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Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

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 are available for use within 2 weeks of accepting the scholarship award.

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 are available for use within 2 weeks of accepting the scholarship award.

Scholarship Name Award Period Offered Enrollment Status Academic Level Program Type Additional Requirements
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 4277 Scholarship Summer Applicant or Enrolled Graduate Any Graduate Degree/Certificate New Jersey resident; Active member in a union located in New Jersey; Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Grant Program Scholarship Summer Enrolled Undergraduate Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program New Jersey resident; Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation Scholarship Summer Enrolled Undergraduate or graduate Aviation or Nuclear Engineering degree programs in the School of Applied Science and Technology Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
W. Cary Edwards Foundation Nursing Scholarship Summer Applicant or Enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate BSNA, RN to BSN or any graduate Nursing Program New Jersey resident; Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Thomas Eklund Endowed Scholarship Summer  Applicant or Enrolled Undergraduate Any Undergraduate Degree/Certificate Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
The Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Fund Summer Applicant or enrolled undergraduate Accelerated BSN or RN to BSN at the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Susan O. Friedman Endowed Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate Bachelor of Applied Science & Technology (BSAST) or successor programs Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Donna & Richard Gillespie Endowed Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate Any Undergraduate Degree/Certificate Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund Winter  Enrolled Undergraduate Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN (BSNA) Minimum 3.2 GPA and no nursing course failure; Essay outlining academic merit, future aspirations and involvement in the community.
Norma L. Horton Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate Any Undergraduate Degree/Certificate Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Scholarship Winter Enrolled Undergraduate Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN (BSNA) New Jersey residency; Minimum 3.2 GPA; no nursing course failure;
Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Larraine R. Matusak Endowed Scholarship Summer  Applicant orEnrolled Undergraduate or Graduate Any Undergraduate/Graduate Degree/Certificate Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Robert Sydney Needham Memorial Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate Any Undergraduate Degree/Certificate Minimum 3.3 GPA; Graduation from a New Jersey high school; demonstrated community service; essay outlining financial need, academic merit and community service.
Julia Cadiz Negron Endowed Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate Any Undergraduate/Graduate Degree/Certificate Born in or currently residing in a Latin American country or one of the Caribbean Islands; Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Dr. George Pruitt Endowed Presidential Scholarship Summer  Applicant or Enrolled Graduate Any Graduate Degree/Certificate Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Francisca Reyes Memorial Scholarship Summer Enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate Public Health or Public Service Programs at the John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies Female student of Latin American descent;
Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Fred C. Rummel Foundation Endowed Scholarship Summer  Enrolled or applicant Undergraduate or Graduate Any Undergraduate/Graduate Degree/Certificate Must be a single mother as validated in FAFSA;
Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Edith and Oscar Smilack Memorial Scholarship Summer  Enrolled or applicant Undergraduate In one of the following:
  • Associate in Arts (AA),
  • Associate in Arts in Human Services (AAHS)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (BSHS)
Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Foundation Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate Any Nursing Degree/Certificate New Jersey Resident;
Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Switzer Foundation Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate Any nursing degree or certificate Female enrolled student; U.S. Citizen; living within 50 miles of New York City; no previous bachelor degree;  Essay outlining financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations
Thomas Edison State University Foundation Military Scholarship Summer  Applicant or Enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate Any Undergraduate/Graduate Degree/Certificate Proof of affiliation with U.S. Military; Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Thomas Edison State University Foundation Nursing Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate or Graduate Any Nursing Degree/Certificate Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Caroline P. Tompkins Endowed Scholarship Summer  Enrolled Undergraduate Any Undergraduate Degree/Certificate Current TESU Employee
The Toscani Endowed Scholarship Summer Enrolled Undergraduate Any degree program at Thomas Edison State University Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations. Preference will be given to an applicant who lost one or both parents when they were in high school.
The Edward W. & Stella C. Van Houten Memorial Fund Summer Enrolled Undergraduate or graduate Any degree program at W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing GPA at least 3.2, currently residing in Bergen or Passaic Counties in New Jersey, essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
Paula Vaughan Endowed Scholarship Summer Applicant or enrolled Undergraduate or graduate Any degree program at Thomas Edison State University Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.

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