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Paula Vaughan Endowed Scholarship

The Paula Vaughan Scholarship Endowment was established to provide financial assistance annually to deserving applicant(s) or enrolled student(s) at Thomas Edison State University with preference for those who have a demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility and Award Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Enrollment Status: Enrolled or applied and accepted as a student
  • Type of degree: Any
  • Other Criteria:
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • High academic achievement
    • Consideration of applicants for this scholarship will be based in part on any compelling factors described in the essay submitted in the application.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application and any required supplemental documentation before the end of the application period.

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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