Scholarship Donors Add Value to College Career

Aug 4, 2023

Novartis Scholar, Caldwell University student, Samuel Annan, pictured with Steve Reynolds, ICUNJ President, added finishing with top honors at the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium to his resume after receiving scholarship award for scientific research.

Each year, ICUNJ administers scholarships through the generosity of donors who understand that finances can be a barrier to college degree success. The funds help to offset costs, provide a confirmation of a student’s major choice and heighten career aspirations by giving students an increased sense of confidence. It supports their sacrifices while working toward a degree. It encourages them to reach their potential. In an era when mental health issues are reaching epidemic levels on college campuses, a simple scholarship gives a student more than financial relief, it fuels their self-esteem.

ICUNJ administered scholarships are unique because they are stacked awards that do not take away from support already in place and they can be used to address the costs of attendance making them far more flexible in meeting the varied expenses associated with earning a degree. Students who have demonstrated a commitment to their educational pursuits are eligible to apply for support.

Support for the following competitive scholarships is being sought for the 2023-24 academic year:

BD – Healthcare Scholarships (one at each member institutions)

CohnReznick – Accounting (across all member institutions with Accounting degrees)

Council of Independent Colleges/UPS – Assisting Financially Disadvantaged (one at each member institution)

Deloitte – Accounting (rotating across all member institutions with Accounting degrees)

Johnson and Johnson – Nursing Scholarships (across all member institutions)

Kings* – Supporting Employees and their Children (across all member institutions)

Novartis – Science Research Scholarships (one at each member institution)

Novo Nordisk – Scholarships Supporting Students Addressing Diabetes and/or Blood Related Diseases (across all members)

Partners for Health Foundation – Nursing Scholarships (at colleges in areas served by the Foundation)

PNC Barry Gillman Memorial Scholarship Promoting Humanitarian Service (across all member institutions)

PSEG Foundation – STEM Scholarships (across all members)

PricewaterhouseCoopers* – Accounting (across all member institutions with Accounting degrees)

Schering-Plough* – Undergraduate Research (one at each member institution)

Visit Scholarships and Affordability to find out more about scholarship opportunities and deadlines.

Most scholarship criteria denotes that to be eligible students must be in their junior or senior year of study, in a major that aligns with the industry or community focus of the donor, and meet a GPA minimum.


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