Do you know any high school seniors with high academic accomplishments, active participation in school activities and is community-service minded?  NJREA wants to help them continue their education!

Through its annual scholarships, NJREA aims to continue its long-standing tradition to assist well-rounded, high-achieving students embark on successful college careers.  This effort has been so popular, NJREA last year added a fourth scholarship, the Walter P. Krichling, Jr. Two-Year Scholarship.

All four-year and two-year scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors, and each is renewable based on the recipient’s continued enrollment as a full-time student and cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year. Each four-year scholarship has a total value of $6,000, or $1,500 per year, and each two-year scholarship has a value of $2,000, or $1,000 per year.

Students may apply for only one scholarship, regardless of type. To be eligible, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

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

  • 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
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Fred Aug Memorial two-year scholarship

  • 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.

Walter P. Krichling Jr. Trade, Vocational or Career & Technical Education Program two-year scholarship

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

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

  • The completed 2021 scholarship application form;
  • His/her high school transcript;
  • A brief essay, illuminating goals and interests for college and beyond;
  • A list of extra-curricular activities, athletics, honors, community services and employment;
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which is from a teacher at the high school.

Encourage a bright student you know and respect to apply today.  To be considered, all applicants must use the 2021 NJREA scholarship form. Applications from previous years will not be accepted.

Both the four-year and two-year applications are available from county REA presidents, on the NJREA webpage or by contacting Cathy Raffaele at 609-599-4594, ext. 2300.

All information must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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