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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.

VanDoren 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, http://www.vandorenscholars.org/ for application and more information.
Deadline:  March 20, 2018

COLLEGE OFFERINGS

Ramapo College - Ramapo College of New Jersey will offer eight scholarships to Computer Science students for fall 2018. The scholarships will include:

  • All tuition and fees covered by a grant from the National Science Foundation;
    Housing funding may be available through other sources such as state and federal aid and financial grants from the college depending on qualifications.
  • A scholar who continues to meet the requirements of the scholarship can receive up to five years of support.

Qualifications for the scholarship are:

  • Must major in Computer Science;
  • Must be in the top 10 percent of one's high school class with SAT score of at least 1230 in Critical Reading and Mathematics;
  • Must demonstrate financial need, i.e., have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $ 24,000 per year;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, permanent resident or alien admitted as refugee.
  • During their academic study, scholarship recipients will be provided with faculty advisement, math mentoring as needed, career mentoring and a host of other support services designed to ensure their success. Scholarship recipients will be evaluated every semester and must meet the following requirements to retain their scholarship:
  • Remain a Computer Science major, working towards a degree in the major;
  • Remain enrolled full-time (12 credits or more per semester);

    In order to be considered for the scholarship, submit your Ramapo College application and FAFSA forms early and send an email to Prof. Amruth Kumar (
    amruth@ramapo.edu) expressing interest in the scholarship.

 Saint Joseph’s UniversitySaint Joseph’s hosts a prestigious and innovative scholarship program designed specifically for young women interested in the fields of science and mathematics.  Named in memory of John P. McNulty, a graduate and former University Trustee, the program provides four-year, full- and partial-tuition scholarships to highly qualified women majoring in the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), chemical biology, environmental science, computer science or mathematics.  For more information, visit their website at https://sites.sju.edu/mcnultyscholars.  
Deadline:  January 15, 2018

Janet Logan Daily Scholarship - The Janet Logan Daily Foundation grants an annual award

to one graduating high school senior from New Jersey who enrolls full-time in an accredited university or college within the United States. This scholarship rewards students from varying academic backgrounds who have routinely demonstrated maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom.   To access the electronic application and review eligibility requirements visit:   http://janetlogandailyfoundation.org/application.asp.  The deadline to submit is 
April 1st, 2018.  

NJ Sharing Network - NJ Sharing Network NJ Sharing Network Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) scholarships, the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship and the Betsey Niles Scholarship, both in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Scholarship awardees must be awareness advocates or have been personally affected by or is a family member of someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation (i.e.: organ and/or tissue donor, living donor, transplant recipient, waiting for a transplant, or died waiting for a transplant). Missy’s Miracle Fund, Betsy Niles Fund and our Foundation are committed to increasing the number of lives saved through research, donor family support, education and public awareness about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Scholarships are awarded to honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait, and remember the lives lost while waiting… for the gift of life.  For application and more information, visit http://www.njsharingnetwork.org/scholarship
Deadline:  April 10, 2018.

New Jersey Schoolwomen’s Club Scholarship - THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOLWOMEN’S CLUB is a group of women educators engaged in all aspects of public education in New Jersey.  The objectives of the club include promoting the interests of our profession, encouraging capable young women to become educators, and recognizing outstanding women in the field of education.  Any young woman who is a senior in a New Jersey high school and is a New Jersey resident is invited to apply.  She should be planning to complete a professional program (minimum baccalaureate) leading to a degree and certification in the field of educationThe Jeannette Hodge, Mary Ann Giovannini, and Patricia Barber memorial scholarships, each in the amount of $500, and two educational awards, in the amount of $500, will be awarded for academic achievement.  Involvement in extra-curricular and community service activities will also be considered.  
Deadline:  February 26, 2018.

Pursue Education And Really Learn Something (P.E.A.R.L.S, Inc.) - P.E.A.R.L.S, Inc., in collaboration with Nu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Diamond Foundation Inc., of Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce that they will be offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Middlesex and Somerset counties.  There are applications for the Maurice M. Williams Scholarship, Constance Pizarro Community Service Leadership Award, the Shawn Marie Stephens Memorial Scholarship, and the Diamonds and Pearls Scholarship.  This year, they will ONLY be accepting applications via this link provided below.  The application will be available for online submission at:  https://form.jotform.com/pearlsnxoscholarship/2018-pearls-scholarship-application
Deadline:  March 2, 2018 for letters of recommendation, official transcript and W-2. 

Online application by March 4, 2018.

Sattiraju Employment Law Scholarship.  This scholarship is now available to any student who will be attending an accredited college or university by Fall 2018 and have plans of attending law school in the future.  Award Amount: $1,000.  The application can be found  at: http://www.sattirajulawfirm.com/#scholarship-application
Deadline: May 31, 2018.

Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) – FAFS is excited to offer ten scholarships and grant opportunities to High School Seniors, and those who have received their GED, who are or have been under the care of Child Protection and Permanency.  Students are encouraged to apply for multiple awards.  For more information and applications, visit: www.fafsonline.org
Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Lighthouse Guild Scholarship- Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship program for college-bound high school and graduate students who are legally blind.  The program will award approximately 10 college-bound scholarships of up to $10,000 each and 1-3 graduate scholarships of up to $10,000.  Apply online:  https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarships/
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

Key Club Scholarships The Key Club offers over 20 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2000 that will be awarded to the members of the New Jersey District of Key Club who have exemplified incomparable dedication to serving the children of the world, and have been upholders of the objects of the Key Club International during their high school years.  Please see Ms. Norton or Ms. Acuff in the Guidance Department for the application and list of Key Club Scholarships.    
Deadline:  February 16, 2018.