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W. Cary Edwards Foundation Nursing Scholarship

The W. Cary Edwards Foundation Nursing Scholarship was established in 2013 by an annual grant from the W. Cary Edwards Foundation. The scholarship is available to New Jersey residents currently enrolled or seeking enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate Nursing degree at Thomas Edison State University, and whose tuition is not fully covered by a hospital or other professional organization.

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

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Enrollment Status: Applicant or Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Any Nursing degree or certificate
  • Other Criteria:
    • New Jersey resident
    • Applicant's full tuition cannot be covered by a hospital or other professional organization as affirmed to in the essay submitted as part of the scholarship application.
    • Consideration of applications for this scholarship will be based on financial need, academic promise, professional plans, and any compelling factors described in the essay submitted in the application. Financial need will be based on the applicant's Pell Grant eligibility as documented on the applicant's FAFSA.

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

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

  • Meet all eligibility criteria described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period.
  • Submit any required supplemental documentation before the end of the application period.
  • Students enrolled with the University at the time of scholarship application must have:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 Thomas Edison State University credits, with at least six hours being from Online or Guided Study courses.
    • A minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Students admitted to the University but not enrolled at the time of scholarship application (Applicants):
    • May have completed 0-11 Thomas Edison State University credits by any credit earning method.
    • Have a minimum Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0 in any credits completed.

Supplemental Documentation Required

  • Submit a copy of the applicant's current New Jersey Driver's License, Voter Registration Card, or other suitable documentation verifying New Jersey residency.
  • Submit supplemental documentation by email (preferred), fax, or mail to:
Fax: (609) 633-6489
Office of Financial Aid
Thomas Edison State University
111 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

When are Scholarships Offered Next?

2020 Summer Award Period
Application Period: May 1 – May 31, 2020
Selection Period: June 1 – June 30, 2020
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: July 1 – July 15, 2020
Disbursement Period: Funds are available for use within 2 weeks of accepting the scholarship award.

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