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NJCU Scholarship Programs


New Jersey City University offers merit-based scholarships to its population of academically eligible students. These prestigious scholarships are awarded annually to entering freshmen and transfer students who enroll full-time for the Fall semester into an undergraduate program of study.

Freshmen candidates will be awarded upon receipt of SAT scores and academic transcripts. Transfer applicants will be considered for scholarships upon receipt of official transcripts from all institutions attended. All transfer scholarship recipients must submit their official final transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than one week prior to the start of the Fall semester. If the final transcript is not received or does not meet the scholarship criteria, the scholarship offer will be reduced or rescinded.  

Admissions scholarships are only offered to citizens and Permanent Residents of the United States. There are a limited number of scholarships being offered and awards are contingent upon availability of funds at the time of application.

Scholarships are awarded at time of admission to the university for first time incoming students. Scholarship recipients must be offered the scholarship in writing, and must return the scholarship acceptance form within the prescribed time.

All scholarships are two to four year awards (not including summer semesters), unless otherwise stated below or in the offer letter. Students must also comply with all other requirements outlined in the offer letter.

All scholarship recipients must complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and receive a valid Student Aid Report in order to receive the scholarship.  Scholarship amounts will be adjusted to true costs for tuition and fees, with a minimum amount as outlined on the attached table. Adjustment will be based upon the results of the FAFSA as well as other scholarships and grants awarded to the student.

Freshman Scholarship Criteria


Grade Point Average or Rank in Class

Combined SAT Score from  Critical Reading & Math Components

Award Amount Per Year
(Maximum of Four Years)

3.8 grade point average or above
Or
Top 10% of Graduating Class

1200+

Presidential Scholarship
Full tuition and fees
(*Minimum of $5,000)

1100-1190

University VI
6,000
(*Minimum of $3,000)

1000-1090

University V
5,000
(*Minimum of $2,500)

 

3.7 grade point average or above
Or
Top 15% of Graduating Class

1200+

Presidential Scholarship
Full tuition and fees
(*Minimum of $5,000)

1100-1190

University VI
6,000
(*Minimum of $3,000)

1000-1090

University IV
4,000
(*Minimum of $2,000)

 

3.6 grade point average or above
Or
Top 20% of Graduating Class

1200+

University VI
6,000
(*Minimum of $3,000)

1100-1190

University IV
4,000
(*Minimum of $2,000)

1000-1090

University III
3,000
(Minimum of $1,500)

 

3.5 grade point average or above
Or
Top 25% of Graduating Class *

1200+

University V
5,000
(*Minimum of $2,500)

1100-1190

University III
3,000
(Minimum of $1,500)

1000-1090

University II
2,000
(*Minimum of $1,000)

* On a 4.0 (grade point average) scale.

Transfer Student Scholarship Criteria

Criteria

GPA

Award Amount Per Year
(Maximum of Two Years)

A.A./A.S.

3.8

Presidential Scholarship
Full tuition and fees
(*Minimum of $5,000)

A.A./A.S.

3.65

Transfer University V
5,000
(*Minimum of $2,500)

A.A./A.S.

3.5

Transfer University IV
4,000
(Minimum of $2,000)

A.A.S

3.5+

Transfer University III
3,000
(*Minimum of $1,500)

48 credits or more

3.5+

Transfer University II
2,000
(*Minimum of $1,000)


Alumni Scholarship Criteria
One Alumni Scholarship is granted each academic year to a child of a New Jersey City University graduate.

Criteria

GPA and SAT (combined SAT score from Math and Critical Reading Test components)

Award Amount
(Maximum of One Year)

Child of a New Jersey City University Graduate

GPA of 3.0 or Above
SAT of 1000 or above

4,000
(Minimum of $2,000)


Talent Scholarships
Scholarships are also available to applicants with demonstrable talents in music or art. These scholarships range up to $3,000.00. Scholarships recipients are determined by University Faculty.

