New Jersey

Governor’s Urban Scholarship

The Governor’s Urban Scholarship Program, launched by New Jersey in 2012, is a merit-based scholarship program that benefits students in New Jersey’s economically-challenged communities.


Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship for Women & Minorities

In 2013, New Jersey introduced the Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship (NJ-GIVS), which pays up to $2,000 per year or up to the cost of tuition, less any federal, State, or institutional aid in an eligible certificate or degree program at one of New Jersey’s eligible institutions. The scholarship is funded by the Schools Development Authority (SDA) and administered in partnership with HESAA. The award benefits women and minority students pursuing a certificate or degree program in a construction-related field.


World Trade Center Scholarship

The WTC scholarship benefits dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed or died as a result of injuries sustained by the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The award also benefits the dependents of those who died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites


New Jersey Survivor Tuition Benefits Program & Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship

Survivor Tuition Benefits Program (STB) is eligible children and surviving spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency service workers and law enforcement officers killed in the line of earn a bachelor’s degree.


NJFC Scholars Program

The NJFC Scholars Program provides funding for eligible youth who have experienced a CP&P out-of-home placement, CP&P independent living arrangement or transitional living program and are seeking a post-secondary degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or a career/technical school.


New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund was created by law in 1968 to ensure meaningful access to higher education for those who come from backgrounds of economic and educational disadvantage. The Fund assists low-income New Jersey residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study.