November 2019 Scholarship Bulletin

November 2019

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.

THE PRUDENTIAL FOUNDATION SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS: Prudential Spirit of Community Award Program is looking for students (9th-12th grades) who are already making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods and who inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. New Jersey's top student volunteers for 2019-20 receive $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. Please visit or or call 877-525-8491 for paper versions of the application. Please submit a copy of the application to Linda Mahoney in the school counseling office for committee review and certification. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 5th

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: The 2020 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications must be submitted to the Elks Lodge closest to the student's permanent U.S. address. Applications must advance through local, district and state competitions to reach national judging. For more information and an application, visit:  DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 5th

THE JEFFERSON SCHOLARSHIP: This is a merit-based, fully funded scholarship to the University of Virginia worth approximately $280,000 for non-Virginians. Successful candidates have demonstrated uncommon academic abilities, exceptional leadership talents, and responsible citizenship.  You must attend the University of Virginia to receive this scholarship. If you advance to the regional selection process, 120 finalists will be invited to Charlottesville, VA to participate in selection weekend to be held in March, 2020. Recipients of the Jefferson Scholarship must decide whether to accept the scholarship by April 13, 2020.  BRHS is only allowed to nominate one (1) candidate. Nomination forms are on the school counseling counter. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 13th

GRISWOLD HOME CARE SCHOLARSHIP: Griswold Home Care offers a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship to a qualified student pursuing a bachelor, associate, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university. For more information and an application, visit:  DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30th

BARBARA LOTZE SCHOLARSHIP FOR FUTURE PHYSICS TEACHERS: Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for and engage in a career in physics teaching at the high school level and at the time the scholarship funds are received, the student must be:  an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment; pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools; showing promise of success in their studies, and a citizen of the United States of America. For more information and an application, visit: DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1st

NJCPA-NJ SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS SCHOLARSHIP: The NJCPA Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to New Jersey high school seniors who plan to major in accounting or obtain a concentration in accounting which includes not less than 24 accounting credits. These $7,000 scholarships are presented over four years. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, an essay and personal interview. A person must intend to begin the study of accounting as a major in the school year following the one in which the application was submitted. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.50 or above OR a minimum combined evidenced-based reading and writing plus math SAT score of 1260 OR minimum average ACT score of 26. For more information and an application, visit:

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: The AXA Achievement Scholarship allows students the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. Recipients are both ethnically and economically diverse and share these qualities: ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and the ability to succeed in college. You must be a US citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 states, Washing, D.C. or Puerto Rico. You must be planning to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US for the entire 2019-2020 academic year. Winners will demonstrate an ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. For more information and an application, visit:  DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15th

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online at 

WASHINGTON CROSSING FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: This award is for students completing 12th grade in 2020 who are planning careers in government service. Explore their web site,, which contains all of the information candidates should require to prepare and submit an application. Each interested student is invited to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. Awards offered are a variety of national and regional college scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000. For more information and an application, visit:  DEADLINE: JANUARY 15th

ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The APIASF scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 wards. Minimum eligible criteria include: be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, be a citizen, national, or legal resident of the U.S., be enrolling as an undergraduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2020, have a minimum GPA of 2.7 on 4.0 scale, must apply for federal aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit one letter of recommendation online. For more information and an application, visit:  DEADLINE: JANUARY 22nd

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:  DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15th

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:  DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28th

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 on-line application, visit:  DEADLINE: MARCH 31st