ICUNJ Student Scholarship Information

A private college education can be an affordable option for a wide range of students. ICUNJ and its corporate partners offer many scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship opportunities are regularly updated. Check back for new listings.

The scholarship programs listed below are administered through partnerships between ICUNJ and the donors who sponsor them.

All scholarship applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt of their application. The receipt will also note any missing items for follow-up. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for awards.

All elements of the scholarship application are carefully screened during the selection process. See tips for completing your application.

Scholarship applications and supporting documents can be sent electronically to ypanella@njcolleges.org or via regular mail to Yvette Panella, Scholarship Coordinator, ICUNJ, 142 West State Street, Trenton, NJ  08608, or fax to 609-498-0055.   If you have any problems accessing the application form or reference letter, please contact Yvette Panella via email ypanella@njcolleges.org or by calling 609-218-5026.

All scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-21 academic year. They are only available to undergraduate students enrolled full-time at an ICUNJ member institution. All ICUNJ scholarship awards are sent directly to the member institutions to be applied toward the student’s cost of attendance.

The information provided for pending scholarships reflects prior year requirements and is subject to change. Pending scholarship information is provided as an example of the types of scholarships administered through ICUNJ, but is not a guarantee of future funding.  The projected award date is noted as a guide. Multiple factors impact the review process which can alter the announcement or award date. Please check back regularly for changes in submission and award dates.

All candidates will be notified of award decisions. (*Award announcements are delayed by one week. Date listed reflects update. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Scholarships with no deadline notation indicate the scholarship was offered during the prior academic year. This information is provided as a reference of the type of scholarships ICUNJ hopes to offer during the current academic year. No applications are currently being accepted for scholarships with no deadline.

ICUNJ Administered Scholarships

Look for this symbol, indicating select scholarship donors who offer mentorship opportunities with company volunteers during the scholarship award year. Thanks to the generosity of Engineering and Land Planning Associates, a documentary is being created to help companies and students understand the value of a Mentorship Program. Check back here to see the finished product in 2021.

Engineering and Land Planning Associates Scholarship for Sustainability

Amount Projected $2,500
2020-21 Submission Deadline

CLOSED

Projected Award Date

N/A

Details & How To Apply

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Engineering and Land Planning Associates (E&LP) offers this scholarship to inspire the next generation to create solutions through innovation of nature and built environments.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT any ICFNJ member college or university (see list in left margin).

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $2,500
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  1
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled full-time at an ICFNJ member institution;
  • be a rising junior or senior;
  • be seeking a degree in a STEM Major (priority will be given to Engineering Majors);
  • possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate a commitment to environment sustainability; and
  • exhibit an interest and promise for a career in a related field.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must include in the personal statement their career aspirations and how achieving their career goals will contribute to sustainability.  Personal statement may be up to 750 words to allow incorporation of these elements.

DEADLINE:  N/A

Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing Scholarship

Amount Projected $5,000
2020-2021 Submission Deadline

CLOSED

Projected Award Date

N/A

Details & How To Apply

J&J Discover Nursing scholarship continues to provide promising students pursuing a career in Nursing with encouragement and financial support to help them meet the strenuous demands of the program.  By supporting nursing students, J&J is enhancing the professional growth of nursing candidates in New Jersey to meet future healthcare demands.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT: Member colleges and universities offering 4-year degrees in Nursing
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $5,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  16 (2 awards per member institution)
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be accepted as a full-time student at an ICFNJ member college or university offering a 4-year degree in Nursing;
  • Must be enrolled as a Nursing major;
  • Must be a member of the Class of 2021;
  • Must reside in one of the following New Jersey counties: Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset or Union;
  • Must earn and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.0.

REQUIRED ESSAY (500 words):
The role of a nurse in today’s healthcare settings can be demanding.  A college education offers the knowledge and skills to prepare nurses for a career as a healthcare professional.  Please describe the roles and responsibilities of a nurse and the factors contributing to your decision to make nursing your career choice.  Include in your essay how your personal qualities, academic and community experiences are preparing you for your career goals.

DEADLINE:  CLOSED  

Johnson & Johnson Scholarship for New Brunswick Residents Pursuing Healthcare Degrees

Amount Projected

 $5,000

2021-22
Submission Deadline

9/30/21

Projected Award Date

11/15/21

Details & How To Apply

BJohnson & Johnson is empowering people to address the health needs of the most vulnerable populations and helping change the trajectory of health for humanity.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT:  Any ICUNJ Member colleges and universities
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $5,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  up to 20 awards
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at an ICUNJ member college or university ;
  • Be pursuing a degree that will lead to advance healthcare support, patient care or contribute to healthcare systems;
  • Must reside in NEW BRUNSWICK:
  • Must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0;
  • Must demonstrate through choice of major and.or community engagement a commitment to pursing a healthcare career.

