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

Through its annual scholarships, NJREA aims to assist well-rounded, high-achieving students embark on a successful college career and has done so for well over a decade. This effort has been so popular, NJREA added a third scholarship, the Elizabeth A. Allen Four-Year Scholarship, to expand its efforts.

All four-year and two-year scholarships are available for rising college freshmen, and each is renewable based on the recipient’s cumulative grade-point average (GPA) at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student. The four-year scholarship has a total value of $6,000, or $1,500 per year, and the two-year scholarship has a value of $2,000, or $1,000 per year.

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

Isabelle M. Hickman/Elizabeth Allen four-year scholarship

• Will graduate from a New Jersey public high school, including vocational-technical and public charter schools.

• Has been accepted to a four-year college or university.

• Is in the upper five percent of his/her graduating class.

Fred E. Aug two-year scholarship

• Will graduate from a New Jersey public high school, including vocational-technical and public charter schools.

• Has been accepted by a community college.

• Has a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

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

• The completed 2019 scholarship application form.

• A 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 the high school.

Encourage a student you know and respect to apply today. To be considered, all applicants must use the 2019 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, here, or by contacting Cathy Raffaele at 609-599-4561, ext. 2300.

All applications must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

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