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Chairman of the Board – Board of Trustees Scholarship

This scholarship is open to first-year students. Awards are based on academic ability; an assessment of talents, experience, and potential; and a holistic review of how a student might contribute to a diverse educational environment. Preference will be given to students from one of New Jersey’s Abbott School Districts, students who are traditionally underrepresented, or to students who have shown interest in an area of study that the College believes will contribute to its overall mission. Accepted candidates will automatically be considered for these scholarships, which range from $4,500 to $10,000 annually for four consecutive years as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Bonner Community Scholarship

The Bonner Community Scholars are a diverse group of students who share a common desire and commitment—to work as part of a team (of students, staff, and community members) that strives to improve the quality of life in the Trenton area. This four-year student and community development program provide students with opportunities to enhance their own skills while promoting positive change and social justice. In return, Bonner students receive an annual scholarship which can cover from 50 to 100 percent of the cost of in-state tuition (financial need may be considered). Participation in the program includes community service (300 hours per year), as well as co-curricular and curricular opportunities that develop students’ skills as citizens and community leaders.  These scholarships are only available to citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

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The Ellen Knowles Harcourt Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who have established a record of achievement despite having endured unusually difficult life circumstances. Applicants should show extreme financial need along with the qualities of intellect and character that will enable them to be leaders in their community. For more information, contact Ms. Grecia Montero at 609-771-2131.

School of Engineering Scholarships

There are a number of School of Engineering scholarships available for first-year students. Further questions can be directed to the Dean’s Office at 609-771-2538.

School of Engineering Scholarships

School of the Arts and Communications

Music Department Scholarship

Students accepted into a Music major will automatically be considered for Music scholarships. Decisions are made by the departments and are contingent upon students continuing in those areas during their four years of study. Inquiries about the Music scholarships can be directed to the Music Department at 609-771-2551.


The College of New Jersey Army ROTC offers four-year, tuition-and-fees scholarships. Awardees will receive additional spending money and a one-time housing credit for the first semester. For more information, including eligibility and application guidelines, please call 609-771-3169 or email

Air Force ROTC

The College of New Jersey Air Force ROTC, a joint program with Rutgers University, offers scholarships for students interested in the Air Force. For more information, including eligibility and application guidelines, please call 848-932-7706.

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