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February Scholarship Bulletin

February 2020

The following is a listing of special scholarship programs. These programs provide opportunities for students, predominantly seniors, to apply for various scholarships. For more information, please stop by the counseling office.

ARMY ROTC: The Four-Year High School Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. Contact your high school academic advisor or campus Military Science department for more information. REQUIREMENTS: Be a U.S. citizen; Be between the ages of 17 and 26; Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50; Have a high school diploma or equivalent; Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores); Meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).  YOUR COMMITMENT: An eight-year service commitment with the Army. Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career. Must start application by February 4th and complete by March 4th. For more information, visit:

ORAL SURGERY GROUP - EMPOWER KINDNESS SCHOLARSHIP International Stand Up to Bullying Day is February 28th and Oral Surgery Group has launched their EMPOWER Kindness initiative.  Students can share their stories and have a chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students need to submit a brief essay or video describing how they have stood up to bullying and or promoted kindness in their school or community. For more information and to submit video or essay, visit:

NEW JERSEY DISTRICT KEY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS:  Over twenty scholarships, ranging in value from $500 to $2,000 will be awarded to the members of the New Jersey District Key Club who have exemplified incomparable dedication to serving the children of our world and upholding the objects of Key Club International during their high school years. Applications are available at the counter in the school counseling office. 

WACE NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: WACE is offering a merit scholarship to students who plan to participate in a college cooperative education at one of their Partner Institutions. To qualify for this scholarship, students must: have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and apply for the 2019-2020 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. A 200-word essay describing why you have chosen to pursue a co-op education program is also required. For more information and an application, visit:  

MILITARY COMMANDERS’ SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association sponsors up to fifteen (15) $5,000 scholarships for dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the Unites States military who hold valid Exchange 7 commissary shopping privileges at the time of application. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the fall. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and statement of goals and aspirations. Financial need will also be considered. Accepting 100 applications only. For more information and an application, visit: 

VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIP: The Vegetarian Resource Group is awarding college scholarship money to graduating students who have promoted veganism/vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.  Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.  One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegan/vegetarian diet/lifestyle. For more information and an application, visit: 

oxyGEN SCHOLARSHIP: The oxyGEN scholarship program celebrates our commitment to growth through the pursuit of higher education. Our scholarship recognizes student's ability to demonstrate critical and creative thinking by effectively communicating the importance of a STEM topic of their choice and their ability to make an impact in the field or in their community. To be eligible for consideration for the oxyGEN scholarship, applicants must demonstrate a passion for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) topic, but they are NOT required to be pursuing a degree in a STEM field; enroll in an accredited 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program within the U.S. for the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants who meet all criteria, including AT&T employees and their families are encouraged to apply. For more information and an application, visit:

P.L.A.Y. SCHOLARS FOR COLLARS SCHOLARSHIP:  P.L.A.Y. has always made a point to promote compassion towards animals in both our personal and professional lives. The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as full-time high school juniors or seniors. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. For more information and an application, visit:  

SPIRIT OF ANNE FRANK SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: The SAFA Scholarships are given annually to students who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in their communities, schools, or among peersThis leadership is demonstrated in their desire and drive to carry on Anne Frank’s legacy by combating intolerance and striving to create a better world. Interest and involvement should be exhibited by spearheading organizations, programs, or events that address community issues and strive to create positive change. Past winners of these awards have built mobile apps, written books, created documentaries, helped to create legislation, and lead non-profit organizations. The Scholarships are available to high school seniors in the United States who will be attending a four-year college in fall of 2020. Students must submit a 1,000-word personal essay and two letters of recommendation. For more information and an application, visit:

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS:  The American Legion Auxiliary will be awarding five different scholarships. Candidates for these scholarships have varied requirements. Please see the website for requirements. The scholarships are the Spirit of Youth Scholarship, the Scholarship for Non-Traditional students, Samsung American Legion Scholarship, Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship and Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship. For more information and an application, visit:  

HUNTERDON HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION: Applicants should be pursuing a healthcare career. Applicants must either be a Hunterdon County resident or parent/guardian or an employee of the Hunterdon Healthcare System or its related organizations. For more information and applications, visit:

