladstone residents and nine residing in other Somerset County communities.  While financial need is considered, these scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of character and achievement.

To be eligible for the Van Doren Scholarship, a candidate must be a resident of Somerset County who is attending or planning to attend as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university, a two-year college, or a post-high school trade or nursing school.  Students may apply during their senior year of high school and during any year of their post-secondary school studies.  Students working on advance degrees are not eligible.

Please visit, for application and more information.

Deadline:  March 20, 2018

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