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SCHOLARSHIP OFFERINGS 

A full list of current scholarship offerings can also be found on the Naviance website under the scholarship section.  Many of the applications are available on Naviance.  If you have any questions about scholarship opportunities, please email Mrs. Norton in the Guidance Office at lnorton@shsd.org.

Colin Andrew Walsh Memorial Athletic Scholarship – The Colin Andrew Walsh Memorial Athletic Scholarship will award a scholarship to two Bernards High School senior athletes (one boy/one girl) who will be attending college in the fall and plans on playing a sport in college.  Amount of the award is $500.  Please visit the Naviance Scholarship page for application or email Mrs. Norton in the Guidance Department.  Deadline: May 3, 2021

Kiwanis Club of Bernardsville - The Kiwanis Club of Bernardsville is pleased to announce that it will be awarding a scholarship to an eligible Bernards High School 2021 graduating senior who plans to further his/her education at an accredited college or university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree. The scholarship, valued at $4,000, will be paid directly to the institution at the rate of $1,000 per year and will continue for a maximum of four (4) consecutive years so long as the recipient remains in good academic standing (2.0 or better).

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant's service record to school and community, scholastic record in high school, financial requirements, and an essay. The scholarship is open to all Bernards High School 2021 graduating seniors who are able to meet the stated criteria for consideration. Application can be found in Naviance under the scholarship section.  Deadline:  April 15, 2021

Hickory Tree Chorus – Qualified high school senior girls with good academic records and exceptional talent in vocal music are encouraged to apply. Students should also have applied for acceptance into a music program at a college or university. Applicants must submit an application, an mp3 file which should include at least two vocal performances, demonstrating her particular talent, and post an unlisted, short, personal Youtube presentation. and mp3 files may include accompaniment, as needed. Application can be found in Naviance under the scholarship section.  Deadline:  Completed applications and media must be received by April 30, 2021.

Young Musicians Scholarship - Music in the Somerset Hills is committed to supporting an exceptional level of historically-informed and masterful performance, as well as to expanding the scope and variety of performance opportunities for professional and amateur musicians who live and work in the Somerset Hills, and creating opportunities for all people to pursue excellent musical training and find fellowship with other music enthusiasts.

To that end we offer scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors who are pursuing music as a major at an accredited college or university.

Two $1000 scholarships will be offered: one to a student who resides in the Somerset Hills and one to a student who resides in another area of Northern/Central New Jersey. Only students who are residents of the state of New Jersey are eligible to apply.  For more information, as well as application, visit: 
https://www.musicsh.org/young-musicians-college-scholarship. Deadline:  April 16, 2021.

Mildred Townsend Scholarship - We are happy to offer two to three scholarships in the amount of $2,000.00 each. The Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who have been accepted by a college into a program of Education.  Our goal is to provide some financial support to promising educators of the future. The application is enclosed and we ask that you make the information available to interested students. Although it says Morris County, BHS students are also eligible. Application can be found in Naviance under the scholarship section.  Deadline: April 1, 2021

Willard Arntz Memorial Scholarship - The Peapack reformed Church is pleased to announce the availability of the William Arntz Memorial Scholarship. This is the 51th annual offering of the scholarship. Of prime consideration in the awarding of the scholarship is the applicant's need for financial assistance to further his or her education through college or post-secondary training at a vocational or technical school.  Application can be found in Naviance under the scholarship section.  Deadline: April 19, 2021.

Bernard Lions Club Gary Novello Sr. Memorial Scholarship - Guidelines for this scholarship include: Academic Achievement, Student Activities, Personal Need and Community Involvement. This money is to be used solely for the recipient's educational advancement, which is not confined to those wishing to attend a college or university, but would include all other phases of learning, whether it be vocational training, business school and the like.

Along with the application form, the student must draft a letter to their organization, setting forth the reasons why he or she would like to receive such an award . In addition, each applicant must include their high school transcript and college board scores, as well as three letters of recommendation. Amount of award is $1,000.
Application can be found in Naviance under the scholarship section. Deadline: May 14, 2021

Digital Responsibility Scholarships:

E-waste Scholarship ($1000)

Deadline: April 30, 2021 to coincide with Earth Day

To highlight the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college student. Home schooled students are also eligible. Complete the application and answer the short essay prompt about the problem of e-waste. www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/

Digital Privacy Scholarship ($1000)

Deadline: June 30, 2021

To highlight why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college student. Home schooled students are also eligible. Complete the application and answer the short essay prompt about digital privacy. www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship ($1000)

Deadline: September 30, 2021 to coincide with September's No Texting while Driving Day

To highlight the risks of texting while driving. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college student. Home schooled students are also eligible. Complete the application and answer the short essay prompt about the dangers of texting while driving. www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship ($1000)

Deadline: January 30, 2022

To highlight the negative effects of too much screen time. You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college student. Home schooled students are also eligible. Complete the application and answer the short essay prompt about technology addiction. www.digitalresponsibility.org/scholarships/

"45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students" is published by Purdue University Global. This resource shares 45+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

Below is the URL to the scholarship opportunities guide:

https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/

Cirkled In $2,500 Scholarship “No Sweat Scholarship” - No income or GPA requirements and no long essay. $2,500. Visit www.cirkledin.com for more information.  Deadline:  March 31, 2021

 We The Students Scholarship Contest - The deadline to enter this year's We the Students essay contest is April 15, 2021.  This essay prompt this year is: What is the relationship between equality and justice?  The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. More details including rules and regulations can be found on their website. https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest