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Partial List of NJCU Foundation Endowed and Annual Scholarships Awarded by Committee
Angela Giardina Maxwell Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1990 by the family and friends of this distinguished alumna of the Class of 1958, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in Elementary Education who demonstrates an interest in professional development, academic achievement, and a commitment to the teaching profession.
John Mercier Memorial Scholarship Fund
Two awards are to be evenly divided between two incoming full-time (12 credits) freshmen undergraduate NJCU students. Students must exemplify leadership qualities and be involved in community service or extracurricular activity. Applicants are required to write an essay that describes their extracurricular activities, community service record (high school record or community volunteer activity), and how they have exemplified leadership in their high school and/or communities. The student(s) may continue to receive the award annually (two equal payments), provided that he or she maintains a minimum 2.5 overall GPA and remains enrolled as a full-time student.
Charles Weening Memorial Scholarship
This fund has been established to support Charles’ genuine concerns and advocacy for true opportunities for those with educational disabilities. The successful applicant will be a Hudson County student with education disabilities.
Christopher Columbus Scholarship
The scholarship is for a student in their second year or above who is a citizen of the U.S. and is a resident of Hudson County. He/she must have a cumulative B average and be involved in community activity and public service sponsored by a recognized organization. He/she should be of good moral character. The scholarship is awarded annually.
Dr. Joseph Doria Scholarship
Student should be a Hudson County resident with a GPA of at least 3.0.
Edward J. Meade Scholarship
Established to honor Dr. Meade for his service to the University, this scholarship annually provides a student with the financial support needed to pursue an undergraduate teaching degree based on multicultural teaching and learning.
Esther Briney Chu Scholarship
Established as an annual recurring scholarship by her family in memory of Esther Briney Chu, a former professor of history at NJCU, this scholarship is awarded annually to a history major, preferably one who is interested in teaching. If candidates are equally compelling, a female student is favored, in honor of Esther Chu’s long interest in women’s issues. The scholarship could be awarded on either a merit or need basis.
Florence Steele Hunt Educational Scholarship
Established in honor of a longtime Jersey City teacher and founder of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, this scholarship is awarded to a junior entering the teaching profession.
Frank J. Maiuro Scholarship
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Maiuro, an alumnus of the class of 1939.
George Karnoutsos Scholarship
Established by Dr. George Karnoutsos ’55, a retired professor from the University’s Philosophy Department, this scholarship is awarded annually to a New Jersey City University student demonstrating financial need. This scholarship is a one-time award to be distributed over the course of one academic year. To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: (a) be a sophomore, junior, or senior at the University, (b) achieve and maintain a CGPA of 3.33, (c) be a resident of Hudson County.
Jonathan Wende Memorial Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. John Wende in the name of their son. Applicant is to maintain a “B” grade-point average, and belong to a sorority/fraternity. It is preferred that the applicant be engaged in sports on campus. No particular major or field of study is required.
Joseph Deluca – Pfizer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Pfizer Corporation in memory of their employee, Joseph Deluca, an alumnus of New Jersey City University, who perished in the September 11 terrorist attacks. This scholarship is designed to assist sophomores through seniors in defraying the cost of education at New Jersey City University. The scholarship is a one-time award of $3,000, to be disbursed over the course of one academic year. Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: (a) be accepted and active in a Computer Science degree program, (b) complete at least thirty-two (32) credits toward their degree at time of application, (c) achieve and maintain a CGPA of 3.0, and (d) have demonstrated community service and leadership abilities.
Michael and Rose Ascolese Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the Ascolese family in memory of their parents Michael and Rose Ascolese, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in English Literature, History or Business Administration.
Michael B. Gilligan Scholarship
Income from this fund, established to honor a past president of the University, is awarded annually to a deserving student.
New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority (Media) Scholarship
Established in 1993 through an award from the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, this scholarship is awarded annually to a Jersey City resident majoring in Media Arts. Recommendations from the Media Arts Department faculty are strongly encouraged.
New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority (General) Scholarship
Established in 1994 through a second award from the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, this scholarship is awarded annually to four deserving Jersey City residents who have demonstrated academic excellence at NJCU.
This scholarship is provided by the Pepsi Bottling Group on an annual basis. An eligible candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a full-time undergraduate student at NJCU who has completed their freshman year of college, and has a 3.2 GPA or higher. Preference will be given to eligible students who are majoring in the Business Administration Program at NJCU, with a specific interest in marketing. Children of Pepsi Bottling Group employees are not eligible for this award.
Provident Bank Foundation Scholarship
This endowed scholarship has been established by The Provident Bank Foundation to provide financial assistance to NJCU students based upon academic merit, community service, and leadership qualities. Awards will be made to able and deserving students who are majoring, or intend to major, in the Business Administration Program at NJCU.
Sam Biel Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the family of the late Sam Biel, this scholarship is award annually to juniors or seniors who are not eligible for financial aid, but need assistance to continue their studies.
Sigma Omega Gamma (SOG) Scholarship
Income from this fund is awarded annually to an academically excellent student to assist him/her in reaching the goal of a bachelor’s degree. The purpose of this SOG “Good Gothic Fund” is to make a financial award to a member of the college community who is performing good deeds on or off campus.
William H. Elliot Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1993 through a gift from the estate of William H. Elliot (Class of 1935), this scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student.
Will Hayes Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, honoring a distinguished alumnus of the class of 1936, is awarded annually to a deserving student in his/her junior year of college.
Winokur Family Scholarship
Established and supported by the family and friends of Gene Winokur (’42), Herbert Winokur (’44), and Rita Winokur Wolf (’52), this scholarship is awarded annually to two high-achieving, incoming freshmen students who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is intended to defray the cost of tuition, fees, and books for each of the eligible students.