NJ Area Scholarships: Applications Online (Unless Noted Otherwise)





     Scholarship Monies


    B. Davis Scholarship:  $1,000.00.  Criteria:  Applicant must submit 

    an essay describing three characteristics of leadership that they

    value most, and why they believe these traits are important. Click

    link for further info. and for application. Deadline:  May 22, 2021. 


    Cyber Security Scholarship:  $1,000.00. Criteria: Applicant must be

    planning to major in cyber security program (network security, IT

    security, computer forensics, or health information security); essay.

    Click above link for application & further information.  Deadline: 

    July 15, 2021. 


    Madison Holleran Mental Health Action Scholarship: $2,000.00 (4

    awards).  Criteria: Applicants must submit a 1,500 word essay re:

    an innovative mental health support program that can be imple-

    mented at their high school.  Click link for further info. Deadline:

    Feb. 1, 2020. 


    Below is a list of NJ area scholarships that were available during the 2019-20 school year.

    These will be updated when info is received: 


    200 Club of Bergen County Affiliation Scholarships:  $5,000.00 (6

    awards) and $2,500.00 (2) awards. Criteria:  Applicants must be

    child or stepchild of an active, retired, or deceased Bergen County

    Law Enforcement Officer, Fire Fighter, or EMS. This includes FBI,

    DEA, ATF, NJ State police, Palisade Interstate Commission Police,

    Port Authority Police, Prosecutor's Office, or Sheriff's Office; Finan-

    cial Need (copy of parent's 2018/2019 Federal Income Tax returns);

    Essay.  Deadline:  March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


    American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship$1,500.00Criteria:

    minimum 3.0 GPA; two rec letters; SAT or ACT scores; essay.  Click

    link for further information & application.  Deadline: March 22, 2020.


    AES Engineers Scholarship$500.00Criteria:  character; essay;

    available to all applicants regardless of their field of study.  Click

    link for further information & application.  Deadline:  October 5, 2020.



    Community Arts Association Scholarships:  $500.00 (2 awards).  Criteria:

    applicant must be intending to major in visual arts & related fields; Art

    portfolio (10 images) submitted on a zip drive or CD; essay re: reasons

    for pursuing a career in visual arts; extracurricular activities; community

    service.  Applications are in Guidance Office.  Deadline:  April 10, 2020.


    The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County Scholarships:

    $1,000.00 (1 award) & $500.00 (1 award).  Criteria:  Essay about Irish

    culture.  Applications are in Guidance Office.  Deadline:  April 22, 2020.


    Elks Foundation: Most Valuable Student Scholarship:  Amounts vary. 

    Click link for application and information.  Criteria: leadership, financial

    need, scholarship.  Deadline:  November 5, 2019.


    Future Nurse Leadership Scholarship (sponsored by Visiting Nurse 

    Assoc. Health Group):  $1,000.00 (2 awards).  Criteria:  applicants

    must be pursuing nursing in college; copy of acceptance letter 

    into accredited school of nursing BSN program; voluntarism.  

    Deadline:  April 14, 2020.


    Junior League of Bergen County Voluntarism Scholarship:  $1,500.00.

    Criteria:  outstanding community service & commitment to voluntarism

    and civic leadership; essay; scholastic merit; extra-curricular activities;

    work experience. Deadline: March 6, 2020.


    National Council of Jewish Women of Bergen Co. Scholarships:  $1,000.00 

    (several awards).  Criteria:  academics; community service; essay; financial

    need.  Applications are in Guidance Office.  Deadline:  April 15, 2020.


    New Jersey Disabled American Veterans Scholarships: $1,500.00 (3 awards).

    Criteria:  applicant must be a natural or adopted descendent of a member of 

    the Disabled American Veterans Dept. of NJ (sons, daughters, grandsons, 

    granddaughters, nieces, nephews, cousins); essay (no more than 500 words);

    proof of relationship and that the veteran is a DAVNJ is required. Applications

    are in Guidance Office.  Deadline: May 17, 2020. 


    New Jersey Elks Association Scholarships:  $2,500.00 (2 awards) & $1,000.00

    (2 awards).  Criteria: applicants must be special education/needs students;

    financial need (copy of parent's most recent 1040 IRS form must be submitted

    with application); academics.  Applications are in Guidance Office.  Deadline:

    April 17, 2020.


    New Jersey Schoolwomen's Scholarship:  $1,000.00 (3 awards); $500.00 (2

    awards).  Criteria: female applicants intending to pursue a career in the 

    field of education; community service involvement; 980 minimum SAT and/or

    minimum ACT score of 21; "B" academic average; essay; 3 reference letters.  

    Applications are in Guidance Office.  Deadline: March 2, 2020.


    Paramus Medical & Sports Rehab Center's Angela Picchierri Sudol Memorial

    Scholarship:  $1,000.00 (10 awards); Criteria:  minimum 3.5 GPA; active in

    school & community; interest in pursuing a degree in the field of education;

    essay.  Applications are in Guidance Office.  Deadline:  April 1, 2020.


    PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship:  $1,000.00. Criteria:  Essay covering

    the subject of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle including trends in

    nutrition, workout/fitness, etc.  Click link for further info.  Deadline: Dec. 31,



    Skyline Theatre Company's Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship: $1,000.00. 

    Criteria: applicants must have a true passion for and will be furthering their

    education in Theatre, Film, Television, or Communications; essay.  Deadline:

    March 15, 2020.


    Student Driver Scholarship from Yonkers Honda:  $1,000.00.  Criteria:  Essay

    describing someone who has been a positive influence in your life & how

    they have inspired you.  Click link for application/further info.  Deadline: 

    February 4, 2020.


    Valley Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship:  $ Varies.  Criteria:  applicants must be

    planning to major in a health-related field; volunteer activities do not have to

    be specifically from service at Valley Hospital but can be from volunteering

    at other area hospitals; 350 word essay; two rec. letters.  Award amounts

    awarded are based on merit.  Click link for further info & application. 

    Deadline:  April 25, 2020.


    Young Entrepreneur Scholarship:  $1,000.00.  Criteria:  Compose a 300-400

    word essay or film a video (2 - 3 minutes) answering one of the 3 questions

    on the above link; Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Deadline: May 31,