January 2022 Scholarship Bulletin


The following is a listing of special Scholarship Programs. These programs provide various opportunities for seniors and juniors to compete for scholarship monies. These scholarships and others can be found in Naviance.

NJ YOUTH SOCCER - ALLAN B. SINCLAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Established by New Jersey Youth Soccer in April of 2012 to honor the many facets of Allan B. Sinclair's relationship with Youth Soccer. Al had an extensive career with New Jersey Youth Soccer, serving as President of New Jersey Youth Soccer for almost 25 years; and Executive Director from 2008-2012. Al's time and dedication to youth soccer was mostly done as a volunteer not only in the state but also in the region. The funds for this scholarship were donated in his memory when he passed away in April of 2012. In honor Allan B. Sinclair, New Jersey Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior, who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. When selecting the winner for the Allan B. Sinclair Memorial Scholarship the following key considerations will be evaluated: Applicant participation with an affiliated NJYS Club and the applicant has demonstrated great leadership and have volunteered his or her time to their communities. For more information and an application, visit:

NJ YOUTH SOCCER - BRETT FENSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:  Established by Dr. David Fenster and facilitated by NJ Youth Soccer for a way to help one male and one female high school senior further their education. Brett played soccer from the age of five until he graduated from High School. He began participating in the Recreation Program in West Windsor and moved on to play travel and high school soccer. Brett's love for the sport flourished along with his interest in the arts and humanities. Brett passed away in 2010 at the age of 23, at which time the scholarship was enacted. In honor of Brett Fenster, New Jersey Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior, who plans to further their education by attending a 2 or 4-year college or an accredited technical school. When selecting the winner for the Brett Fenster Memorial Scholarship the following key considerations will be evaluated: Applicant participation with an affiliated NJYS Club and applicant has overcome a meaningful hurdle in his or her journey towards higher education. For more information and an application, visit:

NJ YOUTH SOCCER - JEANINE WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Established by New Jersey Youth Soccer to honor the numerous contributions Jeanine Willis made to youth soccer in the state of New Jersey and beyond. Jeanine was New Jersey Youth Soccer's first Executive Director and also served as a member of the Board of NJYS for a number of years. Jeanine was devoted to enriching the overall soccer experience for all New Jersey Youth Soccer players. In honor of Jeanine Willis, New Jersey Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior, who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. When selecting the winner for the Jeanine Willis Scholarship the following key considerations will be evaluated: Applicant participation with an affiliated NJYS Club and applicant participation in the NJYS State Cup Program for a minimum of two seasons. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.njyouthsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=693703&mid=740864&ltclid=&newskeyid=HN1&newsid=396313&ctl=newsdetail

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPExceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2022 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). For more information and an application, visit: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/

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. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/find-your-path/army-officers/rotc/scholarships.html

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: http://www.usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program

WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPThis award is for students completing 12th grade in 2022 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 2023 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. 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

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 2022, 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/

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 2022-2023 school year. For more information and an application, visit: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-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 2022 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 2022. For more information and an application, visit:  https://libbeylaw.com/2022-injured-individual-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/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  

GENERAL SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDENTS (GSMD) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: is offering one of each: $6000, $5000, and $4000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are Mayflower descendants and will be attending a four-year college or university or two-year community college. In the spirit of the Mayflower settlers seeking to better themselves by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering themselves. ANCESTRY REQUIREMENTS: For an applicant to be considered for a Mayflower Scholarship, the application form must include a valid active GSMD membership number for either the applicant or for a parent, grandparent, or great grandparent of the applicant. For more information and an application, visit: https://themayflowersociety.org/

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 2022, 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

BUDDIST TZU CHI FOUNDATION SCHOLARS: is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each scholar will receive an award of $1,000. For more information and an application, visit: https://tzuchi.us/scholarship-app-high-school

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION: seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength or character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation; Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and be a United States citizen. For more information and an application, visit: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/76253

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/

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: https://janetlogandailyfoundation.org/start

PB&J SCHOLARSHIP: Scholarship Eligibility Senior. The PB&J Scholarship was started in Hawaii back in 2013 to help students who experienced challenges that may have prevented them from reflecting well on paper (GPA, Test Scores, Etc.), but have the drive to succeed. Examples of Challenges: Medical issues, peer issues, family issues. Applicants will be evaluated based on their essay and letters of recommendation; there is no GPA requirement. Please note: letters of recommendation must directly reference the student’s challenges. If the applicant does not wish to share their challenges with their recommender, then the recommendation must reference the student’s personal character. Scholarship amount $1,000.  For more information and an application, visit: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship/
DEADLINE:  May 31st

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