Scholarships on the Universal Application
The Alfred J. Speak Scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating high school senior from the greater Newark area. Preference will be given to students who are affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of Newark and the First Presbyterian Church (Broad Street, Newark). Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Bego Scholarship is awarded in memory of Begonia Alvarez Fernandez. “Bego” as she was known to her friends, was the daughter of immigrants and was the first in her family to receive an undergraduate degree. She went on to earn two graduate degrees and work as a school social worker and psychologist, all while raising her own family. Her dedication to her family, the kids she helped, and her love of learning are an inspiration to everyone she touched. In addition to her family and friends, Bego treasured two things in life – kids and education. This scholarship seeks to honor her memory and her values. Preference will be given to students who are from recently immigrated families and are U.S. residents, a naturalized citizen, or first-generation U.S. citizens. The candidate must be a resident of New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. The candidate must be a graduating high school senior and will be attending an accredited four-year college in the fall.
The Blossom Scholarship is awarded to college bound, Black/African American graduating high school senior from the greater Newark area or Paterson who has pursued a rigorous course of study in high school with particular emphasis on math and science courses. Applicant will show evidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue a STEM major. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Bouras Scholarship celebrates the lives of Anna K. and Nicholas J. Bouras and honors their life-long desire to assist people who desire to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful and productive adults. The Bouras Scholarship provides college scholarships to New Jersey high school graduates and recent high school graduates (1-2 years from high school graduation) who have been accepted to an accredited institution of high learning within the United States during the upcoming academic year. Must be a citizen of the United States and the children of current members of the military, Christian clergy, a veteran, a member of law enforcement, a nurse or other allied healthcare provider. Applicant must be actively involved in his/her church and its programs, community service and have demonstrated leadership.
The Clanseer and Anna Johnson Scholarship is awarded to a college bound Black/African American graduating high school senior who was born in the United States. Applicant must have obtained an average of A or B on subjects relating to the sciences, mathematics and maintain above average grades overall in whatever curriculum they are pursuing. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The David H. Roe Scholarship – As chief financial officer of a large generic drug company, David H. Roe held various interests, including mathematics, philosophy, skiing and flying airplanes. He could indulge in all those interests because he had been lucky enough to get a college education. He would have liked, therefore, to enable young people in financial need with a serious interest in mathematics, physics, biology, botany, or chemistry to be able to pursue one of these disciplines at the college level. Please note the scholarship is not intended for students pursuing a major in IT or Computer Sciences. Through its recipients, The David H. Roe Memorial Scholarship aims to reaffirm the academic success and professional leadership that Mr. Roe demonstrated during his lifetime. This scholarship assists graduating high school seniors from the greater Newark area who plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in mathematics, physics, biology, botany, or chemistry. Applicant has been accepted to a four-year accredited college/university within the United States and will be entering his/her freshman year in the fall. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Dominique Lisa Pandolfo (Scholarship) was an extraordinary young woman who lived each day to the fullest. On September 10, 2001, Dominique started her first day at New York University Graduate School. On September 11, 2001, Dominique became a victim of the attack on the World Trade Center. This scholarship’s goal is to perpetuate Dominique’s memory by helping young women to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful adults and proud Americans. The scholarship hopes to instill in each recipient the same spirit and zest for life that was so abundant in Dominique. The scholarship candidate must be a female New Jersey graduating high school senior. She will have demonstrated outstanding personal character and leadership qualities. Student has been accepted to an accredited college/university of their choice within the United States. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Dr. Crosby Copeland Jr. Scholarship honors the legacy and accomplishments of Dr. Crosby Copeland, Jr. and his many years of dedication to the education of young people in the City of Trenton as a teacher, principal, and as Superintendent of the Trenton Public School District. This scholarship was created through the joint efforts of the Copeland Family and the Trenton Kappa Foundation to help young men to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful, productive adults. The scholarship is awarded to a college bound Black/African American male who is a graduating high school senior from Trenton Public Schools. The applicant will have achieved a GPA of 2.7 or better. Student will have demonstrated community involvement during his time in high school. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Elizabeth Loudenslager Clark Scholarship was created under the will of Henry C. Loudenslager in memory of his deceased daughter. The scholarship is awarded to a college bound female graduating high school senior who is a resident of Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland or Cape May Counties. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Elsie E. and Joseph W. Beck Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from Christian Brothers Academy (Holmdel), Seton Hall Prep (West Orange), Marymount School (NYC), St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark), Saint Vincent Academy (Newark), or Immaculate Conception High School (Montclair). Preference will be given to students who have been accepted to Caldwell College, Cornell, Immaculate University, Lehigh, Notre Dame, St. Bonaventure, Seton Hall University or the University of Vermont. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Hardyston Township First Aid Squad Scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating high school senior who is a resident of Sussex County who has demonstrated a significant first response commitment to serving their community and a willingness to help others in whatever way they can. Service before self – whether it be EMS, Fire or other volunteer emergency first response agency. The student will have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
The Harry H. Loudenslager Scholarship was created under the will of Henry C. Loudenslager in memory of his deceased son. This scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating high school senior who is a resident of Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland or Cape May Counties. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The Howard Whitfield Masonic Scholarship honors the memory and life-long achievements of Howard Whitfield. Out of necessity, Mr. Whitfield began working at age 13 to earn a livelihood and though always desirous of obtaining a higher education in liberal arts and/or the sciences he was unable to complete his formal education. Because of his deep and abiding love for Red Bank and Monmouth County, during his lifetime Mr. Whitfield established a scholarship to assist graduates of Red Bank Regional High School to develop their potential, achieve their goal of obtaining a post-secondary education (undergraduate degree), and become successful and productive adults. The scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating high school senior from Red Bank Regional High School who has achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The J. Oscar and Susan Florence Hunt Scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating senior from Gloucester and/or Salem Counties. Preference is given to residents of Swedesboro, Auburn, Pedricktown and Penns Grove, in the order of priority stated. Scholarship will be awarded based on both need and merit.
The goal of the Jack and Dee Wickens Memorial Scholarship is to perpetuate the memory of Jack and Dee Wickens by helping young people develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful and productive adults. The scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating senior from either Immaculate Conception High School (Montclair) or Saint Peter’s Preparatory School (Jersey City) who has achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Recipient will have been accepted into a two year or four-year college/university of their choice within the United States.
James L. and Ruby L. Murray instilled in their sons, Edward James and Scott Butler, the importance of education and community involvement. James returned from WWII to obtain a B.A. from Morgan State University and an M.A. from NYU. Ruby held an Associate’s Degree. In each of the New Jersey communities in which they resided during their lives – both being born in Trenton, NJ, and then living in East Orange, NJ and later Cherry Hill, NJ – they were significantly involved with the public schools and community organizations that served those communities. They were founding members of the Cherry Hill Minorities Civic Association, which itself provides annual scholarships to college bound Cherry Hill high school seniors. They always taught their sons that studying historical and current events would help prepare them for the many opportunities and experiences that lay ahead; and they were right. Therefore, in their honor and loving memory, Edward and Scott seek to pass on that legacy through this scholarship in their parents’ name. The James L. and Ruby L. Murray Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating high school senior from one of the following high schools: Trenton High School, Ewing High School, Cherry Hill High School West or East Orange High School. Student will be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History, Social Science, or Political Science at any college/university of their choice within the United States. The student will have achieved a 3.0 GPA or better.
Keith Hightower (Scholarship) was a prominent New Jersey businessman whose respect for intellect and creativity in science, technology and economics has been valued by his family and friends with the dedication of a scholarship in his honor for graduating high school seniors from northern New Jersey. This scholarship is awarded to a college bound graduating high school senior from Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union, Warren, Morris, Sussex or Hudson Counties. Applicants must have participated in a science or math competition or participated in independent scientific research during their high school careers.
