ICFNJ Student Scholarship Information

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Scholarships make it possible for many deserving students to attend an independent institution of higher education. The scholarship programs listed below are administered through partnerships between ICFNJ and the donors who sponsor them. They are available only to undergraduate students studying at ICFNJ member institutions.

          
Scholarship applications and supporting documents can be sent electronically to ypanella@njcolleges.org or via regular mail to ICFNJ, 797 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901 or via fax to 908-277-0851. If you have any problems accessing the application form or reference letter, please contact Yvette Panella at ypanella@njcolleges.org.

ICFNJ Scholarships
All scholarships will be awarded for 2014-15 academic year.  Funding for scholarships noted as pending has been requested.  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 ICFNJ but is not a guarantee of future funding.


Name Amount Deadline
BD Scholarship for Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare $1,500 Completed
Capital One Bank "Reach for the Stars" Scholarship $2,500 Completed
PNC - Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship $5,000 12/31/14
PSEG Scholarship for Advancing STEM Majors $5,000 Completed
Novartis Science Scholarship $3,000 Completed
CohnReznick Accounting Scholarship $1,500 Completed
Celgene's Sol J. Barer Scholarship for Life Sciences $2,500 12/15/14
C.R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship $2,500 Completed
Novo Nordisk Scholars Program $5,000 Completed
Partner Engineering and Science Scholarship for Engineering and Environmental Science $2,500 --
Martin R. Sullivan Memorial/ PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship $1,500  Completed
Kings Super Markets, Inc. Independent
College Fund Scholarship
 Up to $1,000 Completed
     
Volk Leber "College Access Pathway" Grant $2,000 Completed


Scholarships with no deadline notation indicate the scholarship was offered during the 2013-14 academic year.  This information is provided as a reference of the type of scholarships ICFNJ hopes to offer during the 2014-15 academic year.  No applications are currently being accepted for any scholarships without a deadline. 


BD SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS PURSUING CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE
Introduced this year as a competitive scholarship opportunity, the BD Scholarship supports students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to a career in the healthcare industry. 


For Students Enrolled at: Any ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right).

Scholarship Amount: $1,500

Number of Annual Awards: 14 (one scholarship available at each member institution)

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled full-time at an ICFNJ member college or university;
  • 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 Requirment: 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 500 words to allow incorporation of these added elements.

Deadline:  Completed

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CAPITAL ONE BANK "REACH FOR THE STARS" SCHOLARSHIP

The "Reach for the Stars" Scholarship represents Capital One Bank's commitment to helping students with a financial need reach their academic goals.  Created to assist NJ STARS II students from low to moderate income families pursue a Liberal Arts or Business undergraduate degree the award is applied toward the cost of attendance for transfer students.  (Scholarship is renewable for a second year if candidate continues to meet scholarship criteria.)

For Students Enrolled at: Any ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right).

Scholarship Amount: $2,500

Number of Annual Awards: 4

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled full-time at an ICFNJ member college or university;
  • be entering junior year as a transfer student (NJ STARS II scholarship recipients will be given priority consideration);
  • possess a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • be majoring in a Liberal Arts or Business degree program;
  • be a NJ resident from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset or Union County;
  • qualify as a low to moderate income family with a demonstrated financial need (Family is 80% or less of the AMI for the NJ town in which they reside - please confirm with Financial Aid Office).
Deadline:  Ongoing
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PNC - BARRY GILLMAN HUMANITARIAN SCHOLARSHIP

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 ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right).

Scholarship Amount: $5,000

Number of Annual Awards: 2

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled full-time at an ICFNJ 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 Requirement: Please note that all applicants must submit a brief essay describing their humanitarian, community and/or volunteer service.

Deadline:  December 31, 2014
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PSEG SCHOLARSHIP FOR ADVANCING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH MAJORS


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 opportuntiies 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 ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right):

Scholarship Amount:  $5,000

Number of Awards:  5

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at any ICFNJ 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 cululative 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:  Completed
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NOVARTIS SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

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


For Students Enrolled at:  Any ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right).

Scholarship Amount:  $3,000

Number of Annual Awards:  8

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled full-time at an ICFNJ member college or university;
  • be entering junior or senior year;
  • 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 Requirement:  All Novartis Science Scholarship applicants must submit a brief explanation of a scientific research porject being conducted or to be conducted in the coming academic year.  Applicants' independent research will be given special consideration in the review process.

