January 2021 Scholarship Bulletin


The following is a listing of special scholarship programs that are being offered virtually through Naviance. These programs provide opportunities for seniors to apply for various scholarships.

NEW JERSEY JCI SENATE SCHOLARSHIP: Each year, the US JCI Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. Award must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen. For more information, and an application, visit: https://www.usjcisenate.org/

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMThe APIASF scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 wards. Minimum eligible criteria include: be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the U.S., be enrolling as an undergraduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2021, have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on 4.0 scale, must apply for federal aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit one letter of recommendation online. For more information and an application, visit: https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/

WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPThis award is for students completing 12th grade in 2021 who are planning careers in government service. Explore their web site, www.gwcf.org, which contains all of the information candidates should require to prepare and submit an application. Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. Awards offered are a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.gwcf.org/scholarship

COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIPis a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by the recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. Today’s competitive academic culture regrettably sometimes drives students to hype their accomplishments and pursue ambitious efforts merely to attain credentials. The Coolidge Scholarship pushes back on this trend. Successful candidates are indeed accomplished, but exhibit humility with respect to their achievements and pursue things of genuine interest to them regardless of the perceived prestige associated with the activity. The Coolidge Foundation invites 100 of the top applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, also receive a modest one-time finalist scholarship. The application requires that applicants read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. For more information and an application, visit: www.coolidgescholars.org

UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:  Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to their academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.  GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.  Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000. Students may reapply each year. Applicants must be accepted into a college, university, community college, technical or trade school for the 2020-2021 school year. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships

JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Requirements: plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States; show leadership potential; demonstrate a dedication to community service; present evidence of financial need; be a United States citizen; have a minimum SAT score of 1000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/ 

ARMY ROTC: The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information. REQUIREMENTS: Be a U.S. citizen; Be between the ages of 17 and 26; Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50; Have a high school diploma or equivalent; Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores); Meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).  YOUR COMMITMENT: An eight-year service commitment with the Army. Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career. Must start application by February 4th and complete by March 5th. For more information, visit: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html 

MILITARY COMMANDERS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association sponsors up to fifteen (15) $5,000 scholarships for dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the Unites States military who hold valid Exchange 7 commissary shopping privileges at the time of application. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the fall. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and statement of goals and aspirations. Financial need will also be considered. Accepting 100 applications only. For an application, download at

VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP: The Vegetarian Resource Group is awarding college scholarship money to graduating students who have promoted veganism/vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.  One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegan/vegetarian diet/lifestyle. For more information and an application, visit:

oxyGEN SCHOLARSHIP: The oxyGEN scholarship program celebrates our commitment to growth through the pursuit of higher education. Our scholarship recognizes student's ability to demonstrate critical and creative thinking by effectively communicating the importance of a STEM topic of their choice and their ability to make an impact in the field or in their community. To be eligible for consideration for the oxyGEN scholarship, applicants must demonstrate a passion for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) topic, but they are NOT required to be pursuing a degree in a STEM field; enroll in an accredited 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program within the U.S. for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicants who meet all criteria, including AT&T employees and their families are encouraged to apply. For more information and an application, visit: https://ebiznet.sbc.com/oxygen/oxy/scholarship/

P.L.A.Y. SCHOLARS FOR COLLARS SCHOLARSHIP:  P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as full-time high school juniors or seniors. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. To apply students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.petplay.com/pages/scholarship

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS:  The American Legion Auxiliary will be awarding five different scholarships. Candidates for these scholarships have varied requirements. Please see the website for requirements. The scholarships are the Spirit of Youth Scholarship, the Scholarship for Non-Traditional students, Samsung American Legion Scholarship, Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship and Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships

HUNTERDON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION: Applicants should be pursuing a healthcare career. Applicants must either be a Hunterdon County resident or parent/guardian or an employee of the Hunterdon Healthcare System or its related organizations. For more information and applications, visit: https://foundation.hunterdonhealthcare.org/scholarships/ 

NEW JERSEY STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION CADDIE SCHOLARSHIP: The New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship is available to qualified applicants who have caddied at a participating NJSGA club for at least two seasons. Full-time attendance as an undergraduate at an institution of higher education accredited by the U.S. Dept. of Education is required. Children of private golf members are not eligible. The NJSGA Scholarship committee reviews applications based on the following criteria: SAT/ACT scores, qualities of character and leadership, financial need and their Golf Club’s financial support of the program. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.njsga.org/foundation

