Scholarship Offerings


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The Van Doren Scholarship - This coming spring, when the Van Doren Scholarship Committee makes its selections for the twenty-ninth year, we again expect to have at least $40,000 to award to deserving high school and college students. Seniors at your school 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 one million dollars 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, three Peapack-Gladstone residents and ten 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 a Van Doren Scholarship, a candidate must be a resident of Somerset County who is attending or planning to attend as a full-time student 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 advanced degrees are not eligible. Please visit their website: to use the downloadable version of the application.  Deadline:  March 21, 2024.

The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association (NJEPA) honors the State’s exemplary Emergency Managers through a series of scholarships named in their honor. These awards are named for Captain Jonathan C. Young, former President of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association and career firefighter and fire officer and Michael W. Augustyniak a former career emergency manager and planner for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. They are intended for a graduating high school senior, or college student presently enrolled in an accredited college or university interested in pursuing a career in the emergency management field of study. This includes emergency management, homeland security, fire suppression, law enforcement, hazardous material, arson investigation, emergency medical services, planning, Health, Public Health, Social Services, etc.- in the public or private sector.  $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually.  For more information, visit:

Deadline:  March 10, 2024.

 The Cancer Fighter Scholarship - seeks to honor up to ten (10) graduating high school seniors from around the nation who have been leaders in the fight against cancer. This includes students who have battled cancer themselves, helped loved ones/friends through cancer, or led the fight against cancer in their school and community.

Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC), Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower, encourage, and inspire the generation that ends cancer. To achieve this, SMAC is building a student-led network committed to fundraising for cancer causes and engaging in social, educational, and service activities that promote awareness and provide support for the cancer community. For more information, as well as application, visit:   Deadline April 1, 2024.

The ARMY Reserve Minuteman Scholarship - The Minuteman Campaign is a U.S. Army Cadet Command initiative to offer Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty (GRFD) scholarships to candidates that self-select for service in a Reserve component. The GRFD scholarship provides full tuition and fees or room and board ($10,000 per year) for up to four years at a public or private school. This program provides well-trained officers to the Reserve Components and improves the total Army force.

If you are a high school senior interested in receiving an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the GRFD Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.  Visit their website at: for more information.

 NJ Relocation Council ScholarshipThis is a Scholarship Opportunity for local College-Bound New Jersey High School Seniors.  THE NJRC will be awarding Scholarships to 2 New Jersey high school seniors who have experienced a relocation during their high school years from one school to another, at a distance of at least 50 miles; Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay describing their move experience, and a synopsis of extra-curricular activities.  Application can be found on Naviance in the scholarship sectionDeadline: February 29, 2024 by 4pm.

 Animal Welfare Institute Scholarship - High school seniors in the United States are eligible to apply for this scholarship if they have demonstrated a commitment to animal welfare through volunteer work and/or advocacy and intend to pursue a career that will seek to reduce animal suffering and protect vulnerable species.  For more information, as well as application visit:

Deadline: March 16, 2024 11:30 PM.

 The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Scholarship (NAWC) -

The NAWC is offering two $5,000 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and are interested in the water utility industry or any related field. To fill out an application, click here. Please email completed applications to Gail Brady at [email protected]. Applications are due by March 15, 2024.

 Central Jersey Alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc - is offering several scholarships to African American graduating seniors who reside in Union, Middlesex and Somerset Counties.  Visit their website for more information, as well as applications.  Deadline:  February 1, 2024.