Please note revised dates:

  • Scholarship revised deadline – March 30th (applications will be accepted until this date)
  • New scholarship selection date – April 3rd

Scholarship Award Procedure

(a) Students will be selected during the March 2020 NJAFPA general membership meeting.

(b) The NJAFPA Scholarship Committee will notify selected students, his/her parents, and local school officials by April 3, 2020.

(c) Parents, students and local school officials will be invited by the President’s association to join us at the NJAFPA Spring Conference (May, 2020). Information about the location, date and time will be provided on the award letter.

Payment of Student Grant

In order to collect this scholarship, each winner must send the information outlined below by August 31, 2020 to:

Mercedes Tellez-Gil
325 Tryon Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
Or at
mgil@epsd.org

A receipt showing that full payment has been made for the fall 2019 semester

Or preferably,

A letter from the School Registrar’s Office indicating full time status is required for scholarship payment. Note:a check will only be issued to the student when the association receives verification of attendance in a post high school institution.

If there are any questions concerning the NJAFPA Student Scholarship Program, please contact Mercedes Tellez-Gil 201-862-6262.

$2,500 NJAFPA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

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Directions and Guidelines for Recommending Eligible Students

The NJAFPA will offer $2,500 worth of student grants to students from the N.J. regional areas:

South – Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties;

Central – Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union Counties;

North – Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren Counties

Criteria for Student Eligibility

Eligibility should be based on local district standards in addition to:

(a) Students must have participation in a least one State or Federally funded program such as Title I/ Chapter I, ESL/Bilingual or Basic Skills Improvement Program (at some point between pre-kindergarten and twelfth grade.

(b) Student’s academic performance for grades 9, 10, and 11 should be average or above average,based on local district standards (transcript).

(c) Student(s)recommended for a scholarship should show a definite financial need.This should be confirmed by the school district recommending the student.

(d) Student(s)should have demonstrated good citizenship in school via extracurricular activities and/or community activities such as church, scouts, 4H, etc.

(e) Only grade 12 students are to be recommended.

Selection Process

(a)Selection of eligible students from each district should be based on above criteria and not on race, sex, religion or ethnic origin.

(b) Each district with a NJAFPA association member(s) is eligible to participate.

(c) Recommended students’ names and all pertinent information concerning the student(s) must be accurately and thoroughly completed on the NJAFPA form in order for him/her to be considered.

(d) Only two (2) students per associated district may be recommended for the scholarship.

(e) The enclosed application must be completed by an NJAFPA member and forwarded for receipt on or before March 30, 2020. Applications will ONLY be accepted via mail prior to the date or in person at the March 30th general membership meeting. The mailing information is provided below.

Scholarship Award Procedure

(a) Students and alternates will be selected during the March 2020 NJAFPA general membership meeting.

(b) Selected students, his/her parents, and local school officials will be formally notified by the NJAFPA Scholarship Committee by April 3, 2020.

(c) Parents, students and local school officials will be invited by the President’s association to join us at the NJAFPA Spring Conference. Additional information (location, date and time) will be provided on the award letter.

Payment of Student Grant

a) In order to collect this scholarship, each winner must present to NJAFPA by August 31, 2020:

1. A receipt showing that payment in full has been made for the fall semester,or preferably

2. A letter from the School Registrar’s Office indicating full time status.

b) A check will only be issued to the student when the association receives verification of attendance in a post high school institution.

Kindly submit all applications to the following address:

Mercedes Tellez-Gil

NJAFPA Scholarship Chairperson

Englewood Public School District

325 Tryon Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631 or email/scan it to: mgil@epsd.org

If needed, please feel free to contact me directly at 201-862-6262

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