Neat Scholarships for Students in New Jersey for 2024

Thinking about how to afford college? Scholarships are a common form of support for education and many small local scholarships go unclaimed each year. At Going Merry we bring local and statewide scholarships to you! 

Check out the list below of scholarships for New Jersey you could apply for!

1. NJCPA Scholarship

Provider: New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

Amount: Up to $6,500 per recipient

The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to New Jersey college sophomores, juniors, and seniors at New Jersey community colleges planning to attend a four-year college in the fall. The fund also awards scholarships to college-bound New Jersey high school seniors intending to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes no less than 24 accounting credits.

2. Sharing Network Foundation Scholarship

Provider: Sharing Network Foundation

Amount: Varies

The Sharing Network Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of multiple scholarships for graduating high school seniors. To apply for the Sharing Network Foundation Scholarship, awardees must be an organ and tissue donation awareness advocate or personally affected by, or a family member of, someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation (i.e.: organ and/or tissue donor, living donor, transplant recipient, waiting for a transplant, or died waiting for a transplant). 

Donation education and advocacy are the major factors in determining the scholarship award.

3. ETS Cares Scholarship Program

Provider: ETS / Scholarship America

Amount: Up to $10,000

The ETS Cares Scholarship Program, funded entirely by donations from ETS employees, provides scholarships to high school seniors in New Jersey who are experiencing hardships that may prevent them from pursuing their college goals.

4. NJCTS Youth Scholarship

Provider: NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome

Amount: Up to $1,000

The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) is proud to announce the NJCTS Youth Scholarship which awards funds to graduating New Jersey high school seniors diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome.

5. Garden State Silver Plate Scholarship

Provider: New Jersey Restaurant Educational Foundation

Amount: Up to $1,000

The future of New Jersey food service and hospitality is in the hands of our aspiring chefs and entrepreneurs. Without their dreams of careers in these industries, our state would not only lose chefs and managers, but also restaurants, hotels, and tourists. A huge part of the New Jersey economy depends on restaurants and hotels. That is why we are proud to offer the Garden State Silver Plate Scholarship.

Still need help with financial aid and college scholarships?

We get it. Figuring out how to fund your college tuition (plus room & board!) can be quite challenging. That’s why we’ve assembled this three-step plan:

First, you’ll need to understand the financial aid process, calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and submit your FAFSA as soon as possible (more details on FAFSA deadlines here). 

Second, you’ll want to research some state-specific or university-specific financial aid options. For example, check out these New Jersey scholarship application options:

Finally, you’ll want to supplement your federal and state student aid, with independent scholarships. That’s where Going Merry comes in. At Going Merry, we make finding and applying for scholarships easy (and, of course, free)! Get started today. Sign up here.

Kelly Lamano

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