• Job Fair Set for June 18

    Local employers from a variety of business sectors will be attending the Somerset County 2019 Job Fair, running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the ground-floor conference room at 27 Warren St. in Somerville.

    Registration is not required for the event, and all are welcome. Job seekers can meet with employers throughout the three hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Industry sectors represented include health care, technology, manufacturing, leisure and hospitality, and more. A resource table also will be available.

    Attendees may use the parking garage adjacent to 27 Warren St., on levels three, four and five. The main entrance to the building is on Warren Street.

    Click here for a list of employers and available positions. For questions, email info@thegrwdb.org.

    The Somerset County 2019 Job Fair is presented by the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, the Greater Raritan One-Stop Career Center, and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

     

     

    The Richard Sapala Memorial Scholarship - application attached via link below!!!

    Richard Sapala taught Social Studies at Franklin High School from (1970-2010).   Mr. Sapala also coached football at FHS for over 20 years and was a passionate advocate for the students of FHS for over 40 years. He mentored many student teachers and first year teachers throughout his career.  Mr. Sapala also served as the Social Studies Department Chairperson for many years during his tenure.

    It is in his memory and the special place that Franklin High School, the Social Studies department, football program, and its students held in his heart, that his wife, Laurie Sapala, has created this scholarship.

     

    Application Criteria

    Student must:

    • Be in or have been in good standing in History courses.
    • Be in or have been in good standing in the FHS football program
    • Be continuing education beyond high school. ( 4 year college, 2 year college, or vocational/technical institute)
    • Be a graduating senior at Franklin High School
    • Provide one recommendation from a former/current History teacher
    • Provide one recommendation from a former/current football coach
    • Provide a copy of transcript (unofficial)
    • Submit a personal essay (details to follow)

    Personal essay should include:

    • A statement of college and/or career goals
    • Steps/plan to achieve those goals
    • How the money will be used (ie, what type of education)
    • Explanation of the impact that his FHS education had on student
    • Reflection on self as a student athlete



     All Applications must be returned to FHS Guidance office no later than June 7, 2019

    • Incomplete applications will not be considered
    • Recipient will be notified by June 19, 2019
    • Amount of scholarship- $500.00

     



    Attachments:
    FHS Sapala Scholarship.docx


     

     

     

    pplicants must have participated in Franklin Township Pop Warner. Both scholarship applications are attached and are due by June 10th -- they require letters of recommendation, an essay, transcript, etc. Please see the applications for details. Turn in complete applications to Mrs. Schumacher on June 10th by 2:30pm.



    Attachments:
    Marge Black Memorial Scholarship 2019.doc
    Malcolm Bernard Memiorial Scholarship 2019.docx

     

    Job Fair - June 18

    NEWS FROM THE GREATER RARITAN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

    Employers from 24 organizations in Somerset County will take part in a free job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at 27 Warren St., Somerville.

    The event will be conducted in the ground-floor conference room; free parking is available on the third and fourth floors of the parking deck next to the Warren Street building. On-street parking also is available nearby.

    Businesses in the health care, technology, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and life sciences, auto, retail, construction and finance sectors will be attending the job fair, which is sponsored by the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, the Greater Raritan One Stop Career Center and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Capitol Care, Cognizant, Delta Hotels/Marriott, Easter Seals, Fellowship Senior Living, Fiddlers Elbow Country Club, Hampton Inn, Ivoclar Vivadent, Komline Sanderson, Lupin, Masonite, Mavis Discount Tire, Micro, NJ American Water, Nordstrom Rack, Pfizer, Rath Gibson, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, SHI, Somerset County YMCA, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Unity Bank, US Census 2020 and Zeus are scheduled to take part.

    “Our state and local partners are working to create a broad-based event that will connect employers and jobseekers,” said Aubrey Flanagan, planning and business services representative for the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board, which serves Somerset and Hunterdon counties. “Our mission is to help people get on the pathway to sustainable, well-paying careers, and this job fair is just one example of what we are doing as we connect different key stakeholders in the workforce world to our local community members.”

    Attendees will be asked to sign in, and entrance to the space will be monitored, to ensure orderly participation and equal access during the three-hour event.

    Jobseekers also can gain early entry to the job fair by attending one or more of six pre-job fair workshops being conducted in the next several weeks. Attendees of these workshops will receive a “golden ticket” allowing them early entrance to the event and access to the employers starting at 10 a.m.

    Call Flanagan at 908-541-5785 or email info@thegrwdb.org to register for these two workshops:

    • May 29: Personal Branding, 10 – 11 a.m., Hillsborough Library, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough 
    • June 4: Creating a Dynamic Job Portfolio, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 27 Warren St., Somerville, Ground Floor Conference Room

    Call 908-704-3000 to register for the following workshops:

    • June 10: “Master the Art of Interviewing,” 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 27 Warren St., Somerville, 3rd Floor Conference Room 
    • June 11: JJC Top Notch Resumes I, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 75 Veterans Memorial Drive East, Somerville 
    • June 11: JJC Top Notch Resumes II, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 75 Veterans Memorial Drive East, Somerville 
    • June 14: JJC Master the Art of Networking, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 75 Veterans Memorial Drive East, Somerville

    Visit www.thegrwdb.org/event/2019-somerset-county-job-fair/ for more information on the 24 participating employers and free career workshops.

    And mark your calendars for Sept. 25, when a second large job fair is planned in Hunterdon County, hosted by the same partners. For more information, contact Flanagan by phone or ataflanagan@co.somerset.nj.us

    http://www.thegrwdb.org/event/2019-somerset-county-job-fair/

     

     

     

    Eisenberg Scholarship Opportunity

    This is a one-time $250 scholarship given to one graduating Franklin High School Senior who plans on attending a four-year college. Please submit an essay describing who your favorite musician is and why they are your favorite. This essay should be around 500 words and should focus on how any why the musician(s) are important to you. It should not be a biography. Please don't hesitate to be passionate and creative in your response. Also, please include a separate page explaining a bit about who you are and what you think you might want to do with yourself for the next few years. Submit to Mrs. Schumacher in the Counseling Office by Thursday, May 23rd - you may email the essay and  in an attached file, but please DO NOT share a Google Doc! The winner will be announced at Senior Awards Night. 

     

    Franklin High School Athletics Booster Club Scholarship Now Available!

    Scholarships will be awarded to EIGHT (4 Women and 4 Men) Franklin High School Seniors who participated in Franklin High School Varsity athletics. The application is attached below.

    1. Qualifications
      1. Letter of acceptance as a candidate in a two (2) or four (4) year accredited college or professional school. 
      2. Participated in Franklin High School Varsity athletics
      3. Current Franklin High School Senior
    2. Selections are based on the following criteria:
      1. Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of 3.0 GPA; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1000.
      2. 200 type written word essay on “How athletics at Franklin High School played a positive role in your pursuit of a college education.” (Leadership, future plans, role models, goals, achievements, etc.)
    3. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500.00.  Payments will be made directly to the student.
    4. Decisions will be made and announced at the annual Spring Athletic Awards Night and sent to your School Counselor.
    5. All applications must be completed and submitted to Mrs. Schumacher in the Franklin High School Counseling Department by May 11, 2019.



    Attachments:
    2019 Franklin High School Athletic Booster Club Scholarship Application 2.docx

     

    The Myrtle Tyler Faithful Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student graduating from a high school within the Atlantic Region: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Belgium, Germany, and London.

    The scholarship is named for Myrtle Tyler Faithful, their Founder and second National President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Faithful preserved her legacy as an outstanding educator of the Maryland School System, teaching both high school mathematics and English.
     
    Each awardee will receive a one-time award of $15,000 upon receipt of proof of enrollment for a full-time undergraduate degree from accredited or college/university.

    To receive consideration, applicants must: 

    • He or She is a graduating high school senior 
    • He or She has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • He or She demonstrates examples of community and school service
    • He or She demonstrates how she will benefit from receiving this award
    • He or She or a designee must attend the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Atlantic Region Leadership Conference Opening Ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland area on the evening of Thursday, October 17, 2019. (Additional details will be provided upon announcement of winners.)

    https://www.memberplanet.com/s/atlanticregionzetas/2019_Myrtle_T_Faithful_Scholarship_Application

    Deadline: June 1, 2019

     

    A COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH

    Youth Leadership Somerset is a nine-month program for high school students who live in Somerset County.  Youth Leadership Somerset builds an active, educated, and involved network of young people who are empowered to guide the future of this community.

    Apply here: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/administrator-s-office/leadership-programs/youth-program/program-application

    This is the program for you if you are looking to:

    • understand more about civic and ethical issues confronting you, your peers, and your community
    • learn the importance of solving community issues through personal responsibility, teamwork, and principled leadership
    • meet and connect with adults who are subject matter experts and leaders in our community

    For questions about Youth Leadership Somerset, email the program staff at youthleadership@co.somerset.nj.us or  call :

    Melania Tchir, Youth Leadership Somerset Administrative Assistant, (732) 469-3363
    (an employee of Somerset County Recycling Division)

    Theresa Hanntz, Youth Leadership Somerset Lead Facilitator, (908) 203-6084
    (an employee of Somerset County Administrator's Office)

    Commitment

    Youth Leadership Somerset's program of nine sessions takes place one Saturday of each month from September through May. The sessions begin at 9 A.M. , are approximately four-six hours long, and are held at various locations within Somerset County.

