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The Edward W. and Stella C. Van Houten Memorial Fund

The Edward W. and Stella C. Van Houten Memorial Fund’s mission is to provide scholarship grants for needy nursing school students from Bergen and Passaic Counties. Students enrolled in the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing (RN-BSN, MSN, Graduate Nursing Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Accelerated Second Degree BSN (BSNA) programs at Thomas Edison State University qualify.

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
  • Type of degree: Must be pursuing a degree in the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing
  • Other Criteria:
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • High academic achievement
    • Reside in Bergen or Passaic County in New Jersey
    • GPA of at least 3.2
    • 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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