Scholarships & Awards

Georgian Court University and its students are fortunate to benefit from the generosity of many individuals and organizations. Scholarships and awards are funded through generous gifts from donors. Eligibility is determined on the basis of academic performance, and, in some cases, financial need. Visit http://georgian.edu/scholarships/ for more information or to apply for a donor-funded scholarship.

Note: Dates and funding amounts are subject to change without notice. A scholarship may be substituted with other institutional funds; this will not change the total amount awarded.

The 1908 Society Endowed Scholarship
An award available to a full-time sophomore or higher undergraduate or second year or higher graduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and proven financial need.

Albert Machuta Endowed Scholarship
A merit-based award in the amount of $3,000–$4,000 available to an incoming freshman with proven financial need.

Allison Sobieski Beaudoin Scholarship
A merit-based award in the amount of $1,500–$2,000 available to an incoming freshman with proven financial need. It is preferred that the recipient be of Polish descent.

Ammon Foundation Educational Scholarship
Scholarships are available for students in addiction recovery.

Amy Joseph Habib ’60 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,500 available to a student(s) living regionally but outside of three hours traveling distance from the university, including Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Massachusetts; and Virginia, and the following counties in New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, and Monroe.

Anne E. Davis-Smith Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,000 each available to students in good academic standing.

Anne White Mullane Scholarship
A one-time award in the amount of $2,500 which will be applied toward senior year is available to a female student completing her junior year majoring in a foreign language. The recipient must have a strong academic record, excellent leadership skills, and at least moderate financial need.

Buckelew Family Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,500–$3,000 available to a student in good academic standing with proven financial need.

Carol Mastronardi Mastoloni Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000–$2,500 each available to undergraduate students in good academic standing seeking certification in Education along with a major in another area. Preferably the student shall have a proven financial need.

Carolyn Theresa Hassmiller Memorial Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000–$2,500 available to a female student, preferably one who plays on the basketball team of Georgian Court University.

Catherine Anne Comiskey Class of 1969 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,000–$4,500 available to an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and with proven financial need.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowed Scholarship 
An award in the amount of $3,000–$5,000 each available to female students who are at least 25 years of age, are enrolled full- or part-time in a baccalaureate/second baccalaureate/or postbaccalaureate program, and have attained junior status. Academic achievement based on GPA may also be considered.

Class of 1960 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount $4,000–$5,000 available to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and with proven financial need. Preference will be given to resident students.

Class of 1966 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $6,000–$7,000 available to a full-time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 3.50 who has completed 24 college credits and/or has attained sophomore status or higher with proven financial need.

Class of 1968 Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Sister Mary Arthur Beal
An award in the amount of $2,000–$2,500 available to an undergraduate student(s) with a minimum GPA of 3.00. The funds may be used for tuition and required fees, books, or international scholarship covering travel or service project fees.

Claudia McCormack-Sibree Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,500–$2,000 annually and renewable for four years available to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 majoring in art, music, or history.

Croddick Family Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $5,000–$6,000 available to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and with proven financial need.

Cynthia Fava Palermo Scholarship
An award in the amount of $5,000–$6,000 available to full-time incoming freshman majoring in art. The recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 with proven financial need.

Daisey-Coakley Endowed Scholarship
An award available in the amount of $5,000–$6,000 to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 majoring in biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, or mathematics.

David J. Davis Jr. Endowed Scholarship
A merit-based award in the amount of $3,000–$3,500 each available to students majoring in business.

Delores Parron Undergraduate Scholarship
An award available to incoming freshman, minority, and female graduates of accredited High Schools who are in the top 10% of their high school class. Recipients should have a minimum combined SAT score of 1,000.

Dorothy Jamin Marron Class of 1936 Endowed Scholarship
Awards in the amount of $4,000–$10,000 each available to undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and proven financial need.

Douglas C. King Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,500–$3,500 available to a full-time undergraduate Criminal Justice major with proven financial need, who is in good academic standing.

Dr. Francis Gimble Nursing Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000–$2,500 available to a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.25 majoring in nursing with proven financial need.

Dr. Gloria E. Fried Memorial Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $3,500–$4,000 available to an undergraduate student majoring in nursing, social work, or holistic health. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and proven financial need.

Dr. Leon Kotin Memorial Scholarship Fund
An award in the amount of $1,500 available to a full-time junior student majoring in mathematics. The recipient should be entering their senior year to be considered. The student must show improvements in math from their freshman to junior year.

Dr. Richard Hader Memorial Nursing Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,500 available to a full-time nursing student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 with proven financial need.

Education Excellence Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000 available to a student who is majoring in education with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and who is a member of Phi Delta Kappa.
Edward W. & Stella C. Van Houten Memorial Fund Nursing Scholarship 
An award available to nursing students in the GCU-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing.

Eleanor M. Weisbrod Endowed Scholarship
An award (up to full tuition) available to female, full-time, resident, Catholic students with proven financial need who are majoring in mathematics. The recipients shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Eugenia M. Palmegiano, Ph.D., ’60 Endowed Scholarship for History
A merit-based award in the amount of $2,000–$2,500 given to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.50 with proven financial need. The scholarship will be given to a student with a declared major in the field of history who is entering their senior year and is intending to pursue graduate study in the field of history.