    To graduate, participants must attend the two mandatory sessions in September and April, and may miss no more than one of the remaining sessions.

    Applicants should seriously consider their ability to honor the time commitment of this program before they apply. We recognize that several sessions conflict with SAT and ACT test dates, and ask that you do your best to be mindful of this in your planning.

    Participants should have the support and commitment of their parent(s) or guardian(s).

     

    Class Dates for Youth Leadership Somerset 2019-2020 (dates may be subject to change)

    • September 21, 2019 - Mandatory Session
    • October 19, 2019
    • November 16, 2019
    • December 7, 2019
    • January 11, 2020
    • February 8, 2020
    • March 14, 2020
    • April 18, 2020 - Mandatory Session
    • May 9, 2020 - Graduation

     

     

     

    The  2019 oxyGEN Scholarship Program application is now open!

    The oxyGEN Scholarship Program is committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of current and upcoming undergraduate students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by providing a onetime monetary scholarship.

     

    2019 Scholarship Criteria:

    • Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute video on a STEM topic of their choice.
    • Applicants are eligible regardless of major or area of study.
    • Applicants who meet all criteria, including AT&T employees and their family, are eligible to apply.
    • Applicant must enroll in an accredited (2-year or 4-year) undergraduate program within the U.S. for the 2019-2020 year.
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    Applications are accepted online through March 31, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET.  

    For more information or to apply to the 2019 Scholarship, please click here.

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    About oxyGEN: 

    oxyGEN was created to encourage understanding and acceptance of generational differences within AT&T and to facilitate personal and professional growth for AT&T’s employees. oxyGEN assists public and community organizations that support the growth and development of young people; as well as those that support the vitality and independence of older adults. oxyGEN engages in activities that support these causes and shares these volunteer opportunities with AT&T employees.

    About oxyGEN’s Scholarship Program:

    The oxyGEN Scholarship Program launched in 2012.  In 2018, oxyGEN awarded 40 scholarships to students across the United States.  The oxyGEN Scholarship Program is committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of current and upcoming undergraduate students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by providing a onetime monetary scholarship.  The minimum scholarship amount awarded is $1000.

     

    Visit us online or email us: oxyGENscholarship@att.com to learn more.

     

    Please join us this Thursday, April 4, 2019 for Franklin High School's Annual College & Career Night. The event will be held in the FHS Cafeteria and Events Lobby from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. All students and parents/guardians are invited to attend to learn more about what over 80 colleges, technical schools, military programs, universities and institutes have to offer. 

    See attached flyer for more details

    Attachments:
    College and career night poster.jpg

     

    Hello Seniors and Parents!

    Please see the attached Scholarship Blast for the month of March. Keep in mind that the scholarships on the bulletin only scratch the surface of the free money available to you - please continue to look at the existing Scholarship List on Naviance for more scholarship opportunities! (http://student.naviance.com.franklintwp, click the "Colleges" tab then scroll down toscholarship list).

    Students -  When you apply for scholarships - please let your counselor know at least 10 days prior to the deadline if you need a letter of recommendation or an official transcript sent - if this documentation is to be sent by mail - please provide an addressed and stamped envelope. You should be contacting your counselor personally for this request. Also, if you receive a scholarship, please let Mrs. Schumacher know via e-mail - jschumacher@franklinboe.org. If you have questions, please contact your counselor! 
    Attachments:
    MARCH 2019.pdf

     

    Last night, The Franklin High School Counseling Department held the annual Junior Planning Night which featured presentations on Financial Aid, Technology and the College Admissions Process.  A link to each presentation can be found on the Counseling page, after scrolling to the bottom. https://www.franklinboe.org/Page/9242

    All juniors also received a presentation on the College Admissions process over the past two days in their History classes. They received a handout regarding Naviance and upcoming SAT/ACT dates -- the handouts and the presentation provided to students are both attached to this e-mail.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to your School Counselor.  Have a great weekend!

     

     



    Attachments:
    JUNIOR Handout.pdf
    Junior College Planning Workshop 2019.ppt 1.pdf
     
    The Thornton Sisters Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of annually providing one-year educational scholarship(s) to deserving young females of color. The Foundation will be sending this information to public high schools within the State of New Jersey. Consequently, any female who satisfies the student requirements should be allowed to apply. (See requirements below). The application can be found online at https://www.thornton-sisters.com/full-scholarship.html.
     
    The scholarship(s) shall be used to contribute to the students' college tuition and/or books depending upon the amount of funds available to the foundation for that fiscal year. All completed applications with their supporting documents must be postmarked no later than May 7 of each calendar year. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
     
    Any student who has or will receive a full scholarship at any time should not apply. All awards will be presented at the Foundation's Annual Banquet, and the finalists will be notified prior to the formal Awards ceremony.
     
    Student Requirements
    • A New Jersey high school senior.
    • A female of color [African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino-American, Caribbean-American, Native American, Asian-American, etc.].
    • A high school grade point average (GPA) of C+ or better
    • An official school transcript is required.
    • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation:
    • Must be from a teacher or faculty member.
    • Must include to what capacity person has known applicant and for how long.
    • Each letter must be signed and then sealed with author's signature across the sealed portion of the envelope.
    • Submit most recent copy of parents' income tax statement or any equivalent documentation of parents' income. Note: individual W-2 Forms will NOT be accepted.
     
    Must complete the personal statement section of the application form:
    • A 500-word essay describing family background, personal and financial hardships, honors or academic distinctions and community involvement/activities.
    • A photograph of applicant must be attached. (Passport PHOTO Size Only).
    • Entering a four-year accredited college or university:
    • Official verification of college acceptance is required, and all scholarship monies will be payable directly to the college.
    • Any finalist* who does not complete her first year of college shall reimburse the foundation for all scholarship monies received and all legal costs incurred with that reimbursement.
    When the student becomes one of the finalists, a personal interview with the board of trustees shall be required.
     
    And, the dreams live on...

     



    Attachments:
    129235747.doc


     

    Please see attached application packet for the Franklin Township Education Association's scholarship application. The criteria to apply is in the document -- the deadline is May 3rd - all applications should be returned to Room C123 by the deadline. Good luck!

    Mrs. Schumacher

     



    Attachments:
    FTEA Application Form 1819.pdf

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    With senior year approaching and the admission processes becoming more selective, early planning for college and becomes increasingly important. The School Counseling Department will be holding our Annual JuniorCollege Planning Night on Thursday March 7, 2019 at Franklin High School beginning at 6:00 pm. The workshop series are an introduction to the college admissions process for college-bound juniors and their parents.

    The discussion will include the following topics:

    • Financial Aid Planning with Principia Prep 
    • College Applications 101
    • Using Naviance and the Common App to Support College Applications
    • Financial Aid 101
    • SAT & ACT: An Introduction to College Assessment Exams

    We hope your family will plan to attend this program. We look forward to working with your student in the college planning process!

     

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - Due April 12, 2019

    https://www.ftmlk.org/scholarship-application.html - visit website for application

    Scholarships will be awarded to ANY Franklin High School Senior regardless of race or religion.

    1. Qualifications
    • Acceptance as a candidate at an accredited college or professional school.
    • Graduating this year from Franklin High School.
    1. Please provide the ALL following items in the application packet.  INCOMPLETE application packets will NOT be considered.
    1.  Scholarship recipients are based on the following criteria:
    • Three (3)  letters of recommendation – from two (2) current teachers in Franklin High School and a third adult (1) such as clergy, employer, guidance counselor or teacher.
    • Franklin High School Transcript with official school seal and signature.
    • A record and explanation of your community involvement and volunteerism. 
    • Essay on the topic “How Do We Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive Today,” 500-700 words typed, double-spaced. 
    1. All completed application packets must be mailed to:

    Franklin Township Dr. Martin Luther King Community Foundation

    P.O. Box 5684

    Somerset, NJ 08875

    1. Entire completed application packet must be received by Friday April 12, 2019.
    1. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the annual Franklin High School Senior Awards Assembly.

     

     

    Please see the attached application regarding a request for nomination for the 2019 Mayflower Scholarship. Franklin High School can only nominate one student. If you are interested, please submit the attached application and essay to Mrs. Schumacher by Friday, March 1st. If selected as the nominee, you would be eligible to receive a $1,620 scholarship. 
    Attachments:
    Mayflower Scholarship Instructions and Application 20191.pdf

     

    Hello Seniors,

     
    Please see below for local scholarships that have been promoted over the past couple of months. Several deadlines are approaching -- please take a look and apply if you qualify. All of the scholarships are listed in the Naviance Scholarship List. You can access downloadable copies of the applications and/or the specific scholarship application websites in the list. Hard copies of most of the scholarships are also available in the Counseling Office Scholarships Filing Cabinet (directly to the right when you enter the Counseling Office -- Top Drawer). 
     
