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Welcome to the Guidance and Student Services Resource Page. The information provided below will serve as a guide for students and their families as they navigate the college selection process with us. Please visit this page frequently for important updates regarding scholarship opportunities and additional resources that will assist you during the college journey ahead.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarship opportunities available from colleges, organizations, and private companies.  In addition, several academic and need-based scholarships, scholarships for service, activities, etc. are also offered from a multitude of sources.  We do our best to identify these opportunities for students but it is important to research the scholarships available from the schools you are applying to during the application process – many scholarship application due dates correspond to the application dates of that school.

Scholarship Search Tools:

www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx US Department of Labor’s free scholarship search tool lists 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial awards.  The site allows you to search scholarships by due date or narrow by type of scholarship, location, etc.

www.nassp.org National Association of Secondary Schools.  Manages many scholarships.

www.collegescholarships.org – Free online scholarship search tool.

www.scholarships.org – Free online scholarship search tool.

www.scholarshipamerica.org – Manages scholarships including a few of the scholarships listed below (Equitable Excellence Scholarship, Comcast, GE-Regan, and Department of Defense SMART scholarships for civilians.)

www.studentaid.ed.gov Federal Student Aid Office of the US Department of Education provides advice on FAFSA as well as lists all types of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study jobs.  This includes information on tax benefits and avoiding scams.

www.tfec.org The Foundation for Enhancing Communities manages many scholarships.

www.uncf.org  United Negro College Fund is the largest private scholarship provider to minority groups.  Each year $100 million is awarded to more than 10k students.  UNCF also manages a variety of scholarships including Fund II Foundation, Koch Scholars Program, Frederick Douglass Bicentennials, and Gate Millennium Scholar program.

www.edvisors.com Compares private student lenders.  Also has an extensive scholarship list and tips for finding them.

www.goodcall.com – Free online scholarship search tool.

www.myscholly.com – Online service to find and manage the scholarship application process. $2.99/month.

www.usascholarships.com This site helps students search for scholarships by major, interests, and foundations.

www.studentscholarships.org This site allows students to search for scholarships by major, state, and/or requirements.


College Scholarship Opportunities 2022-23

Scholarships are available from a variety of local and national sources.  Click on the tabs below to explore the options currently open for application this year!

Deadline: June 1, 2023

ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships are available to High School Seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university. (ADDING TRADE/TECH SCHOOL LANGUAGE)

Applicant must be the son or daughter of a “Public Safety Professional” ; Law Enforcement Officer, Professional Firefighter, Professional EMT, Paramedic, or Municipal Life Guard (active or retired with a minimum of 10 years of service) employed in Atlantic County or Ocean City

EXEMPTION NOTE: For Police Explorers: Applicant may be an active member for a minimum of 2 years in a Police Explorers Program regardless of the profession of their parents.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Academic performance, leadership qualities, community service, extra curricular activities and the completion of an essay answering one of the questions at the bottom of the application.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $1000.00 Awarded after the completion of 1st semester of college. The scholarship committee must receive a transcript from the college or university showing a minimum of 12 credits completed with a 2.0 GPA or better. POSSIBLY RAISING TO $1500.00 AND POSSIBLY RAISING GPA TO 2.25 OR BETTER.

INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the application and answer one of the questions at the bottom of the application. INCLUDE an Official High School Transcript and send all materials postmarked on or before

June 1 of application year.

To: ACFD LOCAL 198 Scholarship, 159 Thompson Lane, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.Click Here for Application: Atlantic City Fire Fighters Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 18, 2023

The Howard L. Lanier, III Community Development Corporation proudly presents the 2023 Howard L. Lanier, III Scholarship.  It is a $4,000 stipend to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who will be attending a post-secondary school in the fall.  For a full description of the scholarship criteria and application, please visit our website at https://www.hll3communitycorp.org/scholarship.