Ellen Mullane Gallagher Scholarship (separate application required; information available by contacting advancement@georgian.edu)
An award in the amount of $10,000 available to a female student with a preference for a student planning to live on campus. She must major in special education or seek certification in education, along with a major in another area. Student recipient must possess ambition with leadership skills and have proven financial need. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.

Gail Judge Class of 1957 Memorial Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,000–$5,000 available to a full-time, undergraduate student majoring in English with great potential in writing. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.

GCU-Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing Scholarship 
An award available to nursing students in the GCU-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing.

Georgiana Shea Huisking Class of 1938 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,000–$4,500 available to an undergraduate student with proven financial need.

Gertrude Turner Mahon Class of 1935 Scholarship
An award in the amount $2,000–$2,500 each available to students in good academic standing with proven financial need.

Harry and Jean M. Ruffer Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000 available to all students.

Henry B. King Scholarship
An award $1,500–$2,000 available to an undergraduate student in the School of Business and Digital Media. The recipient should be in good academic standing with proven financial need.

Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,500–$3,000 each available to three full-time students, preferably of Armenian descent. The recipients must have a GPA of 2.50 with proven
financial need.

Independent College Fund of New Jersey Scholarships (separate applications required; available at https://njcolleges.org/icfnj-scholarships-and-cost-of-attendance/)
The following scholarships are available; due dates vary by program:

  • BD Scholarship for Students Pursuing Careers in Healthcare
  • BD/C.R. Bard Foundation Nursing Scholarship
  • Celgene's Sol J. Barer Scholarship for Life Sciences
  • CohnReznick Accounting Scholarship
  • Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing Scholarship
  • Kings Super Markets, Inc. Independent College Fund Scholarship (for Kings Super Market associates and their children)
  • Novartis Science Scholarship
  • Novo Nordisk Scholars Program 
  • PNC Barry Gilman Humanitarian Scholarship
  • PSEG Scholarship for Advancing STEM Majors

John and Marion Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund
An award in the amount of $7,000–$8,000 each available to worthy young female students who would normally be unable to obtain a university education without financial assistance.

Joseph and Helen Weisbrod Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $3,000–$10,000 each, available to undergraduate students in the field of education in good academic standing with proven financial need.

Joseph and Mary Carr Scholarship for a Mature Woman Student
An award in the amount of $2,500 available to a full-time female student majoring in education in her junior year. Recipient must have maintained a minimum 3.25 GPA. The recipient should be married and over 30 years of age with a child or children.

Joseph T. McGovern Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000–$3,000 available to a student with proven financial need.

Josephine Anna Bennett Endowed Scholarship
An award available in the amount of $2,000–$9,000 each available to a full-time female undergraduate student who is the daughter of immigrant parents or a foreign student with temporary or permanent residency in the United States. Recipients should be a resident students with proven financial need who could not attend the university without the scholarship. Recipients should be a first generational college student who is community service oriented and with a GPA of 3.00.

Jules L. Plangere Jr. Family Foundation Scholarship in Nursing (Two Scholarships)
An award in the amount of $4,500 annually to a student(s) living in Monmouth or Ocean Counties in New Jersey studying nursing in the Georgian Court–Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing. The student(s) must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The funds may be used for tuition and required fees. This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Jules L. Plangere Jr. Family Foundation Scholarship in Clinical Laboratory, Medical Laboratory, and Medical Imaging Sciences (Two Scholarships)
An award in the amount of $4,500 annually to a student(s) living in Monmouth or Ocean counties in New Jersey enrolled in the clinical laboratory, medical laboratory, or medical jmaging sciences programs. The student(s) must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The funds may be used for tuition and required fees. This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Linda S. James Endowed Grant
An award in the amount of $500 available to full-time undergraduate student(s) majoring in psychology.

Marguerite McCarty Fund
An award in the amount of $2,500–$3,000 available to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in art.

Mary Casey Nebus Ph.D. Grant (Letter of recommendation required)
An award in the amount of $300 each available to female students, who are entering their junior or senior year or a graduate program; must be a STEM or nursing students. The recipients must have a GPA of at least 3.40 for at least three years or 3.50 during their fourth year. They must be 30 years of age and demonstrate leadership and character abilities, while demonstrating community service.

Mary E. O’Brien Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,000–$5,000 each available to students in good academic standing majoring in art.

Mary Gundrum Class of 1925 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $3,000–$3,500 each, available to a full-time undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and proven financial need.

Mary Jane Kenny Annual Scholarship Fund
An award in the amount of $2,500–$3,000 each, available to full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and proven financial need. Preference may be given to students who are involved in extracurricular activities and clubs, including clubs on campus. The scholarship is renewable as long as the student continues to meet all the established criteria.

Mary Loretto Snite Dillon Scholarship
An award in the amount of $6,000–$6,500 each, available to part-time transfer students of high academic standing 25 years or older carrying less than 12 credits per semester and attending classes in the evening. Recipients should have proven financial need. The recipients should be nontraditional students, meaning they are not entering GCU immediately after high school.