    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out (after you read the applications, please do not ask what you have to do for each application, the information is available for you here and via the scholarship websites, if applicable).
     
    Know that many students DO NOT take advantage of scholarship opportunities - you may think that "applying is a waste of time" but you have to be in it to win it!!! 
     
     
    Deadline is Next Week!!!! Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 2019 Minerva Scholarship - Deadline February 15, 2019
    This scholarship is awarded to male and female African-American high school SENIOR students ONLY. Applicant must reside in Middlesex, Somerset or Union County.
     
     
     
    Ivy Visions Scholarship - Due February 25, 2019
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded in 1908 by and for African-American college women and currently consists of over 200,000 members worldwide. Their purpose was, and still remains the pursuit of intellectual and cultural aspirations, service to mankind, and fostering of collegiate relationships. The sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® continues to empower communities through exemplary service initiatives and progressive programs.
     
    Ivy Visions Inc. 501c3, the charitable arm of Theta Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is offering scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarship candidates should encompass the same goals and aspirations as the Sorority. Candidates should demonstrate academic achievement, leadership qualities and have a financial need for our assistance. Acceptance and or anticipated acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university are a mandate for this scholarship. Award amounts vary and are disclosed to the awardees directly in writing.
     
    In efforts to “go AKA green”, we have made our application available via our website www.thetaphiomega.org Feel free to share this information with others who may wish to apply. Please note, the application must be returned via this link. No email applications will be accepted. All supporting documents must be mailed.
     
    The application form, along with the personal statement should be submitted online. A current, official, high school transcript should be remitted to the below address. Applications received without the required supporting documentation will not be considered. For questions, please email Scholarship@Ivyvisions.org
     
    The link to access the application is https://form.jotform.com/IvyScholarship/2019
     
     
     
    Heller Family / Community Foundation Award (For Engineering Majors) - Deadline February 25, 2019
    Please fill out the attached application to be considered for the Heller Family/Community Foundation Award provided to the FHS School Counseling Department. There will be TWO awards of $5,000 given for this scholarship. The application is attached and is available in hard copy in the Counseling Office. Deadline: February 25, 2019 to Mrs. Schumacher via e-mail (jschumacher@franklinboe.org). All applications must be typed to be considered.
     
     
     
    New Jersey Schoolwomen’s Club Scholarships Available for Future Teachers - Deadline March 4, 2019
    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 education.
     
    The 200 Club of Somerset County Deadline March 8, 2019
    Now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic school year. Scholarships will be at a maximum of $2,500.
    Applicants will be limited to high school seniors who are themselves or have a parent living in and actively serving Somerset County in one of the following public safety branches:
    • Police & Law Enforcement
    • Fire Department (including volunteer fire fighters)
    • Volunteer Ambulance Corps / First Aid Squad
    • State Police (must either live or be based in Somerset County to qualify)
     
     
    P.E.A.R.L.S. Inc., in collaboration w/ Nu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Scholarships - Deadline March 10, 2019
    Pllease note, they will be accepting online submissions ONLY via the link provided below.
    • The Maurice M. Williams Scholarship is offered to both male and female students,
    • The Constance Pizarro Community Service Leadership Award is offered to female students only with substantial community service,
    • The Diamonds and Pearls Scholarship is offered to male students only
    • The Shawn Marie Stephens Memorial scholarship is offered to students planning to purse a STEM degree, preferably at an HBCU. 
     
     
     
    The DIAMOND Foundation, Inc. Deadline March 16, 2019 currently provides five scholarships in a given year.  Each scholarship award is comprised of a monetary award, a laptop computer, computer software, all-in-one ink jet printer, backpack and printer accessories (paper, cables, cartridge refills) and Geek squad protection.
     
    You may also download the entire application from their website,  www.diamondfoundationinc.org.  Complete and print the application and mail it to the aforementioned address.  
     
     
     
    FRANKLIN WOMAN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Deadline- March 29, 2019
    Purpose: Assist young women, residents of Franklin Township Somerset County, who will Graduate from high school, and who have been accepted to a two or four-year college, in paying for college expenses. 
     
     
     
    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Alpha Rho Zeta Chapter 2019 Scholarship - Deadline March 31, 2019
    This scholarship is awarded to any female high school senior rating in the top 50% of her graduating class. The applicant must be planning to obtain a Bachelor's or Associates Degree from an accredited college or university. All applications must be received by March 31st for consideration. Please see application attached to email for more information - you can also obtain a hard copy in the Counseling Office. 
     
     
     
    Future Nurse Leadership Scholarship (LOCAL) - Due April 2, 2019
    The Future Nurse Leadership Scholarship awards $500 in financial assistance to a qualified generic BSN student pursuing a career in nursing. Eligible applicants must be a New Jersey or Ohio resident and enrolled/enrolling in the 2019 Fall Semester of an accredited School of Nursing BSN program. Applicants may be either part-time or full-time students. For more information and to apply for this scholarship, please see the attachment at the bottom of this email - or you can pick up a copy of the application in the Counseling Office. 
     
     
     
     
    The Sphinx Scholarship Fundy - Deadline April 8th, 2019
    The Sphinx Scholarship Fund is open to all high school students in the Central New Jersey area, who will enroll in a four-year, accredited college or university in the fall of 2019.  Scholarship awards range from $500 to $3500 and are not renewable.
     
    They are particularly interested in supporting young men of color who may face financial challenges in going to college in the fall of 2019.  The application can be completed ON-LINE and can be accessed at the Theta Psi Lambda website or directly athttp://www.thetapsilambda.com/scholarship.html. If you have questions regarding the application, please contact SSFIAlphas@gmail.com
     
     
     
    PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Scholarship - Deadline: April 8, 2019
    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. All interested students are encouraged to download a copy of the Application atwww.peoplecarecenter.org.
     
     
     
    NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship Award - Deadline April 06, 2019
    The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is the statewide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas, and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses.  NJUA member companies value diversity in the work place and in education.  In 2019, NJUA is awarding the NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship to two (2) students who are minority, female or who have a disability and will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey.  The scholarship award is $1,500 per year, with a maximum of $6,000.  Awards will be paid to the recipient’s college or university at the beginning of each semester (fall/spring semester) over four years (to be applied to tuition only, at the rate of $750 per semester).  Award of the scholarship requires presentation of satisfactory proof of enrollment for that semester and the student’s official transcripts from the previous semester.   Ongoing awards for future semesters will be contingent upon successful completion of the prior semester.
     
     
     
    ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB OF CANAL WALK SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline April 12, 2019
    The Italian American Club of Canal Walk is offering a scholarship to a senior who is of Italian descent (Father’s or Mother’s side of the family).
     
    The following criteria will be used for this scholarship:
    • Current high school transcript
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation:  one MUST be from a teacher; the other may be from a person who played a supervisory role in a current or past activity in which the applicant participated (e.g., employer, coach, cleric)
    • A list of all extracurricular activities, including school activities, community service activities, and work experience, listing years of participation and weekly work hours if applicable
    • Accepted at a 2- or 4-year accredited college
    • Completion of the following essay topic:
    • Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.
    The essay must be a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) single-spaced typed pages.
     
    Applications must be received by Mrs. Schumacher in the Counseling Office no later than April 12, 2019.
     

     

     
     
    Somerset County School Nurse Association Scholarships - Deadline April 20, 2019
    Offering two scholarship awards of $1000 each and will be selecting candidates from one or both of the following categories: high school students interested in pursuing a career in nursing and/ or school nurses seeking a school nurse certification or graduate degree. Attached you will find information about the scholarship including rules, criteria and applications.
     
    The application is attached below and hard copies are available in the Counseling Office.
     
     
     
    HARSHWARDHAN PANKE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD honoring Math, Science and Engineering - Due May 15, 2019
    The purpose is to award one graduate of Franklin Township High School who possesses outstanding math and science achievement pursuing an engineering degree at a four-year college a $1000.00 scholarship in memory of Harshwardhan Panke.
     
    The application is attached below and hard copies are available in the Counseling Office.
     

     

    LIESEL KREHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SOCCER) - deadline May 15th

    Provided by the Mid NJ Youth Soccer Association

    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 $1,000.00 scholarships in honor of Liesel Krehan. The scholarships will be awarded annually and paid to a male and female candidate. 

    The application is attached below and is available via hard copy of the Counseling office.
     

     



    Attachments:
    Liesel Krehan.pdf
    Zeta Phi Beta .pdf
    Heller Family 2.docx
    NJ Schoolwomens.doc
    2019 Future Nurse Leadership Scholarship Application Packet 1.pdf
    Franklin Womens Club.doc
    Harshwardhan Panke.docx


     

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    The 200 Club of Somerset County  is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic school year. Applications must be received by March 8th, 2019 for consideration. Scholarships will be at a maximum of $2,500.

    http://www.somersetcounty200club.org/html/application.html 

    Applicants will be judged on the basis of SAT scores, class standing and citizenship. 

