The New Brunswick Education Foundation (NBEF) is pleased to award a $4,000.00 scholarship (which will be disbursed in the amount of $1,000.00 per year) to help “jumpstart” the college education of a deserving New Brunswick High School or New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School graduating senior who: (1) currently has a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better; (2) exemplifies school leadership and community service; (3) will attend an accredited 4-year college or university beginning in the fall 2016; (4) will maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 while enrolled full-time at a college or university; and (5) is inspired to utilize higher education to better his/her life, family and community.


In addition, to qualify for the NBEF Higher Education Jumpstart Scholarship, applicants are required to submit an essay (less than 1500 words) that responds to the following question along with the NBEF Scholarship Application and other requested documents:

“What has inspired you the most to attend college and how do you foresee yourself utilizing higher education to better yourself, your family and community?


*As noted above, the funds for this scholarship will be disbursed at a rate of $1,000.00 per year for four years (2016-2020), provided that the student continues his/her education at an accredited college or university and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 while enrolled-full-time. If the recipient discontinues matriculation in any of these four years or does not maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, he/she will forfeit the remainder of this scholarship award.


The application and all documents for the NBEF Higher Education Jumpstart Scholarship must be completed and submitted by Monday, May 2, 2016.


The recipient of the NBEF Higher Education Jumpstart Scholarship will be recognized at the New Brunswick Education Foundation’s (NBEF) Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 17, 2016 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison, NJ. The actual scholarship award, with a written designation for use, will be forwarded on behalf of the recipient directly to the college or university that he/she will attend.


For more information on the NBEF Higher Education JUMPSTART Scholarship, contact the NBEF Office via email at: scholarships@nbefonline.org