REQUIRED ESSAY (500 words): The healthcare industry offers a wide range of career options.  A college education can provide the knowledge and skills to prepare healthcare professionals. Please describe your healthcare career goals and the factors contributing to your decision.  Include in your essay how your personal qualities, academic and community experiences are preparing you for your career choice.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  9/30/21

Partners for Health Foundation Nursing Scholarship

 Amount Projected $5,000
2021-22 Submission Deadline Extended
                10/01/21
Projected Award Date

10/15/21

Details & How To Apply

Partners for Health Foundation introduced this scholarship to assist the 15 communities it serves become healthier and better places to live by supporting the student retention, educational attainment and academic achievement of nursing students at Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Seton Hall University and Montclair State University.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT: Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Seton Hall University and Montclair State University
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $5,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  10
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student at either Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Seton Hall University or Montclair State University;
  • be a junior or senior nursing major;
  • possess minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale;
  • be pursing a career in the health industry.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Students must add to their personal statement a description of their commitment for supporting healthy communities and promoting healthier lifestyles.  Statement should also note career goals and where the student would like to work.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who are contributing to communities served by the Partners for Health Foundation.

 

BD Scholarship for Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare

Amount Projected $3,000
2021-22 Submission Deadline Extended

 10/01/21

Projected Award Date

10/15/21

Details & How To Apply

 

Through this scholarship BD supports students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to a career in the healthcare industry.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT: Enrolled full-time at any ICUNJ member institution.


SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $3,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS: 14
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled full-time at one of ICUNJ member colleges or universities noted;
  • be entering junior or senior year;
  • possess a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale; and
  • demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the the healthcare industry.
  • Financial needs (as confirmed by Financial Aid Office) may be considered in candidate selection.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must provide in the personal statement an indication of how they anticipate being part of the healthcare industry and the way in which their college degree will assist in achieving career goals.  Personal statement may be up to 750 words to allow incorporation of these added elements.

 

PNC - Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship

Amount Projected $5,000
2021-22 Deadline

  10/25/21

Projected Award Date    11/10/21

Details & How To Apply

The PNC – Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to serving the community through volunteer service.  The Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship honors the compassion and spirit of volunteerism embodied by the late Barry Gillman by encouraging undergraduate students to continue in their humanitarian work while attending college.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT: Any ICUNJ  member college or university
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $5,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS: 2
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled full-time at an ICUNJ member college or university;
  • be entering junior or senior year;
  • possess a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • must be actively engaged in a volunteer service project;
  • must demonstrate the highest ideals and qualities of citizenship and humanitarian service as evidenced in their personal statement, resume and letters of recommendation;
  • preference will be given to those students with plans to pursue a career in the legal profession.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Please note that all applicants must submit a brief essay describing their humanitarian, community and/or volunteer service.

 

PSEG Scholarship for Advancing STEM Majors

Amount Projected $2,500
2021-22

Funding Pending

Projected Award Date

N/A

Details & How To Apply

PSEG introduced this award to support exceptional students who share in their commitment to building environmental stewardship and developing meaningful sustainability initiatives.  While enhancing the educational and learning opportunities in areas of importance to PSEG – science (environmental), technology, engineering and math, the scholarship contributes to an educated citizenry for New Jersey which supports the economic and cultural development of local communities and neighborhoods.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT:  Any ICUNJ  member college or university
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $2,500
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  6
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student at any ICUNJ member institution;
  • be seeking a degree in a STEM major (priority will be given to Engineering Majors);
  • be entering junior or senior year;
  • possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate a commitment to the environment (special consideration will be given to student engaged in global warming and climate change initiatives, conservation and community greening.)

DEADLINE: N/A

Novartis Science Scholarship

Amount Projected $3,000
2021-22 Submission Deadline Extended

10/01/21

Projected Award Date

10/15/21

Details & How To Apply

The Novartis Science Scholarship recognizes and rewards undergraduate science majors engaged in research at ICUNJ’s member colleges and universities by awarding $3,000 scholarships to qualifying students.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT:  Any ICUNJ  member college or university.
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $3,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS: 15



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled full-time at an ICUNJ member college or university;
  • be a rising junior or senior;
  • be majoring in a science field;
  • possess a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.5 or better;
  • be conducting (or planning to conduct) independent scientific research
  • ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  All Novartis Science Scholarship applicants must submit a brief explanation of a scientific research project being conducted or to be conducted in the coming academic year.  Applicants’ independent research will be given special consideration in the review process.