    Eligibility

    Applicants will be limited to high school seniors who are themselves or have a parent living in and actively serving Somerset County in one of the following public safety branches:

    • Police & Law Enforcement
    • Fire Department (including volunteer fire fighters)
    • Volunteer Ambulance Corps / First Aid Squad
    • State Police (must either live or be based in Somerset County to qualify)

    How to Apply:

    Click the link, download and print the application listed below. Read the entire form carefully and follow all instructions. Only fully completed applications will be considered.



    Attachments:
    200ClubScholarshipProgram1419.pdf
     
    Scholarship Opportunities
     
    TheDream.US Scholarship Program for DREAMers- Deadline February 28
     
    Rutgers University- Newark and Rutgers University- New Brunswick have partnered with TheDREAM.US to provide financial aid to undocumented students who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. For more information regarding eligibility and application guidelines please visit: https://www.thedream.us/scholarships/national-scholarship/
     
    Immigrants Rising 2018- 2019 List of Scholarships
     
    A compilation of undergraduate and graduate scholarships that do not require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency. Visit the following link to view the list of scholarships: https://immigrantsrising.org/hot-off-the-press-our-undergraduate-graduate-scholarship-lists
     
    Young Latina Leadership Scholarship- Deadline March 1st, 2019
     
    Annually, LUPE Fund, Inc., offers scholarships to young Latinas who exemplify leadership within their university and community, while maintaining academic achievement. Attached to this email please find the application which you can download and complete. For additional information, contact lupescholarship@gmail.com
     
    Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation
     
    The Foundation was founded to support the educational endeavors of undocumented people. The Foundation features various scholarships, most of which are open to student from all states with the exception of the Juan Betancourt Rosas Scholarship. Visit their website for more information: https://www.undocuscholars.com/scholarships
     

     

    Published by the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University, the Apprentice Writer is one of the few national literary magazines dedicated exclusively to showcasing the creativity of high school students.  Printed once a year, the magazine is edited and designed by SU students and then distributed to over 3000 high schools across the nation.  It also features a popular web page, apprenticewriter.com.  

    A monetary prize of $200 is given to those students that are awarded the title of the Most Outstanding Poetry or Most Outstanding Prose for this year's edition, and a $50 monetary prize is offered for those who are awarded the title of Runner-Up.

    The submission period runs through March 15th, 2019. For submission guidelines, the link is as follows:

    http://www.apprenticewriter.com/submission-guidelines/

    Submissions may be sent to the following link:

    HTTP://TINYURL.COM/APPRENTICEWRITER2019

    This is a wonderful opportunity for young writers to not only add to their resumes, but also to have the chance to be published early on in their academic careers. 

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out tonevil@susqu.edu to get in contact with one of our assistants.

     



    Attachments:
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    FRANKLIN WOMAN'S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

    DEADLINE- March 29, 2019

    www.franklinwomansclub.com

     

    Purpose: Assist young women, residents of Franklin Township Somerset County, who will Graduate from high school, and who have been accepted to a two or four-year college, in paying for college expenses. The scholarship will be awarded directly to the college.

    The application, in its entirety should be typed, and the packet should include the following:

    1. Applicant’s Information
    2. Two (2) letters of recommendation with the application (at least one from an educational reference, e.g. Teacher)
    3.  High School transcript (most recent)
    4. Responses to questions about your activities, community service, work experience and the essay question (no more than 3 pages for these responses).

    Completed scholarship application must be delivered to the applicant’s School Guidance Counselor by Friday, March 29, 2019 or postmarked by March 29, 2019, if applying by mail.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed for consideration.

    For mailed applications, please send to: Franklin Woman's Club  PO Box 5793  Somerset, NJ 08875.

     



    Attachments:
    Womans Club.doc

     

    $2,500 Scholarships for Students Interested in the Water Utility Industry or any Related Field

    The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Association is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field. 

    The scholarship application may be obtained from: http://www.nawc.org/membership/chapters-and-related-groups/new-jersey.aspx or www.njua.com (“News Feed” -- Scholarships Now Available). It is also attached in a link at the bottom of this e-mail. 

    This scholarship is being offered to all high school seniors who meet the following criteria:

    ï‚· United States Citizen

    ï‚· A New Jersey resident for 5 years

    ï‚· Presently pursuing a degree at a New Jersey college or university (two- or four-year) as an undergraduate or graduate student (part- or full-time),

    ï‚· Be maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA grading scale.

    ï‚· Be interested in the water utility industry or in any related field, such as, natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, communication, computer science, business administration, human resources, consumer affairs, law, accounting, finance, etc

    The application must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2019. In addition, it is the responsibility of the student to see that we receive three letters of recommendation plus a copy of their transcript by April 10, 2019. All items should be directed to Gail P. Brady at the above mailing address or via email (gbradygbconsult@verizon.net).

     



    Attachments:
    NAWC.pdf

     

    NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship Award
    Go to www.njua.com to download the application – deadline April 06, 2019

    About the scholarship

    The New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) is the statewide trade association for investor-owned utilities that provide essential water, wastewater, electric, natural gas, and telecommunications services to New Jersey residents and businesses.  NJUA member companies value diversity in the work place and in education.  In 2019, NJUA is awarding the NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship to two (2) students who are minority, female or who have a disability and will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey.  The scholarship award is $1,500 per year, with a maximum of $6,000.  Awards will be paid to the recipient’s college or university at the beginning of each semester (fall/spring semester) over four years (to be applied to tuition only, at the rate of $750 per semester).  Award of the scholarship requires presentation of satisfactory proof of enrollment for that semester and the student’s official transcripts from the previous semester.   Ongoing awards for future semesters will be contingent upon successful completion of the prior semester.

    Are you eligible?

    • Currently a high school senior; and
    • A New Jersey resident and a legal resident or citizen of the United States with permission to work in this country; and
    • A woman, a person with a disability and/or a member of one of the following minority groups:   
      • Hispanic or Latino
      • Black or African American
      • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
      • Asian
      • American Indian or Alaskan Native
      • Two or more races; and
    • Can demonstrate overall academic excellence in high school; and
    • Can demonstrate financial need; and
    • A child of a parent or parents not employed by an NJUA member company (NJUA member companies include: Aqua New Jersey Inc., Atlantic City Electric Company, Atlantic City Sewerage Company, Elizabethtown Gas, Gordon’s Corner Water Company, JCP&L/ A FirstEnergy Co., Middlesex Water Company, New Jersey American Water, New Jersey Natural Gas, Public Service Electric & Gas Company, Rockland Electric Company, South Jersey Gas, SUEZ and Verizon New Jersey)

     

    How to apply
    Go to www.njua.com to download the application.  Applicants must submit the completed application with accompanying documentation, marked PERSONAL and CONFIDENTIAL, and postmarked no later than April 06, 2019 to NJUA at the following address: 154 West State Street, 1st. Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608.  Applicants must also submit two (2) letters of recommendation, an essay as outlined in the application, and a recent official copy of your transcript before that date.  We understand that letters and transcripts may have to be submitted separately by your school officials, but it is the sole responsibility of the applicants to ensure that all documents are received by NJUA and postmarked by the deadline.  Applications or documents postmarked later than April 06, 2019 will not be considered. 

     



    Attachments:
    NJUAExcellenceinDiversityApplicationandDescription2019.pdf

     

    Stepping in the Right Direction HBCU Tour SCHOLARSHIP
    Stepping in the Right Direction HBCU Tours is happy to announce our scholarship! we will be giving away multiple tour opportunities in 2019 for students in Middle school, High school, and Community College. if you are interested in getting an opportunity to win a free HBCU Tour, please complete the below information. the scholarship is open to any students who reside in the United States. if you are selected to move to the next level in the scholarship opportunity, we will contact you via email.

     

    The Sphinx Scholarship Fund is open to all high school students in the Central New Jersey area, who will enroll in a four-year, accredited college or university in the fall of 2019.  Scholarship awards range from $500 to $3500 and are not renewable.

    They are particularly interested in supporting young men of color who may face financial challenges in going to college in the fall of 2019.  Applications are due on April 8, 2019.

    The application can be completed ON-LINE and can be accessed at the Theta Psi Lambda website or directly at http://www.thetapsilambda.com/scholarship.html .

    If you have questions regarding the application, please contact SSFIAlphas@gmail.com

     

    Dear Graduating Senior:

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded in 1908 by and for African-American college women and currently consists of over 200,000 members worldwide. Their purpose was, and still remains the pursuit of intellectual and cultural aspirations, service to mankind, and fostering of collegiate relationships. The sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® continues to empower communities through exemplary service initiatives and progressive programs.

    Ivy Visions Inc. 501c3, the charitable arm of Theta Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® is offering scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarship candidates should encompass the same goals and aspirations as the Sorority. Candidates should demonstrate academic achievement, leadership qualities and have a financial need for our assistance. Acceptance and or anticipated acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university are a mandate for this scholarship. Award amounts vary and are disclosed to the awardees directly in writing.

    In efforts to “go AKA green”, we have made our application available via our website www.thetaphiomega.org Feel free to share this information with others who may wish to apply. Please note, the application must be returned via this link. No email applications will be accepted. All supporting documents must be mailed.

