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New Jersey Department of Higher Education

Outstanding Scholar Recruitment Program (OSRP)

Amount: $7,500;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Citizenship: United States
Residency: New Jersey
Student Attends School In: New Jersey
Contact: Contact the financial aid office of the school you plan on attending.
Website:
http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/GrantsandScholarshipsDetails.aspx


Educational Opportunity Grants Fund

Amount: Contributes supplemental aid for (books, fees, room/board) etc. that are not covered by the state’s Tuition Aid Program;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Based on financial need and renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All Undergrads, College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students, HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Citizenship: United States, US Permanent Resident
Residency: New Jersey
Student Attends School In: New Jersey
Other Comments: New Jersey residents are eligible to apply for grants designed for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. Please click here for eligibility requirements
Website:
http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/GrantsandScholarshipsDetails.aspx

Survivor Tuition Benefits

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: Varies;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Juniors, HS Seniors
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Citizenship: United States, US Permanent Resident
Residency: New Jersey
Student Attends School In: New Jersey
Other Comments: The Survivor Tuition Benefits (STB) Program (formerly Public Tuition Benefits) was enacted into law in 1979 to provide tuition for spouses and dependents of law enforcement officers, fire, or emergency services personnel killed in the line of duty.
Contact: Visit the website below to download an application for this program.
Website: http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/GrantsandScholarshipsDetails.aspx

New Jersey’s Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) program

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Aprox. 1 in 3 eligible students;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: All High School Students, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Citizenship: United States, US Permanent Resident
Residency: New Jersey
Student Attends School In: New Jersey
Other Comments: Applicants must plan to attend school full time.
Contact: To apply for TAG, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA. You may use a paper form or apply electronically using FAFSA-On-the-Web.
Website:
http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/GrantsandScholarshipsDetails.aspx

The Law Enforcement Officer Memorial (LEOM) Scholarships Program

Amount: Varies;
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable;
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: Dependent children of Law Officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Citizenship: United States, US Permanent Resident
Residency: New Jersey
Student Attends School In: New Jersey
Contact: Visit the website below to download an application for the scholarship.
Website:
http://www.hesaa.org/Pages/GrantsandScholarshipsDetails.aspx

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

POW/MIA Dependents Grant

Amount: Tuition;
Awards per Year: 4;
The Award Is: Renewable.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: HS Seniors, All Undergrads
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New Jersey
Military Service:
Person serving: Parent.
Other Descriptors: POW, MIA.
Other Comments: Grants offered to New Jersey residents who are the children of US Military personnel who were declared POWs or MIAs after January 1, 1960.
Contact: Please visit the website below
Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/military/saa/index.html

Veterans Tuition Credit Program (Fall)

Amount: Between $200 and $400;
Awards per Year: 119;
Deadline: October 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New Jersey
Military Service:
Person serving: Student.
Other Descriptors: Veteran.
Other Comments: This program helps veterans who served between December 31, 1960 and May 7, 1975 to finance tuition. Qualifying veterans must have been residents of New Jersey at the time of induction or discharge, or have been residents for at least one year prior to applying.
Contact: Please visit the website below.
Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/military/saa/index.html

Veterans Tuition Credit Program (Spring)

Amount: Between $200 and $400;
Awards per Year: 119;
The Award Is: Renewable;
Deadline: March 1.
Who Is Eligible?
Award Is Open To: College Graduate Students, College Doctoral Students
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New Jersey
Military Service:
Person serving: Student.
Other Descriptors: Veteran.
Other Comments: This program helps veterans who served between December 31, 1960 and May 7, 1975 to finance tuition. Qualifying veterans must have been residents of New Jersey at the time of induction or discharge, or have been residents for at least one year prior to applying.
Contact: Please visit the website below.
Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/military/saa/index.html

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