New Jersey Department of Education

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2018 New Jersey Rising Scholars

Recognition Award

Guidelines & Application

         
Academic Year: 2018-2019

Application Due Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Who is Eligible?

All current high school seniors who are interested in attending any Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and meet the following criteria:

  • Attend a New Jersey public school (including charter schools and renaissance project schools), private school, or are homeschooled;
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 or higher on a 4.5 scale.; and
  • Have obtained a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 900 or above (based on 1600 maximum) or 1250 or above (based on 2400 maximum) or ACT score of 20 or above.

How Are New Jersey Rising Scholars Selected?

Up to 75 high school seniors will be nominated for selection by a committee consisting of staff from the Amistad Commission and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), and the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair of New Jersey. 

Eligible students will be evaluated based on their merit, academic and personal goals, school activities, community service, personal statement, and other significant information such as their desire to become future educators and status as first generation college attendees. No materials will be returned to the candidate.

Winners will be notified by email beginning October 31, 2018.

All winners are expected to participate in an award ceremony held for the scholar and one guest on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

What will New Jersey Rising Scholars receive?

Each Rising Scholar will receive:

  • An award certificate
  • A comprehensive guide of available HBCU scholarships
  • The opportunity to meet with college recruiters participating in the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Week
  • Eligibility to receive onsite admission to selected institutions and an opportunity to have application fees waived
  • Eligibility to be considered for an HBCU Rising Scholar Fund Scholarship, depending on the availability of funds

 

Instructions for Submission

Send one (1) original and three (3) copies of the completed application to ensure it is received by:

October 23, 2018
Faxed or emailed copies will not be accepted

 

Mail To:
The Amistad Commission
New Jersey Department of Education
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
Attn:  New Jersey Rising Scholars

 

Hand-Deliver To:
The Amistad Commission
New Jersey Department of Education
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625
Attn:  New Jersey Rising Scholars

 

For additional information, contact:

Maryam Abd Al-Quddus
The Amistad Commission
New Jersey Department of Education
(609) 376-9062

 

Application (Word | PDF)