2018-2019 Scholarships


Wendy’s High School Heisman


Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Scholarship Levels


·         A $500 college scholarship will be awarded to one senior male and one senior female from each state. The 90 State Winners who do not move on to the National Finalist round will receive a $500 scholarship


·         The 10 National Finalists are selected from 100 State Winners, made up of five senior males and five senior females from each of the five geographic Heisman regions. National Finalists receive a $1,000 college scholarship. The eight (8) National Finalists who are not named the National Winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship.


·         A judging panel will select one senior male and one senior female from the 10 National Finalists as Wendy’sSchool Heisman National Winners. National Award Winners will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, as well as national recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation.


The application closes October 17, 2018. Students must submit their application by 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET in order to be considered. It’s best to complete your application as early as possible to give your reviewer adequate time to submit their review.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Student of the Year Campaign 

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year Campaign is a seven-week initiative, in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the life-saving mission of LLS: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The top fundraising candidate(s) at the end of the seven-week challenge earns the title

“Students of the Year”, as well as a $10,000 scholarship to the college or university of his/her choice. Students will also have the opportunity to receive one of our Citizenship Awards, and those candidates who achieve the campaign’s fundraising minimum will also be recognized for their achievement. Throughout the campaign, the students will be raising money in honor of a local patient hero who is currently battling a blood cancer.

Students of the Year candidates are high school students enrolled in New Jersey public or private schools who are interested in and enthusiastic about philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership. This campaign not only offers visibility in the community, but also demonstrates the candidates’ excellence in leadership and community engagement for college applications and professional resumes.

Students of the Year applicants for the 2019 campaign must submit an application by Friday, November 9, 2018. The campaign will launch on January 17, 2018 and will culminate with the Grand Finale Celebration on March 9, 2019. ​​​​​​​

For more information and/or to apply, go to:  

Questions can be directed at Michelle Evetts by phone at (908) 956-6615 or by email at


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is the largest undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as a thriving network of nearly 2,500 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
  • Ability to pursue any area of study.
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the student experience.

Application deadline: November 20, 2018.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.

Valued at more than $250,000 (out-of-state) or $150,000 (in-state), the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding.

McDermott Scholars have:

·  Interned at Google, Amazon, JPMorgan, U.S. Supreme Court, NPR, NIH and CERN.

·  Gone on to Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Cambridge.

·  Won Fulbrights, Goldwaters, NSF Fellowships, Udalls, a Schwarzman and a Gates Cambridge.

·  Worked at Microsoft, McKinsey, Texas Instruments, the White House, United Nations, NASA, Cleveland Clinic and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

At UT Dallas, students have access to distinguished faculty, innovative academic programs, nationally recognized research and countless career-oriented opportunities.

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


Assumption College 

 $10,000 Brassard Scholarship for Catholic High School Students

As a Catholic high school student, you recognize and appreciate the value of a faith-based education, and if you are accepted to Assumption College for admission, you will be awarded the annual $2,500 Brassard Scholarship.

At Assumption you will receive:

  • A classic liberal arts education with strong business and professional studies
  • A $2,500 scholarship for graduates of Catholic high schools, awarded annually for all four years at Assumption (in addition to other financial aid or scholarship awards you might receive)
  • Consideration for merit scholarships up to $24,000
  • The guarantee that your tuition rate will not increase during your four years through the Assumption Assurance program

For more information and/or to apply, go to:

Light the Way Scholarship

Assumption College inspires students, faculty and staff to Light the Way. Our mission reminds us that there is a greater purpose to life and that each individual has gifts and talents to share with the world. In and outside of the classroom, Assumption students are using the incredible resources around them—people, places, opportunities—to feed their minds, grow their hearts, and pass it on.

Assumption’s Light the Way Scholarship is awarded to incoming students who utilize their abilities to Light the Way for others. Whether it’s community service to help people in need, innovation to improve society, or volunteering to heal our planet, this scholarship recognizes and supports students who positively impact the world in their own meaningful way.

Each year, Assumption College will award up to 50, $25,000 scholarships, renewable all four years.*

Students must apply for admission to Assumption College and complete the Light the Way Scholarship application by Saturday, December 15, 2018.

For more information and/or to apply, go to:


American Legion

High School Oratorical Contest

The contest was developed primarily to instill a better knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States in high school students. Other objectives include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Another purpose of the program is to assist students in paying the high cost of a college education. The first place winner takes home $18,000 and the next two finishers receive $16,000 and $14,000. First round participants in the National Contest receive a $1,500 scholarship. Second round participants who do not advance to the final round will receive an additional $1,500 scholarship.

The New Jersey Contest will award a $4,000 scholarship for the first place winner, $2,500 for second place, $2,000 for third place and $1,000 each for fourth and fifth place.

The New Jersey winner will advance to the National Finals Contest, a weekend’s competition of Quarter-final, Semi-final and National final contests that are held in the headquarters city of The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana. The 2019 American Legion High School Oratorical National Finals will be held on April 7, 2019.

The Prepared Oration

The prepared oration must be on some aspect of the Constitution of the United States with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government. The same subject and oration used in the department contest must be used in the national contest.

