A $5,000 New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) Arête Scholarship will be awarded to a male and female student graduating in 2020 from a New Jersey high school.
Arête is a concept from Plato, Socrates and Aristotle that refers to achieving one’s highest sense of self with a moral excellence of character. Arête means that the individual should strive to pursue their passions in life and realize their dreams regardless of their circumstances and adversities.
Arête scholarship recipients are young people who demonstrate pride in New Jersey and a willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. Successful applicants must demonstrate qualities such as academic engagement, moral character and a commitment to their communities. Recipients do not have to be at the very top of their class from an academic standpoint, but should demonstrate a focus in school and life, and have a well-thought-out plan on how they intend to realize their highest sense of self: their Arête.
Each student will be recognized at the NJHOF’s annual induction ceremony. Find the application njhalloffame.org/Arete. The application deadline is June 1.
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