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    Scholarship Listing 


    The Local Scholarship Application survey will be open to all seniors on Naviance from

    March 29th through April 12th.  Make sure you complete the entire survey, otherwise you CANNOT be considered for local scholarships. 




    Due Date

    Towson University Band Scholarship   Find out more information at http://www.towsonband.com Email tigerband@towson.edu Call 410-704-5485               ____________________
    13th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program  195 Merit Scholarships Totaling $4.7 million. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors  and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions. Please visit http://www.waceinc.org
     Jack Kent Cooke Foundations College Scholarship Program  The Foundation will select up to 40 applicants nationwide for this high selective scholarship. Selected students may receive up to $40,000 per year and more. Please visit http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships ____________________
    Varsity Tutors Scholarship
     Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
     Scholarships for American High Schools to Students to Study Abroad  The New Jersey Department of Education is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsored study abroad programs for U. S. high school students for the 2016-2017 school year. Please click on the following for more information Study Abroad  ____________________
    College Board Scholarship The College Board Opportunity Scholarships lay out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; completing all six will ear students a chance to win $40,000 for their college education. For more information and how to complete the six steps please click on the following link College Board Scholarship

    Various Dates- please see website

    Connections for the Future Scholarship $1000 for a graduating public school senior with disabilities from Bergen, Passaic Hudson, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Union, Warren or Sussex County. This scholarship is open only to graduates of public schools from the above mentioned NJ counties. The connections for the Future Scholarship provides financial support and recognition of students with disabilities graduating from a public school program as they pursue post secondary training, education or other opportunitites'. For more information and an application please visit Connections for the Future Scholarship

    No hard deadline has been determined as of publication time.

    Internship Opportunity Assemblyman Roy Freiman seeks interns for his office in Hillsborough. This internship term runs from September through December. Our ideal candidate is an organized and committed student who is eager to join a fast paced environment and build upon their knowledge of the legislative process. Candidates should be professional, quick learners, and phenomenal team players. This internship is unpaid. Ties to LD 16 are helpful, but not necessary. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Oleh Matviyishyn at omatviyishyn@njleg.org

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    Italian American Club of Canal Walk

    The Italian American Club of Canal Walk is offering a scholarship to a senior who is of Italian descent (Father or Mother side of the family, can be 2nd, 3rd etc. generation). Please click on the following link for more information and a copy of the application Italian American Club of Canal Walk. All applications must be returned to the Guidance Office. 

    April 10, 2019
    James Adamec Scholarship

    The James Adamec Memorial Scholarship is in honor of former Somerville Board of Education member James M. "Jim" Adamec.  This scholarship offers a $2,500 award to a graduating senior intending to major in mathematics, engineering, science or finance.  Interested students should display academic achievement and a strong work ethic. Application and essay are due to the Somerville High School Guidance Office by Friday, April 12, 2019. For a copy of the application please click on the link James Adamec Scholarship.

    Extended to April 12, 2019
    The #89 Scholarship
    This scholarship is in memory of my late brother, Gregory Morris, Class of 1991, who passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2017. He played Varsity Football and did Varsity Track & Field while at The Ville. It is meant for an athlete that does at least two sports for Somerville HS, has participated at the Varsity level, has made an impact at the varsity level, and has shown leadership qualities. The athlete must also demonstrate the ability to work with teammates of all levels and go out of their way to make others feel included. Application is due via Google doc by April 12, 2019 Application can be found at the following website The #89 Scholarship
    April 12, 2019
    James Kear Hanley Wrestling Scholarship
    This scholarship offers a $500 award to a qualifying senior wrestler who meets the following criteria: Senior Varsity Letter Winner in wrestling, consistent 2.8 minimum gpa, displayed positive commitment at practices and meets, self-motivating, strength of character and integrity, plans to attend school for further education, agrees to a one on one interview, letter of rec from an academic or elective teacher AND from their guidance counselor. Please click on the following link for more information James Kear Hanley Wrestling Scholarship
    April 12, 2019 to Coach Flanagan
    Each year, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation awards (2), $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are continuing their education in college, university, or at a trade/technical school. 
    The awards can be used for anything the students need for their education careers.
    Eligible students are:
    • A NJ resident,
    • A graduating high school senior,
    • A visitor to the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and someone who has written a reflective essay based on this experience.
    Applications may be mailed (to be received in Post Office box by deadline) or dropped off at the Vietnam Era Museum by Friday, April 12, 2019, no later than 4:00 p.m. Applications can be found at the following link The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation
    Scholarship inquiries should be sent to scholarship@njvvmf.org  No phone calls, please. 
     April 12, 2019
    VNA Nursing and Therapy Scholarship

