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College Kick-Start Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$1,000
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 31, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
New Jersey

Every student should be able to pursue their career ambitions, regardless of what those may be.

In today’s society, the path high school students are often encouraged to take after graduation is that of the traditional two or four-year degree. While a college degree is a useful qualification that can unlock many jobs, there are alternate paths that may be preferable for certain students. Trade school, certificate programs, academies, and other endeavors can provide valuable career training, often at a lower cost than a college degree.

This scholarship aims to support students who are preparing to leave high school and pursue some form of higher education.

Any high school senior in New Jersey who will be pursuing higher education after graduation in some capacity, such as college, trade school, or certification, may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how you plan to create lasting change in your community through your future career path and how your education will help you do so.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published March 13, 2024
Essay Topic

How do you plan to create lasting change in your community through your future career path? How will attending college or trade school help you achieve this?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 30, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2024.

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