    The application form, along with the personal statement should be submitted online. A current, official, high school transcript should be remitted to the below address. Applications received without the required supporting documentation will not be considered. For questions, please email Scholarship@Ivyvisions.org

    The link to access the application ishttps://form.jotform.com/IvyScholarship/2019
     
    The link may also be found on our website athttp://www.thetaphiomega.org
     
    The application package should be postmarked no later than February 25, 2019, and mailed to:

    MRS. DASHAWN REYNOLDS

    c/o IVY VISIONS INC 501c3

    321 RALPH STREET

    SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY 08873

     

    LIESEL KREHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (SOCCER) - deadline May 15th

    Provided by the Mid NJ Youth Soccer Association
     
    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 $1,000.00 scholarships in honor of Liesel Krehan. The scholarships will be awarded annually and paid to a male and female candidate. A seasoned MNJYSA board member and dedicated follower of the sport, Liesel Krehan epitomized the spirit of youth soccer and volunteerism in New Jersey. Born in Germany in 1923, she was sent by her parents to live in England during WWII, where she met her husband, John, who served in the free Czechoslovakian forces in England. Though Liesel is no longer with us, her legacy lives on through the many initiatives she created in her tenure with MNJYSA. The scholarship is intended to honor her memory as well as reward the MNJYSA athletes who meet the qualifications listed in the attached application.
     
    Application is attached via link below. Students can also obtain a hardcopy of the application in the Counseling Office. 

     



    Attachments:
    scanjschumacher20190128124551.pdf

     

    Calling all skilled workers!

    Plumbers, electricians, welders, and all skilled workers who make civilized life possible:

    https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

    The time has come to announce another modest pile of money available through our Work Ethic Scholarship Program for people willing to learn a trade that’s in demand.

    The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program officially opens on Monday, January 28, 2019, and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 28, 2019.

    We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

    https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

     



    Hello Seniors and Parents!

    Please see the attached Scholarship Blast for the month of January. Keep in mind that there are more scholarships listed on the existingScholarship List on Naviance for more scholarship opportunities! (HTTPclick the "Colleges" tab then scroll down to scholarship list). 

    Students -If you are having trouble locating a scholarship listed or notice a faulty link, feel free to reach out to me directly after you have tried the link on the Naviance posting. Please read all directions available to you and be sure to give your counselor plenty of time to process your transcript if needed to complete your application. If you need your transcript to be sent and it cannot be sent electronically, please provided an addressed and stamped envelope to your counselor.

    Reminders:

    1. If you receive an e-mail regarding supporting documents being received by colleges, ask yourself the following questions before reaching out to your counselor:

    • Did I e-mail my counselor to request that information be sent to the schools I have applied to?
    • Did I submit my transcript release form to my counselor?
    • Have I called admissions to confirm that they actually DO NOT have my documentation (keep in mind, if you receive a letter in the mail, they might have already received your documents after sending out the letter).
    • Did I give my counselor three stamps if Naviance has indicated that the documentation must be "snail" mailed

    2. Please update your counselor and your Naviance account if you have been accepted, denied, waitlisted, deferred, etc. 

    3. As taxes are being completed, parents and guardians should be able to work on the FAFSA application at http://fafsa.ed.gov/. Be sure to check each of your prospective colleges' deadlines for FAFSA completion. If you have questions about this, see your counselor.

     



    Attachments:
    JANUARY 2019.pdf

     

    The DIAMOND Foundation, Inc. currently provides five scholarships in a given year.  Each scholarship award is comprised of a monetary award, a laptop computer, computer software, all-in-one ink jet printer, backpack and printer accessories (paper, cables, cartridge refills) and Geek squad protection.

    Enclosed you will find a scholarship application for the aforementioned awards.  Please complete the application in its entirety and return it to:

    The DIAMOND Foundation, Inc.

    Attn: Scholarship Committee

    93 S. Dover Avenue

    Somerset, NJ 08873

    All completed applications must be received by SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019.  Your application can be completed electronically (with the exception of the letters of recommendation and the transcript).  You may request an application by contacting them at  info.dfinc@gmail.com and an application will be sent to you. 

    You may also download the entire application from their website,  www.diamondfoundationinc.org.  Complete and print the application and mail it to the aforementioned address.  



    Attachments:
    Diamond Foundation.docx

     

    Mwanamugimu Essay Contest for high school students throughout New Jersey January 7, 2019- February 28, 2019.

    The Essay topic options:
    #1: What kind of world do you want to live in? What actions need to happen to make the world a healthier, safer place?

    #2: Is using social media a valid way to protest or raise awareness about an issue? Guidelines for the Mwanamugimu Essay Contest for high school students (9-12):

    • The essay must be researched and written by the student submitting the essay.

    • The essay’s body should be 5 to 7 pages in length, typed with double line spacing, Times New Roman 12 font, including photos.

    • The cover page should include: Title of the essay; Student’s name and home address; Name of student’s school and location; Name of school principal; Student’s grade; Gamma Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; Jameelah Wright-Howard; Northeastern Region.

      Prizes
      1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded book scholarships and electronics up to $2000 in value.

      The contest runs January 7, 2019 to February 28, 2019. Entries submitted via email must be received by 2/28/19 at 11:59 pm. To submit essays via email, send toGNSessaycontest@gmail.com and title email “Mwanamugimu Essay Submission 2019”

      Entries submitted by postal mail must be postmarked 2/28/19. Winners will be announced by March 9, 2019.To submit via postal mail, send to:

      Gamma Nu Sigma Alumnae Chapter Mwanamugimu Essay Contest
      PO Box 3824
      Newark, NJ 07103

     



    Attachments:
    Mwa Essay.pdf

     

    We are excited to invite your students to the Mindworks SAT Boot Camp at Rutgers University on February 23rd, as well as our online camps.  As always, we are offering $5000 in scholarships for low-income students to attend and would love to see your students get all of these scholarships.  Attached you will find our 2-page flyer, please kindly email this information to your parents and post on your school’s website.  Parents and Students may sign up hereREGISTRATION  OR SCHOLARSHIPS!   

     

    The Rutgers University School of Nursing will hold tours and information sessions on the New Brunswick/Piscataway and Newark campuses in the coming months. This is a great opportunity for prospective students and their parents to learn more about the Rutgers School of Nursing, various careers in Nursing, and see the state-of-the-art facilities that Rutgers provides.

    Registration is required. Tours and sessions will be held on the New Brunswick campus on February 18 and on the Newark campus on February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 11, and July 2.

    For more information, contact 848-932-7700 for New Brunswick/Piscataway and 973-353-5293 for Newark!

    ITALIAN AMERICAN CLUB OF CANAL WALK SCHOLARSHIP

    The Italian American Club of Canal Walk is offering a scholarship to a senior who is of Italian descent (Father’s or Mother’s side of the family).

    The following criteria will be used for this scholarship:

    1.  Current high school transcript
    2. Two (2) letters of recommendation:  one MUST be from a teacher; the other may be from a person who played a supervisory role in a current or past activity in which the applicant participated (e.g., employer, coach, cleric)
    3. A list of all extracurricular activities, including school activities, community service activities, and work experience, listing years of participation and weekly work hours if applicable
    4. Accepted at a 2- or 4-year accredited college
    5. Completion of the following essay topic:

    Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.

    The essay must be a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) single-spaced typed pages.

    Applications must be received by Mrs. Schumacher in the Counseling Office no later than April 12, 2019.

    Each recipient will be expected to attend a reception at the Canal Walk clubhouse to receive the scholarship.

     

    Rutgers Summer Business Camp. This is an experiential camp which allows campers to experience the various business disciplines: Marketing, Management, Accounting, Finance, and Supply Chain. You can get information on the camp at http://www.business.rutgers.edu/pre-college/summer-business-camp.

    Click here to make a reservation for one of the two weeks of this year's Summer Business Camp.. Cost for the camp is $1,500. Reservations will not be confirmed until a $100 non-refundable deposit is received.

     

     

    The camp is a week-long and campers will be resident on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway.  The fees include all camp fees and room & board for the week.  We have many fun and interesting activities that include trips to 3 business locations, introductions to the many areas of business from our faculty, participation in a business plan competition and campers having an opportunity to experience the college life. 

     

    The following two links are articles written about the camp over the past few years.  Take a look to get a better understanding of the activities and overall camper experience.

     

    http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2018/09/rutgers-business-school-hosts-annual-summer-camp-helps-local-high-school-students

    http://www.business.rutgers.edu/news/summer-camp-all-business

    Now in its 3rd year, the Rutgers Business School Summer Business Camp provided high school juniors and seniors an immersive week of learning and living as college students on the Livingston campus. "We open up their ideas about college, studying business, and the range of career possibilities," said Senior Associate Dean Martin Markowitz.

     

     

    The Rutgers Business School hosted 90 local high school students for a two-week camp this summer, providing both an academic and practical firsthand look into the world of business.

     

     

    Now in its 3rd year, the Rutgers Business School Summer Business Camp provided high school juniors and seniors an immersive week of learning and living as college students on the Livingston campus. "We open up their ideas about college, studying business, and the range of career possibilities," said Senior Associate Dean Martin Markowitz.

