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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.

Colin Andrew Walsh Memorial Athletic Scholarship The Colin Andrew Walsh Athletic Scholarship is offered to senior athletes (one boy/one girl) who will be attending college in the fall and plans on playing a sport in college. Applications are available in the Guidance Department.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for application and further information.  Deadline:  April 28, 2017.

ACRES - Franklin R. Myers Scholarship - Once again, Active Citizens for Responsible Sustainability, Inc. (ACRES) is pleased to announce a $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior from the Somerset Hills area who intends to study environmental science, conservation, biology, landscape/horticulture, sustainability, urban planning, park administration, forestry, or a related environmental or scientific field.  The Franklin R. Myers Scholarship was established by ACRES in 2015 to honor the memory of the late esteemed educator and conservationist, Franklin R. Myers. For over thirty years as a biology teacher at Bernards High School, this visionary educator inspired and motivated a generation of students in conservation, land stewardship and wildlife management principles.  As creator of New Jersey’s first-in-state living laboratory--BHS Nature Trail and Wildlife Sanctuary--on the school’s six-acre pocket woodland, Franklin Myers’ passion for teaching and preserving the environment encouraged young minds while serving as a role model for the community. The successful multi-curriculum program was recognized as a prestigious school and community project for decades.  The scholarship recipient will be selected based on academic performance as well as having demonstrated leadership, concern for the environment and commitment to the community.  Eligibility requirements and application can be found at:  www.acresinfo.orgPlease see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  May 1, 1017.

Monk’s Home Improvement 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 2017-2018 school year.  Applications can be found at MonksHomeImprovements.com/scholarship.   Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017.

Notable Singers Scholarship - The Notables Singers are now accepting applications for their 2017 Scholarship Program for graduating students who will pursue a vocal music career in college.
Students wishing to participate in this program should consult our website at 
www.notables-singers.com for an application form and information on how to apply. Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 16, 2017.                                                

Mid New Jersey Youth Soccer Association – Liesel Krehan Memorial Scholarship

Mid New Jersey Youth Soccer Association annually awards two one thousand dollar scholarships to a graduating male and female senior who played, refereed or was a youth trainer in MNJYSA during their high school years.  The scholarship is awarded based on accomplishments in their classroom, in their high school, in their community and in their soccer club.    Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  May  15, 2017.            

Larry Cubas Memorial Scholarship – The Larry Cubas Memorial Scholarship is offered through the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater.  The Larry Cubas Memorial Scholarship in cooperation with the JCC will award two college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.  They will be awarded in late spring to a High School senior who will be attending an accredited college in the fall of 2017.  One scholarship will be awarded to a JCC member or staff member.  The other scholarship will be awarded to a student (JCC Member or Non-Member) who played basketball for their high school in Hunterdon, Somerset, or Warren counties at any time during their high school tenure (Freshman, Junior Varsity, or Varsity) or who has played in the JCC High School Basketball League for 2 or more years.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  May 5, 2017

The 200 Club of Somerset CountyThe 200 Club of Somerset County holds its Annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 17, 2017 at which time they recognize high School seniors whom themselves or have a parent living in and actively serving Somerset County in one of the following public safety branches:  Police and Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Volunteer Ambulance Corps/First Aid Squad, or State Police.  The scholarship program was established in 1988 to aid children of actively serving public safety personnel in their desire to attend college or vocational school or to acquire other post-high school education.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  March 16, 2017.

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) The NJCTS is pleased to announce the 2017 NJCTS Youth Scholarship Award to New Jersey high school seniors who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will continue his or her education at a college or trade school in the fall.  Application can be downloaded at www.njcts.org.     Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 21, 2017.

Kiwanis Club of Bernardsville – The Kiwanis Club Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to further his/her education at a college or university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree.  This scholarship will be paid directly to the institution at rate of $1,000 per year and will continue for a maximum of four years as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of service record to school and community, scholastic record in high school, financial requirements, and an essay and possible with members of the Bernardsville Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee.  It is open to all Bernards High School graduating seniors who are able to meet the stated criteria for consideration.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information. Deadline:  April 30, 2017.

Sanford Orthodontics - Dr. Robert L. Sanford, of Sanford Orthodontics in Bridgewater, NJ is once again offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who is applying for college and is currently a patient or has been a patient of his in the past.  Criteria includes writing a paper of any length, any genre, on “The Power of a Smile”.  For more Information, go to www.smileofyourlife.com.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  May  1, 2017

Peapack Reformed Church – The Peapack Reformed Church is pleased to announce the availability of the Willard Arntz Memorial Scholarship.  The Willard Arntz Scholarship is devoted to giving financial aid to a deserving high school graduate who will be attending college at the undergraduate level, or technical or vocational school.    Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  May  1, 2017.

Hickory Tree Chorus – Hickory Tree Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, is pleased to offer a $1,000.00 scholarship to a musically talented high school senior woman interested in pursuing a career in vocal music.  Rehearsing in Basking Ridge, NJ, they are dedicated to teaching, singing, and performing acappella, four-part harmony.  Hickory Tree Chorus has been awarding annual scholarships for over 20 years to students from areas in which its members reside.  Qualified high school senior girls with good academic records 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, a CD which should include at least two vocal performances, demonstrating her particular talent, and post a short personal unlisted YouTube presentation.  CD’s may include accompaniment, as needed.  Please no DVD’s.  Applications and more information can be found at www.hickorytreechorus.org.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 18, 2017.