NEW JERSEY STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION CADDIE SCHOLARSHIP: The New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Caddie Scholarship is available to qualified applicants who have caddied at a participating NJSGA club for at least two seasons. Full-time attendance as an undergraduate at an institution of higher education accredited by the U.S. Dept. of Education is required. Children of private golf members are not eligible. The NJSGA Scholarship committee reviews applications based on the following criteria: SAT/ACT scores, qualities of character and leadership, financial need and their Golf Club’s financial support of the program. For more information and an application, visit:

RARITAN VALLEY (NJ) CHAPTER - THE LINKS INC. SCHOLARSHIP: Must be a resident of or attend school in Middlesex, Somerset or Union counties of New Jersey. Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Should have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community. Should be a high school senior with plans to attend a two-year or four-year college or university. Essay requirement: Why I would like to be a recipient of the scholarship. For more information and the application, visit:

SEG SCHOLARSHIP: SEG Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000 per academic year; average awards are approximately $3,700. To qualify, you must be planning to attend college in the fall of 2020, has above average grades; and is intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics. For more information and an application, visit:

NEW JERSEY SCHOOLWOMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Any young woman who is a senior in a New Jersey high school and is a New Jersey resident is invited to apply. Three memorial scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and two educational awards in the amount of $500 will be awarded. Involvement in extra-curricular and community service activities will also be considered. Applicants should plan to complete a professional program (minimum baccalaureate) leading to a degree and certification in the field of education. Applications and guidelines are available at the counter in the school counseling office.

THE 200 CLUB OF SOMERSET COUNTY: - This scholarship program was established to aid children of actively serving public safety personnel in their desire to attend college or vocational school.  Scholarships are a maximum amount of $2,500. To be eligible, you must either yourself or have a parent living in and actively serving in Somerset County in one of the following branches: Police or law enforcement, fire department (including volunteers), volunteer ambulance corps/first aid squad or state police. Applicants are judged on the basis of SAT scores, class standing and citizenship. Paper applications accepted only. Applications and guidelines are available at the counter in the school counseling office.

THE BUDDHIST TZU CHI FOUNDATION: Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and community involvement.  This is a nationwide program and each scholar will be awarded $1,000. For more information and an application, visit:

NEW JERSEY SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION HIGH SCHOOL AWARD: NJSCA will be awarding three $1000 awards and plaques to high school seniors who recognize the important role of their school counselor. Your school counselor must be a NJSCA Member. The candidate must be a New Jersey resident, a 2020 graduate of a New Jersey high school and have been accepted/plan to enroll in a post- secondary institution. Must show proof of acceptance if selected for the scholarship. For more information and the application link, visit: 

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY: The CFNJ has a unified scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors. This one application allows seniors to apply for various scholarship opportunities. Each scholarship has different requirements for submission, however; all applications will need transcripts and letters of recommendation. For more information and an application, visit:

NEW JERSEY ELECTRONIC LIFE SAFETY ASSOCIATION (NJELSA) SCHOLARSHIP: The New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJELSA), an official charted chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarship awards to sons and daughters of active-duty police and fire personnel. Their members are companies that sell, design, install, maintain and monitor electronic burglar and fire alarm systems. The scholarship awards are available to qualified high school seniors. For more information and an application, visit: 

NJ SHARING NETWORK: NJ Sharing Network Foundation is offering three scholarships, the Betsy Niles, the Missy's Miracle Scholarship, and the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund. Previous awards were in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester). The scholarship awardee must be an awareness advocate who is personally affected or is a family member of someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Student must be a full time high school senior, who will be entering college in Fall 2020 and a NJ resident. The student must be in good academic standing. Employees or Board members of NJSN or the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible. For more information and the application, visit:

VAN DOREN SCHOLARSHIP: Peter Ellis Van Doren, believed that a strong passion for learning was the key to a full and satisfying life. Since 1995, recognizing and encouraging passionate curiosity in others has been his legacy. The Van Doren Scholarship rewards men and women who exhibit a strong commitment to lifelong learning, exemplary character and compassion. To be eligible, a candidate must be a resident of Somerset County, planning to attend as a full-time student an accredited four-year college or university, a two-year college, or a post high school trade or nursing school. While financial need is considered, scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of character and achievement. For more information and an application, visit:

