Scholarship Offerings



If you are interested in any of these scholarships offered, please click here to download document, write your name on the top of the sheet, check off which scholarship information you would like and bring it to the Guidance Office.  Scholarship information will be ready for pick up the following day at 2:45 pm.  If you have any questions about the opportunities listed please see Ms. Norton or Ms. Acuff in the Guidance Office.

Skidmore College Filene Music Scholarships - Four to six $60,000 Filene Music Scholarships are awarded each year through a performance competition coordinated by Skidmore's Department of Music.  The scholarship package—$15,000 per year toward tuition, plus lesson fees—is awarded independent of any additional need-based aid. Financial aid applicants who demonstrate financial need will receive Skidmore grant aid in addition to their scholarships. The competition is open to high school seniors who meet the criteria for admission to Skidmore College and who apply for admission by January 15, 2020. For more information, as well as scholarship application, please visit:   Filene application deadline is:  January 20, 2020.

Skidmore College Porter Scholarships in Science - Skidmore annually awards five Porter Scholarships in Science and Mathematics on the basis of superior accomplishment in science and mathematics, without regard to financial need; considerable promise in and passion for science and math are also important. Each Porter Scholar is awarded a $60,000 scholarship ($15,000 per year). Though recipients are not required to major in science or math, they must take at least one course in science or math each semester and pursue a research project or independent study with a member of the Skidmore science or mathematics faculty.  For more information, as well as scholarship application, please visit:

Porter Scholarships Deadline:  January 15, 2020.

Southern Methodist University

The Hunt Leadership Scholarship is one of the most generous and prestigious leadership scholarships in the country, and it allows students to combine learning and leadership in a unique way at SMU.  SMU is looking for 20-25 students each year who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in high school and who will passionately pursue leadership as Mustangs.  Hunt Scholars take a leadership development course together during their first semester on campus, study abroad together, enjoy wide access to the Tate Lecture Series, engage with campus, community, and world leaders, and create a lifelong network of leaders by working alongside one another.  They are also very excited to introduce an alumni mentoring program for junior Hunt Scholars this year; it will be a fantastic way to grow the students' networks and prepare them for what is to come after their graduation from SMU.

Students selected as Hunt Leadership Scholars for the Class of 2024 will receive an annual Hunt Scholarship of $43,000 or a total of $172,000 over four years.  The Hunt Scholarship may be stacked up to tuition and fees with need-based aid, outside scholarships, and many of SMU’s departmental scholarship, but it will replace and supersede any centrally administered merit aid.  Additionally, the Hunt Scholarship covers full tuition and airfare for a leadership-based study abroad program during May term following the scholars’ sophomore year.  Visit SMU’s website at, for more information, as well as application.  Deadline: January 15, 2020.

Seton Hall - Sustainable Development Challenge

Do you think about the problems facing society or about the needs of the world? Do you worry about climate change, poverty, equality and overconsumption? Do you want to make a difference?

The United Nations has set 17 sustainable development goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Seton Hall University's School of Diplomacy & International Relations is challenging high school students to be part of the solution!

Seton Hall University is committed to serving the greater good, which is why they are hosting a Sustainable Development Challenge designed to engage high school students in thinking about the needs of society and the planet - encouraging you to be an agent of change and embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Using the online entry form, submit a 300-500 word statement that describes an innovative approach or idea you have for addressing one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts about what you want to do to be a part of the solution and help make the world a better place.

1st Place Winner - $2,500 cash prize. Plus $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University
2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University
All other finalists will receive $6,000 to attend Seton Hall University.
For more details, visit  March 1, 2020.

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) Scholarship Fund provides $7,000 four-year college scholarships to the best and the brightest high school seniors who intend to major in accounting. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, standardized test scores, an essay and personal interview.

The application process is easy and free. The deadline is December 11.
To apply, students are asked to:

  • Write a 500-word essay
  • Complete an online application
  • Submit a form from their Guidance Department, including student's GPA and standardized test scores

For more information, as well as application, visit:  Deadline:  December 11, 2019.

 Monk’s Home Improvement Service Scholarship – College-bound students who have demonstrated a leadership role in community service are encouraged to apply.  Five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded. Applicants must be from the local area with plans to attend, or continue attending, an accredited college or university for the 2019-2020 school year.  Additional details, as well as application can be found online at:

Deadline:  March 31, 2020.

Madison Holleran Mental Health Action Scholarship - Madison Holleran was a 2013 graduate of Northern Highlands High School in Allendale, NJ, where she excelled in academics as well as being a stellar athlete. She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the track team. Tragically, Madison took her own life during the Spring semester of her freshman year. ESS and the Holleran family have named this scholarship in Madison's memory to not only drive awareness about suicide prevention but also to hear from high school students about innovative approaches they believe their schools can take to help young adults navigate through the mental health challenges they are facing today.

Madison Holleran is described by many as beautiful, dedicated, intelligent, and incredibly athletic. Her best attribute however, was her kindness. Always looking out for others and offering a smile or joke, Madison was usually center of attention due to her undying ability to make others feel good. Every year, more than 40,000 Americans die by suicide. Their hope for this scholarship is that with your help, we can evoke real change with suicide prevention and bring more awareness to the importance of mental health.

Effective School Solutions and the Madison Holleran Foundation are awarding 4 scholarships, each worth $2,000, to four high school seniors in the state of New Jersey who exhibit innovative ideas regarding how mental health supports can be enhanced in the K-12 school system. To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit an essay (no more than 1,000 words) about an innovative mental health care initiative that could be implemented at their high school and across New Jersey. Please submit essays to . Scholarship awards will be made based on the innovation of ideas presented and the opportunity for ideas to make an impact in the state of New Jersey. Deadline:  December 9th, 2019

Junior League of Morristown Scholarships:

In 2016, the JLM identified a new community impact area, focused on providing teens in Morris County and surrounding areas with access to resources related to education, life skills and basic needs, enabling students to succeed through high school and beyond.

This year, in alignment with this area of focus, the JLM is proud to introduce a new scholarship to help enable post-secondary education by awarding grants in the amount of $2,500 to graduating high school seniors who live and/or attend school in Morris or Somerset counties, and who will be attending an accredited college, university or trade school. The primary criterion for the Post-Secondary Education Assistance Grant is a commitment to continuing education after high school and the ability to demonstrate how the JLM scholarship will enable those goals. Unlike for the voluntarism scholarship, financial circumstances will be considered. Strong leadership skills, academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, and work or family responsibilities will also be considered.

The JLM will also continue to recognize the exceptional community service of high school seniors by awarding $2,500 college scholarships. The primary criterion for the HS Voluntarism Scholarship is outstanding dedication to volunteerism and community service. Candidates should also show strong leadership skills, academic performance, and participation in extracurricular activities, and work or family responsibilities. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. Financial need is not a factor for consideration. Applicants must reside or currently attend school in Morris or Somerset Counties. 

Students may download these forms on their website

Completed applications must be sent to and received no later than January 31, 2020. - is a free resource on planning and paying for college.   As you build your scholarship list for the new academic year, don’t forget to include the 2019 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Sweepstakes. Students and parents can enter to win a $5,000 scholarship to help pay for college. No purchase or loan necessary.

 WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Program. This year through their National Co-op Scholarship

Program, WACE will award 160 merit scholarships, totaling $4.2 Million. Students who are admitted to
one of the nine institutions listed in the scholarship brochure can apply for one of these scholarships by
visiting their website,, and completing an online version of the form.