The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must not take up less than eight (8) minutes or more than ten (10) minutes for delivery. It must be delivered in the English language.

Contestants may have in their possession a copy of their prepared oration in the first holding room. They may consult the copy of their prepared oration, until they exit the holding room in order to begin the contest, at which time the copy of the prepared oration will be surrendered to the contest official who is monitoring the first holding room.

In the prepared oration, as well as in the assigned topic discourse, quotations must be indicated as such. Where quotations are more than ten words in length, the author’s name must be given in the manuscript and cited orally. The singing of a song(s) is not permitted and will result in the immediate disqualification of the contestant. The contestant may, however, quote a verse(s) of a song provided proper attribution is made.

Assigned Topic Discourse

The assigned topic discourse must not consume less than three (3) minutes or more than five (5) minutes for delivery. The purpose of the assigned topic discourse is to test the speaker’s knowledge of the subject, the extent of his or her research and the ability to discuss the topic as related to the basic principles of government under the Constitution.

The assigned topic shall be drawn by the contest official in full view of the audience immediately before the last speaker begins delivery of his/her prepared oration and will be made known to the audience and each contestant approximately five (5) minutes prior to the time of delivery. The topic will be on some phase of the Constitution of the United States as listed under assigned topics in Chapter Four.

All contestants at each contest level are required to speak in the English language on the same assigned topic.

Assigned Topics for 2019 contest

Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

 Amendment 4

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment 13

1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Amendment 21

1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.


·        POST LEVEL to be completed by January 12, 2019 (Results to the County Chairman by January 19, 2019)

·        COUNTY LEVEL to be completed by January 26, 2019 (Results to the District Chairman by February 2, 2019)

·        DISTRICT LEVEL to be completed by February 9, 2019 (Results to the Department and Department Chairman immediately after contest completion)

·         Department Finals will be held on February 23, 2019 at the War Memorial Building, Trenton, NJ

·      National Quarter Finals Round will be held Saturday morning, April 6, 2019.

·        National Semi-Finals Round will be held Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2019.

·        National Final Round will be held Sunday morning, April 7, 2019

·        All National competitions will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information and/or to apply, please see your guidance counselor.


John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest


In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.

Contest Topic

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.

The contest deadline is January 18, 2019.

For more information and/or to submit your essay, go to:



The Scholarship Committee of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Union County each year selects a young man to receive a one time scholarship to the University of his choice in tuition aid.

The following is the criteria for this scholarship:

  • Schools may select one applicant from their class who they best feel would be the most deserving individual for this scholarship award.  In limited circumstances the Scholarship committee may exercise their discretion and agree to consider multiple candidates from a high school.   
  • Applicants must be male, residents of Union County, and be of Irish descent.  
  • Applications must be received either electronically or in physical form by Tuesday, January 22, 2019.  
  • Interviews will take place Sunday January 27, 2019.  Applicants MUST be available and present for the interview on January 28, 2017 to be considered for the scholarship.   This is the only day that interviews will be conducted.
  • Please be aware that the amount of the scholarship can vary depending on fundraising exercises; however, traditionally the amount has been a one-year scholarship in an amount of $4,000-$5,000.  

Please email or mail the applications to the address listed below.  Please note that emails are the preferred method of receipt, if there are any issues surrounding the scanning of the documents please feel free to contact the individual below.  Letters of recommendation can be mailed under separate cover.

Brian Hill
Atn: Friendly Sons of St Patrick
30 Sam Drive
Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724


P.E.A.R.L.S., Inc. Scholarships

P.E.A.R.L.S., Inc in collaboration with the Nu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Diamond Foundation Inc., of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce that we will be offering scholarships to minority graduating high school seniors of Middlesex and Somerset Counties this year.

The application must be submitted via the online application portal via the link below by Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Some required materials including the official high school transcript and 2 letters of recommendation must be submitted via U.S. Mail and must be postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2019 to the enclosed address for scholarship consideration.

Maurice M. Williams Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Somerset or Middlesex Counties of New Jersey
  • Must be an under-represented (minority) male or female
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Should have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community
  • Should be a high school senior with plans to attend a two-year or four-year college or university
  • An official sealed transcript must be submitted via mail to the noted address below

Diamond & Pearls Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Somerset or Middlesex Counties of New Jersey
  • Must be a minority male student
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be in good academic standing with 2.5 grade point average
  • Should have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community
  • Should be a high school senior with plans to attend a two year or four year college or university
  • An official sealed transcript must be submitted via mail to the noted address below

Shawn Marie Stephens Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Somerset or Middlesex Counties of New Jersey
  • Must be an under-represented (minority) male or female
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be in good academic standing with 3.0 grade point average
  • Must be planning to pursue a major in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Should have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community
  • Should be a high school senior with plans to attend a two year or four year college or university
    An official sealed transcript must be submitted via mail to the noted address below

Maili P.E.A.R.L.S., Inc. 2019 Scholarship

ATTN: Ludieann A. Menzies, Scholarship Chairman

884 Garfield Avenue

Bridgewater, NJ 08807


To apply online, please visit:  P.E.A.R.L.S, Inc. Scholarship Application Packet 2019


Middlesex County School Nurses Association Scholarship

The Middlesex County School Nurses Association will award two $500.00 nursing scholarships.  Our intent is to encourage those who are interested in pursuing a professional nursing education.