Deadline: March 24, 2023

David M. Rizzotte, Jr. was a lifelong farmer and agricultural leader. Upon graduation from Villanova University (magna cum laude), he returned to the family’s Glossy Fruit Farm in Hammonton, NJ where he and his brothers grew apples, peaches, tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers, and sweet potatoes, wholesaling their produce throughout the state and region. They slowly transitioned from apples and peaches into blueberries and also added a farm market to greet visitors passing by their Route 206 farm on their way to the Jersey shore. In 1984, David became the youngest farmer to be elected to serve on the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture and went on to serve as its youngest president. Both as a State Board member and as a community leader, he was committed to promoting and protecting farming throughout the state, helping the NJDA start the Jersey Fresh promotional campaign, and working tenaciously to protect and sustain farming in the NJ Pinelands. This memorial scholarship seeks to honor students interested in pursuing careers in production agriculture or supporting industries who exhibit that same outstanding character, leadership and service exemplified by David M. Rizzotte, Jr.

Click here to apply

Deadline: April 1, 2023

The American Legion Riders post 352 in Somers Point is offering scholarships to Qualified Students of Veterans.  The application may be filled out online but applicants must print it and mail the hard copy to the address designated.

Click here to apply

Deadline: April 1, 2023

The Janet Logan Daily Foundation awards an annual $10,000 scholarship to one graduating high school senior in New Jersey who enrolls full-time in an accredited university or college within the United States. The foundation was established in memory of Janet Logan Daily, a New Jersey teacher who cultivated special bonds with students, friends, family and newcomers. Janet’s warmth continues with this scholarship.

The Janet Logan Daily Foundation is accepting applications for its annual $10,000 scholarship.

The Janet Logan Daily Foundation grants an annual award to one graduating HS senior from New Jersey who will be enrolling full-time in an accredited post-secondary university or college. This scholarship rewards students from varying academic backgrounds who have routinely demonstrated maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom. 

To access the electronic application and review eligibility requirements, click here. The deadline to submit is April 1st, 2023.

 

If you have any questions, please email application@janetlogandailyfoundation.org

Deadline: Varies by scholarship

There are nearly 200 scholarships listed, however, there are specific high school scholarships listed in the title of the scholarships. Most scholarships are due by April 1.

The scholarship applications can be accessed at the following link: https://cccef.awardspring.com/

Deadline: April 7, 2023

Cooper Levenson announces that scholarship applications are now available for the firm’s 2023 program. The scholarship, designed to help college-bound area residents, was established in 2007 to kick off a year-long celebration of the firm’s 50th anniversary.

“We believe that investing in the education of the next generation is one of the best ways to insure the continuous improvement of a community,” said Lloyd D. Levenson, chief executive officer. “We’re pleased to be able to help high school seniors who demonstrate civic responsibility and academic achievement despite challenges. These are our leaders of tomorrow.”

Nomination materials and application information will be sent to area high school officials and has been posted online for downloading a PDF of the scholarship application here. The deadline for applications is April 7, 2023. Applicants must be college-bound seniors in high school. Scholarship(s) of up to a total of $2,500 will be awarded to students who demonstrate civic responsibility and academic achievement, for use at an accredited college or university.

1125 Atlantic Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

609.344.3161

Download a PDF version of the scholarship application here

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Cape Shore Chorale, based in Ocean City and directed by Scott J. Breiner, will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be majoring in music at a full-time college/university in September 2023. This student should demonstrate excellence in music/musical organizations.

Click here for more information and to apply

Deadline: February 18, 2023

The Gloucester Township Day Scholarship Committee will award forty (40) scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 each to be applied toward expenses at an accredited college or university.  All seniors attending any public or private high school, who are residents of Gloucester Township and meet the criteria listed on the application, are eligible to apply.

Applications are available through your high school guidance department, or you may download a copy from this website.  The completed application must be submitted to your guidance counselor for verification by February 18, 2023.

Gloucester Township Day Scholarship, 2023

Deadline: May 5, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for two $1,000.00 scholarships given by the Margate Education Association.

ELIGIBILITY: Any member of the graduation class of 2019 from Eugene A. Tighe School who will graduate from an accredited high school in June 2023.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Complete attached application.

2. Attach a résumé outlining extracurricular activities, work experience or community service.

3. Type an essay of three hundred words or less explaining how your experiences in the Margate Schools have shaped you as an individual.

This year, the Margate Education Association will only be accepting digital submissions.

Please use this Google Form link

(Also accessible on the Margate City School District website under the Community Tab and the Margate Education Association page)

If you encounter any problems, please email Ms. Tracy Magel tmagel@margateschools.org for other submission options.