    Recognizing the growing need for highly qualified nurses and therapists, the VNA of Somerset Hills has established an annual scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize outstanding individuals who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, leadership and extracurricular activities and who are planning to attend a baccalaureate degree program in nursing or entering an educational tract for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Please click on the following link for more information and a copy of the application VNA Nursing and Therapy Scholarship

    April 12, 2019
    Notables 2019 Scholarship

    The Notables Singers are now accepting applications for their 2019 
    Scholarship Program for graduating students who will pursue a vocal 
    music career in college.

    Students wishing to apply for this $1,000 scholarship should consult our 
    website at Notables 2019 Scholarship for an application form and 
    information on how to apply. 

    April 15, 2019
    Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater

    The Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater will offer a $1500 scholarship to one senior planning on attending college next year. Please click on the link for more information and a copy of the application Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater

    April 15, 2019
    Somerville Columbiettes

    The Somerville Columbiettes Auxiliary #1432 is awarding a scholarship to a High School Senior Catholic Girls. Please complete the following form and hand it into the Guidance Office at Somerville High School no later than April 15, 2019. Somerville Columbiettes

    April 15, 2019
    von Stade Music Scholarship

    Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater will award the von Stade Music Scholarship to one senior from among the high schools who plan on majoring in music next year. The time and place of the auditions will be announced. Interested seniors are encouraged to see their school's music director or contact Lilian Tarantino at 908-725-0737 for more information and a copy of the application.

    April 15, 2019
    Paul F. Davis memorial Scholarship

    Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater will offer on $5000 scholarship to the most deserving senior from all the high schools. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Paul F. Davis, a long time member of the Rotary Club. The Paul F. Davis Memorial Scholarship is awarded in 4 installments, provided the recipient remains enrolled in college and maintains at least a "B" average. For more information and a copy of the application please click on the link Paul F Davis Memorial Scholarship

    April 15, 2019
    SCC Scholarship Application

    The New Jersey State Elks Special Children's Committee awards two $10,000 scholarships to graduating seniors (one female and one male) and two $4,000 runner-up scholarships for the purpose of assisting students with disabilities in obtaining a college education. Applicant MUST be a bona fide resident of the state of New Jersey and must be a senior attending a New Jersey High School at the time of submitting this application. Applications must be completed in its entirety. The check list on the last page must be adhered to and all applications must be signed by the student applying and his or her parents or guardians. For more information and a copy of the application, please click on the link SCC Scholarship Application

    April 19, 2019
    Student-View Scholarship

    The Student-View Scholarship is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four year college, community college or career school. For more information please click on the following link Student-View Scholarship

    April 22, 2019
    Sanford Orthodontic Scholarship

    Dr. Robert L. Sanford, of Sanford Orthodontics in Bridgewater, NJ is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior who is currently a patient or has been a patient of his in the past and who is applying for college. Attached please find the criteria, coversheet and a flyer, this information may also be found on our website homepage Sanford Orthodontic Scholarship

    April 29, 2019
    The Drew McLachlan Memorial Scholarship

    Drew McLachlan was a Somerville High school alum who passed away from a glioblastoma at the age of 32. He was a writer, humorist, athlete and a feminist. Our mission at the Memorial Fund is to propagate his memory through local support of the activities and causes closest to his heart. We aim to help the talented thrive and the cancer fighters survive. Please click on the following link for more information and a copy of the application Drew Scholarship

    April 30, 2019
    Hickory Tree Chorus Scholarship

    Hickory Tree Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music. Please click on the following link for more information and a copy of the application Hickory Tree Chorus

    April 30, 2019
    Somerville Business Professional Association

    The Somerville Business and Professional Association would like to acknowledge the support they have received over the years from both the Somerville and Immaculata High School music students at their downtown events. They are offering each school a scholarship in the amount of $1500.  Interested applicants should be a graduating high school senior, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have participated in the high school music department for at least two years.  Please click the following link for more information regarding the scholarship from the SBPA.

