NJ Area Scholarships 2021-2022: Applications Online (Unless Noted Otherwise)


      Scholarship Monies


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

    submit an essay (between 500-1000 words) on the topic outlined in the

    link.  Click here for the essay topic info. Deadline: June 12, 2022.


    Bergen County American Legion: George F. Axt Nurses Scholarship: $3,000.00.

    Criteria: applicant must be accepted to an accredited nursing school; applicants are not 

    required to be a member of a veteran's family, The American Legion, or its Auxiliary; essay; 

    extracurricular activities, community service, & leadership also considered.  Click here for

    the application and further information.  Deadline:  April 30, 2022


    BigSun Scholarship:  $500.00 (2 awards).  Criteria:  applicant must be a student athlete

    in any sport or capacity, whether as a player, a coach, or an official.  Click here for 

    further information and for application.  Deadline:  June 19, 2022. 


    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 21, 2022. 


    College Club of Northern NJ Education Grants:  Criteria: applicants 

    must be college-bound high school females with a 3.2 minimum GPA; 

    Financial need - CSS Profile must be submitted to the College Scholarship

    Service by Jan. 20, 2022.  Click here for further info. and application. 

    Deadline:  January 20, 2022. 


    Community Arts Association Scholarships: $1,000.00 (2 awards);

    $1,250.00 (1 award). Criteria: applicants must be majoring in art at an accredited

    college; submit a portfolio (10 images of artwork-JPG format); personal statement

    regarding reasons & goals for pursuing a career in the visual arts. Click here for

    application & for further information.  Deadline:  April 15, 2022.


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

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

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

    Click here for application & further information. Deadline: July 15, 2022.  


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

    Applicant must be a female high school senior who has demonstrated a

    strong commitment to voluntarism, community service, & civic leadership; 

    Academic merit and extra-curricular activities also considered; four

    short essay questions. Click here for application & further information.

    Deadline:  March 12, 2022.   


    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 approach 

    that can be implemented at their school.  Click here for application & further info.

    Deadline:  April 1, 2022


    Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarships:  $1,000.00 (10

    awards).  Criteria: applicant must submit a 500 - 800 word essay

    covering the topics listed on the link. Click here for the link and for

    further information.   Deadline:  December 1, 2021. 


    National Association of Water Companies/NJ Chapter:  $5,000.00 (2 awards).  

    Criteria:  applicants must be planning to attend a New Jersey college or 

    university; applicants must be a New Jersey resident for 5 years; minimum

    3.0 GPA; must be interested in the water utility industry or in any related field,

    such as: natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, 

    chemistry, engineering, communication, computer science; essay topic on site.

      For further information/application, click here.  Deadline:  May 15, 2022. 


    New Jersey Council For Exceptional Children Scholarships:  Awards

    range from $250.00 to $1,000.00 for high school seniors who are

    disabled and will be pursuing post-secondary education or training.

    Click here for application and further info. Deadline: Feb. 14, 2022. 


    New Jersey Education Association Scholarships:  Click here for info.

    and applications.  Each four-year scholarship has a total value of $6,000.00

    (or $1,500.00 per year), and each two-year scholarship has a value of

    $2,000.00 (or $1,000.00 per year).  Deadline:  March 1, 2022. 


    New Jersey Schoolwomen's Scholarships: $500.00 (6 awards). Criteria:

    female applicants intending to pursue a career in the field of 

    education; "B" academic average; minimum SAT combined score of

    at least 980/or a minimum ACT composite score of 21; essay;

    2 rec. letters; community service. Click here for application & further

    information.  Deadline: March 10, 2022.


    Northern NJ Mensa Scholarships:  Awards range from $300.00 to $1000.00.

    Criteria: 550 word essay expressing applicants' academic & professional

    goals and how their experiences will help them to accomplish those goals; 

    Mensa membership/eligibility not required.  Click here for application and

    further info.  Deadline:  January 15, 2022. 


    New Jersey State Elks Special Children's Committee Scholarship:

    Awards two $10,000 scholarships to graduating seniors (one male,

    one female) and two $4,000 runner-up scholarships for the purpose

    of assisting students with disabilities in obtaining a college education.

    Click here for application.  Deadline:  April 25, 2022. 


    NJIDA- Lois Rothschild High School Scholarship

    NJIDA is offering scholarships to seniors and former scholarship recipients with

    dyslexia pursuing post-high school full-time courses of study at an accredited college,

    university, trade school, or other educational institution.

    Click here for full information and application. Deadline May 20, 2022


    The Cirkled-In "No Sweat" Scholarship:  $2,500.00.  Note: no essays required;

    no GPA requirement.  Click here for application.  Deadline:  March 31, 2022. 


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

    applicants must be U.S. citizens of Italian descent; 3.5 minimum GPA; financial

    need; essay; recommendation letters; extra-curricular activities.  Click here for

    application and further  information.  Deadline:  April 15, 2022.


    The Valley Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships:  Criteria:  applicants

    must be planning to pursue a career in a health-related field; must

    be a Junior Volunteer with at least two years or 200 hours of service

    to The Valley Hospital; 350 word essay (click here for topic and the

    application); Two rec letters; transcript. Deadline: April 29, 2022.