BP COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP: The BP Community Scholarship Program has garnered the support of over 300 local station owners and operators through their participation of fundraising events and through their volunteer time. BP station owners and operators also help promote the program through their stations and encourage all eligible students to apply. Seniors who plan to attend a two or four year college in the fall of 2020 are encouraged to apply. Awards will be based on the information provided on the application, the personal statement, academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, individual goals and demonstrated financial need. Applications accepted online only. For more information and an application, visit:

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NEW JERSEY - THE BEGO FUND: The Bego Fund will provide one high school and one college scholarship per year in amounts up to $1,000 for high school and $4,000 for college. Preference will be given to students who are from recently immigrated families and are U.S. residents, naturalized citizens or first-generation U.S. citizens. The candidate must be a New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania resident. Candidate must attend an accredited institution in the United States. Scholarships awarded will be made payable to the recipient's educational institution. For more information and an application, visit: 
DEADLINE: March 27th

USPAACC SCHOLARSHIPS: (U.S. PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE): Major corporations have established their Hallmark Scholarships with USPAACC, and Asian American businesses have stepped forward to support the scholarship program and endow their own scholarships.  Today, between fifteen and twenty scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 each are being awarded every year to high school seniors nationwide for their post-secondary education. To be eligible, applicants must be at least 16, a permanent resident of the U.S., beginning full-time study at college in the fall of 2020, and of Asian Pacific Island heritage. For more information and an application, visit: 

LIGHTHOUSE GUILD SCHOLARSHIP: The Lighthouse Guild offers an annual scholarship for college-bound high school students who are legally blind.  The program will award approximately 20   scholarships of $10,000 each. Proof of legal blindness, US citizenship and legal residency required.  Copies of school transcripts, SAT and/or ACT results, three letters of recommendations and two personal statements required. For more information and an application, visit: 

MONK'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP: Monk's Home Improvements award five (5) one-time scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to five applicants who meet all of the following criteria: High school graduate or graduating senior who will be attending an accredited college or university for the 2020-2021 school year; has a permanent address located within Monk’s service area in northern New Jersey, and demonstrates a commitment to bettering his/her community through service. Special consideration will be given to students who have shown leadership or entrepreneurial thinking within their service endeavors; available for an in-person Award Ceremony at Monk’s Home Improvements headquarters at 1095 Mt. Kemble Ave. in Morristown, NJ. Winners will be selected based on the content and quality of their essay response. For more information and an application, visit:

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC. SCHOLARSHIP: Beta Alpha Rho Zeta Chapter awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and express interest in pursuing higher education. Must be a graduating female high school senior who resides in Somerset County and intends to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Applications and guidelines are available at the counter in the school counseling office.

JANET LOGAN DAILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:  The Janet Logan Daily Foundation grants an annual award to one graduating high school senior from NJ who enrolls full-time in an accredited university or college within the U.S. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, actively participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, and must have worked an average of 30 hours per week during the summer since the age of 16. Financial need may be considered when selecting the recipient. This scholarship rewards students from varying academic backgrounds who consistently demonstrate responsibility, motivation and positive character within and beyond the classroom. For more information and an application, visit: 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATER COMPANIES (NAWC): The New Jersey Chapter of NAWC is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field such as natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, human resources, law accounting, or finance. The application must be post-marked by April 1, 2020. For more information and the application, go to 

NATIONAL WOOD FLOORING ASSOCIATION EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION WOOD STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP: The NWFA Education & Research Foundation Wood Studies Scholarship is designed to promote the post-secondary study of forestry and forestry-related sciences. Each spring, this nonrenewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded to one current high school senior who will study forestry, environmental science, or natural resources in an effort to advance and improve forestry practices for generations to come.  For more information and an application, visit: 

THE WESTMONT MONTESSORI SCHOOL LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP: The Westmont Montessori School is offering two $500 scholarships to alumni seniors who are preparing for the next step in their post high school academic journey. Eligibility: Current senior students who attended the Westmont Montessori School for two or more years. There is an essay requirement describing how your Westmont Montessori foundation has helped to shape the path you have taken and/or how it has impacted the person you have become. For more information and an application, visit: 

SALIX GASTROINTESTINAL HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Salix Pharmaceuticals is sponsoring a scholarship to recognize residents of the United States. Salix is proud to offer an annual scholarship program – totaling $100,000 – that recognizes outstanding students living with GI disease, as they pursue their higher education goals. Applicants must have been accepted to, or are currently or will be attending an accredited, nonprofit, two- or four-year college, university, or an advanced vocational or technical school as a student in an upcoming school year. For more information and an application, visit:

