Georgian Court Univeristy is proud of its ability to meet the financial aid needs of its students with an annual budget of $12,000,000 in institutional aid.  Georgian Court believes a good education is a right not a privilege, and through our scholarships and grants we hope to make education attainable for all students.  In fact, 99.6% of first-time freshmen receive some type of financial aid.  To learn about YOUR financial aid award, apply for admission, be accepted and complete the FAFSA!

Learn more about Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen.

Learn more about Transfer Student Scholarships.

Georgian Court University reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time because of changes in your financial, academic status, academic program, athletic program, resident status, enrollment status (fulltime to part time), or students code of conduct violations.  Awards are contingent upon actual receipt and verification of funds by GCU.  If adjustments are made to the university's federal and/or state allocations, the university reserves the right to adjust individual institutional aid awards at the beginning of each semester, as necessary.  All students' financial aid awards, to include the universities institutional aid, are contingent on the availability of funds.  The Georgian Court University Financial Aid Office reserves the right to review and cancel awards at any time during the academic year if you fail to meet the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy or because of changes in your financial or academic status, academic program, resident status, enrollment status, etc.  All student financial aid awards are contingent on the availability of funds.

Many Georgian Court scholarships are made possible through the generosity of private donors who believe in the University's mission and values. Individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community establish these scholarships to support a special purpose, honor someone, recognize an achievement, or to remember a loved one through a memorial fund. Complete the GCS online application to be considered for nearly 100 scholarships and/or awards that are available each year through the GCU Office of Institutional Advancement.

Outside Scholarships   

AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship

High school graduate by summer 2015, current full- or part-time undergraduate and graduate students entering or enrolled in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other program focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Must be US Citizen.  Deadline:  May 31, 2015.

  AAUW Barnegat Light Area Continuing Education Scholarship  

The Barnegat Light Area Branch offers an annual financial scholarship of $1,000 to a woman resident of the Branch area, which extends from Forked River to New Gretna.  The applicant must be age 25 or older and want to commence or continue her college education in an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree program.  For applications, contact Mrs. Jeri Riffle - (609) 698-5448.  Deadline:  March 15, 2015  

AAUW Scholarship for Women (Freehold Branch)  

The Freehold Branch of AAUW will award $2,000 scholarships, the Lew Williams Scholarship and the Leila Sulkes Scholarship.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  Deadline:  July 31, 2015 

The AAUW Medford Branch Scholarship Committee will award our $1,000 Annual Scholarship for a non-traditional female college in May. The scholarship is intended to help ease the burden of college expenses for the recipient.  Deadline:  March 31, 2015 

The Northern Ocean County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award a $1,000 academic scholarship.  Deadline:  May 9, 2015 

B.Davis Scholarship   

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.  Deadline:  May 25, 2015  

Big Sun Scholarship  

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Deadline:  June 19, 2015     Award Amount:  $500.00 

Business & Professional Women of South Ocean County Scholarship  

Each year scholarships are given to female applicants age 25 or older who have permanent residency in Southern Ocean County and are going back to school to make career changes.  Deadline:  April 15, 2014  

  Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation provides eligible students with up to $6,000 in annual scholarship aid.  The Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate women age 25 and older.  Please see application for further criteria requirements.  

Chicago Injury Center's Disabled Veterans Scholarship  

Chicago Injury Center (CIC) is proud to offer a series of scholarships available to disabled veterans enrolled in: community college, under-graduate, or graduate course of study. This CIC scholarship program will award scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 (1), $500 (1) and $250 (2).  

Cornaro Scholarship  

Kappa Gamma Pi Cornaro Scholarship for Graduate Studies is now available for consideration by qualified Kappa Gamma Pi members.  

Established in 1984, the Cornaro Scholarship gives members of Kappa Gamma Pi the opportunity to advance their academic and professional careers with a $5000 scholarship to use toward a graduate or professional program. This highly competitive scholarship focuses on a number of criteria and specifically how the recipient's life reflects the Kappa Gamma Pi motto of Faith and Service. Recipients of the Cornaro Scholarship encompass the values of volunteer work, leadership experience, high academic standards and solid career aspirations.  

The County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey, Inc.  

The County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey announces the availability of the Harris Y. Cotton, Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., John J. Stamler and Oscara W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarships.  The county Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey, a nonprofit corporation, annually awards scholarships to law students, college and graduate students.  Deadline:  July 15th 

Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism  

The Dana Christmas Scholarship was established to honor the Seton Hall student who is credited with saving lives and helping many students avoid serious injury during the tragic dormitory fire on January 19, 2001. Christmas, who was a resident advisor in the Boland Hall dormitory, passed up multiple opportunities to leave the burning building in order to help evacuate her fellow students.  

The Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation  

Transfer scholarships are offered to women age 22 and over, currrently gradduating from a Community College in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.  Deadline:  May 15th  

Hispanic Scholarship Fund  

HSF and HSBC North America have partnered to provide financial assistance to outstanding Latino undergraduate students.  Refer to Website for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  

The Home Security Scholarship   

Open to: Enrolled students & incoming freshmen; Minimum 2.5 GPA; Amount: $1,000  

Hovnanian Foundation Scholarship  

This scholarship is awarded to a need-based qualifying full-time student of Armenian descent.  Contact  

New Jersey Broadcasters Association

The following seven Scholarships are available to view on the New Jersey Broadcasters Association website:

     Erik Van Ness Scholarship

     Philip H. Roberts Scholarship

     Rev. S. Rea Crawford Scholarship

     Harry Hurley in the Morning Scholarship

     Anthony V. Marano Scholarship

     Don Brooks Scholarship

     Faye Bernadette Gabe Scholarship

New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship

The New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship has been established to aid the dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, or who died as a result of injuries received in the attacks, or who are missing and officially presumed dead as a direct result of the attacks. Those incurring the full-time cost of attendance at an eligible institution, having lost the financial resources of a parent or spouse, are deemed to have financial need. Qualifying individuals will receive up to $6,500 per academic year, not to exceed the actual tuition, fees, room and board charged. Scholarship amounts may also change as a result of changes in program funding and student’s other available financial assistance. Scholarships will apply to both in-state and out-of-state institutions.  

The Independent College Fund of New Jersey offers the following scholarships, due dates vary by scholarship:  

BD Scholarship for Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare  

Capital One Bank "Reach for the Stars" Scholarship

PNC - Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship

PSEG Scholarship for Advancing STEM Majors

Novartis Science Scholarship

Celgene's Sol J. Barer Scholarship for Life Sciences

C.R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Novo Nordisk Scholars Program

Kings Super Markets, Inc. Independent
   College Fund Scholarship

Volk Leber "College Access Pathway" Grant

Kappa Gamma Pi Cornaro Scholarship for Graduate Students  

Every member of Kappa Gamma Pi is eligible to apply for the Cornaro Scholarship, currently $5000, which provides funding towards the cost of graduate or professional school. The deadline for receiving applications is mid-April and scholarships are awarded each year in June.  Refer to Website for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship  

The Law Enforcement Officer Memorial (LEOM) scholarship benefits dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  

Manasquan River Marlin & Tuna Club, Inc.— George Burlew Scholarship  

Interested in pursuing marine-related studies; full- or part-time student status. Contact: Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 0251, Manasquan, NJ 08736, Attn: Mr. Gerard Aliseo.  

Michael S. Libretti Annual Scholarship   

Undergraduate student studying broadcasting, journalism, or communications at a college or university in New Jersey. Contact: NJ Broadcasters Association Scholarship Committee, 348 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, 609-860-0111.  

MassMutual Scholars Program  

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) will offer $150,000 in scholarships to high-achieving college students across the country.  The scholarship application is available until March 31, 2015.   

Memorial Conservation Scholarhship Program sponsored by The New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts  

The NJACD Memorial Conservation Scholarship Fund establishes a continuing memorial to those recognized and honored through monetary contribution for their dedicated service to the conservation of our natural resources.  This scholarship is granted to encourage and support qualified students to pursue a career in a field related to the conservation and management of natural resources.  

National Association of Water Companies - NJ Chapter  

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Association is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  Deadline:  April 10th 

The New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship benefits dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in or who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 or who died as result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites. 

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program - Password:  BUILDS2015

The above scholarships are targeted at students whose permanent residence, college, or university is located near a Nordson facility.  GCU has been identified as being near one of these facilities therefore our students may be eligible to apply.  Link to the website above for details and application, you must type in password above.  Deadline:  May 15, 2015

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)   

Chapter AL Toms River Scholar Awards Committee is specifically targeting GCU students who are completing their masters degree and plan to continue either pursuing a PhD degree or work in research.  

Polish Cultural Foundation  

The Polish Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Clark, NJ, is offering a number of $2,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2015.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements. Deadline:  April 6, 2015 

Polish University Club of New Jersey  

The Polish University Club of New Jersey grants a limited number of scholarships to deserving students in need of financial assistance for their undergraduate studies. The award embodies a moral obligation for the recipient to continue outstanding scholarship effort and propagate the scholarship idea.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  Deadline:  March 20, 2015 

The Max McElhaney Memorial Educational Scholarship  

 A private scholarship in honor of Max McElhaney who was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year.  The full story as well as the requirements themselves can be found at the link above.  

St. John's University - Two Free Tuition Scholarships  

An academic scholarship will be awarded to two graduates with a record of significant achievement from a Catholic college or university who have completed a major or minor in education.  Each scholarship provides full-time study in one master's degree program in the Graduate Division of the School of Education.  Deadline:  April 1, 2015   

Survivor Tuition Benefit  

The Survivor Tuition Benefits (STB) scholarship assists dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency workers and law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. Program participation is limited to renewal students.  

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Accountemps  

The AICPA are offering $2,500 scholarships to TEN selected applicants pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an accounting-related major.  

Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship  

Must be majoring in international affairs, foreign languages, communications, history, political science, economics, administration, management, or science policy. Must have a 3.2 or higher GPA and be a U.S. citizen.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  

The Woman's Club of Spring Lake, Inc.   

Eligibility for scholarship consideration by The Woman's Club of Spring Lake, Inc. is open to female residents of Monmouth County who have had an interruption in their education; who are now seeking an associate's or a bachelor's degree and who are currently enrolled or newly registered at an accredited two or four year institution.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements or contact either Anne Butler (732) 449-3750 or Nancy Pugliese (732) 284-7624.

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship  

Citizens Bank is offering students the chance to win up to $5,000 with the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  

The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship  

If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, go to the link above for more information. 





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