New Jersey City University Endowed and Annual Scholarships for Continuing Students
Contact:  201-200-3234
New Jersey City University annually awards more than 300 scholarships to deserving students based on financial need, academic achievement, and/or other merit.  A number of these scholarships are made available through the NJCU Foundation and gifts from friends, corporations, and alumni.  The NJCU Foundation endowed and annual scholarships are awarded by the University Scholarship Committee and/or a specific academic department.

The awarding of the scholarships is subject to the availability of funds.

These scholarships are intended to help deserving students meet the financial obligations of pursuing higher education. In making these awards, the Scholarship Committee and/or academic department may require candidates to complete and submit a scholarship application. In addition to the application, a student must meet the criteria for specific endowed or annual scholarships. 

Criteria are different for each scholarship and it is the responsibility of the student(s) to familiarize themselves with the fundamental requirements of each scholarship as outlined on the website. 

The NJCU Foundation is regularly updating or adding scholarships in the program.  Below is a partial list of currently available endowed and annual scholarships. All of the following scholarships are awarded for one academic year (unless otherwise specified).

For the most current information, or to answer questions about the NJCU Foundation endowed and annual scholarship program, call (201) 200-3173.

Please note that NJCU offers other types of financial support to students through Financial Aid, University-based scholarships, and external-based scholarships, and other sources. For more information, call (201)200-3173.
The 2011-2012 Annual and Endowed Scholarship Application will be available March of 2011, please contact Martha Behman, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and she can be reached at mbehman@njcu.edu if you have any questions.

Partial List of NJCU Foundation Endowed and Annual Scholarships

Scholarships Decided by Committee

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowed Scholarship
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who have completed 60 or more credits, are at least 25 years old, and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. Eligible students would be full-time or part-time, and preference would be given to female students whose pursuit of a bachelor’s degree is complicated by personal responsibilities such as balancing work, school and family obligations. Awards will be based on financial need and will range from $500 to $2,500 per student. The NJCU Foundation would work in collaboration with NJCU’s Speicher-Rubin Women's Center for Equity and Diversity, as well as Academic Advisement and the Financial Aid Office to select eligible and deserving candidates for the Newcombe Scholarships each year.

DiversityInc Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established by the DiversityInc Foundation to provide financial assistance to full-time NJCU undergraduate students with pressing financial needs. The scholarship is given with preference to students in STEM [science, technology and math] curriculum, or to accounting, business or communications majors.

William J. Maxwell and Angela Giardina Maxwell Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the family and friends of this distinguished alumna of the Class of 1958, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in Elementary Education who demonstrates an interest in professional development, academic achievement and a commitment to the teaching profession. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Charles Weening Memorial Scholarship
This fund has been established to support Charles’ genuine concerns and advocacy for true opportunities for those with educational disabilities.  The successful applicant will be a Hudson County student with education disabilities. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Joseph Doria Scholarship
Student should be a Hudson County resident with a GPA of 3.0. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Edward J. Meade Scholarship
Established to honor Dr. Meade for his service to the University, this scholarship annually provides a student with the financial support needed to pursue an undergraduate teaching degree based on multicultural teaching and learning. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Esther Briney Chu Scholarship
Established as an annual recurring scholarship by her family in memory of Esther Briney Chu, a former professor of history at NJCU, this scholarship is awarded annually to a history major, preferably on who is interested in teaching. If candidates are equally compelling, a female student is favored, in honor of Esther Chu’s long interest in women’s issues. The scholarship could be awarded on either a merit or need basis.
Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Florence Steele Hunt Educational Scholarship
Established in honor of a long time Jersey City teacher and Founder of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, this scholarship is awarded to a junior entering the teaching profession.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Frank J. Maiuro Scholarship
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Mr. Maiuro, an alumnus of the class of 1939.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

