Scholarship Offerings



If you are interested in any of these scholarships offered, please click here to download document, write your name on the top of the sheet, check off which scholarship information you would like and bring it to the Guidance Office.  Scholarship information will be ready for pick up the following day at 2:45 pm.  If you have any questions about the opportunities listed please see Ms. Norton or Ms. Acuff in the Guidance Office.

Harcum College
Harcum College is offering thousands of scholarship dollars to the winners of the first annual Art & Design Contest created for prospective Digital Design and Photography students.

This year’s contest theme is “Endless Beginnings.” Contestants are asked to represent the theme using any visual art medium or to depict the theme using any photographic image, color or black and white. All entries must be uploaded to the Harcum College website at The contest is open to all high school and transfer students planning to attend Harcum College in Fall 2019.  More information including specific requirements regarding size and quality/resolution can be found at the  Deadline to enter is February 28, 2019.

Sanford Orthodontics 

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.  For more information, as well as application, please visit: Deadline:  April 29, 2019.

New Jersey Utilities Association
Each year, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) awards the NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship to a qualified, deserving New Jersey high school senior who meets the eligibility criteria.  This year, the Association will award (2) four year scholarships providing $1,500 per academic year to the student selected by our scholarship review Committee.  NJUA will also award two (2) NJUA Trade and Vocational School Scholarships to qualified students selected by their Scholarship Review Committee who will be pursuing a trade or vocational degree at an accredited school.  This award will total up to $1,500 per year.  Requirements for eligibility, selection criteria and application forms for both scholarship programs can be found on the Association’s web site at   Deadline: April 6, 2019.

New Jersey Schoolwomen’s Club Scholarship
THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOLWOMEN’S CLUB is a group of women educators engaged in all aspects of public education in New Jersey.  The objectives of the club include promoting the interests of our profession, encouraging capable young women to become educators, and recognizing outstanding women in the field of education.  Any young woman who is a senior in a New Jersey high school and is a New Jersey resident is invited to apply.  She should be planning to complete a professional program (minimum baccalaureate) leading to a degree and certification in the field of educationThe Jeannette Hodge, Mary Ann Giovannini, and Patricia Barber memorial scholarships, each in the amount of $500, and two educational awards, in the amount of $500, will be awarded for academic achievement.  Involvement in extra-curricular and community service activities will also be considered.   Deadline:  March 4, 2019.

Pursue Education And Really Learn Something (P.E.A.R.L.S, Inc.)
P.E.A.R.L.S, Inc., in collaboration with 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 they will be offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Middlesex and Somerset counties.  There are applications for the Maurice M. Williams Scholarship, Constance Pizarro Community Service Leadership Award, the Shawn Marie Stephens Memorial Scholarship, and the Diamonds and Pearls Scholarship.  This year, they will ONLY be accepting applications via this link provided below.  The application will be available for online submission at:

Deadline:  March 8, 2019 for letters of recommendation, official transcript and W-2. 

Online application by March 10, 2019.

PeopleCare Center For Nonprofits
For more than thirty years the PeopleCare Center has provided affordable rental space for nonprofit agencies to use in facilitating their programs. The Center has been a presence in the community and has supported the nonprofits in meeting the needs of their program participants. With recognition that education is at the roof of all social progress and to expand its outreach to the community at large, the PeopleCare Center has committed some of its resources to provide college scholarships. PCCNP will offer up to twelve $1,000.00 scholarships to be awarded to senior students planning on attending college next year that attend one of the Somerset County public high schools, which includes Bernards High School.  All interested students are encouraged to download a copy of the Application at www.peoplecarecenter.orgPlease see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 8, 2019.

Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) 
FAFS is excited to offer eight scholarships and grant opportunities to High School Seniors, and those who have received their GED, who are or have been under the care of Child Protection and Permanency.  Students are encouraged to apply for multiple awards.  For more information and applications, visit

Deadline:  March 1, 2019.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Tzu Chi Scholars 2019 is now accepting applications.  All high school seniors are encouraged to apply.    All Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.  This is a nationwide program and each scholar will be awarded a total of $1,000 dollars.  Application can be downloaded from the Tzu Chi website at  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  March 9, 2019.

Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation
Applications for scholarships through the Jean Alvater Baker Educational Fund, the Albert Kahn and Mary Kahn, R.N. Educational Fund, the Millie E. Apgar Educational Scholarship Fund for Health Professionals, Dr. Reinhard and Dr. Helga Schwartz Nursing Education Scholarship, Wingover Scholarship Fund for Nursing Education, and the Patricia M. Psenisky Nursing Scholarship Fund are now being accepted by the Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation.

These funds provide educational opportunities to individuals pursuing careers in healthcare. However, the Baker Fund, Kahn Fund, Dr. Reinhard and Dr. Helga Schwartz Fund, and Wingover Fund place a special emphasis on the nursing profession. The Patricia M. Psenisky Nursing Scholarship Fund is for Students, RN’s or LPN’s seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or a Graduate Degree in Nursing.

 Applicants must either be an employee of the Hunterdon Healthcare System or a resident (parent/guardian) of Hunterdon County. There is a common application for the Baker, Kahn, Apgar, Dr. Reinhard and Dr. Helga Schwartz, and Wingover Scholarship Funds. A separate application is available for the Patricia M. Psenisky Nursing Scholarship Fund.  Applications may be obtained online at The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.

 The Alliance of Private Special Education Schools of North Jersey 
$1,000 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.  For more information, as well as application, visit:

Applications submission deadline for 2019 Alliance scholarships is March 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Bernards Lions Club Scholarships:  
Bernards Lions Club is offering one scholarship this year:

Gary Novello Memorial Scholarship
Amount of award is $1,000. Financial need will be considered. Applicant will be required to submit 3 letters of recommendation, as well as a letter to their organization stating, “Why You Would Like to Receive this Award”.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.   Deadline:  May 7, 2019.

Flavorful Futures Scholarship
The Sparkling Ice® Flavorful Futures Scholarship Program awards 5 scholarships of $5000 each. Eligible applicants who complete the online application process will be evaluated based on academic achievement and the creativity of their application, which should showcase what makes them who they are and how they want to contribute their gifts through education. We receive a large number of applications and recommend you begin the application process early.  For more information, as well as application visit:  Applications are due by February 15, 2019. 

UnderRecruited Preps
UnderRecruited Preps, the leading college athletic recruiting platform, is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a top student-athlete looking to play at the next level.

Please go to the following link for more information:

The Van Doren Scholarship
This coming spring, when the Van Doren Scholarship Committee makes its selections for the twenty-fourth year, they again expect to have at least $40,000 to award to deserving high school and college students.  Seniors at your school who are of exemplary character and who can demonstrate what Peter Ellis Van Doren, a long-time resident of Peapack Gladstone, called a “passion for learning” may be eligible to receive this honor.  Since the creation of this scholarship in 1996, the Committee has distributed more than one million dollars to deserving Somerset County students.

In making the selections, the Committee must show preference to residents of the Borough of Peapack-Gladstone.  Last year, the Committee awarded a total of $40,000 to thirteen students, three Peapack-Gladstone residents and ten residing in other Somerset County communities.  While financial need is considered, these scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of character and achievement.

To be eligible for a Van Doren Scholarship, a candidate must be a resident of Somerset County who is attending or planning to attend as a full-time student an accredited four-year college or university, a two-year college, or a post-high school trade or nursing school.  Students may apply during their senior year of high school and during any year of their post-secondary school studies.  Students working on advanced degrees are not eligible.  Application can be found at

The deadline for submitting a completed application is March 21, 2019.