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Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Grant Program Scholarship

Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Grant Program Scholarship was awarded to Thomas Edison State University in 2017 to support nursing students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program at the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the student must meet the following:

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Enrollment Status: Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Accelerated Second Degree BSN (BSNA degree)
  • New Jersey Residency
  • A minimum 3.2 GPA at Thomas Edison State University
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 66 percent of courses attempted at Thomas Edison State University. Incompletes, withdrawals, and failed classes do not count as completed credits.

For more information on determining whether you are eligible for this scholarship, contact the University Scholarship Committee at scholarship@tesu.edu .

Award Criteria:  To be considered for an award, the student must meet the following:

  • Meet all eligibility criteria.
  • Complete the Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application process during the application period.
  • Essay outlining financial need, academic merit and future aspirations
  • Have not failed a nursing course at Thomas Edison State University.

Supplemental Documentation Required:  None

When are Scholarships Offered Next?

2019 Summer Award Period
Application Period: June 1 – June 30, 2019
Selection Period: July 1 – 31, 2019
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: August 1 – 31, 2019
Disbursement Period: Funds will be disbursed approximately 30 days into the student's selected term.

2020 Winter Award Period
(Only for Nursing students in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program)
Application Period: January 15 – 31, 2020
Selection Period: February 15 – 28, 2020
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: March 1 – 15, 2020
Disbursement Period: Funds will be disbursed approximately 30 days into the student's selected term.

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