George Karnoutsos Scholarship
Established by Dr. George Karnoutsos ’55, a retired professor from the University’s Philosophy Department, this scholarship is awarded annually to a New Jersey City University student demonstrating financial need. This scholarship is a one time award to be distributed over the course of one academic year. To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: (a) be a sophomore, junior or senior at the University, (b) achieve and maintain a CGPA of 3.33, (c) be a resident of Hudson County.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Jonathan Wende Memorial Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. John Wende in the name of their son. Applicant is to maintain a B grade point average, and belong to a sorority/fraternity. If is preferred that the applicant be engaged in sports on campus. No particular major or field of study is required. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Joseph Deluca – Pfizer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Pfizer Corporation in memory of their employee, Joseph Deluca, an alumnus of New Jersey City University, who perished in the September 11 terrorist attacks. This scholarship is designed to assist sophomores through seniors in defraying the cost of education at New Jersey City University. The scholarship is a one time award of $3,000, to be disbursed over the course of one academic year. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: (a) be accepted and active in a Computer Science degree program, (b) complete at least 32 credits towards their degree at time of application, (c) achieve and maintain a CGPA of 3.0, and (d)have demonstrated community service and leadership abilities. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Michael and Rose Ascolese Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the Ascolese family in memory of their parents Michael and Rose Ascolese, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in English Literature, History or Business Administration. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Michael B. Gilligan Scholarship
Income from this fund, established to honor a past president of the University, is awarded annually to a deserving student. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority (Media) Scholarship
Established in 1993 through an award from the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, this scholarship is awarded annually to a Jersey City resident majoring in Media Arts. Recommendations from the Media Arts Department faculty are strongly encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority (General) Scholarship
Established in 1994 through a second award from the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, this scholarship is awarded annually to four (4) deserving Jersey City residents who have demonstrated academic excellence at NJCU. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Provident Bank Foundation Scholarship
This endowed scholarship has been established by The Provident Bank Foundation to provide financial assistance to NJCU students based upon academic merit, community service and leadership qualities.  Awards will be made to able and deserving students who are majoring, or intend to major, in the Business Administration Program at NJCU. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Sam Biel Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the family of the late Sam Biel, this scholarship is award annually to juniors or seniors who are not eligible for financial aid, but need assistance to continue their studies. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Sigma Omega Gamma (SOG) Scholarship
Income from this fund is awarded annually to an academically excellent student to assist him/her in reaching the goal of a Bachelor’s degree. The purpose of this SOG “Good Gothic Fund” is to make a financial award to a member of the college community who is performing good deeds on or off campus. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

William H. Elliot Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1993 through a gift from the estate of Mr. Elliot (Class of 1935), this scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Will Hayes Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, honoring a distinguished alumnus of the class of 1936, is awarded annually to a deserving student in his/her junior year of college.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.

Winokur Family Scholarship
Established and supported by the family and friends of Gene Winokur (‘42), Herbert Winokur (‘44), and Rita Winokur Wolf (‘52), this scholarship is awarded annually to two (2) high-achieving, in-coming freshmen students who have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship is intended to defray the cost of tuition, fees, and books for each of the eligible students. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee.


Scholarships Decided by Department

Black Administrators, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Student Organization (BAAFSSO) Scholarship Fund
BAAFSSO works to eradicate inequities based upon racial and sexual discrimination, and facilitates networking among blacks on campus and assists in the development and support of the academic, professional, leadership, and career goals of its members. The BAAFSSO Scholarship is awarded annually to students of African decent. Scholarships are awarded as follows:

  • two incoming University Charter High School students who have been participants of UMOJA-Charter High School
  • freshmen and sophomore participants of UMOJA-NJCU
  • one sophomore and one junior participant of SHANGO
  • one outstanding student-athlete
  • one returning graduate student

Interested applicants must complete an appropriate application following the instructions found (insert link to BAAFSSO Scholarship pages). Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will made by BAAFSSO.

