2013 NEW JERSEY RISING SCHOLARS
THE MALCOLM BERNARD HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION
                                                         
Application Due Date: Extended to October 22, 2013

Who Is Eligible?
All current seniors who meet the following criteria:

  1. Attend a New Jersey public school (including Charter Schools) or private school;
  2. Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 or higher on a 4.5 scale.; and,
  3. Have obtained a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score of 900 or above (based on 1600 maximum) or 1350 or above (based on 2400 maximum)
    OR
    ACT score of 20 or above.

How Are New Jersey Rising Scholars Selected?
Seventy-five New Jersey Rising Scholars will be selected by members of the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair committee and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).

The reviewers will evaluate eligible students' high school records, their goals, school and community service, personal statement, and other significant information, such as their potential to become future educators.  Winners will be notified beginning November 1, 2013.  The award ceremony will be held November 17, 2013.  No materials will be returned to the candidate.

What Do New Jersey Rising Scholars Receive?
Each Rising Scholar will receive an award certificate, a comprehensive guide of available HBCU scholarships, and the opportunity to meet recruiters participating in the Malcolm Bernard HBCU College Fair Week.  In addition, they will also be eligible to receive on-site admission to selected institutions.


The New Jersey Department of Education must receive an
original and four copies of the completed application by: 
OCTOBER 22, 2013 at 4 p.m.
         
Mail Completed Applications To:
New Jersey Department of Education
NJ Amistad Commission
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
Attn:  New Jersey Rising Scholars

Hand Deliver To:
New Jersey Department of Education
NJ Amistad Commission
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625
Attn:  New Jersey Rising Scholars

For Additional Information:
Shara Floyd
NJ Amistad Commission
New Jersey Department of Education
609-984-6428

Application [PDF | Microsoft Word]