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

Through its annual scholarships, NJREA continues its tradition to assist well-rounded, high-achieving students embark on successful college careers. This year, NJREA added a fourth scholarship to honor the memory of Walter P. Krichling Jr., who passed away in September. Krichling was NJREA’s first vice president at the time of his death and long-time advocate for public education.

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 (GPA) 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 and Isabelle M. Hickman 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.

    Is in the upper 5% of their graduating class.

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 GPA 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 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 GPA of 2.3 or higher.


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

    The 2020 scholarship application form

    Their 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.

    Two letters of recommendation, one of which is from a teacher at their high school.


To be considered, all applicants must use the 2020 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.

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