     


     

    If anyone has any questions, they can send an email to me at rrichter@business.rutgers.edu.

     

     

     

    Edge summer college program is a five-week, credit-bearing college experience held July 7 – Aug. 10, 2019. Edge is designed for high school students moving into their junior and senior years. 

    Students in Edge will have the opportunity to attend college courses taught by University of Delaware faculty, participate in on- and off-campus curricular and co-curricular activities, and live in a UD residence hall.

    Previous Edge students have described their experience in glowing terms:

     

     

    “I had such a wonderful time in and out of the classroom and I learned so much about college and college life and even more about myself. I met people from all walks of life and I had such a unique and special experience that I will hold with me for the rest of my life.” —rising H.S. senior

     

     

    “The five weeks I spent completing the Edge program were definitely ones I will never forget. Among learning how to be on my own, I learned time management and life skills.” —rising H.S. senior

     

     


    More information about this program, and the link to apply, can be found atwww.udel.edu/edge.

    We appreciate your support and hope to have the opportunity to host your students in the Edge summer college program. Please share this information with your students, parents, colleagues, etc. Within the next few weeks, you should receive a poster that can be posted in your school. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at edge@udel.edu.

    Sincerely,
    https://mx.technolutions.net/proxy/7YS0YaGTMznHbsEugEUjYhnulTdp2I9_mDcodzVddNfuIGilFWhI7sHIpwYsgyRaWGzlH3WdvXeueVx8J-17bg
    Nakia Mack, M.Ed.
    Director of Pre-College Programs

     

    Please see the attached Scholarship Blast for the month of December at the bottom of this e-mail. Keep in mind that the scholarships on the bulletin only scratch the surface of the free money available to you - please continue to look at the existing Scholarship List on Naviance for more scholarship opportunities! (http://connection.naviance.com.franklintwp, click the "Colleges" tab then scroll down to scholarship list). 

    Students - Please take advantage of your time over break to apply to scholarships! If you are having trouble locating a scholarship listed or notice a faulty link, feel free to reach out to me directly after you have tried the link on the Naviance posting.

    Reminders:

    1. If you receive an e-mail regarding supporting documents (transcript/letters of recommendation) not being received by colleges, please stay calm and ask yourself the following questions before reaching out to your counselor:

    • Did I e-mail my counselor to request that information be sent to the schools I have applied to? 
    • Did I submit my transcript release form to my counselor?
    • Have I called admissions to confirm that they actually DO NOT have my documentation (keep in mind, if you receive a letter in the mail, they might have already received your documents after sending out the letter).
    • Have I checked Naviance to "Office Status?" If it indicated "initial materials submitted" that means that your documents have been sent. 
    • Did I give my counselor three stamps if Naviance has indicated that the documentation must be "snail" mailed?

    2. Update your Naviance reflecting whether you have gotten accepted, denied, waitlisted, deferred, etc. And let your counselor know! E-mail us, we want to know your status! 

    3. If you plan to submit any applications over winter break, you should have already told your counselor. If you haven't informed him or her that you plan to submit, be sure to do so as soon as possible!

     Attachments:


    DECEMBER 2018.pdf



    Please see attached flyer for upcoming monthly workshops offered by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Nu Xi Omega Chapter. This program is open to all High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors residing in Middlesex/Somerset county areas and those with an interest in attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

    The kick-off meeting will be held on Saturday, January 5th from 10am-12pm at Raritan Valley Community College. RSVP on or before January 2nd by completing the registration information at http://bit.ly/CAPNXO

    Attachments:
    College Workshop.jpg

     

    Please see the below flyer from First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset.

    They will be hosting a SAT Preparatory Class on Saturday, January 12 & Sunday, January 13, 2019.

    Times: Saturday: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Sunday: 11:00AM – 3:00 PM

    Plan to attend both days and bring scientific or graphics calculator and two number #2 pencils. The cost to attend the class is $17. Students will receive a SAT preparatory book and lunch will be served.

    The class is only being offered to the first 30 registrations and the deadline to register is January 5th. 

    Register at: https://fbcsomerset.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/400/responses/new

    If you have any questions, please send an email to academicex@fbcsomerset.com and use the subject: SAT Boot Camp.

    Best Wishes, 



    Attachments:
    SAT2019FinalFlyer.pdf

    Please see the attached list of College Open Houses and Fairs as of December 3, 2018.  New open houses have been highlighted in yellow since my last blast. The list includes open houses for over 200 colleges/universities in NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD, NY and VA.  It is an excellent idea to include both open houses and college tours in your college exploration.  The open house allows you to see many of the activities available on campus while the traditional college tour lets you experience the college in a more typical environment.

    Be sure to contact the college in advance to verify the date and time as some of these dates may change.  Many schools request that you register before coming to an open house.  Many schools besides those listed below offer open houses or tours.  If you do not see a college on the attached list that you are interested in, please call or visit the website of the college/university to schedule a visit.  

    On the last page of the attachment is a list of National College Fairs happening in our area.  Parents and students participating in National College Fairs meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions.  Be sure to register before the fair​ to make the most of your time onsite and to ensure that colleges can follow up with you.  


    Attachments:
    College Open Houses December 2018.pdf
     
    My Undocumented Life
    The blog's mission is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. You can find information about upcoming scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the education system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more.
     
    The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
    Point Foundation LGBTQ scholarship is open to undocumented students and is now accepting applications. Deadline to apply is January 28.
     
    TheDream.US Scholarship
    The National Scholarship is currently accepting applications, the deadline is February 28, 2019. This scholarship is available at both Essex County College and Rutgers University- Newark. Please note that for Rutgers University- Newark, you must be a community college transfer student who has obtained an associate degree. The scholarship will cover your tuition, fees, supplies, and transportation expenses. For more information on eligibility please visit: https://admissions.newark.rutgers.edu/paying-for-college/dreamus-scholarship
     

    Reminder

    Undocumented students in NJ are now eligible to receive state financial aid! Applications for the Spring 2019 semester are now being accepted. To view the eligibility criteria and apply visit: https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJAlternativeApplication.aspx
     
     
    Jennifer Rodriguez
    Associate Director
    undocuJersey
     
    Facebook: UndocuJersey

     

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    Please follow us: www.facebook.com/undocujersey

    The New Jersey Schoolwomen’s Scholarship has been in existence for more than twenty-five years.  This year three scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, and two educational awards in the amount of $500, will be awarded to female graduates who intend to pursue a career in the field of education. 

    Applications must be postmarked no later than March 4, 2019. See attached application for details. 



    Attachments:
    Schoolwomens.doc

    Hello Seniors and Parents!

    Please see the attached Scholarship Blast for the month of November at the bottom of this e-mail. Keep in mind that the scholarships on the bulletin only scratch the surface of the free money available to you - please continue to look at the existing Scholarship List on Naviance for more scholarship opportunities! 

    Students - Please take advantage of your time over break to apply to scholarships! If you are having trouble locating a scholarship listed or notice a faulty link, feel free to reach out to me directly after you have tried the link on the Naviance posting.

    Reminders:

    1. If you receive an e-mail regarding supporting documents (transcript/letters of recommendation) not being received by colleges, please stay calm and ask yourself the following questions before reaching out to your counselor:

    • Did I e-mail my counselor to request that information be sent to the schools I have applied to? 
    • Did I submit my transcript release form to my counselor?
    • Have I called admissions to confirm that they actually DO NOT have my documentation (keep in mind, if you receive a letter in the mail, they might have already received your documents after sending out the letter).
    • Have I checked Naviance to "Office Status?" If it indicated "initial materials submitted" that means that your documents have been sent. 
    • Did I give my counselor three stamps if Naviance has indicated that the documentation must be "snail" mailed?

    2. Update your Naviance reflecting whether you have gotten accepted, denied, waitlisted, deferred, etc. And let your counselor know! E-mail us, we want to know your status! 

    3. Please inform your School Counselor every time you submit an application -- once we receive this update, we will send your supporting documents (as long as you have submitted your Transcript Release Form).


    NOVEMBER 2018.pdf



    On Saturday, December 15th, the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is hosting a Use Sports to Change Your Life Workshop for student-athletes and parents. This workshop is designed to give students tools and insight to use their athletic abilities to their college education and change their lives! The event will be held at New Brunswick High School from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Please visit the website to sign up and for more details!!!

    https://www.cjadeltas.org/event/use-sports-to-change-your-life/

    Attachments:
    Sports Wkshp v2 1221520181.pdf

     

    The Amistad Commission is accepting applications for the 2018 NJ Rising Scholars award program for college bound Seniors.

    *The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday October 24, 2018*

     

    2018 New Jersey Rising Scholars Recognition Program and the 2018 HBCU Rising Scholars Fund Scholarship

     

    The New Jersey Rising Scholars Recognition Program will recognize high school seniors graduating in school year 2018-2019 who are leaders in their school and communities.  The program acknowledges students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in attending an HBCU and have defined career and educational goals.  It culminates with an awards ceremony in the Trenton area on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  In addition, students selected as 2018 NJ Rising Scholars may also be eligible to receive the HBCU Rising Scholars Fund Scholarship.  Based on the availability of funds, this non-recurring scholarship will be awarded by The Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair, Inc. to a select number of incoming college freshman who enroll in an Historically Black College or University in the fall of 2019 and need financial assistance.

