The "Garden State" is just another name for the state of New Jersey. The state attracts many kinds of students towards it as it is one of the most populated states in the country.  Spread across 8,722 square miles of the Mid-Atlantic Coast, New Jersey is America's most densely populated state with 8.94 million residents. 

New Jersey specifically enrolls around 380,000 full- and part-time college students at 66 MSCHE-accredited institutions. Young adults and people in their early twenties find this state very attractive as there is no replacement of the sandy beaches on the Jersey Shore, fresh produce, entertainment venues like Atlantic City, sports rivalries, and the fact that it is close to New York City. For those living in New Jersey, these state-specific college scholarships are a great way to help pay for college or grad school.

What is the New Jersey Scholarship?

New Jersey Scholarship is the scholarship that is provided to the students of New Jersey who have stayed in New Jersey and have completed at least the senior years of high school in New Jersey. 

Even if you aren’t a current resident of New Jersey but plan to attend a school in the state, such as Princeton University, Rutgers University, the College of New Jersey, or the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), you may also be qualified for these scholarships for New Jersey students.

Besides these universities, there are also universities like Monmouth University, Seton Hall University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Kean University. Princeton University is claimed as the top-notch university by the U.S. News and also there are a lot of college scholarships offered by these universities.

College debt is a bitter reality for many students as for many it simply becomes a nightmare. The hefty tuition fees which are demanded by colleges today are demotivating students to take up higher education and get a college degree. But the good thing is there are scholarships, funds, and awards available for students to pursue their dreams of getting a college degree. In fact, just living in the state of New Jersey can make students eligible for scholarships and grants. By using your state of residence or college attendance as a search criterion, one can find the money one needs to pay for a college education. 

Here is the detailed information about the New Jersey scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria for New Jersey Scholarship

These are a few criteria that one has to fulfill in order to qualify for the New Jersey Scholarship. Though New Jersey scholarship is a large umbrella and there are subcategories of this scholarship and each scholarship differs from the other. But the points listed below are quite generic in nature and are the basic criteria which New Jersey scholarship demands.

  • One must be a U.S. citizen or green card holders in New Jersey

  • One must have registered full-time at an accredited higher learning institution

  • One must present a meritorious academic record or financial need

  • One must have resided in the "Garden State" for at least 12 straight months

  • One must make satisfactory progress toward an associate or bachelor's

  • One is expected to have financial need without federal or state loan default

  • One is expected to rank in the top 5 percent of their high school class

  • One must enroll full-time at a participating in-state college

  • One must have a New Jersey Eligibility Index below 10,500

  • One is expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • One must be accepted as full-time undergraduates at accredited U.S. colleges

  • One should possess a high school diploma or GED certificate

 

Application Deadline

May 18, 2020

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

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Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$12,438

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

609-584-4480

About the Scholarship

New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) is financial aid provided by the state of New Jersey for the students who are in need of academic financial help. The grant is awarded by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority and it attempts to cover the cost of tuition depending on the requirement. Over the year New Jersey...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

This scholarship was financed by the maker of Kent and Blue Seal feeds—Kent Nutrition Group Inc., through the National FFA Foundation to provide funding support to students who desire to opt a four-year degree in college in animal nutrition, animal /dairy / poultry or equine/equestrian science, general agriculture or agricultural science, agricultural business management, econom...

Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

High school students attending prom are awarded scholarship prizes through the Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest to the best student who makes and wears prom attires made of Duct Brand duct tape. The scholarship is awarded to the winners of the contest on the basis of online voting. The contest winners in different positions are ch...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

200

Website

Link

Email Address

johannag@njsga.org

Contact Number

908-241-4659

About the Scholarship

The New Jersey State Golf Association Caddie Scholarship is awarded to the students who have caddied at a participating club of NJSGA for two seasons at least to assist them financially while receiving higher education The New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) awards scholarships...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

gbradygbconsult@verizon.net

Contact Number

973-669-5807

About the Scholarship

High school students of New Jersey who are interested in the fields related water utility industry are offered the NAWC New Jersey Chapter Scholarship in order to support them financially while receiving a postsecondary education. The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) provi...

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

609-984-2709

About the Scholarship

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