All application packets are due no later than Friday, May 5, 2023. 

Failure to submit any of the required items by the due date will automatically exclude the student from consideration.

The scholarships will be presented at the Margate Board of Education meeting in June. (actual date not available yet)

Deadline: November 14, 2022

Current high school seniors(June 2023), or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.  Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.

Complete an application form – Elks MVS Application  or go to https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

This is a scholarship contest which is conducted throughout the USA.   Entries of the State of New Jersey are also eligible for State Awards, and local Lodge (Marlton) awards. Last year NJ Elks and Marlton Elks awarded over 20 various awards.   

Deadline: February 27, 2023

AAA South Jersey’s annual high school scholarship contest is back with a fresh new format in 2023. Replacing the old essay format, interested high school seniors will instead submit a short video to be considered for a $2,500 scholarship!

Every student who enters a qualified submission* will receive a free, one-year AAA Basic Student Membership.

Additionally, the charity or organization featured by the winner will receive a $1,000 donation. Organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

For more details, please visit https://www.southjersey.aaa.com/aaa-south-jersey-scholarship-contest 

Deadline: March 17, 2023

The Kingdom of Lucerne (a living history organization) is looking to assist seniors who will be attending college with an award of $500. The award is given in memory of Joseph Fulginiti, who was a leading force behind the formation of this scholarship.

The requirements for this stipend are:

  1. A grade of A or B in history and English (copy of official transcript needed) for 11th and 12th grades

  2. Acceptance at a college or university (copy of acceptance letter needed)

  3. Completion of an original project

There is a three-page application packet that should be mailed to K. Fulginiti, 410 W. Cedar Ave., Wildwood, NJ  08260 when completed.

Click here for the application:

TheJosephFulfinitiScholarshipKingdomofLucerneApplication.pdf

Deadline: May 31, 2023

Current high school seniors(June 2023), or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.  

This scholarship is tailored for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.

Complete an application form by clicking here

Deadline: February 20, 2023

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum of 25% Italian Heritage
  • Able to provide most recent federal tax documentation in the application
  • Must be entering freshman year of college

Complete an application form by visiting https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/columbus-citizens-foundation-scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Awards Available:

• $1,000 John Lisi Memorial Scholarship

• $1,000 Jim Goldsborough Scholarship

• $1,000 Gene Volpe Scholarship

• $500 Merit Award

All awards are to be paid jointly to the winning student and the student’s chosen accredited educational institution. Judging is based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, community service/involvement, references, and leadership roles.

 

Eligibility: Applicant must be a credit union member in good standing and must be enrolled as a high school senior at the time of application.

 

Scholarship funds must be used for tuition only, at an accredited educational institution (community college, 4-year college, university, or technical/vocational school) for the upcoming 2023/2024 school year.

To Apply: Eligible members must complete this application in its entirety and return it to Bay Atlantic FCU no later than Saturday, April 15th.

 

This application must be completed and signed by the student and parent/guardian. The signed and completed application must be submitted with the following: • An official high school transcript that includes a cumulative GPA of completed marking periods as of date of submission or their senior year report card/grades. • The completed Teacher Reference portion of the application. It must be completed and signed by one of the applicant’s teachers. The application, transcript/report card, and teacher reference must be returned to Bay Atlantic FCU by Saturday, April 15th.

If any portion of the application is incomplete or not included, the applicant will be disqualified.

Bay Atlantic FCU 101 W Elmer Road Vineland, NJ 08360 856-696-2525 info@bayatlanticfcu.org

 

Clear here for Instructions and Application:

Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union Scholarship 2023

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Hermits, over a dozen scholarships are available through the Vineland Rotary Club.  Review the requirements below and click here to view the full list of scholarships being offered.

Scholarship Application Requirements:

1. Scholarship Application Form: 

a. Download the form and save it as: Last name. First name. Rotary application

b. Fill out form

c. Email completed form to: vinelandrotaryscholarships@gmail.com using SUBJECT: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Rotary Application

2. Official School Transcript: Mailed to:

Rotary Club of Vineland, PO Box 7, Vineland NJ 08362 Attn: Scholarship Chair, Confidential

3. Recommendation Forms – Two (2) required. Download the form below and save each as: Last name, First name. Rotary

recommendation. Send form to mentor to be filled out and forwarded directly to Rotary.

