Looking for a way to pay for college that won't add to your debt? Not sure if you qualify for the millions of dollars that are currently available? Well, the first step is to discover what's out there!
Scholarships are usually awarded on various criteria reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award, and requirements to win scholarships vary as widely as the purposes of the award -- whether it honors your ancestry or your desired career path.
Aside from state-provided grants and merit scholarships from the schools themselves, millions of dollars worth of private scholarships in New Jersey can be found on Fastweb.com. Simply register for Fastweb, complete your profile, and be matched instantly with scholarships unique to your situation. It's that simple!
Here's just a sample of the awards pertinent to students in New Jersey and accessible from Fastweb:
AAA South Jersey Scholarship – AAA South Jersey
The AAA South Jersey Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are residents of Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland or Salem counties of New Jersey. To qualify for this award, you must write an 500-1,000 word essay explaining what you consider to be the most important event of the last ten years.
New Jersey Press Foundation Scholarship – New Jersey Press Foundation
The New Jersey Press Foundation Internship / Scholarship is available to college students who are residents of New Jersey and/ or attending New Jersey colleges. You must be a full-time freshman, sophomore or junior. You must also be interested in pursuing a career in journalism. You must provide an autobiographical sketch, a resume, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and three samples of your work (preferably published in a newspaper) to be considered for this internship. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. Internships are eight-week, paid positions with a NJPA-member newspaper.
Garden State Journalists Association Scholarship – Garden State Journalists Association
The Garden State Journalists Association Scholarship is open to students who are majoring or minoring in journalism. You must be a resident of New Jersey to be eligible for this award.
National Women's Health Resource Center Internship – National Women's Health Resource Center
The National Women's Health Resource Center Internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in women's health and wellness. You must be motivated, independent and self-motivated to be considered for this position. Interns must be able to commute to NWHRC headquarters in Red Bank, New Jersey during the course of the internship. Part- and full-time internships are available.
MBIA/William O. Bailey Scholars Program – United Negro College fund
The MBIA/William O. Bailey Scholars Program is available to junior students who are attending United Negro College Fund member schools. You must be a resident of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, be majoring in business or finance, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and commit to take 18 to 24 credit hours to be eligible for this full-tuition award.
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