  • Must reside and/or go to a high school in Middlesex County
  • have a 3.5 or higher grade point average
  • will attend a four year collegiate nursing school

Please submit the following materials:

  • Scholarship Application: (Please note all information must be typed or printed)
  • Copy of High School Transcript
  • Two letters of reference: (one from applicant’s guidance counselor)
  • Written Statement: (This should be between 250-300 words and communicate any information you feel may be helpful to the scholarship committee. Please include why you are pursuing a career in nursing.)

Please submit all application materials to:

Barbara Snepar
Crossroads North Middle School
635 Georges Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

Application Deadline: MARCH 26, 2019

Scholarship winner will be notified by mail.

The scholarship will be presented May 9, 2018 at the Middlesex County School Nurse Association Scholarship and Retirement Dinner.. The dinner will be at Ria Mar Restaurant in South River.


Janet Logan Daily Foundation
$10,000 Scholarship


Graduating high school seniors from New Jersey enrolling full-time in an accredited university or college within the United States are eligible. Applicants must meet the following criteria: students must have worked an average of 30 hours per week during the summer since the age of 16 (paid positions only), actively participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Financial need may be considered when selecting the recipient.

Application Requirements:

This award is available to New Jersey residents only. Applicants must thoroughly complete all 8 sections of the digital application form and provide references where requested. Guidance Counselor verification of the included student information will be mandatory. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

***Applications must be submitted by April 1st, 2019


$10,000 evenly dispersed over four years. Student must maintain a satisfactory academic standing throughout college (minimum 2.5 GPA) in order to receive the complete award. The Janet Logan Daily Foundation grants one award annually.

Scholarship Acceptance and Disbursement Terms:

Upon winning the award, recipient must submit a short personal statement illustrating goals, hobbies and educational/career plans, all of which may be showcased on the Janet Logan Daily Foundation website and related media.

Scholarship fund disbursement will be granted once the recipient provides proof of enrollment in an accredited institution. In order to continue receiving annual award disbursement, recipient must provide proof of employment throughout college (30+ hours/week during summer) and submit a yearly grade transcript (student must maintain full-time enrollment with minimum 2.5 GPA).


For more information and/or to apply, go to:  


Verto International Leadership Award

The Verto International Leadership Award is designed for graduating high school seniors who have expressed or demonstrated service in their community, an appreciation for diversity, leadership qualities or direct interest in global economic, health, education or humanitarian issues, as recognized by their high school counselors or teachers.

How many students will earn an International Leadership Scholarship?

Verto Education will provide two students with a Verto International Leadership Award scholarship which will cover a third of the tuition ($5,000) toward the fall or full year program. Five runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $1,000 each.

What are the Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship?

As educators we believe that traditional standardized tests are only snapshots of a student’s potential. Therefore we weigh student test scores against achievement outside the classroom and rely heavily on the recommendation of the school counselor to inform our decision. By nominating a student for this award, the school counselor has recognized that the student has immense potential, demonstrated service in their community, an appreciation for intercultural diversity as well as an interest in global economic, health, education or humanitarian issues.

For more information and/or to request a nomination, see your guidance counselor. 


University of Dayton
Leadership in Service Scholarship 

At the University of Dayton, our spirit ignites a boundless curiosity that drives us to search for truth. It pushes us to go beyond the easy answers and to use our knowledge to create a brighter tomorrow. Here, students are challenged to connect scholarship and learning with leadership and service. It’s part of our Catholic, Marianist educational philosophy.

To honor this tradition, we award Leadership in Service scholarships to students who have an innate desire for personal development and are committed to service within their school, church or community. Selected students are also eligible for a University merit scholarship, worth up to $98,000 over four years.

In addition to receiving a $10,000 Leadership in Service scholarship ($2,500 per year), recipients complete one leadership opportunity — such as attending a leadership conference, participating in on-campus leadership activities or writing personal reflections — each semester.​​​​​​​

For more information and/or to request a nomination, see your guidance counselor.


Seton Hall University
 Catholic High School Achievement Award

Award Eligibility

Incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school who have a minimum of an unweighted 3.0 GPA and a 1350 SAT (new), 1290 SAT 2-score (old) or 29 on the ACT, as well as a strong record of involvement in high school, community or church.

Award Amount

An $8,000 award, exclusively for students who attend Catholic high schools, will be distributed in increments of $2,000 annually for four years. This award will be added to either our Public Tuition Rate or University Scholarship, which average more than $22,000 annually, for eligible students. This means students from Catholic schools can anticipate a total scholarship of more than $96,000 ($24,000 annually). In addition, students can still qualify for need-based aid and apply for other scholarships. Learn more at

Application Procedure

There is no application required for this scholarship; the scholarship is automatically awarded to students who are admitted to Seton Hall and meet the eligibility requirements.