Governor's Urban Scholarship Program

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

This merit-based scholarship program was launched by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2012. This program was intended to support students in New Jerseyseconomically-challenged communities. Eligible students are those who must enroll full-time in an approved degree or certificate program at an eligible New Jersey college or university.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Attend an approved New Jersey college, university or degree-granting proprietary school
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
  • Class Rank:
    Rank within the top five (5.0) percent of their class at the end of their junior year.
  • Residence:
    Be a permanent New Jersey resident for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to enrollment. Reside in one of the designated communities:1. Asbury Park2. Camden City3. East Orange City4. Irvington Township5. Jersey City6. Lakewood7. Millville City8. Newark City9. New Brunswick10. Paterson City11. Plainfield12. Roselle Borough13. Trenton City14. Vineland City
  • Citizenship:
    Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • College:
    Attend an approved eligible New Jersey college, university or degree-granting proprietary school.
  • Miscellaneous:
    Be registered with the Selective Service System (if required).

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:

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