4. Questions? Contact Scholarship Chairpersons:

a. Susanna Philippoussis – 856-979-1116, susannapc@gmail.com

b. Brian Rehm – 609-319-7222, brianjrehm@gmail.com

5. BE AWARE OF SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF 3/31/2023

Deadline: April 14, 2023

The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA) is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarship awards to sons and daughters of active-duty police and fire personnel.

This scholarship award is a small way for our industry to say thanks to our very dedicated public safety community and to help pay for an advanced education for deserving students.

Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and the essay. In addition to completing the application and submitting the appropriate documentation, each student must write an essay explaining “What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community.

For more information contact Sunitha at sunitha@njelsa.org or 609-695-4444 ext. 2.

Please visit for application and more information:

https://njelsa.org/scholarship/

Link for application:   https://esaweb.org/programs/youth-scholarship/ysapplynJ/

Deadline: April 3, 2023

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 is pleased to announce the following Academic and Special Scholarship Award for 2023:

  • Seven academic scholarship awards of $2,500.00 per academic year for four years
  • Three $2,500.00 special scholarships per academic year for four years, one in each of the following categories:
  • Outstanding Student-Athlete
  • Outstanding Student Service
  • Outstanding Appreciation/Understanding of Unionism and the Labor Movement

Scholarship winners will be selected based on demonstrated academic achievement, quality of the essay, and commitment to unionism and community service. Special scholarship winners will be selected based on their extraordinary achievements in their respective categories.

We encourage applicants to apply for academic scholarships and multiple special scholarships. However, only one award will be awarded to an applicant. Local 825 reserves the right not to issue a specific scholarship if it is determined that there is not a particularly “outstanding” candidate in any of the three categories.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Child or Grandchild of a union member of Local 825 in good standing
  • High School Graduate of the Class of 2023
  • Acceptance as a full-time student at a four-year college or university

Application Procedures

[Click here to download the 2023 Application]

Scholarship and grant applicants are required to submit all of the following materials:

  • Cover Sheet
  • SAT scores / ACT scores
  • High School transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, employers or civic leaders that describe the applicant’s contributions (both past and potential) to his/her school and neighborhood communities.
  • One short essay (approximately 500 words in length) that discusses the applicant’s aspirations and how union values have influenced his/her life choices.
  • College Acceptance Letter(s)
  • Additional, optional, supporting materials.

Note: Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline

The deadline for all completed applications is April 3, 2023 (as postmarked). Applicants are responsible for assembling all application materials. Submit all materials (including copies of high-school transcript and letters of recommendation) by regular mail.

Applicants will receive timely acknowledgment of their submitted application and award.

Scholarship winners will be notified by May 1, 2023. The seven academic scholarship winners and the three special scholarship winners will be invited to attend a scholarship dinner, in their honor, hosted by Local 825 in June 2023.

How to Submit Your Application

By regular mail:

Send all materials in one packet and mail it to:

Local 825 Scholarship Program

c/o Prof. Cara A. Katz

Labor Education Center

Rutgers University

50 Labor Center Way

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

By email:

Scan all materials into one PDF file and send it to: 825scholarship@gmail.com

This Local 825 Scholarship Program is administered by Prof. Katz of Rutgers University. Please contact Prof. Katz for any further questions or concerns regarding the scholarship and grant application by email at 825scholarship@gmail.com or by phone at 848-932-1921

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

We want your school to have a Coke Scholar this year!

To share the application for this $20,000 scholarship for high school seniors in your area, access the School Marketing Toolkit, which includes:

  • a printable PDF flyer
  • a selection timeline
  • a press release template
  • sample social media posts
  • photos and videos to use in your posts

If any other materials would be helpful, let us know.

The 2022-23 application is open to high school seniors until 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2022.

See program details and last year’s Coke Scholars.

Thank you for supporting all students at your high school in their pursuit of higher education.

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Reminder – The 2023 HSF Scholar Program Application is now open and closes on
February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT. We encourage you to share this opportunity with students in your network.

  • Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants
  • HSF Scholars are a part of an unrivaled group of 25,000+ Scholars from 50 states, and more than 1,200 institutions, who make up the current HSF Scholar network
  • HSF Scholars have access to a network of over 65,000 HSF Alumni. HSF Alumni are leaders in their professions, communities, and the nation; many now serve as HSF mentors, career coaches, and volunteers
  • HSF Scholars have access to a full range of Scholar Support Services, including career services, mentorship, leadership development, knowledge building, and wellness training
  • Career services include access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • HSF Scholars are eligible to apply for all Scholar Conferences including, the STEM Summit, Finance Conference, Media & Entertainment Summit, Entrepreneurship Summit, Healthcare Summit, and Alumni Symposium
  • Exclusive access to the HSF Insider which shares invaluable information and select career opportunities with HSF corporate partners
  • Finally, and importantly, HSF awards more than $30 million in scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which ranges from $500-$5,000 and awarded directly to students

Deadline: February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

About HSF:
HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

Founded in 1975, HSF has awarded over $708 million in scholarships. HSF Scholars have access to valuable Scholar Support Services and, as funding permits, scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Additional Important information:

  • It takes an average of 30 minutes for students to complete Phase I of the 2023 HSF Scholar Program Application
  • No essays, recommendations, or document uploads are required in Phase I
  • To get started, visit HSF.net and log into or create your myHSF profile to access the HSF Scholar Program Application

HSF Scholar Application Timeline:

  • January – Phase I of the HSF Scholar Program application opened January 1 and closes February 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT
  • Late February– Applicants are evaluated and the most competitive are selected as Finalists
  • March – Finalists are also announced and asked to submit essays, recommendations, transcripts, FAFSA, and other related documents
  • June – HSF Scholars are announced (including students waitlisted for the HSF Scholar designation)
  • June to December – Final Document Verification (financial aid award letter, enrollment verification, and related documents)
  • December – 10,000 HSF Scholars are confirmed after the verification process is complete

Apply Here: https://www.hsf.net/sign-up/


Additional Opportunities

Construction Industry Career Day

This two-day event showcases the construction industry’s educational opportunities and occupations, while providing participants with hands-on activities within many of the trades.

Tuesday, May 30th from 3pm-7pm is open to the public and welcomes veterans, underemployed, unemployed, students, parents and those looking for a new career.

Wednesday, May 31st from 8am-1pm is reserved for High School Students. We strongly recommend bringing Juniors. REGISTRATION FOR WEDNESDAY WILL CLOSE AT 4PM ON MAY 1, 2023 or AT CAPACITY OF 2,500.

CICD NJ Registration

AMDA College of Performing Arts: New York City • Los Angeles

Study and perform in NYC and Los Angeles.  Admission to AMDA requires an audition. AMDA offers numerous audition opportunities in locations throughout the United States and the world. You must be a junior or senior in high school or a high school graduate for your audition to be considered for acceptance into the AOS or Certificate and BFA programs and merit-based scholarship. For further details, click below.

Schedule your audition today

University of Delaware Summer Courses for High School Students

The Edge summer college program offers academically talented and motivated high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to live and learn on one of the most engaging college campuses on the East Coast.

Learn more about the U of D Edge Summer College Program

Counseling and Student Services Resources

Scoir

This year, students get their first introduction to Scoir, our college planning software that helps to connect students, parents, counselors, teachers, and colleges throughout the college search and application process. Students can begin exploring preferences, skills, strengths, and potential interests.

Go to Scoir

College Board

College Board is an organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Its mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board.  Formerly developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (which still administers the exam), the test is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college. It was first introduced in 1926, though its name and scoring have changed several times.

Go to College Board

ACT Student

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

Go to ACT Student

NCAA Clearinghouse

The NCAA Clearinghouse is an organization (independent of the NCAA) that performs academic record evaluations to determine if a prospective student-athlete is eligible to participate at an NCAA Division I or II college as a freshman. Please see Division I Initial Eligibility Requirements for a breakdown of those minimum academic requirements.

Go to NCAA Clearinghouse

The Common Application

The Common Application is a non-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an online admission application that students may submit to any of the nearly 700 member colleges and universities.

Go to The Common Application

Alumni Transcript Request

Please allow 7 days for mailing–if you need an official transcript sooner, please contact mrs.shelton@hermits.com. Best of luck from St. Augustine Prep College Counseling.

Go to Transcript Request Form