The Van Doren Scholarship
In May, when the Van Doren Selection Committee announces its annual awards, they will celebrate passing the million-dollar mark in total distributions since its creation of the scholarship in 1996.They expect to have more than $40,000 to award to deserving Somerset County 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 “passion for learning” may be eligible to receive this honor.
In making its selections, the Committee must show preference to residents of the Borough of Peapack-Gladstone. Last year, a total of $41,000 was awarded to ten students, four Peapack-Gladstone residents and six residing in other Somerset County communities. While financial need is considered, the scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of character and achievement.
To be eligible for a Van Doren Scholarship, a candidate must be a Somerset County resident 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. Deadline is Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Students are encouraged to use the downloadable version of the application on their website:
University of Michigan
he Geisinger Scholarship is awarded to non-Michigan resident students from selected geographic areas. The Geisinger Scholarship is a $20,000 per year annual award. The scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA, is enrolled full-time in the College of Engineering, and declares an Engineering major. The scholarship is awarded over eight semesters, or until the student completes his or her undergraduate program, whichever occurs first. The full value of the award over eight semesters is $80,000. Application can be found at the following address: http://scholarships.engin.umich.edu/new-students/ Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.
Deadline: January 17, 2017.
Assumption College - Light the Way Scholarship
Assumption College inspires students, faculty and staff to Light the Way. Their mission reminds us that there is a greater purpose to life and that each individual has gifts and talents to share with the world. In and outside of the classroom, Assumption students are using the incredible resources around them—people, places, and opportunities—to feed their minds, grow their hearts, and pass it on. Assumption’s new Light the Way Scholarship is awarded to incoming students who utilize their abilities to Light the Way for others. Whether it’s community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes and supports students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way. Each year, Assumption College will award up to fifty $24,000 scholarships, renewable all four years. For more information and application, please visit: https://www.assumption.edu/admissions/financial-aid/light-way-scholarship. Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.
Deadline: January 1, 2017.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program. For guidelines and information on how to apply, please visit: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/information.php. Deadline details are as follows: Qualified candidates may apply online now through January 5, 2017 or until 25,000 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Candidates must complete the secure online application and all of its components prior to the deadline or before 25,000 applications are submitted. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. If the program reaches 25,000 applications before 11:59 PM CST on the deadline date of January 5, 2017, it will automatically close.
FunNewJersey.com Local Scholarship
Fun New Jersey offering a $1,000 scholarship for local NJ high school seniors. Their goal is to help bright and talented New Jersey students on their journey through higher education. Here is a brief outline of the requirements:
- Applicants must be high school seniors who plan on attending college in New Jersey (2-year college, 4-year institution or voc/tech school)
- Applicants must submit a creative essay about New Jersey
- Applicants must submit a resume outlining any accomplishments, activities, employment or volunteer experiences
Complete details about this scholarship, as well as instructions on how to apply, can be found here:
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