NJREA offers four scholarships for upcoming college freshmen: two four-year scholarships, one two-year scholarship and one one-year scholarship. Scholarships are renewable based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student. Thus, the four-year scholarships have a total value of $6,000.00, the two-year scholarship has a value of $2,000.00 and the one-year scholarship has a value of $2,000.00.

Elizabeth A. Allen/Isabelle M. Hickman (IMH) four-year scholarships

The Allen/Hickman scholarships award $1,500 each to an eligible student and are renewable through senior year in college, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA or better. Applicants must have graduated from a New Jersey public school in the top five percent of their class and be accepted by a four-year institution.

To be eligible, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Will graduate from a New Jersey public high school, including vocational-technical and charter schools;
  • Have been accepted to a four-year college or university; and
  • Is in the upper five (5) percent of his/her graduating class.

To be considered, the applicant must submit four (4) copies of the following:

  • The completed 2019 scholarship application form;
  • His/her high school transcript;
  • A brief, but revealing, statement of goals, interests, and community service;
  • A list of extra-curricular activities, athletics, honors, community services, and employment;
  • And provide two letters of recommendation, one of which is from a teacher at the high school.

Fred Aug Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship of $1,000 is given each year to an eligible student interested in continuing their education at a community college. If the recipient completes the first year with a 2.75 or higher GPA, the award is renewed for the second year. Applicants must reside in New Jersey.

To be eligible, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Will graduate from a public high school in New Jersey, including vocational-technical and charter schools;
  • Have been accepted by a community college;
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

To be considered, the applicant must submit four (4) copies of the following:

  • The completed 2019 scholarship form;
  • His/her high school transcript;
  • A brief, but revealing, statement of goals, interests, and community service;
  • A list of extra-curricular activities, athletics, honors, community services, and employment;
  • And provide two letters of recommendations, at least one of which is from a teacher at the high school.

Walter P. Krichling Jr. Trade, Vocational, or Career & Technical Education Program Scholarship

This award is for $1,000 for one year to a recipient who has demonstrated success in his/her trade school program. The recipient may apply for a renewal of the scholarship for the second year, if applicable. A transcript from the trade school and a personal report of the year’s activities and verification of payment to continue the program are required.

To be eligible, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Will graduate from a New Jersey public high school this year, including vocational-technical and public charter schools.
  • Has been accepted to a trade school/vocational program to earn certification in a vocational field of work.
  • Has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 or higher.

To be considered, the applicant must submit four (4) copies of the following:

  • The completed 2020 scholarship application form.
  • A high school transcript.
  • A brief, but revealing, statement of work experience, community service and plans for the future. This should be typed, double-spaced in a 14 pt. font; not to exceed 2 pages. (This statement weighs heavily in the committee’s scoring of applicants.)
  • A list of extra-curricular activities, athletics, honors, community services and employment.
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from a teacher at the high school.

All information must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2020.

NOTE: A student may apply for only one (1) NJREA Scholarship (Allen/Hickman, Aug or Krichling).

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Scholarship Committee members are: Catherine Gosse, Chair; Kathleen Collins; James Di Gennaro; Ann Flora; Robert Myers; Arlene Rogers; Warren Veroneau and Linda Young.