 

Lyrics for Lucas Foundation Scholarship for Advancing the Performing Arts

Amount Projected $2,500
2021-22

Funding Pending

Projected Award Date

N/A

Details & How To Apply

This memorial scholarship has been introduced to celebrate a family’s love of their son, Lucas, who suffered a sudden unexplained death in childhood.  Through the scholarship, Lucas will live on by supporting talented recipients through their love of performing arts, its beneficial and healing powers and how they use their talents to benefit others.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT: 

Stevens Institute of Technology

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $2,500
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  1
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be a rising sophomore, junior or senior;
  • possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate a commitment to the performing arts;
  • be achieving a level of artistic excellence; and
  • exhibit leadership qualities and community engagement

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Within the personal statement, please note specifically the performing arts area for which a degree is being sought and how (if applicable) you are using that talent to benefit others.

DEADLINE:  1N/A

Novo Nordisk Scholars Program

Amount Projected $4,000

2021-22

Funding Pending

Projected Award Date

N/A

Details & How To Apply

The Novo Nordisk Scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for a career in the research, education or treatment of diabetes, hemophilia or bleeding disorders. Candidates may also demonstrate a commitment to healthcare policy as it relates to these diseases. All successful candidates will exhibit the drive to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Scholarship Amount:   $4,000

Student Eligibility Requirements (all recipients must meet the following minimum criteria):

  • be enrolled full-time at an ICUNJ member college or university;
  • be a junior or senior year (Class of 2022 or 2023);
  • special consideration will be given to nursing, nutrition and life science majors;
  • possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate a history of work experience with diabetic population or population with hemophilia or bleeding disorders;
  • be interested in pursuing a career in the health industry;
  • show a commitment to continued work in the care, education, treatment or research of diabetes, obesity, hemophilia and/or bleeding disorders;
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by your financial aid director;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.

Additional Requirement:

All Novo Nordisk Scholarship applicants should reference their experiences interacting with diabetic populations, hemophilia or bleeding disorders.  Further, students should note how they anticipate their career will impact care, education, treatment or research in these areas.

Projected Award Date:  N/A

Martin R. Sullivan Memorial/ PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship

Amount Projected up to $2,000

2021-22 Submission Deadline Extended

 10/01/21

Projected Award Date

10/15/21

Details & How To Apply

The scholarship was created in memory of the late Martin R. Sullivan, a partner at Coopers & Lybrand, who had an interest in accounting education at New Jersey’s independent colleges and in the preparation of students entering the accounting profession. The scholarship assists high achieving students to prepare for careers in public accounting.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT:  Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University or Seton Hall University
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: Varies between $1,000 and $2,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS: Varies between 2 and 4
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be entering your junior or senior year;
  • possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale;
  • be majoring in accounting;
  • demonstrate superior academic performance and promise for a career in public accounting.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must also provide a separate explanation as to their commitment to and plans for attaining the 150 credit hour requirement.


Kings Super Markets, Inc. Independent College Fund Scholarship

Amount Projected                               
$1,000
Submission Deadline Extended

10/01/21

Projected Award Date

11/1/21

Details & How To Apply

The Kings Super Markets, Inc. Independent College Fund Scholarship provides an opportunity for Kings’ associates and their children who wish to attend any one of the private college or universities in New Jersey to receive financial assistance. The competitive scholarship program is part of an incentive to attract and retain associates.  The scholarship emphasizes the importance of family by assisting the children of Kings’ associates in the pursuit of their educational goals.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT: Any ICUNJ  member college or university (see list at top left).
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: up to $1,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS: Varies
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled in no fewer than two courses each academic term;
  • demonstrate continued progress toward earning an associate, bachelor or graduate degree;
  • be a Kings associate or dependent of a Kings associate:
    • eligible associates must plan to work at least 500 hours between September 1 and Auguat 31 of the following year
    • children of associates must have a parent or legal guardian currently employed by Kings on a continuous full-time or part-time basis with at least for at least five years employment in good standing
  • and have made a significant contribution to work, school and/or community.