SEG SCHOLARSHIP: SEG Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per academic year; average awards are approximately $3,700. To qualify, you must be planning to attend college in the fall of 2021, has above average grades; and is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics. For more information and an application, visit: https://seg.org/Scholarships

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL WOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE TEACHERSThe New Jersey Schoolwomen's Club is a group of women educators engaged in all aspects of public education in New Jersey. The objectives of the club include promoting the interests of our profession, encouraging capable young women to become educators, and recognizing outstanding women in the field of education. Any young woman who is a senior in a New Jersey high school and is a New Jersey resident is invited to apply. She should be planning to complete a professional program (minimum baccalaureate) leading to a degree and certification in the field of education. Jeannette Hodge, Mary Ann Giovannini, and Patricia Barber memorial scholarships, each in the amount of $500 and three educational awards, also in the amount of $500, will be awarded for academic achievement. Involvement in extracurricular and community service activities will also be considered. For application and requirements visit:

VAN DOREN SCHOLARSHIP: Peter Ellis Van Doren, believed that a strong passion for learning was the key to a full and satisfying life. Since 1995, recognizing and encouraging passionate curiosity in others has been his legacy. The Van Doren Scholarship rewards men and women who exhibit a strong commitment to lifelong learning, exemplary character and compassion. To be eligible, a candidate must be a resident of Somerset County, planning to attend as a full-time student an accredited four-year college or university, a two-year college, or a post high school trade or nursing school. While financial need is considered, scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of character and achievement. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.vandorenscholars.com/application/      

LIGHTHOUSE GUILD SCHOLARSHIP: The Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship for college-bound high school students who are legally blind.  The program will award approximately 20   scholarships of $10,000 each. Proof of legal blindness, US citizenship and legal residency required.  Copies of school transcripts, SAT and/or ACT results, three letters of recommendations and two personal statements required. For more information and an application, visit:      https://www.lighthouseguild.org/patients-families/scholarships/college-bound-scholarship-application/ 

JANET LOGAN DAILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:  The Janet Logan Daily Foundation grants an annual award to one graduating high school senior from NJ who enrolls full-time in an accredited university or college within the U.S. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, actively participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, and must have worked an average of 30 hours per week during the summer since the age of 16. Financial need may be considered when selecting the recipient. This scholarship rewards students from varying academic backgrounds who consistently demonstrate responsibility, motivation and positive character within and beyond the classroom. For more information and an application, visit: www.janetlogandailyfoundation.org

NATIONAL WOOD FLOORING ASSOCIATION EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION WOOD STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP: The NWFA Education & Research Foundation Wood Studies Scholarship is designed to promote the post-secondary study of forestry and forestry-related sciences. Each spring, this nonrenewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to one current high school senior who will study forestry, environmental science, or natural resources in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come.  For more information and an application, visit: https://www.nwfa.org/scholarships.aspx

MUSIC IN THE SOMERSET HILLS - YOUNG MUSICIANS SCHOLARSHIP:  Music in the Somerset Hills is offering two (2) $1,000 scholarships to a student who resides in Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, and Union counties that demonstrates exemplary musicianship and plans to pursue a music major at an accredited college or university in the 2021-2022 academic year. Interested applicants will need to MP3 files containing an audio recording of two contrasting works, not exceeding four minutes per piece, performed by the applicant on his/her chosen instrument. For more information and an application, visit: www.musicsh.org/young-musicians-college-scholarship

USPAACC SCHOLARSHIPS: (U.S. PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE): Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the scholarship program and endow their own scholarships.  Today, between fifteen and twenty scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 each are being awarded every year to high school seniors nationwide for their post-secondary education. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 16, a permanent resident of the U.S., beginning full-time study at college in the fall of 2021, and of Asian Pacific Island heritage. For more information and an application, visit: https://uspaacc.com/programs/education/college-scholarships 

INJURED CALL TODAY SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the medical field. We understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and medical school, and we want to provide this opportunity to supplement the affordability to a better education. This scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on merit and need. Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2021 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants are required to write a 500-word essay on why they are interested in entering the medical field. This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2021. For more information and an application, visit: www.injuredcalltoday.com/#scholarship-application

THE PONTON LAW SCHOLARSHIP:  The Ponton Law Scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. The scholarship can be used for any form of school related expenses. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university in the United States. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. All applications should be submitted no later than July 31, 2021. This scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester. There is no application fee. The award amount is $1,000.  For more information and an application, visit: https://www.jamesponton.com/practices/car-accidents/ (scroll to bottom)


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