     April 30, 2019
    Somerville Metro Lions

    The Somerville Metro Lions are pleased to announce a $500 scholarship to a senior who is in good academic standing and who currently participates in community service.  Interested applicants should write an essay about their community service experience.  Please submit the essay to the Guidance Office.

    May 1, 2019
    Tyler Evan Jones Scholarhip

    The Tyler Evan Jones Art Scholarship is in honor of former Somerville High School student Tyler Evan Jones. (Tyler Evan Jones Memorial) This Scholarship offers $2500-$10000 award to graduating senior(s) attending to major in art. Interested students should display art achievement and a strong work ethic. Application and Essay are due to the Guidance Office no later than May 4, 2019. 

    May 4, 2019

    Somerville High School Guidance Office

    Keith Hightower Scholarship Opportunity

    Keith Hightower was a prominent New Jersey businessman whose respect for intellect and creativity in science, technology and economics has been valued by his family and friends with the dedication of a scholarship in his honor for graduating high school seniors from northern New Jersey. Applicants for this scholarship must have participated in science or math competitions or participated in independent scientific research during their high school careers. Please click on the link for more information and a copy of the application Keith Hightower Scholarship

    May 15, 2019

    Young Entreprenuer Scholarship

    The Young Entrepreneur Scholarship recognizes achievement, encourages the development of business skills, and salutes the entrepreneurial spirit and the ideal of community service.  The recipient receives a certificate, recognition in the press, and the Anthony F. Picheca, Sr. Entrepreneur Scholarship of up to $1000 from the Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater Foundation.  Attached please find the flyer and the application for the Young Entrepreneur Scholarship.                                

    May 13, 2019

    Student Identimap Scholarship

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a high school junior or a senior student in the 2018-2019 school year. Submit a 200 to 250 word essay. Applications can be found by going to Student Identimap Scholarship

    May 15, 2019
    Mid New Jersey Youth Soccer Association Memorial Scholarship

    In memory of the many contributions to youth soccer programs and particularly her many years of dedicated service to the Mid-New Jersey Youth Soccer Association, the MNJYSA Board of Directors has created two $1000 scholarships in honor or Liesel Krehan. The scholarships will be awarded annually and paid to a male and female candidate. Please click on the following link for more information and a copy of the application Mid New Jersey Youth Soccer Association

    May 15, 2019
    Bill Farnan Scholarship Fund

    The awards shall be used to further each recipient's education at college, professional, technical, vocational or business school that will result in enhanching receipiet's marketability in teh Design community. Three (3) $2500 one time non-renewable scholarships are available to applicants. Funds are for tuition only for the school year September, 2019  through June, 2020. They will be paid directly to the institiution. They must be used within the year granted. If not used, money will be forfeited back to the scholarship fund. Please click on the link for more information and a copy of the application Bill Farnan Scholarship

    May 17, 2019
    LM Scholarship

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program by September 2019, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay prior to the submission deadline. For more information please click on the following link LM Scholarships

    May 31, 2019
    Women Forward in Technology Scholarship

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a woman who is planning a career in one of the STEM fields, be attending at a US accredited university. Applications can be found by going to Women Forward in Technology Scholarship

    June 15, 2019
    Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be currently attending or planning on attending a post secondary institution in Canada or the US not later than the Fall of 2019, have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. For more information please click on the link Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

    June 15, 2019
    Horation Alger Association of Distinguished Americas

    To be eligible for the Horation Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program, appicants must fulfill the following criteria: Have completed high school by Spring, be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree, attend a not for profit post secondary institution, demonstrate financial need, be under the age of 30 and be a US citizen. Application can be found at Horatio Alger Scholarship

    June 15, 2019
    Lift Parts Express

    To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a currnet senior in High School and a legal resident of the United States or Canada, be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2019. Applications can be found by going to Lift Parts Express

    June 30, 2019
    Peter N. Davis Scholarship

    The law offices of Peter N. Davis are passionate about seeing students learn and grow through education, as they understand that the true value of education is priceless. However, they also understand that education does come with costs, so they are offering a scholarship in the amount of $1000.  For more information, including the application requirements click on the link Peter N. Davis Scholarship.  


    August 14, 2019