New Jersey Scholars

The New Jersey Scholarship Process

To qualify for the Give Back scholarship program, student applicants need to be Pell Grant eligible. As a general guideline, if your student qualifies for a lunch subsidy program, your household may be eligible for a Pell Grant.

Please click here to complete an eligibility form..

During your ninth grade year:

  • OCTOBER Attend a mandatory information session.
  • BEFORE JANUARY 15TH, 2020 Complete the Giveback Eligibility Calculator to determine your financial eligibility (see link below).  If you meet the financial requirements, Give Back will ask you to complete an online application. This includes essays, recommendations, report cards and more.
    The Giveback Eligibility Calculator and subsequent application is administered by Kaleidoscope.  You can access the GIVEBACK ELIGIBILITY CALCULATOR at the following link:
    https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/givebackeligibility-newjersey
    If you meet the financial requirements, Give Back will ask you to complete an online application. This includes essays, recommendations, report cards and more.
  • BEFORE APRIL 1ST, 2020Online application is due April 1, 2020. After evaluation, you may be asked to attend an in-person interview.
  • BEFORE MAY 1ST, 2020 All applicants will be notified of the Give Back selection committee’s decision by May 1, 2020.