PANTHER ATHLETIC CLUB: The Panther Athletic Club is pleased to announce that it will be awarding scholarships to deserving seniors who have demonstrated commitment to school athletics as well as academics and extracurricular activities. Scholarship recipients will be announced at Senior Awards Night in June.  Applicants must meet the following criteria: minimum of 3.25 GPA; participated for at least two years on a BRHS sports team or squad; accepted into an accredited university, college, 2-year college or an accredited one-year trade school; graduate from BRHS in the same year as the award; be a member in good standing with the Panther Athletic Club and membership must be paid in full by April 3rd. For more information and an application, download PACScholarshipApplication.pdf - available on Naviance, PAC web page on the BRHS website or paper copies are available at the counter in the school counseling office. Completed applications must be submitted in the school counseling office.
DEADLINE: April 3rd

PEOPLECARE CENTER FOR NONPROFITS (PCCN): PCCN will offer up to twelve $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to Somerset County public school senior students planning on attending college next year. For more than thirty years PeopleCare has provided affordable rental space for nonprofit agencies facilitating their programs. The Center has been a presence in the community and supported nonprofits in meeting the needs of their program participants. For more information and an application, visit: 

MUSIC IN THE SOMERSET HILLS - YOUNG MUSICIANS SCHOLARSHIP:  Music in the Somerset Hills is offering two (2) $1,000 scholarships to a student who resides in Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, and Union counties that demonstrates exemplary musicianship and plans to pursue a music major at an accredited college or university in the 2020-2021 academic year. Interested applicants will need to MP3 files containing an audio recording of two contrasting works, not exceeding four minutes per piece, performed by the applicant on his/her chosen instrument. For more information and an application, visit: 

NEW JERSEY UTILITIES ASSOCIATION: The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is the statewide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas, and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses.  In 2020, NJUA is awarding the NJUA Trade and Vocational School Scholarship to two (2) qualified students who will be pursuing a trade or vocational degree at an accredited school located in New Jersey.  The scholarship award is for up to $6,000 (with a maximum award of $1,500 per school year) to be applied to tuition only. For more information and an application, visit:  

THE ROTARY CLUB OF SOMERVILLE & BRIDGEWATER (RCS&B):  The RCS&B will offer one $1,500 scholarship to be awarded to a senior planning on attending college next year from surrounding high schools. In addition, they will award the von Stade Music Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior who plans on majoring in music in 2019-2020.  Applications for the von Stade music scholarship are encouraged to see school's music director or contact Lilian Tarantino at Connie's Music Center at 908-725-0737.  RCS&B will also offer one $5,000 scholarship to the most deserving senior. The scholarship known as the Paul F. Davis Memorial Scholarship is awarded in four annual installments. Paper only applications accepted and must be submitted through regular mail only. Applications and guidelines are available at the counter in the school counseling office or at

NEW JERSEY STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION, SPECIAL CHILDREN’S COMMITTEE: This scholarship is for high school seniors who reside in New Jersey that are physically and/or mentally challenged and will be furthering their education after graduating from high school. Two four-year scholarships (one female, one male) worth up to $2,500 per year will be awarded and two $1,000 scholarships per year.  Applicants are judged upon the student's academic record and financial need. Applications and guidelines are available at the counter in the school counseling office.

SOMERSET COUNTY SCHOOL NURSES ASSOCIATION NURSING DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP: The Somerset County School Nurses Association is a voluntary professional organization that provides continuing education for its members and promotes high standards of care to meet the needs of students and staff in our county schools. School nursing is a specialty within the nursing profession. To promote school nursing, they are offering a $1000 scholarship to a qualified senior. To be eligible, you must have applied and/or been accepted and plan to attend a college or university which offers an undergraduate nursing program or an accelerated BSN program. You need to reside in Somerset County or attend a Somerset County school and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. For more information and an application, visit: 

STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The 2020 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering up to $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. Simply log on to and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.

INJURED CALL TODAY SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the medical field. We understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and medical school, and we want to provide this opportunity to supplement the affordability to a better education. This scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on merit and need. Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2020 and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants are required to write a 500-word essay on why they are interested in entering the medical field. This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2020. For more information and an application, visit:
DEADLINE: JUNE 30th         

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