This scholarship benefits women and students of color who are pursuing a certificate or degree in a construction-related field. The student must be enrolled in an eligible program at one of New Jersey’s community colleges, county vocational/technical schools, or eligible proprietary trade schools.
Fall Semester Deadline: December 1
Spring Semester Deadline: June 1
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to the top 5.0% of high school classes who also have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 at the end of their junior year and reside in one of 33 designated municipalities in New Jersey.
Fact Sheet for High School Class of 2024
Fact Sheet for High School Class of 2023
This scholarship is available to dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The award is renewable for up to four years and covers the cost of attendance less other scholarships, grants, benefits, and other financial aid awarded by HESAA.
To help encourage early college savings, HESAA offers the NJBEST Scholarship. When NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan account holders use the assets saved through NJBEST to pay for qualified expenses at any accredited postsecondary school in New Jersey, the student beneficiary can apply for a one-time, tax-free NJBEST scholarship – up to $3,000.
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This scholarship provides student financial aid for eligible youth who have experienced Child Protection & Permanency including: out-of-home placement, independent living arrangement, or transitional living program. Students must be seeking a postsecondary degree at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or career/technical school in New Jersey.
Flyer for Students and Families
Flyer for Financial Aid Officers
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) is a merit-based scholarship that supports New Jersey high school graduates who rank in the top 15.0% of their class during their junior or senior years of high school and choose to enroll in their local community college after high school graduation. Qualifying students are eligible for NJ STARS awards that fully cover tuition at their community college.
Fact Sheet for June 2024 HS Graduates
Fact Sheet for June 2023 HS Graduates
Fact Sheet for June 2022 HS Graduates
Fact Sheet for June 2021 HS Graduates
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II (NJ STARS II) is a merit-based scholarship awarded to NJ STARS students who have earned their associate’s degree from their community college and then transfer to a participating bachelor’s degree-granting college or university in New Jersey. The NJ STARS II scholarship provides $2,500 per academic year for up to four semesters.
Fact Sheet for College Transfers Beginning Fall 2024
Fact Sheet for College Transfers Beginning Fall 2023
Fact Sheet for College Transfers Beginning Fall 2022
Fact Sheet for College Transfers Beginning Fall 2021
This scholarship supports eligible children and surviving spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency service workers, and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The award provides students with free tuition at any eligible public or private institution of higher education in New Jersey.
This scholarship supports the dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The Fiscal Year 2024 budget allocates $10 million in funding to the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) to administer $3,000 stipends to students in approved Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) at a New Jersey institution of higher education.
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