“Bel Canto” Scholarship for Vocal Excellence Fund
This award is designated for undergraduate or graduate Voice Majors enrolled as Vocal Performance Majors only.  Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a term GPA of 3.0.  Student must pass all core music curriculum courses. It is recommended that applicants participate in two music ensembles and/or perms a leading role in an Opera Production generated by the Coordinator of Voice and/or Voice Faculty. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made at the sole discretion of the Coordinator of Vocal Studies.

Council on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) Scholarship
CHA is composed of volunteer students, faculty and staff of Hispanic heritage at NJCU with a goal of increasing the awareness of and appreciation for the contributions of Latin American cultures and traditions. CHA engages in broad outreach efforts, hosting scores of cultural events, festivals, lectures, and films, as well as mentoring programs in local school districts. This scholarship is awarded to students of Hispanic heritage with a record of academic distinction. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicant must be currently enrolled in the undergraduate program at NJCU.  Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and have completed a minimum of 24 college level credits. Transfer students may be eligible after completing one semester at NJCU, provided they meet the previous requirements.  Applicant must also submit a one page type written essay highlighting their academic achievements, career goals, community involvement and any other information relevant to describing the value of a scholarship award. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will made by the Council on Hispanic Affairs.

The Charles Mottola Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually to one NJCU student who has a minimum of 60 credits, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and who intends to pursue a degree in Education, Special Education preferred. Eligible candidates must submit an application consisting of written expression, poetry or prose, on a topic of importance to the applicant.  Carol Mottola, widow of Charles, will be sent a copy of the work presented by the final candidate. A successful scholarship recipient may receive the award for more than one year, provided they continue to meet the original criteria and submit a written application each year.  Criteria may be modified at the request of the donor(s) in any year prior to the funding cycle.  Once the award has been made, the scholarship recipient will be asked to meet with Carol Mottola and Al and Anita Parinello, original donors to this scholarship, to learn more about the qualities and personality of Charles Mottola, for whom the scholarship is named.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the NJCU English Department.

Charlotte and Hugo Prins Scholarship
This memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a promising art student.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Art Department Chair.

Christopher Fiore Music Scholarship
This scholarship is being established, through the generosity of his family and friends, in loving memory of Christopher J. Fiore, who received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education (’96) and a Masters Degree in Music Performance (’01) from NJCU. At NJCU Chris was an active, sought after, well respected performer and human being. The Orchestra, Symphony of Winds and Percussion, Jazz Ensembles, Choirs, Operas, Chamber Ensembles, Spring Musicals and the Percussion Ensemble were among the many organizations blessed with his wonderful presence; one that deeply touched the community. He loved every aspect of music: performing, composing, listening, and teaching. Chris was an accomplished bassist and by all accounts, he was a very talented musician. He received high praise for his teaching and his work with young musicians.  This scholarship in Chris’s memory is a wonderful tribute to his passion for music and his deep commitment to his fellow musicians. This scholarship is awarded to the NJCU music student who most exemplifies the characteristics of passion and dedication to music that were expressed by Chris. The first award will be presented to a full-time freshman music student in two equal payments for the fall and spring semesters.

Criteria for the award are:

  • An in-coming freshman or a transfer student with a 3.0 GPA in music and 2.75 overall GPA
  • He or she must demonstrate ability as a musician.
  • The student may continue to receive the award annually (two equal payments), provided that he or she maintains a 2.75 overall GPA (3.0 in their major), remains enrolled as a full-time student, and receives the recommendation of the NJCU Music Department. 
  • Preference of selection is given to Bass players or students enrolled in Jazz Composition
  • All instrumental performers may be considered so funds will be awarded each academic year. 
  • Eligible students will be selected by the Chair of the NJCU Music Department in consultation with the Director of the Jazz program.
  • Recipient will be required to communicate with the donor upon receipt of the scholarship award.

Donald J. Silberman Endowment Scholarship
Successful applicants must be enrolled as full-time students enrolled at NJCU. Successful applicants should have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and they must write a 3 to 4 page statement addressing the importance of labor unions in our society.  This scholarship is awarded annually in two equal payments of $500 each. Please contact AFT for more information at (201) 200-2216, or DOWNLOAD PDF.

