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NJ Sharing Network Foundation Scholarships

Our Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of multiple scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year, made possible by the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund, the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship Fund and the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund.

Betsy Niles Scholarship
The Betsy Niles scholarship is offered in memory of Betsy Niles, a children’s book editor and lifelong resident of Montclair. Betsy died in 2011 and, in keeping with her tradition of lifelong giving, her organs were donated. Betsy was known for always giving the perfect gift for every occasion. Betsy’s last gift was the greatest gift of all, the gift of life.

Missy’s Miracle Scholarship
Missy’s Miracle was created in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Missy Rodriguez’s liver transplant. The program directly supports scholarships to high school students.

Hearts for Emma
The Hearts for Emma Partner Fund was created to directly support The Hero Act through the production and distribution of educational materials and related programs teaching the importance of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a New Jersey resident
  • Student must be a full time high school senior, who will be entering college in Fall 2020
  • Student must be must be an organ and tissue donation awareness advocate or personally affected by, or a family member of, someone personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation (i.e.: organ and/or tissue donor, living donor, transplant recipient, waiting for a transplant, or died waiting for a transplant).
  • Student must be in good academic standing
  • Employees of NJSN or the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
  • Board Members of NJSN and the NJSN Foundation, their spouse and/or children are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

*Donation Awareness Advocacy: Organ and tissue donation awareness involves educating the general public about the importance of donation. A students’ advocacy and involvement in activities to promote organ, tissue and cornea donation as donation education and advocacy are major factors in determining scholarship awards.

Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually, in December, to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.

he applicant must:

  • Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2021, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;
  • Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;
  • Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small;
  • And submit by the Application Deadline*:
    • Online Application,
    • Two (2) required Letters of Recommendation** (these letters MUST be submitted prior to the Application Deadline for an Application to be considered complete), and
    • Transcript (unofficial is fine) certifying academic performance.

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Students from across the U.S. are invited to apply for P.L.A.Y.’s annual Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship rewards one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general.

THE CONTEST

Beginning 08/01/2019, P.L.A.Y. will promote, by means of internet and print, the opportunity to submit entries to win the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship.

P.L.A.Y. was honored to receive a record amount of essay submissions last year! Due to this increase in scholarships; P.L.A.Y. is thrilled to once again offer three prizes.

Prizes:

1st Prize – One Scholarship valued at $1,000

2nd Prize – One set of Warm Bellies Special Edition Chill Pads (10 beds) to be donated to an animal shelter of your choice*

3rd Prize – One Garden Fresh plush toy set (5 toys) to be donated to the animal shelter of your choice*

TO QUALIFY

The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as a full-time high school senior. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. All essay submissions must be received by 11:59pm PT on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

HOW TO ENTER

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 by February 1, 2020.

  • The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
  • Send a Word doc attachment to SCHOLARSHIP@PETPLAY.COM with your essay submission.
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. For example,
    Chipper-Jones-GA-4-24-1992
  • 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need
  • In the body of your email, include student’s full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, high school they are currently enrolled in, and a phone number to contact.

Failure to provide any of these terms listed above will result in automatic disqualification.

John B. Jackson Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply

This award seeks college students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the Law Office of John B. Jackson.

Scholarship Description​

This scholarship is intended to help students with high character and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: Many times in life, we are faced with hardships and challenges. Describe a difficult period in your life and how you were able to overcome this time.

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://johnbjacksonlaw.com/scholarship/

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one payment.

Schneider Hammers Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply​

This award seeks to assist college students with backgrounds of any race, faith or ethnicity, to obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of Schneider Hammers.

Scholarship Description​

This scholarship is intended to help students with high character and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: Personal injuries greatly affect victims and their loved ones, not only physically, but emotionally and financially as well. For many, the road to recovery is not an easy one. Describe a difficult period in your life and how you were able to persevere and move forward.

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://schneiderhammers.com/scholarship

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

McDonald Worley Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply​

This award seeks female students with diverse backgrounds of race, ethnicity or faith, obtain the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants are encouraged to apply in fields in which women have traditionally been underrepresented: science, math, engineering, technology, business, and law. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of the McDonald Worley law office.

Scholarship Description​

We are a diverse law firm primarily operating out of Texas with offices in California and Washington D.C. This scholarship is intended to help students with high character, above-average intellect as demonstrated by academic achievement and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://mcdonaldworley.com/scholarships

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM CST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

Dr. Ted Greve Annual Scholarship

Who Should Apply

This award is open to students of any race, ethnicity or faith, who are pursuing the degree of their choice from any eligible college, university, graduate school, or law school. Applicants must be enrolled in or committed to attend a college, university, or professional school for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of their application. Applicants should not be immediate family members of employees of Ted A. Greve & Associates, PA.