     

    Who Is Eligible?

    All current high school seniors who are interested in attending any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and meet the following criteria:

    1. Attend a New Jersey public school (including charter schools) or private school or home schooled;
    2. Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 or higher on a 4.5 scale.; and,
    3. Have obtained a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 900 or above (based on 1600 maximum) or 1350 or above (based on 2400 maximum) OR ACT score of 20 or above.

     

     

    Application Due Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

     

     

    To obtain the Rising Scholars Recognition Program  application Click here

     

    Then, Go to the website to see the dates and places  for the HBCU College Fair Tour -  http://www.hbcu-cfnj.com/events

     

    If you have any questions regarding the fair, please contact The Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair at (732) 305-7003 or for questions regarding the Rising Scholar application, please contact  the Amistad Commission office at (609) 376-9062 or amistad@doe.nj.gov or visit www.hbcu-cfnj.com for more information.

     

     

    https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/292245-why-enrollment-is-increasing-at-hbcus

     

    https://www.essence.com/galleries/25-old-school-photos-hbcu-students/#135815

     

     

     

    SENIOR CHECKLIST!

    •  FHS Student Brag Sheet under the "About Me" Section - once it is complete, e-mail your school counselor!
    • Update your application list in Naviance and hand in your transcript release form signed by your parent/guardian
    • Match your CommonApp and Naviance accounts if you are using CommonApp -- this is a REQUIREMENT! The tutorial showing you how to do this is linked below. Common Application and Naviance Linking Tutorial - Take advantage of this step-by-step tutorial if you are having difficulty linking your Common Application with Naviance!
    • Notify your School Counselor via email every time you submit an application. Once you send this email (as long as you have handed in your transcript release form) we can send your transcript and letters of recommendation to each respective school
    • You must send your SAT or ACT scores to each score INDIVIDUALLY. You do this through your account on the respective testing website (ACT - www.act.org; SAT - www.collegeboard.org). It takes 2 weeks for the scores to process, it is RECOMMENDED that you send your scores at least two weeks prior to the college's deadline - it is OKAY if you haven't submitted your application yet, the college will match your information once everything is submitted.
    • If you are applying to Rutgers, you need to complete the application, send your test scores and complete the Self-Reported Academic Record, entering your transcript information yourself. https://www.ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/srt/Login.aspx 
    • Work on your FAFSA at http://fafsa.gov -- This requires your parent/guardian's tax information from 2017. The application is open and deadlines for completion vary -- check your specific schools for their deadlines for FAFSA completion.

     

     

    Please see the attached list of College Open Houses and Fairs as of October 29, 2018.  New open houses have been highlighted in yellow since my last blast. The list includes open houses for over 200 colleges/universities in NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD, NY and VA.  It is an excellent idea to include both open houses and college tours in your college exploration.  The open house allows you to see many of the activities available on campus while the traditional college tour lets you experience the college in a more typical environment.

    Be sure to contact the college in advance to verify the date and time as some of these dates may change.  Many schools request that you register before coming to an open house.  Many schools besides those listed below offer open houses or tours.  If you do not see a college on the attached list that you are interested in, please call or visit the website of the college/university to schedule a visit.  

    On the last page of the attachment is a list of National College Fairs happening in our area.  Parents and students participating in National College Fairs meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions.  Be sure to register before the fair​ to make the most of your time onsite and to ensure that colleges can follow up with you.  

    Attachments:
    College Open Houses November 2018.pdf

     

    While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the student’s application, we know that parents often play a large role in the process. After all, students who are considered dependent have to provide parental information on the FAFSA form anyway and must have a parent sign it. While we recommend that the student start his or her own FAFSA form, we know that’s not always what happens. With that in mind, we wanted to provide instructions for parents who are starting the FAFSA form on behalf of their child so you can avoid running into issues completing the form.

    If you are a parent/guardian completing the FAFSA form for your child, check out this website for a step by step guide to filling out the FAFSA: https://blog.ed.gov/2017/09/the-parents-guide-to-filling-out-the-fafsa-form/

     

    It is a pleasure to invite applicants to participate in theAccelerated Learning Academy (ALA). Under the auspices of the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute, the ALA will be held on the campus of Princeton University on the following weekends during the 2018-19 school year: December 7th–9th, March 1st–3rd, and April 26th–28th. Since its inception in 1988, the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute has provided scholarship and leadership training for high-achieving youth. Through rigorous preparation and nurturance, The Institute seeks to develop a cadre of brilliant young scholars with a commitment to creating a more just and humane society. Participants are expected to embrace the belief that “giving back” to help people in need is a duty.

    As a subsidiary of the Institute, the Accelerated Learning Academy prepares bright young minds attending secondary schools for leadership roles in three tracks: Medical Science,Biomedical Engineering & Technology, and Applied Mathematics. Led by world-class scientists from leading medical/research institutions, this academy will offer STEM enrichment workshops and seminars in each of the previously-mentioned tracks. It aims to increase the pool of high- achievers with aspirations for careers in medical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students currently enrolled in the Tenth or Eleventh grade by September 2018 are eligible to participate.

    During their stay in Princeton, student participants will be able to explore Princeton University. The workshops are designed to provide opportunities for participants to immerse themselves in team-oriented learning with like-minded students. After the workshops on each Saturday, a reception will be held that includes student participants, faculty and staff members as well as other scientists and professionals. The receptions will provide opportunities for students to “network” and interactwith those in attendance. On Saturday evening, students will have fun- oriented activities at the Hyatt Place Princeton Hotel.

    On each Sunday morning, student participants will attend workshops on “new thinking.” During the last session in April 2018, they will be inducted into the ALA’s Society of New Thinking, an organization comprised of W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars with interest in original thinking and problem-solving. To submit applications and get information about requirements, cost, scholarships, curriculum, residential living, and deadlines click on the link www.duboisscholars.org.

    The deadline to apply is November 9th.

     
    Attachments:
    ALA Flyer18191.pdf

     

    Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

    https://www.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/information.php 

    Eligibility

    Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

    • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
    • Be enrolled as a high school senior
    • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or in one of the following NBC or Telemundo markets: Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Los Angeles, McAllen (TX.), New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. -- FRANKLIN QUALIFIES
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) 
    • Demonstrate financial need

    Employees of Comcast NBCUniversal, its subsidiaries and affiliates, their children and other family members are ineligible to receive an award.

    Awards

    Comcast NBCUniversal anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 school year. If selected, students will each receive a $2,500 award. Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award. These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500.

    All awards are for undergraduate study only and may be used for education-related expenses based on the institution’s cost of attendance. Acceptable expenses include: tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board on or off campus.

    Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

    Application Process

    The first step is to register, create an application account, and complete your student profile. The email address in your student profile must be active and checked regularly. Keep a record of your username and password.

    To begin, click on the Create an Account link at the bottom of this page.

    The link to your application is displayed on the Student Overview page of this site after you complete your profile. Your Student Profile is NOTyour application.

    Standard capitalization (Jackie Smith, not jackie smith or JACKIE SMITH) must be used when entering data.

    During the application process, you will be able to save your entered information and leave the site by clicking Save and Log Out in the left navigation area on each application page.

    To log back into your account, you must enter your username and password. Click the Continue Application button to access your application. Your application will remain available for updates until you submit it, or until the deadline is reached, whichever occurs first. Until all required fields are completed and in the proper format, you will not be able to submit your application. The Review Page will highlight which items still need your attention. Once all application requirements are satisfied, the Lock and Submit Application button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review page. Carefully review your entire application before clicking on the Lock and Submit Application button. After the application is successfully submitted, your application can be viewed or printed for your files, but no further updates can be made. Profile information, however, may be updated at any time.

    Required Documents

    As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

    • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, and grades.

    Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

    Program Deadline

    Your application must be submitted on or before December 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST



     

     

    Popular Scholarships for College

    Find free money to help pay for college with this list of scholarships. These scholarships are great options to help high school and college students pay for school. Many of these scholarships offer general eligibility requirements, making them the perfect place to start looking for free money.

    Like grants, scholarships do not have to be repaid. To maximize scholarship opportunities, we recommend that students research and apply for scholarships early.

    To find scholarships that are personalized for you, use Discover's Free Scholarship Search tool to quickly search over 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion. This scholarship search tool is fast and free to use - no registration required. 

    https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/general.html

     

    COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
    STUDENT LEADERS
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year.
     
    High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.
     
    Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news with candidates who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply.
     
    Applications for the 2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until Jan. 4, 2019. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online.

    You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation’s other programs for students and educators.
     
    We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring.
    LEARN MORE!

    Hey, New Jersey High School Students!

    Is music your life? Do you know how drugs destroy lives?

    Be a part of the New Jersey Shout Down Drugs and let the whole state hear your voice!