KIDS IN BuSINESS ® is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 by Barbara Weiland. The goal of KIB is to educate children and families about the many aspects of starting a business, financial literacy, while building basic skills and knowledge. Since the inception of the program, the cornerstone of KIDS IN BuSINESS is giving back – fostering a sense of personal responsibility and community betterment. The KIDS IN BuSINESS Scholarship is a merit scholarship offered to individuals who are or have been associated with the KIDS IN BuSINESS program (Newark, NJ), Keys 2 Success (New Providence, NJ) or ACCA Art Group and who wish to further their education at an accredited educational institution within the United States of America. KIB participation will be verified. The awardee will be a student whose character, personality, and leadership qualities are regarded as outstanding. The student may not necessarily be the top student in the class, but will have shown outstanding potential, merit and/or improvement. The KIDS IN BuSINESS Scholarship will provide one or more scholarships (amounts will vary) to a graduating high school senior or a student currently enrolled at a community college (Associates Degree), four year college/university (undergraduate degree), or a vocational school (specialty certificate). The educational institution must be accredited and within the United States. The award may be applied to tuition and mandatory educational fees.
The ETV: Linda D. Murphy Village Strivers Scholarship was established to honor the memory of a beloved, longtime Morristown, New Jersey resident, Linda D. Murphy, who served as a community leader and educator for many decades. Through her work as a teacher, principal, director, and non-profit executive, she made a lasting, positive impact enhancing the lives of thousands of students, families, and the community at large. Linda’ passion for education and community involvement was an inspiration for the Village Strivers initiative with Empower The Village as she began to play an instrumental role in its development shortly before her passing. That initiative will provide opportunities for academic enrichment, coaching, tutoring, training, and resources to assist with college and career preparation, as well as jobs for existing and aspiring educators of color. The scholarship is awarded to a Black/African American graduating high school senior from Morristown or Morris Township who has demonstrated consistent academic improvement throughout high school. The applicant will be evaluated on his/her engagement through activities or programs that support the local community, e.g., community service or church engagement, work experience (paid or unpaid) and demonstrated financial need.
The Morristown Neighborhood House Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from Morristown or Morris Township who has an affiliation with Morristown Neighborhood House. The applicant may be pursuing a post-secondary education at a four-year, two year or an accredited nonprofit technical school (certificate program).
The Peter Eisen Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has experienced the loss of a biological parent before the age of 18. This scholarship was created by Mr. Eisen’s life-long friends to honor his legacy. Preference will be given to residents of Essex, Middlesex or Bergen Counties. The student will have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Ralph Hinsch was an active member of the Nyack Boat Club for many years. The purpose of the R. D. Hinsch Collegiate Sailing Scholarship is to perpetuate the memory of Mr. Hinsch and his appreciation for collegiate sailing and the benefits experienced both in skill building and in social activity settings. The fund was established in 2004 to foster future collegiate sailing. The Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. The R. D. Hinsch Collegiate Sailing Scholarship Fund will provide one scholarship up to $12,000 to a graduating high school senior or a student currently enrolled in undergraduate studies at a college/university within the United States who demonstrates an active and continued interest in sailing. The award is payable in consecutive annual installments of $3,000 if continued eligibility requirements are met. The total amount of the scholarship will be based on the number of years the student has left to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree. In other words a scholarship recipient that is entering their junior year would be eligible for a maximum of a $6,000 scholarship payable over two years.
The goal of the Siegel Family Scholarship is to help young people who face challenges to develop their potential, achieve their goals and become successful and productive adults. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior or recent high school graduate (1-2 years out of high school) from the greater Newark area who has achieved a 2.5 GPA or better. Preference will be given to students who have been actively involved with GlassRoots or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson or Union Counties.
Stephen A. Johnston Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student who has demonstrated an interest in vegetable crop production or a related field. Preference will be given to students majoring in plant pathology. The student will demonstrate evidence of an association with the Rutgers University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (RAREC).
The Vincent P. Arabia Scholarship honors the memory and life-long achievements of Vincent Arabia. Mr. Arabia bravely served in World War II. At the age of 18, Vincent was injured, paralyzing him from the waist down. Rather than limiting his abilities, his injury created a strength in this intelligent man to motivate him in his daily life. His determination to live life to its fullest earned him the respect of his community. He was known for being a very generous man who would try to help those who needed it most. Although he never had any children, it was his dream to create a scholarship fund to help children reach their fullest potential in life despite their disabilities. This scholarship offers a limited number of college scholarships to benefit a physically disabled (impedes mobility) or blind individual residing in New Jersey. The applicant shall be a graduating high school senior or undergraduate student. Opportunity is statewide with preference given to Southern New Jersey residents, with a particular emphasis on Burlington County.