Scholarships in New Jersey

University Scholars Award

Award: $8,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a domestic non-resident student who is not invited to the Honors College. Minimum 3.5 GPA and minimum composite ACT test score of 24 (combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100) required.

Chancellor's Merit Award

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be able to fall into one of these categories: (a) a non-Indiana resident, ranking in the top quarter of their class, with a minimum 1650 composite SAT (composite ACT score of 24 with writing), or or have earned a SAT score of 1800 (27 ACT with writing); (b) a transfer student from another regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 credits and a cumulative GPA of 3.0; (c) a transfer student from another regionally accredited college or university having completed 24 credit hours or more at more than one college with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above at each institution attended. Transfer students with fewer than 24 credits completed will be evaluated on their high school record and test scores. International students who are beginning at the university must have scored a minimum 600 on the TOEFL if the test was paper-based or a minimum of 87 if the TOEFL was Internet-based. International students must ask the Office of International Education to recommend them for scholarship consideration.

Opportunity Grant

Award: $3,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a non-Wisconsin resident entering in the fall semester. FAFSA required.

John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 15

Applicant must be New Jersey resident and a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his/her effectiveness. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

Incentive Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a student who resides outside of Indiana and have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Edward J. Bloustein & Urban Scholars Award

Award: $950, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement based upon secondary school records and junior year SAT scores. Applicants from economically distressed areas may qualify for Urban Scholars based on class rank and GPA. Applicants must be NJ residents for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment. Must be registered with selective service (if applicable). Must maintain satisfactory academic progress. Applicants do not apply directly to this program. They must be nominated by their high school.

Part-Time Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) for County College Students

Award: -, Deadline: June 1 (for renewals); October 1 (for new applicants, fall and spring); March 1 (spring only)

Applicant must demonstrate financial need; be a New Jersey resident for at least 12 consecutive months prior to award, and be enrolled at a New Jersey two- or four-year college or university.

Outstanding Scholar Recruitment Plan (OSRP)

Award: $7,500, Deadline: October 15

Eligible institutions will notify students who may take part in the program. Applicants must maintain satisfactory academic progress for renewal.

Survivor Tuition Benefits Program (STBP)

Award: -, Deadline: October 1 (fall and spring); March 1 (spring)

Applicant must be spouse or child of NJ firefighter, emergency service worker or law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.

Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism

Award: $10,000, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must have been 21 or younger at the time of heroic act and be a NJ resident.

NJ World Trade Center Scholarship Fund

Award: $6,500, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be child or spouse of a NJ resident who was killed in 9/11 attacks. Applicant must be enrolled full time at an eligible institution and be a NJ resident. Eligibility is continued for eight years from the date of high school graduation for children and eight years from the date of death for spouses.

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship (LEOMS)

Award: -, Deadline: October 1 (fall); March 1 (spring)

Applicant must be a child of a New Jersey law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty; full-time enrollment in an eligible (NJ approved) institution is required.

NJSTARS (Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship)

Award: -, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must graduate from a New Jersey high school who has graduated within top one-fifth of their class and who will be attending a New Jersey community college as a full-time student. Eligibility is limited to first time full-time freshmen.

NJCLASS Loan Program

Award: -, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and be enrolled at least half time at eligible institutions. Applicant must have satisfactory academic progress and satisfactory credit history. A cosigner can be added if needed. Must fill all financial aid information by one school. May not exceed total cost of education. Loan is for NJ eligible institution or NJ resident attending an approved out-of-state institution

Out of State Reduced Tuition Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA or rank in the top fifth of his/her class, and must have a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1100 (composite ACT score of 24). Transfer applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Wachovia Scholars

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 30

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students based on academic standing and financial need. Applicant must be from the Wachovia service area.

Regional Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a full-time, matriculated freshmen who is a graduate from a high school outside of New York State.

Cook Scholarship

Award: $7,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must reside in a state other than New York and must graduate from a private or parochial school. Applicant must have a minimum "85" average and a minimum combined SAT I score of 1000.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.8 GPA, must be enrolled in a transfer program at a New Jersey community college, and must be a member of the county college's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Francis B. and Paige D. L'Hommedieu Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum 3.7 GPA and be enrolled in a transfer program at a New Jersey community college.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Award: $8,500, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, social justice issues, and volunteerism.

Alumni Scholarship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman at Seton Hall University who is the child, grandchild or sibling of an alumni.

Forensics, Speech and Debate Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must participate in the Brownson Speech and Debate Team and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and public speaking ability.

New Jersey Firefighter Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be the dependent child of a career New Jersey firefighter who is an FMBA member.

Pep Band Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must participate in the Pep Band and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and musical talent.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Transfer Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a full-time student transfering a minimum of 24 credits to Seton Hall University. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Scholar Recognition Award for Out-of-Sate Students

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon superior academic achievement.

NTA New Jersey Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a permanent resident of New Jersey, enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in a travel-and-tourism- or hospitality- related program of study at a two-year or four-year college or university in New Jersey, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants enrolled in a two-year college, will be entering the second year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours by the end of this semester or term. Applicants enrolled in a four-year college or university will be entering junior or senior year in the fall of the calendar year of application, and will have completed a minimum of 60 or 90 credit hours respectively by the end of this semester or term. Applicant is required to submit a U.S. passport as proof of citizenship, or U.S. Alien Registration Card as proof of permanent residency, a New Jersey driver's license as proof of permanent state residency, resume, two evaluations and letters of recommendation (one academic, one professional), an official transcript, and an essay. Essay topic: Discuss what segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on. What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry? Please tell us about your academic and extracurricular activities and experiences, i.e. work, internships, etc., and how they tie into your present and future goals. Mention any awards or commendations you have received relating to the travel and tourism or hospitality industry.

President's Out of State Scholar Award

Award: $3,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be an incoming non-New York state resident admitted as an undergraduate freshman in Group I or Group II of the SUNY admissions matrix. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student, maintain residence outside of New York state, and live in a university residence hall. The Director of Admissions will choose the award recipients based on their admissions application, SAT scores, and high school grades.