Scholarship Description​

This scholarship is intended to help students with high character and a commitment to community service. Our 2019 scholarship is open to any American citizen, who will be attending a college, university, graduate school, or law school in the United States during the 2019 – 2020 school year. Only students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.

This $1,000 one-time scholarship award will be sent directly to the registrar’s office of the winner’s college or university and can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and/or books up to the Cost of Attendance. This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants will need to submit an official transcript and one letter of recommendation from an employer or professor/teacher in addition to submitting an essay.

Essay Requirements: 750-word maximum

Essay Topic: How have your career goals evolved over the years and brought you to where you are now?

How to Apply: For more information on how to apply, please visit https://mydrted.com/scholarship

Deadline: All written scholarship submission materials must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 31, 2019. The winner will be announced on January 31, 2020 and will receive a one-time award of $1,000 in one lump sum.

New Jersey Hall of Fame Arete Scholarship

The New Jersey Hall of Fame is proud to announce the renewal of the Arete Scholarship Fund. The Arête Scholarships will be awarded to a deserving male and female student graduating in 2020 from a New Jersey high school. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF).

Arête is a concept that Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle referred to more than 3,000 years ago that refers to the act of actualizing one’s highest sense of self with a moral excellence of character. The term Arête essentially means that the individual should strive to pursue their passions in life, and realize their dreams regardless of their circumstances or the adversities that they are likely to face on the path to greatness.

The successful applicants will embody the meaning of Arête and will distinguish themselves as New Jerseyans who are on their way to realizing their dreams. The NJHOF Arête Scholarship Award will be one of the highest honors that the NJHOF & the State of N.J. can bestow upon a student, and each student will be recognized at the NJHOF’s annual induction ceremony!

The recipients of the Arête scholarship are young people who demonstrate that sense of Jersey pride and that willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. The successful applicants must demonstrate qualities such as academic engagement, moral character, and a commitment to their community. These recipients do not necessarily have to be at the very top of their school class from an academic standpoint, but should demonstrate a focus in school and life, and have a well thought out plan on how they intend to realize their highest sense of self: their Arête.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of Garden State citizens. The inductees have overcome challenges and obstacles to rise to the top of their chosen field. They offer hope to those facing their own struggles and to young people who dare to dream, despite adversity. They instill a sense of pride in New Jerseyans who identify with their “can-do” attitudes and tenacity.

Aging Matters Scholarship

SeniorCare.com is dedicated to helping seniors and their families in their quest for a better life. Aging impacts everyone and as the aging population explodes over the next 30 years, SeniorCare.com wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face. We will be awarding an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why “Aging Matters” to them.

We are excited to announce the SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship. A $1500 scholarship will be given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. And the recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that “Aging Matters” to them.

The SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship awards $1500 to be applied towards tuition, books, board and other expenses.

Scholarship Details:

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Duration: One-Time Payment
  • Number of Recipients: 1 per year
  • Applications accepted beginning June 15th for awards the following year
  • Deadline Date: May 15th, 2020
  • Selection Date: June 15th, 2020
  • Announcement Date: As soon as the recipient is contacted and eligibility confirmed

Application Requirements:

  • An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2020 in good academic standing)
  • Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
  • Complete and submit the application form.
  • Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.

Byron Hanke Fellowship

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. Students from any relevant discipline may apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their research project relates to community associations and/or common interest communities.

Within the field of community associations and common-interest communities, Hanke Fellowship projects are accepted for the following topics:

  • Financial Crisis: Community Associations in Lien Priority, Insolvency or Foreclosure
  • How Community Associations respond to aging infrastructure and aging residents
  • Evaluating the impact of short-term rentals (like Airbnb) on Community Associations
  • Quantifying how Community Associations impact home values and resale activity
  • How Community Associations manage risks related to technology use and data collection
  • Trends in Community Association efforts to conserve resources and protect the environment

Applicants may submit proposals on other relevant topics with the understanding that preference will be given to proposals that address priority topics.

Projects may focus on either applied or theoretical research. The Foundation is especially interested in substantive papers from the social sciences, which place community association housing within political or economic organizational models. In all cases, the topic must have the approval of the graduate student’s general academic adviser, or of another full-time faculty member who will supervise the Hanke Fellow’s project. The project topic must have potential of furthering understanding of residential community associations.

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