NJ Area Scholarships 2020-2021: Applications Online (Unless Noted Otherwise)





     Scholarship Monies


    200 Club of Bergen County Affiliation Scholarships: Criteria: applicant

    must be the child or stepchild of an active, retired, or deceased 

    Bergen County law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or ambulance

    corps member. This includes FBI, DEA, ATF, NJ State Police, Palisade

    Interstate Police, Port Authority Police, Prosecutor's Office, Sheriff's

    Office (who work in Bergen County).  Click here  for application and

    information. Deadline:  June 9, 2021.


    Abbott and Fenner Scholarship: $1,000.00.  Criteria:  applicant must

    submit an essay (between 500-1000 words). Click here for further 

    information and for the essay topic.  Deadline:  June 12, 2021.


    American Society of Civil Engineers North Jersey Branch Scholarship:

    $1,500.00 (2 awards).  Criteria: applicant must be intending to pursue

    a college degree in civil engineering; minimum 3.0 GPA; SAT or ACT

    scores; recommendation letters; essay.  Click here for application.

    Deadline: April 23, 2021.  


    Architects League of Northern NJ Scholarship:  $2,000.00. Criteria:

    Applicant must be accepted to an NAAB Accredited Architecture 

    Program at a college in the U.S.; essay; 2 rec letters; 5 examples of

    applicant's work.  Send an email to alnnj.applications@gmail.com

    for the application information.  Deadline: May 4, 2021.


    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 here for further info. and for application. Deadline:  May 22,



    Bergen County Irish Association Scholarship:  $1,000.00 (1st place),

    $500.00 (2nd place).  Applicant must submit one essay on any of the

    3 topics listed on the application re: Irish & Irish-American studies.

    the essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,250 words

    in length.  Click here for application.  Deadline:  April 21, 2021.


    Big Sun Scholarship: $500.00.  Criteria:  applicant must be a 

    student athlete in any sport or capacity whether as a player, coach,

    or official; essay.  Click here for further info. and for application. 

    Deadline: June 19, 2021. 


    Bross & Frankel Disability Scholarship: $1,000.00.  Criteria: applicant

    must have a mental or physical impairment that is substantially

    limiting; minimum 3.0 GPA; essay.  Click here for further info. and for

    application. Deadline: June 30, 2021.


    Certified Nursing Assistant Scholarships:  $500.00. Criteria: applicant

    must be accepted into a state-approved Nurse Aide, CNA, or LNA 

    training program; must be 18 years old; essays.  Click here for the

    application and further information.  Deadline: August 21, 2021.


    The Columbians Scholarship:  35 awards ranging from $1,000.00 to 

    $5,000.00.  Criteria: applicants must be of Italian heritage; financial

    need (IRS Form 1040 required); 3 reference letters, outstanding

    academics; essay.  Click here for application. Deadline: May 15, 2021. 


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

    Criteria: applicants must be majoring in art at an accredited college 

    or university; submit a portfolio (10 images of artwork-JPG format);

    personal statement on reasons & goals for pursuing a career in the

    visual arts.  Click here for application & info. Deadline:   April 9, 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 here for application & further information.  Deadline: 

    July 15, 2021. 


    Disabled American Veterans of NJ Scholarships: $1,500.00 (6 

    awards).  Criteria: applicant must be a natural or adopted

    descendant of a member of the DAVNJ (sons, daughters, nieces,

    nephews, grandsons, granddaughters, cousins); 500 word essay.

    Click here for application & further info. Deadline: May 17, 2021.


    Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship:  $20,000.00 ($5,000.00

    per year for 4 years of college/university). Criteria: applicant must be

    interested in studying technology, computer science, or engineering;

    minimum 3.0 GPA; essay; financial need.  Click here for application

    & further info.  Deadline: August 20, '21.  


    Instapot Life "Zest For Cooking" Scholarship:  $925.00.  Criteria: 

    applicant must be passionate about cooking and is potentially

    looking to take their culinary studies to the next level.  Click here

    for further information & application.  Deadline: April 1, 2021. 


    John Royle/Bergen Highlands Rotary Award: $2,500.00. Criteria:

    applicant must be a resident of Ramsey, Mahwah, Saddle River,

    Allendale, or Upper Saddle River; applicant must submit photo,

    SAT scores, GPA, awards, volunteer work, extracurricular activities;

    Financial need; 1 page essay;  Click here for application.  Click here

    for the link to the organization's site. Deadline: April 30, 2021. 


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

    female high school senior demonstrating a strong commitment to

    voluntarism; community service; civic leadership; academic merit;

    extra-curricular activities; essay. Click here for application.

    Deadline:  March 5, 2021.


    KPMG Future Leaders Program Scholarship:  $10,000.00 per year 

    for four years.  Criteria: female senior planning to enroll in a four 

    year undergraduate program in Fall of 2021; proven track record of

    academic excellence and leadership potential; minimum 3.5 GPA;

    interest in a business or STEM academic track; significant financial

    need; letter of recommendation from a non-profit/community

    organization. Click here for application & further information. 

    Deadline: February 1, 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 here for further info. Deadline:

    Feb. 1, 2021. 


    Maggiano Digirolamo & Lizzi Scholarship:  $1,000.00.  Criteria:

    applicant must have an interest in studying law in college; 500

    word essay; 3.0 GPA or higher.  Click here for application and

    further info.  Deadline: May 15, 2021. 


    Mickey Corcoran Scholarship: $3,000.00 (2 awards: 1 male & 1

    female).  Criteria: applicant must be student athletes who have

    demonstrated respect for coaches, teammates, officials, and

    opponents; strong work ethic; must have a sense of fair play &

    be extremely coachable; essay (no more than 400 words).

    Click here for essay topic.  Deadline:  April 1, 2021.


    New Jersey Schoolwomen's Scholarships: $500 (6 awards). Criteria:

    female applicants intending to pursue a career in the field of educa-

    tion; "B" academic average; essay; 3 reference letters; community

    service/extra curricular activities; honors/awards.  Click here for

    application and detailed information.   Deadline: March 15, 2021.  


    Paramus Medical & Sports Rehab Center's Angela Picchierri Sudol

    Memorial Scholarship:  $1,000.00 (10 awards).  Criteria:  applicant

    must have an interest in pursuing a degree in the field of education;

    minimum 3.5 GPA; active in school/community; 250-500 word essay;

    Click here for essay topic and application. Deadline:  April 1, 2021.


    Student Scholarships Available to New Jersey Students:  More than

    650 individual scholarships will be distributed though these 15 

    programs. NJ School students are eligile for all awards. Click here

    for individual award information and deadlines. 


    UNICO National Foundation Scholarships:  $6,000.00 (4 awards).

    Criteria:  applicants must be U.S. citizens of Italian descent; 3.5

    minimum GPA; 2 short essays; 2 recommendation letters (one

    from school counselor & one from a community member); cost

    estimates to be used to finance college education; description of

    personal achievements & interests. Click here for application &

    further information.  Deadline: April 15, 2021. 



    Valley Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: $ Varies.  Criteria: applicants

    must be planning on pursuing a career in a health-related field of

    study; voluntarism; 350 word essay; two rec. letters.  Click here for

    further information & application. Deadline: April 25, 2021.