Georgian Court Univeristy is proud of its ability to meet the financial aid needs of its students with an annual budget of $12,000,000 in institutional aid.  Georgian Court believes a good education is a right not a privilege, and through our scholarships and grants we hope to make education attainable for all students.  In fact, 99.6% of first-time freshmen receive some type of financial aid.  To learn about YOUR financial aid award, apply for admission, be accepted and complete the FAFSA!

Learn more about Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen.

Learn more about Transfer Student Scholarships.

Georgian Court University reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time because of changes in your financial, academic status, academic program, athletic program, resident status, enrollment status (fulltime to part time), or students code of conduct violations.  Awards are contingent upon actual receipt and verification of funds by GCU.  If adjustments are made to the university's federal and/or state allocations, the university reserves the right to adjust individual institutional aid awards at the beginning of each semester, as necessary.  All students' financial aid awards, to include the universities institutional aid, are contingent on the availability of funds.  The Georgian Court University Financial Aid Office reserves the right to review and cancel awards at any time during the academic year if you fail to meet the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy or because of changes in your financial or academic status, academic program, resident status, enrollment status, etc.  All student financial aid awards are contingent on the availability of funds.

Many Georgian Court scholarships are made possible through the generosity of private donors who believe in the University's mission and values. Individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community establish these scholarships to support a special purpose, honor someone, recognize an achievement, or to remember a loved one through a memorial fund. Complete the GCS online application to be considered for nearly 100 scholarships and/or awards that are available each year through the GCU Office of Institutional Advancement.

Outside Scholarships

AAUW Barnegat Light Area Continuing Education Scholarship

The Barnegat Light Area Branch offers an annual financial scholarship of $1,000 to a woman resident of the Branch area, which extends from Forked River to New Gretna.  The applicant must be age 25 or older and want to commence or continue her college education in an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree program.  For applications, contact Mrs. Jeri Riffle - (609) 698-5448.  Deadline:  March 15, 2014

AAUW Scholarship for Women (Freehold Branch)

The Freehold Branch of AAUW will award $2,000 scholarships, the Lew Williams Scholarship and the Leila Sulkes Scholarship.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.

The AAUW Medford Branch Scholarship Committee will award our $1,000 Annual Scholarship for a non-traditional female college in May 2014. The scholarship is intended to help ease the burden of college expenses for the recipient.

The Northern Ocean County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award a $1,000 academic scholarship.

AAUW (Kathleen Barra Scholarship)

The Northern Ocean County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award a $1,000 scholarship in memory of one of our members, Kathleen Barra.

Qualifications: Female relative or a friend of a current member of AAUW-NJ, High school senior, class of 2014,enrolled full time in college in the school year 2014 - 2015, major in business related program (e.g. business, marketing, economics, etc.). Deadline:  May 7, 2014

B.Davis Scholarship  

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.  Deadline:  May 26, 2014

Big Sun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Deadline:  June 20, 2014     Award Amount:  $500.00

Business & Professional Women of South Ocean County Scholarship

Each year scholarships are given to female applicants age 25 or older who have permanent residency in Southern Ocean County and are going back to school to make career changes.  Deadline:  April 15, 2014

Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation provides eligible students with up to $6,000 in annual scholarship aid.  The Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate women age 25 and older.  Please see application for further criteria requirements.

Cornaro Scholarship

Kappa Gamma Pi Cornaro Scholarship for Graduate Studies is now available for consideration by qualified Kappa Gamma Pi members.

Established in 1984, the Cornaro Scholarship gives members of Kappa Gamma Pi the opportunity to advance their academic and professional careers with a $5000 scholarship to use toward a graduate or professional program. This highly competitive scholarship focuses on a number of criteria and specifically how the recipient's life reflects the Kappa Gamma Pi motto of Faith and Service. Recipients of the Cornaro Scholarship encompass the values of volunteer work, leadership experience, high academic standards and solid career aspirations.

The County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey, Inc.

The County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey announces the availability of the Harris Y. Cotton, Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., John J. Stamler and Oscara W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarships.  The county Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey, a nonprofit corporation, annually awards scholarships to law students, college and graduate students.  Deadline:  July 15th

Dana Christmas Scholarship for Heroism

The Dana Christmas Scholarship was established to honor the Seton Hall student who is credited with saving lives and helping many students avoid serious injury during the tragic dormitory fire on January 19, 2001. Christmas, who was a resident advisor in the Boland Hall dormitory, passed up multiple opportunities to leave the burning building in order to help evacuate her fellow students.

The Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation

Transfer scholarships are offered to women age 22 and over, currrently gradduating from a Community College in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.  Deadline:  May 15th

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF and HSBC North America have partnered to provide financial assistance to outstanding Latino undergraduate students.  Refer to Website for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.

The Home Security Scholarship 

Open to: Enrolled students & incoming freshmen; Minimum 2.5 GPA; Amount: $1,000

Hovnanian Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a need-based qualifying full-time student of Armenian descent.  Contact

Independent College Fund of New Jersey

The Independent College Fund of New Jersey is accepting applications for the following scholarships:

C.R.Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Birdsall Services Group Scholarship for Engineering and Environmental Science

Lime Energy Scholarship for Science, Technology, engineering and Math Majors

Martin R. Sullivan/PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship for Accounting Majors

Novo Nordisk Scholars Program for students pursuing a career in the health care industry

PNC Barry Gilman Humanitarian Scholarship


Kappa Gamma Pi Cornaro Scholarship for Graduate Students

Every member of Kappa Gamma Pi is eligible to apply for the Cornaro Scholarship, currently $5000, which provides funding towards the cost of graduate or professional school. The deadline for receiving applications is mid-April and scholarships are awarded each year in June.  Refer to Website for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship

The Law Enforcement Officer Memorial (LEOM) scholarship benefits dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Manasquan River Marlin & Tuna Club, Inc.— George Burlew Scholarship
Interested in pursuing marine-related studies; full- or part-time student status. Contact: Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 0251, Manasquan, NJ 08736, Attn: Mr. Gerard Aliseo.

Michael S. Libretti Annual Scholarship

Undergraduate student studying broadcasting, journalism, or communications at a college or university in New Jersey. Contact: NJ Broadcasters Association Scholarship Committee, 348 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831, 609-860-0111.

MassMutual Scholars Program

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) will offer $150,000 in scholarships to high-achieving college students across the country.  The scholarship application is available until May 2, 2014.  

Memorial Conservation Scholarhship Program sponsored by The New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts

The NJACD Memorial Conservation Scholarship Fund establishes a continuing memorial to those recognized and honored through monetary contribution for their dedicated service to the conservation of our natural resources.  This scholarship is granted to encourage and support qualified students to pursue a career in a field related to the conservation and management of natural resources.

National Association of Water Companies - NJ Chapter

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Association is offering two $2,500 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.  

NJAWBO The Donna Myers Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Must be a female student, a resident of Monmouth or Ocean County, enrolled in an accredited college or university with active student status with a focus on becoming a business owner. 

NJ Broadcasters Association

New Jersey Broadcasters Association, located in Monroe Township, NJ has seven scholarship applications available on their website.  Deadline:  April 30th

New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship 

The New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship benefits dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in or who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 or who died as result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites.

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) 

Chapter AL Toms River Scholar Awards Committee is specifically targeting GCU students who are completing their masters degree and plan to continue either pursuing a PhD degree or work in research.

Polish Cultural Foundation

The Polish Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Clark, NJ, is offering a number of $2,000 scholarships for the fall semester of 2014.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.

Polish University Club of New Jersey

The Polish University Club of New Jersey grants a limited number of scholarships to deserving students in need of financial assistance for their undergraduate studies. The award embodies a moral obligation for the recipient to continue outstanding scholarship effort and propagate the scholarship idea.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.

Sol J. Barer Scholarship

Introduced in 2007, the Celgene “Sol J. Barer Scholarship in Life Sciences” was named in honor of its former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  The scholarship assists high achieving students attending a New Jersey independent college or university to prepare for careers in the Life Sciences. Candidates may apply for this competitive scholarship through ICFNJ.  Each candidate must submit a completed application form with personal statement, resume, school transcript and letter of recommendation. Deadline:  June 30th

 Survivor Tuition Benefit

The Survivor Tuition Benefits (STB) scholarship assists dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency workers and law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. Program participation is limited to renewal students.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Accountemps

The AICPA are offering $2,500 scholarships to TEN selected applicants pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an accounting-related major.

Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Must be majoring in international affairs, foreign languages, communications, history, political science, economics, administration, management, or science policy. Must have a 3.2 or higher GPA and be a U.S. citizen.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.

The Woman's Club of Spring Lake, Inc. 

Eligibility for scholarship consideration by The Woman's Club of Spring Lake, Inc. is open to female residents of Monmouth County who have had an interruption in their education; who are now seeking an associate's or a bachelor's degree and who are currently enrolled or newly registered at an accredited two or four year institution.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements or contact Suzanne Herrmann (973) 727-3591.

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

Citizens Bank is offering students the chance to win up to $5,000 with the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship.  Refer to Web site for specific scholarship eligibility requirements.

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