New Jersey ScholarshipsUrban Scholars Students attending high school in New Jersey's urban and economically distressed areas may qualify for this scholarship. The student must also rank in the top 10% of their class and have at least a 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year. These scholarships are based on merit, not need.
Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars If you have a class rank of one, two, or three in your graduating class and ranked in the top 10 percent of your graduating class at the end of the junior year; or if you are ranked within the top 10 percent of your graduating class at the end of the junior year with critical reading and math combined SAT scores of 1260 or above at the end of the junior year, then you may qualify for this scholarship. This is a $1000 scholarship based on merit. There may be other requirements.
New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) New Jersey high school students graduating in the top 20% of their class may be eligible for the NJ STARS program. The program will pay tuition and approved fees for up to five semesters at your local community college. Students must take from 12-15 college level credit hours per semester and must be enrolled in an associate degree program. To qualify, you must file the FAFSA and also an additional information worksheet. The additional info is due by November 15 for the fall semester and March 15 for the spring semester. Go to http://www.hesaa.org/r201011.htm for more information and a link to the required worksheets. To renew the scholarship for the second year, a student must have at least a 3.0 GPA for the first year. For more information, check with your local county college financial aid office, call 1(800)334-NJCC or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II (NJ STARS II) New Jersey students who qualified for the NJ STARS scholarships and are now transferring to the third year of a four year college or university may be qualified for the NJ STARS II scholarship. Students must have maintained a 3.0 GPA for their community college studies. For more information, check http://www.njstars.net.
For more information on New Jersey scholarships, please visit the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority website.
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