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Edith and Oscar Smilack Memorial Scholarship

The Edith and Oscar Smilack Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 to provide financial support to undergraduate students and applicants at Thomas Edison State University who demonstrate a commitment to making a contribution to the improvement of society through study of the arts, human services or political science.

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

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Enrollment Status: Applicant or Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Associate or Bachelor degree in one of the following:
    • Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Arts in Human Services (AAHS)
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (any Area of Study) or Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (BSHS)

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 described on the respective scholarship's webpage.
  • Submit a completed Thomas Edison State University Scholarship Application during the application period.
  • Essay demonstrating financial need, academic merit and professional aspirations.
  • 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.

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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