 

CohnReznick Accounting Scholarship

Amount Projected $2,000
2021-22

Funding Pending

Projected Award Date

N/A

Details & How To Apply

The CohnReznick Scholarship recognizes and rewards high achieving students preparing for careers in public accounting.  CohnReznick seeks to support candidates who align with its mission to provide forward thinking solutions, service that exceeds expectations, and creates opportunity, value and trust for their clients, people and the community.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT:  Any member institution offering an Accounting Degree
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $2,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  3
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student at an ICFNJ member college or university;
  • be majoring in Accounting with a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in public accounting including a commitment and plan for attaining 150 credit hours);
  • must be a junior year during award period; and
  • possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale.
  • Candidates should be engaged as a leader, or otherwise demonstrate leadership abilities, potential or qualities, through academic work, special project activities and/or other extracurricular experiences.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must provide in the personal statement how they anticipate fulfilling the 150 credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam.  Personal statement may be up to 500 words to allow incorporation of this element.

Deadline: N/A

Bristol-Myers Squibb Science Scholarship

Amount Projected $2,000
2021-22

Funding Pending

Projected Award Date

N/A

Details & How To Apply

Because today’s students will discover tomorrow’s medicines, Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies in schools and community organizations. Given science and technology are at the core of everything done at Bristol-Myers Squibb, they seek opportunities to open students’ minds to the possiblities of both.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT: Any ICUNJ  member college or university
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $2,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS: 5
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student at any ICFNJ member institution;
  • be a junior or senior during the award period (Class of 2020 or 2021);
  • be a STEM major (special consideration will be given to science majors);
  • possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate a commitment to a science, medical, or healthcare industry career.
  • interest in or participation in research;
  • demonstrate financial need (as confirmed by the Office of Financial Aid).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must provide in the personal statement how they anticipate being part of the science, medical or healthcare industry and the ways life experience and a college education are preparing them. Personal statements may be up to 700 words.

Candidates should also include a separate brief description of work on any research projects. Please include length of time engaged in research, role as part of the research team and the benefit of participation.

DEADLINE:  N/A

Details & How To Apply

The Novo Nordisk Scholarship recognizes outstanding students who demonstrate academic excellence while inspiring them to consider careers in research, education and treatment of diabetes or hemophilia and bleeding disorders.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED AT:  Any ICFNJ member college or university.
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  $4,000
NUMBER OF ANNUAL AWARDS:  5
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 

  • be enrolled full time at an ICFNJ member institution;
  • be entering junior or senior year;
  • special consideration will be given to nursing, nutrition and life science majors;
  • possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate a history of work or life experience with a diabetic population or population with hemophilia or bleeding disorders;
  • be interested in pursuing a career in the health industry (show a commitment to continued work in the care, education, treatment or research of diabetes or hemophilia and bleeding disorders);
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by your financial aid director;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  All applicants must submit an additional statement articulating their interest in pursuing a career that would impact patients, research or medical field in the area of diabetes or hemophilia and/or blood disorders.

DEADLINE:  10/15/20

Tips for Completing the ICUNJ Scholarship Application.

Application Form:

This document creates the first impression of you.  Complete it as neatly as possible.  Do not leave any blanks.  If there is a question that does not apply to you, simply respond with “not applicable,” or “n/a.” Please be sure your name is at the top right of every page of your application.

Personal Statement:

Here you can share the unique attributes that make you the right choice for a scholarship.  The word count is limited requiring you to be thoughtful and concise.  The review committee understands the value of a college education.  They want to understand the value it offers you specifically and the reasons you are a strong candidate.

When possible include an example that illustrates your point.  Rather than “I am a strong leader” share a success story “I orchestrated a community outreach program with four peers to address hunger in Camden” or “I led a group of peers through two discovery projects as part of a larger independent research program.”

Transcript:

ICUNJ does accept unofficial copies of transcripts.  Please make sure it is an unofficial transcript from your college not just a printed listing of your courses and grades.  An official transcript must come from the college to ICUNJ directly. An unofficial transcript can be obtained by you and included with your application.  It should contain all the same information as the official transcript.

Reference Letter:

Select the author of your reference carefully.  Given that scholarships are provided to asist students in their pursuit of a college degree, the most impactful letters tend to come from professors familiar with you and your academic work.

Resume:

Your resume provides a complete picture of you — academics, work and community.  Be sure to note your accomplishments and experiences.  If applicable, include your impact at the workplace or on a project.  Dates are important — include them.