Dr. Myrna Ehrlich Scholarship
This scholarship is being established by Dr. Myrna L. Ehrlich, retired faculty member and alumnae (M.A‘71) from NJCU.  The Ehrlich Scholarship will be awarded to an NJCU Project Mentor student.  The award will be presented to a full-time student in two equal payments for the fall and spring semesters.

  • Criteria for the award are:
    • Eligible students must submit an essay to the Director of Project mentor and have their application and essay reviewed by a Review Committee within Project Mentor.
    • The Review Committee shall consist of the Director of Project Mentor, a member of the Project mentor faculty (appointed by the Project Mentor Director), a graduate assistant assigned to Project Mentor (appointed by the Project Mentor Director), and the scholarship donor (if available). 
    • The Review Committee shall select the recipient of the award.
  • Deadlines:
    • Deadline for Application is April 15, 2011.
    • Decision Date will be May 30, 2011.

Elizabeth J. Foster Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or Master of Fine Arts student majoring in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Decision made by the Art Department.

Esther Barish Scholarship in Art and Design
This endowed scholarship is established in loving memory of Dr. Esther B. Barish, NJCU Professor of Art from 1970 to 1994, through the generosity of her family, friends, and colleagues. The scholarship will be awarded to a talented and capable NJCU art student specializing in areas of commercial and graphic design that were her expertise, and for whom this award will make a difference (financial or personal) in the pursuit of his or her degree.  At the Art Department’s discretion, the scholarship may be renewed each year, as long as the recipient continues to qualify for the award.  Selection of the recipient for the award will be made by the NJCU Art Department Chair on the recommendation of the department faculty. 

Eva Rubin Women’s & Gender Studies Scholarship
An award of $700 is to be made annually for a one-course scholarship to an academically competent, financially needy student who has a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS).  Six credits of WGS course work should be completed at the time of the award. A full-time faculty member of Women’s and Gender Studies should teach the course for which the award is made. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by representatives from the Women’s Center and faculty from the Women’s and Gender Studies Department.

Evelyn Kivy Rosenberg Scholarship
Established by the friends and family of the late Professor Rosenberg this scholarship is awarded annually to a junior biology major.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Biology Department Scholarship Committee.

Foster E. Grossnickle Scholarship
Established by the late Dr. Grossnickle, this scholarship is awarded each spring by the Mathematics Department to two full-time mathematics majors entering their last academic year of study, and who have the highest cumulative GPA with an average of at least 3.3 in all mathematics courses taken. This scholarship requires no application as candidates are directly selected by the Mathematics Department.

Frank L. Capone Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990 with a lead gift from Al (’73) and Anita (’70) Parinello, this scholarship commemorates the founding director of the University’s nationally recognized Cooperative Education Program. It is awarded annually to a deserving Cooperative Education Program student. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by representatives from the Career Planning/Co-Operative Education Department.

Friends of Music & Art – Music Scholarship
This scholarship will provide funds to needy and worthy students in the Music Department.

George Voller Scholarship
This scholarship is available each fall and spring semester to undergraduate students majoring in Special Education.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Dean’s Office from the College of Education.

Harriet Vigersky Music Scholarship
Established in 1983 by the Vigersky family in memory of Mrs. Harriet Vigersky, this scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding music major. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Music Department.

Hart Award
This annual award is given to a student that works on The Gothic Times New Jersey City University’s Student Newspaper. Current staff members of The Gothic Times select the recipient (s) of this award.

Jazz Scholarship
This annual award was established by Jim Noland with a matching gift from State Farm Insurance Company. This scholarship requires no application as candidates are directly selected by the Director of the Jazz Music Program.