    Entry Deadline: February 1, 2019

    For entry forms and contest rules, visit www.shoutdowndrugs.com!

    Debt Free Promise Program – if family makes under $60k per year, NJCU will cover tuition after any financial aid or scholarships.  Does not cover room and board, meal plans, etc.  Eligible students are determined based on their FAFSA information, no additional application is required.

     

    Open House October 20th, students in attendance will receive a fee waiver code

     

    Avg. class size is 19

     

    New Science building.  All teachers do their own research and look for students to work with them as part of their research team.

     

    Top 10% offered second highest scholarship (didn’t specify amount)  

     

    Presidential Scholarship – covers full tuition - 3.0GPA and 1270 or higher SAT

     

    D3 Sports – walk-on or try out, athletes given priority registration

     

    10 Fraternities and 10 Sororities

     

    Over 50 clubs on campus

     

    Information about Eligibility for EOF


    The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance and support services (e.g. counseling, tutoring, and developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. Undergraduate grants range from $200 annually to $2,600 annually depending on the type of institution and financial need. These grants are renewable based upon continued eligibility. 

    Forty-two of New Jersey’s community colleges and public and private four-year colleges and universities participate in the EOF program. However, the actual number of available spaces at each college or university is limited. Because EOF is a campus-based program, each campus is responsible for student recruitment, selection, program services, and its own specific criteria for EOF admission and program participation. 


    Undergraduate Eligibility:

    1. Must demonstrate an educationally and economically disadvantaged background
    2. Must be a New Jersey resident 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the award
    3. Must apply and be accepted to a participating New Jersey college or university
    4. Must meet the academic criteria as set by the institution of choice
    5. Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    6. Gross Income must fall within the criteria shown:
    2018-2019 EOF Income Eligibility Scale with Asset Cap Calculation
    Applicants with
    a Household Size of
    Gross Income
    Not to Exceed
    Asset Cap Calculation (Not to exceed*) * = Based on Household Size for ALL Students
    1 $24,120.00 $4,824.00
    2 $32,480.00 $6,496.00
    3 $40,840.00 $8,168.00
    4 $49,200.00 $9,840.00
    5 $57,560.00 $11,512.00
    6 $65,920.00 $13,184.00
    7 $74,280.00 $14,856.00
    8 $82,640.00 $16,528.00
    For each additional member of the household add $8,360.00 $1,672.00

     

    Students should contact the EOF director at the institution of their interest for additional information.



     

     

    Please see the attached Scholarship Blast for the month of October. Keep in mind that the scholarships on the bulletin only scratch the surface of the free money available to you - please continue to look at the existing Scholarship List on Naviance for more scholarship opportunities! (http://connection.naviance.com.franklintwp, click the "Colleges" tab then scroll down to scholarship list). 

    The scholarships may be local or national. All information regarding the scholarships is provided - if you have questions regarding a specific scholarship or deadline, please be sure to read all information provided in the applications or websites, and if you do not find your answer, contact the scholarship donor directly.

    More Helpful Scholarship & Financial Aid Links:


    Attachments:
    OCTOBER 2018.pdf

     

     

    The US JCI Senate scholarship application is now available for download at http://usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program

    The link contains all of the information and directions for applying to the United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program. Each year multiple $1,000 grants will be awarded to high school seniors who are US citizens graduating from US accredited schools, and plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice. 

    Please be sure to read and follow all directions. Deadline for submission is January 11, 2019 – no exceptions. 
     

    (Ms.) Terry Seeley #46163 
    NJ JCI Senate
    50 Lincoln Avenue
    Collingswood, NJ  08108

    The Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents the Getting Ready for College Workshop at Franklin Middle School on October 27th from 10am to 1pm. There will be separate workshops for parents and students on topics such as the 1st Year Experience, Effective Essay Writing, Finding your College Fit and so much more. For more details, click the link and register below!

    https://www.cjadeltas.org/event/getting-ready-for-college-workshop/



    Attachments:
    GettingReadyforCollege2018768x1024.png

     

    The 2018 Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award for Student Leadership and Dedication

    Deadline - October 26, 2018

    This award was established by the Holocaust Resource Center and Council on Global Education and Citizenship to honor Joy Prescott, a beloved Kean University employee, upon her retirement. Ms. Prescott dedicated more than 30 years of service to students and educators through her passion for diversity training, community building, and Holocaust education.

     

    The Joy Prescott Humanitarian Award for Student Leadership and Dedication will be presented annually to a student leader committed to human rights and the pursuit of social justice. The award will be presented at the Student Leadership Conference at Kean University on November 16, 2018.

    Nominees must be students in a public or private secondary school and have demonstrated evidence of leadership roles, community involvement, or activism. Applications must include a letter of supportfrom the student’s current or previous teacher. 

    Please see the attached application for more details.

    Attachments:
    2018 Joy Prescott Award and Application.pdf

     

    Thursday, October 4th, at 7pm, the School Counseling Department will host Senior College Planning Night in the FHS Auditorium. We will have a presentation on Financial Aid and will review the college application process with parents and students.  Parents/Guardians/Students that have questions regarding the process should attend this excellent event!  

     

    Please see the attached list of College Open Houses and Fairs as of September 28, 2018.  New open houses have been highlighted inyellow since my last blast. The list includes open houses for over 200 colleges/universities in NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD, NY and VA.  It is an excellent idea to include both open houses and college tours in your college exploration.  The open house allows you to see many of the activities available on campus while the traditional college tour lets you experience the college in a more typical environment.

    Be sure to contact the college in advance to verify the date and time as some of these dates may change.  Many schools request that you register before coming to an open house.  Many schools besides those listed below offer open houses or tours.  If you do not see a college on the attached list that you are interested in, please call or visit the website of the college/university to schedule a visit.  

    On the last page of the attachment is a list of National College Fairs happening in our area.  Parents and students participating in National College Fairs meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions.  Be sure to register before the fair​ to make the most of your time onsite and to ensure that colleges can follow up with you.  

    Best Wishes,



    Attachments:
    College Open Houses October 2018.pdf

     

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    Announcement of the Annual
    International High School Essay Contest
    Theme: "Omega Men: Effecting Positive Change in Communities Worldwide"
    Download Application (pdf)
    DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 19, 2018.

    http://www.oppf.org/essay-contest.asp

     

    As a phase of the Annual International Achievement Week Observance November 11 - 17, 2018 

    AWARDS:
    Four College Scholarships 
    1st Scholarship: $5,000; 
    2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 
    3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 
    4th Scholarship: $1,000 
    Download Application (pdf) 

    ELIGIBILITY:
    The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors. 
    Contest Deadline is October 19, 2018. 

    The manuscript must be postmarked or time stamped on the email not later than midnight, October 19, 2018, and sent to the LOCAL CHAPTER SPONSORING THE ESSAY CONTEST

    Download Application (pdf)

    RULES

    The essay must be entitled:

    "How has social media impacted today's youth, and what influence 
    does it have on their future?"


    The essay must be original neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.

    Download Application (pdf) to view all rules.



    Attachments:
    2018 2109 International Achievement Week Observance Theme.pdf

     

    Please see the attached list of College Open Houses and Fairs as of September 16, 2018.  The list includes open houses for over 200 colleges/universities in NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD, NY and VA.  It is an excellent idea to include both open houses and college tours in your college exploration.  The open house allows you to see many of the activities available on campus while the traditional college tour lets you experience the college in a more typical environment.

    Be sure to contact the college in advance to verify the date and time as some of these dates may change.  Many schools request that you register before coming to an open house.  Many schools besides those listed below offer open houses or tours.  If you do not see a college on the attached list that you are interested in, please call or visit the website of the college/university to schedule a visit.  

    On the last page of the attachment is a list of National College Fairs happening in our area.  Parents and students participating in National College Fairs meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions.  Be sure to register before the fair​ to make the most of your time onsite and to ensure that colleges can follow up with you.  

    Attachments:
    College Open Houses September 2018.pdf

     

    Once a month, the FHS Counseling Department will send out a monthly blast with scholarship offerings. The scholarships may be local or national. All information regarding the scholarships is provided - if you have questions regarding a specific scholarship or deadline, please be sure to read all information provided in the applications or websites, and if you do not find your answer, contact the scholarship donor directly.

    One major LOCAL scholarship offering that is featured is the Warrior 4 Life Scholarship Program. The deadline is October 5th, 2018. Please visit the website for more details: http://www.warrior4life.org/scholarships . All FHS Students should apply for this scholarship!!!

    Please see the attached Scholarship Blast for the months of September. Keep in mind that the scholarships on the bulletin only scratch the surface of thefree money available to you - please continue to look at the existingScholarship List on Naviance for more scholarship opportunities! 

    More Helpful Scholarship & Financial Aid Links:

    Important Dates Coming Up:

    College Application Boot Camp: September 6, 7, 10 & 11th from 10am - 12pm - To register, Sign Up!

    Senior Parent Workshop - October 4, 2018 - 7pm in the Auditorium! 



    Attachments:
    SEPTEMBER 2018.pdf