Deadline:  Completed
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COHNREZNICK ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

The CohnReznick Scholarship recognizes and rewards high achieving students preparing for careers in public accounting.  Three awards of $2,000 each will be given with one designated for each of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University and Seton Hall University.

For Students Enrolled at:  Caldwell, University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University and Seton Hall University

Scholarship Amount:  $1,500

Number of Annual Awards:  4

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled full-time at Caldwell University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University or Seton Hall University;
  • be majoring in Accounting;
  • be entering junior year;
  • possess a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate superior academic performance and promise for a career in public accounting.
Deadline:  Completed
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C.R. BARD FOUNDATION NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 
The C. R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship recognizes outstanding nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, leadership, and extracurricular activities and who are planning careers in the health industry.

For Students Enrolled at:  Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Georgian Court University, Monmouth University, Saint Peter’s University or Seton Hall University

Scholarship Amount:
  $2,500

Number of Annual Awards:  10

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be entering at least the second semester of your sophomore year, or the second semester of the second year of your nursing program;
  • be enrolled full time;
  • possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by your financial aid director;
  • be interested in pursuing a career in the health industry;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
Deadline:  Completed
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NOVO NORDISK SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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 (see list at top right)

Scholarship Amount:
  $5,000

Number of Annual Awards:  4

Eligibility Requirements:  All recipients must meet the following minimum 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 Requirement:  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:  Completed
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PARTNER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENGINEERING & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
The scholarship recognizes and promotes high achieving students who excel in areas of Engineering and the related fields of Environmental Science.  Two awards of $2,000 are made to students who have demonstrated an interest in engineering careers or a career in environmental consulting.  (Formerly Birdsall Services Scholarship.)

For Students Enrolled at:  Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University, Princeton University, Rider University or Stevens Institute of Technology

Scholarship Amount: 
$2,000

Number of Annual Awards:  2

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at one of the designated ICFNJ member institutions (see list at top right);
  • be majoring in Engineering or a related Environmental Science;
  • be entering junior or senior year;
  • possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale; 
  • demonstrate superior academic performance and promise for a career in engineering and/or environmental consulting.
Deadline:  --
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PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS MARTIN R. SULLIVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACCOUNTING
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 (typically $2,500)

Number of Annual Awards:  Varies

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 Requirement:  Applicants must also provide a separate explanation as to their commitment to and plans for attaining the 150 credit hour requirement.
           
Deadline: 
Completed
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KINGS SUPER MARKETS, INC. INDEPENDENT COLLEGE FUND SCHOLARSHIP
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 ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right)

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.
Deadline:  Completed
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CELGENE'S SOL J. BARER SCHOLARSHIP IN LIFE SCIENCES
      

Named in honor of Celgene's former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the Sol J. Barer Scholarship in Life Sciences assists high achieving students to prepare for careers in the Life Sciences.      

For Students Enrolled at: any ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right)

Scholarship Amount:
$2,500

Number of Annual Awards: 5

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at any ICFNJ member institution;
  • be entering either junior or senior year;
  • be majoring in one of the life sciences;
  • possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on 4.0 scale;
  • demonstrate superior academic performance and promise for a career in life sciences.
Deadline:  December 15, 2014
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VOLK LEBER "COLLEGE ACCESS PATHWAY" GRANT
  
The Volk Leber "College Access Pathway" Grant supports a Teaneck or Oradell area high school senior entering freshman year at any ICFNJ college or university.  The grant will assist talented students transitioning from high school to college by providing financial assistance. 

For High School Seniors Accepted at:  any ICFNJ member college or university (see list at top right)

Grant Amount:  $2,000

Number of Annual Awards:  2

Eligibility Requirements:
  • be accepted as a full-time student at any ICFNJ member institution;
  • be entering freshman year;
  • demonstrate a commitment to earning a college degree;
  • be engaged in the community;
  • be eligible for assistance based on financial need as confirmed by Financial Aid Office;
  • must be a resident of Teaneck, Oradell or an immediately surrounding community.
Please note: CAP applicants should use application form provided here: www.njcolleges.org/uploads/CAP_Scholarship_Form_2014.pdf  No form is required for letter of reference. 

Deadline:
 
Completed
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