The Donald and Itasker Thornton Memorial Scholarship The Thornton Sisters Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of annually providing one or more one-year educational scholarship(s) to deserving young females of color.  The scholarship(s) shall be used to contribute to the student’s college tuition and/or books depending on the amount of funds available to the Foundation for that fiscal year.    Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  May 7, 2017.

GFWC Peapack-Gladstone Woman’s Club Academic Scholarship Award – The Peapack-Gladstone Woman’s Club Academic Scholarship Award Program provides a yearly scholarship for children of Peapack-Gladstone residents.  The scholarship program was introduced to help offset the ever rising costs of earning an advanced education.  The award may be used for tuition, books, required academic fees, or room and board.  The award, which is based on academic achievement and excellence, volunteer service (required) and work experience (not required), makes a significant statement to the youth of the Peapack-Gladstone community as to the importance of intellectual development and community involvement.    Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information. Deadline: May 1, 2017

Buddhist Tzu Chi FoundationTzu Chi Scholars 2017 is now accepting applications.  All the high school seniors are encouraged to apply.    All Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.  This is a nationwide program and each scholar will be awarded a total of $1,000 dollars.  Application can be downloaded from the Tzu Chi website at http://www.us.tzuchi.org.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  March 11, 2017

The Great Scholarship Program - At Great Clips, they encourage you to show the world what you’re all about. To make it easier, Great Clips provides over $100,000 in scholarships and professional tools to cosmetology students each year! The scholarship award and professional tools are valued between  $250 - $1,500.   For more information and application, visit:  www.greatclipscareers.com/scholarship. Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  March 31, 2017.

Somerset Hills YMCA Scholarships:   Last year, our BHS students were recipients of some of the following YMCA Scholarships:

John Fanning Scholarship - The Somerset Hills YMCA has established the John Fanning Scholarship Award in the memory of John Fanning, a friend, volunteer and past board president of the Somerset Hills YMCA and former Bernards Township Superintendent of Schools. The John Fanning Scholarship Award recognizes a high school senior from The Somerset Hills who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership to the community while pursuing excellence in academics. 2017 will mark the eighth year that the scholarship will be awarded. The Award reflects the spirit and qualities of John Fanning, a dedicated volunteer committed to strengthening the Y and the community and a passionate leader for higher learning.  The scholarship is a one year, one time award of $1,000.   Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 30, 2017     

Millicent Fenwick - The Millicent Fenwick scholarship is a need based scholarship administered by the Somerset Hills YMCA. It is given out annually to a student(s) who demonstrates a financial need along with a strong background in volunteer service. The Award reflects the spirit and qualities of Millicent Fenwick. The scholarship is a one year, one time award, which is based on need and number of scholarships awarded for the current year.    Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 30, 2017

Tannenbaum Family Scholarship - The Somerset Hills YMCA has established the Tannenbaum Family Scholarship to recognize a member of the Somerset Hills YMCA who is a high school senior or matriculating college student seeking a career in sports.  The recipient must be a member in good standing of Somerset Hills YMCA and reside in The Somerset Hills area.  The scholarship is a one year, one time award of $1,000 - $2,500.    Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for further information.  Deadline:  April 30, 2017 Deadline Reminders                                                                                    

Somerset County School Nurses Association

The Somerset County School Nurses Association is a voluntary professional organization that provides continuing education for its members and promotes high standards of care to meet the needs of the students and staff in our county schools. School Nursing is a specialty within the nursing profession.

Somerset County School Nurses Association / School Nurse Scholarship 2017 - As a professional organization, the Somerset County School Nurses Association wants to promote school nursing by providing a $1000.00 scholarship to an eligible school nurse wishing to advance her/his career through further college or university education.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for application and further information.  Deadline:  April 7, 2017Applications are to be submitted to Anne Connor, RN.

Somerset County School Nurses Association High School /Student Nursing Degree Scholarship 2017 - As a professional organization they want to promote school nursing and support those wishing to make their nursing career choice by offering a $1000.00 scholarship to a qualifying high school senior.  Please see Ms. Acuff or Ms. Norton in the Guidance Department for application and further information.   Deadline:  April 7, 2017Applications are to be submitted to Anne Connor, RN.

The Van Doren Scholarship

In May, when the Van Doren Selection Committee announces its annual awards, they will celebrate passing the million-dollar mark in total distributions since its creation of the scholarship in 1996.

They expect to have more than $40,000 to award to deserving Somerset County high school and college students.

Seniors who are of exemplary character and who can demonstrate what Peter Ellis Van Doren, a long-time resident of Peapack-Gladstone, called “passion for learning” may be eligible to receive this honor.

In making its selections, the Committee must show preference to residents of the Borough of Peapack-Gladstone.  Last year, a total of $41,000 was awarded to ten students, four Peapack-Gladstone residents and six residing in other Somerset County communities.  While financial need is considered, the scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of character and achievement.

To be eligible for a Van Doren Scholarship, a candidate must be a Somerset County resident who is attending or planning to attend as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university, a two-year college, or a post high school trade or nursing school. Students may apply during their senior year of high school and during any year of their post-secondary school studies.

Deadline is Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Students are encouraged to use the downloadable version of the application on their website:

http://www.vandorenscholars.org.