Jeanne Thornton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Foundations of Education Department in 1990 to honor this former and beloved chairperson.  This scholarship is available each fall and spring semester to undergraduate students majoring in Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary Education who are enrolled in senior student teaching assignments. The award is based on academic excellence, commitment to the teaching profession and demonstrated professional qualities. Students must have successfully completed the pre-student teaching field experience as well as all other requirements for student teaching. Applicants must submit two (2) positive written recommendations from education faculty, neither of which may have been the supervisor of the field experience. Applicants must also submit a copy of the pre-student teaching field supervisor’s recommendation. Applicants must show evidence of having demonstrated a commitment to education as profession in some extra-curricular capacity. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Dean’s Office from the College of Education.

John Raines Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Mathematics Department in memory of John Raines, this scholarship is awarded by the Mathematics Department each spring to the full-time mathematics major entering his/her last academic year of study, with demonstrated financial need, is preparing for a teaching career, and has the highest CGPA with an average of at least 3.0 in all mathematics courses taken. This scholarship requires no application as candidates are directly selected by the Mathematics Department.

John Reckzeh Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. John K. Reckzeh, NJCU Mathematics professor.  This scholarship requires no application as candidates are directly selected by the Mathematics Department.

Joseph Drew Memorial Media Arts Scholarship
This annual scholarship was established by the NJCU Media Arts Department in memory of long-time faculty member Joseph Drew.  Students eligible for this award will be graduating seniors majoring in Media Arts. This scholarship requires no application as candidates are directly selected by the Media Arts Department.

Lee Frank and Melvania Rhymes Hagan Scholarship
Established in memory of the late Dr. Lee Hagan, this scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman who has a record of academic achievement and an interest in specializing in African/African American studies. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will made by BAAFSSO.

Lillian Evans Egan Scholarship
Established in 1981 by Mrs. Egan, ‘39, this scholarship is available to education majors on their senior teaching assignment. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Dean’s Office from the College of Education.

Marco Lacatena/ Albert Shanker Scholarship
This scholarship is limited to students who are enrolled as full time, undergraduate students at New Jersey City University, and are relatives of a Council of New Jersey State College Locals or NJ AFL-CIO member whose union membership has been consistent for one (1) year or more. This includes NJCU’s American Federation of Teachers Local 1839. The applicant must have secured the signature of the Local’s president prior to the point the application is deemed to be complete. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of: A 1-2 page essay describing the role of 21st Century Unionism in developing new leadership and enhancing civic participation, plus a recommendation from a union member outside the applicant’s family. Selection will be made by NJCU’s Silberman Scholarship Committee. Application deadline is July 1.

Margaret Williams Fund
Monies from this fund may be awarded to a student for distinguished service to Performing Arts. This scholarship requires no application as candidates are directly selected by full-time Performing Arts faculty, and with advisement from adjunct faculty where appropriate. 

Martin Luther King Scholarship
Income from this fund is awarded annually to a student who best emulates the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. Established in 1968, this scholarship is intended to help disadvantaged young men and women who might, because of the fund, have an opportunity to attend the college. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will made by BAAFSSO.

Max Sussman Memorial Scholarship
To honor the late Max Sussman his family established this scholarship in 1989. An annual award is presented to a deserving junior or senior majoring in History. Selection for this scholarship is based solely on academic merit, with eligible applicants having a GPA of 3.5 or better. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the History Department.

Nelson Mayo Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Nelson Mayo, a student in the NJCU Media Arts Program. This scholarship will be awarded to an NJCU Media Arts student, who is deemed ambitious and possessing a genuine talent for and a love of their craft. This scholarship requires no application as candidates are directly selected by the Media Arts Department.

Nursing Scholarship
This annual scholarship is presented to a nursing student to help supplement the cost of educational supplies, including books. Academic achievement and financial need are the basis for determining the recipient of this award. Eligible student(s) must have a GPA of 3.5; maintain membership in a community organization and/or professional organization. Participation in other departmental committees and/or professional nursing clubs is preferred.  Eligible student(s) must have two (2) references: a professional reference and a faculty reference. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Nursing Department.

Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund
This scholarship was established in honor of Odessa Chambliss, matriarch of a large family, known as a compassionate and nurturing person who worked as a healthcare professional for more than 30 years. Upon her death in 1996, the Odessa Chambliss family determined to honor he life by establishing an endowed scholarship in her name.  The purpose is to assist deserving and able students enrolled in the University’s Department of Nursing. These funds are to be used to the maximum extent possible and awarded to nursing students maintaining a satisfactory GPA (2.5/3.0), who show a financial need and is/are resident of Jersey City.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Chair of the Nursing Department.

Peter Weiss Journalism Scholarship
This scholarship is established by family and friends to commemorate Peter Weiss’s work in journalism as the long-time publisher of The Jersey Journal. Two scholarship are awarded each year to freshmen students enrolled at NJCU who have shown an interest and expertise in journalism. Successful candidates must demonstrate an interest in journalism as a career, possess a cumulative 2.4 grade point average, and have participated in the school newspaper or any other campus medium.  Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the journalism faculty.  

Prentice Whitlock Math Award
This award is given to a graduating senior who has a strong academic record and who has given service to the Mathematics Department.  The recipient should be planning to enter graduate school, majoring mathematics or computer science. This award will be given to the eligible student upon confirmation of graduation clearance. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Mathematics Department. 

Ruth Hagan Scholarship
This scholarship is for Special Education students who are entering or presently enrolled at NJCU. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Dean of the College of Education.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Scholarship
Established by Chapter 15 (Newark) of SCORE, this scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior Business Administration major who has an excellent academic record and has demonstrated service to the University community. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Dean of the College of Professional Studies in consultation with the Business Department faculty.

Sister Joan Steans Scholarship
Established by friends and colleagues of professor of art Sister Joan Steans (retired), this scholarship is given annually to a sophomore or junior Art major that is in good academic standing, and who demonstrates persistence, promise and drive. This scholarship requires no application as candidates are nominated and directly selected by the Art Department faculty members.

Teresa A. Areniello Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded twice a year to female undergraduate student(s) who are enrolled at NJCU. The applicants must have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have financial need. Students on full financial aid are ineligible to apply for this scholarship. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center.

Thomas H. Kean Scholarship
This annual scholarship is funded at the discretion of the Garden State Arts Foundation. An eligible student must be a US citizen and a resident of New Jersey who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance, etc.), and who has completed a minimum of 60 credits for the upcoming term (defined as the semester immediately following the award). Prior recipients of the Thomas H. Kean Scholarship are ineligible for this award. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office. The Garden State Arts Foundation will review the recommended candidate and make the final determination regarding the award recipient. 

Tom Reiss Scholarship
Established by his family and friends, in memory of Tom Reiss, this scholarship will be awarded each year to two students. A portion of the funds will be used as a juried award presented to an outstanding high school photographer who has submitted work to the Art Department’s High school Art Exhibition. A second award will be made to a student majoring in Art or Photography, who has demonstrated an interest in completing a worthwhile project related to Art, Education, or the Environment, that could not be completed without this money. These students must submit project proposals to the Chair of the Art Department. The value of the project will be a primary consideration in recommending a worthy candidate. Both awards will be made based on recommendations by Art Department faculty members.

Will Hayes Graduate Fellowship
Established in 1992 by Mr. Hayes (‘36), this fellowship is awarded annually to an NJCU graduate student who demonstrates need and promise as a full- time student in the Master’s Program in Education. Applications will be reviewed and a recommendation for award will be made by the Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Dean of the College of Education.

Ziccardi Art Fund
This fund is established by Karen Myers Ziccardi, alumnae (1968). The Ziccardi Art Fund will provide financial support for students in the Art Program. Students will submit portfolio work to Karen Myers Ziccardi and from the applicants, three will be awarded First, Second, and Third place awards according to the breakdown provided by the donor. Submission of portfolio work is to be coordinated with the Chair of the Art Department.

Last updated 3/3/10

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