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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?

2021 Winter Award Period
(Only available for students in the Accelerated BSN program, incarcerated students and students with disabilities)
Application Period: January 15 – 31, 2021
Selection Period: February 15 – 28, 2021
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: March 1 – 15, 2021
Disbursement Period: Funds are available for use within 2 weeks of accepting the scholarship award.

2021 Summer Award Period
Application Period: May 1 – 31, 2021
Selection Period: June 1 – 30, 2021
Notification and Recipient Acceptance Period: July 1 – 15, 2021
Disbursement Period: Funds are available for use within 2 weeks of accepting the scholarship award.

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