The Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes outstanding New Jersey high school seniors who demonstrate the highest level of academic achievement based upon their secondary school records and junior year Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores. Awards of $930 are made to students who are nominated for consideration by their high schools based upon standard academic criteria. Recipients will be notified by the NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority in the fall of their senior year; awards will also be communicated to Monmouth University by NJHESAA. Awards are not need based and may be renewed for up to eight semesters of full-time enrollment based on continued eligibility and available funding. Students currently receiving this award do not need to reapply for award renewal. Due to current funding levels, no new awards are being made at this time.