Judy and Eliot Steinberg Scholarship - Up to $25,000 annually for 4 years
Up to $100,000 (up to $25,000 annually for 4 years of college)
The Judy & Eliot Steinberg Scholarship was established in honor of Judy and Eliot Steinberg, long-term residents of Morris Township who believed in education and equal opportunity for all. The scholarship is awarded annually to 1 – 3 Morristown High School seniors who intend to continue their education at a New Jersey public college with a goal towards a career in STEM, business, education or medicine. Successful candidates will demonstrate financial need, scholastic achievement, and a willingness to help others in the community. This scholarship is made possible by Robert (class of 1969), Julian (1973), Kerry, Andy (1975) and Sue Steinberg who have pledged $1 million to provide for the college education of 10 or more Morristown High School (MHS) students so they can graduate with minimal or no debt.
This scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, career & academic vision and merit.
To be considered for this scholarship, the Morristown High School senior must:
- Plan to attend a 4-year public college or university in New Jersey as a full-time undergraduate.
- Demonstrate financial need
- Have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0
- Demonstrate a willingness to help others in the community
- MEF Common Scholarship Application with current transcript
- Complete the following Supplemental Essays (250 words or less each):
- Describe your anticipated major in college, your goals and why you have selected this path.
- Why should you be chosen as the recipient of this award? Tell us your story.
- Complete the Financial Information Application Supplement
- Provide 2 one-page letters of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, activity advisor, employer, parent or guardian that address why this student should be chosen for this scholarship
- Complete the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and provide a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) displaying Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
- DACA/Undocumented students, please complete the NJFAMS (New Jersey Financial Aid Management System) form via hesaa.org and provide a copy of the report.
- If chosen as a finalist, interview with members of the Scholarship Committee
- In order to qualify for continuance of the $25,000 award each subsequent year the student must submit by June 30:
- A college transcript grade report, maintaining a 2.5 GPA (first year); 2.75 GPA (second year) and 3.0 GPA (third year)
- A college schedule for subsequent years at school
- Submit official transcripts and EFC annually (upon completion of each year)
- At the end of each academic semester, submit a short summary of school experience.