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Caroline P. Tompkins Endowed Scholarship

The Caroline P. Tompkins Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 to provide financial support to undergraduate students enrolled at Thomas Edison State University who are employed by the University and in need of assistance with expenses related to pursuing a College degree.

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

  • Academic Level: Undergraduate
  • Enrollment Status: Enrolled
  • Type of degree/certificate: Any undergraduate degree or certificate
  • Other Criteria:
    • Must be currently employed by Thomas Edison State University

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 required 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?

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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