Maryann Greco Zarrelli Memorial Scholarship
An award in the amount of $500 available to a student in good academic standing with proven financial need who is majoring in a foreign language.

Military Veterans Scholarship Fund
An award in the amount of $3,000–$3,500 given to an undergraduate student who is a veteran, honorably discharged from the armed services, in possession of an official certified DD214. Special preference will be granted to a veteran wounded during their service.

Monmouth-Ocean Development Council Education Foundation Scholarship
An award in the amount of $500 available to a full-time student who is a resident of Monmouth or Ocean County. The recipient must have attended high school in Ocean County or Monmouth County and have a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Monsignor Casimir H. Ladzinski Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000 available to one Catholic man and one Catholic woman from the Diocese of Trenton. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Moriah Uriel Jennings ’16 Annual Scholarship
An award available to a student studying within the sciences with a minimum GPA of 2.50 and proven financial need, with preference given to a student-athlete.

Mother Marie Anna Callahan ’12 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000–$3,000 available to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in English literature and other language arts.

Mother Teresa Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000 available to a female continuing or transfer student who is 25 years or older and entering her senior year at Georgian Court University. Recipient should be pursuing a degree in nursing, social work or education have a GPA of 3.50 and proven financial need.

Nai-hsuan Chang and Kwan Ting Shen Scholarship
Awards in the amounts of $1,000–$1,500 available each, to full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing and with proven financial need. One award will be available to a student majoring in art; one to a student majoring in biology, physics, chemistry, or biochemistry. Recipient shall maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA.

Nettie and Abraham Levine Award
Awards of $550 renewable annually available to two undergraduate students who are the first generation in his or her family to attend college. Recipients should be majoring in psychology and have proven financial need.

NJ Association of Public Accountants Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,500–$3,000 available to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in accounting. Recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 3.00 and proven financial need.

NJ Association of Public Accountants General Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,500–$3,000 available to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in accounting. Recipient shall have a minimum GPA of 3.00 and proven financial need.

OceanFirst Foundation Scholarship (separate application required and available on the GCU website under external scholarships)
A scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is available to any undergraduate student who graduated from a high school within the OceanFirst Bank market area. The recipient must currently reside in the OceanFirst Bank market area and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at the time of application. A copy of your high school or college transcript is required.

Ocean County Women’s Association Nursing Scholarship
An award in the amount of $7,000–$8,000 is available to a female undergraduate student re-entering postsecondary education after a period of time off who is at least 23 years old. Recipient should be an undergraduate student enrolled in the nursing program who is a resident of Ocean County with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Ocean County Women’s Association General Scholarship
An award in the amount of $8,000–$9,000 available to a full-time undergraduate female student who is a resident of Ocean County. The recipient must be re-entering postsecondary education (nursing excluded) after a period of time off who is at least 23 years old. Therefore, the recipient will need to be a nontraditional student, meaning he or she is not entering GCU immediately after high school. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Patricia Ann Warfel Memorial Scholarship
An award in the amount of $3,500–$4,000 available to a student pursuing a degree in nursing who is currently working or volunteering with children or adults dealing with emotional and/or behavioral issues. Recipient should have proven financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Patrick J. Gavan Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $5,000–$5,500 available to an incoming freshman student with proven financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Paul DeLaurentis Perpetual Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000–$5,000 available to a student with proven financial need.

Pearl O. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000 available to a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 with proven financial need. Recipient must demonstrate strong Christian values and commitment to helping in their communities.

Pedro Canabal Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000–$1,500 available to a full-time undergraduate student seeking certification in ESL along with a major in another area. The recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.00 and demonstrate proven financial need.

Peter DeLaurentis Perpetual Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000–$5,000 available to a student with proven financial need.

Robert Sydney Needham Foundation Scholarship
An award available to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student who meets the following criteria: graduate of a New Jersey high school; earned GPA of 3.3 or above; actively involved in community service and campus leadership; and shows significant financial need. 

Rose M. Ortiz Lopez Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,500–$2,000 available to a female undergraduate student of Hispanic/Latino or Portuguese descent with proven financial need. Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.00. Funds can be applied toward tuition, fees, books, or room and board.

Sister Edwarda Barry Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000–$1,500 available to a new student of GCU majoring in social work or religious studies, with an emphasis on experiential learning through global travel. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.50.

Sister Eileen Loehfelm ’74 Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000–$5,000 each available to full-time undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.00 with proven financial need.

Sister Maria Cordis Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000 available to a full-time senior student majoring in English. Recipient must demonstrate high achievement in his or her English courses.

Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Memorial Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,000–$4,500 available to a student with proven financial need.

Sister Mary Phyllis Breimayer Scholarship
An award available in the amount of $1,000–$1,500 to a full-time student majoring in art with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Sister Rosemary E. Jeffries, Ph.D., ’72 Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,500–$3,000 available to students who demonstrate financial need, and are able to articulate their commitment to the Georgian Court University Mercy core values of respect, integrity, service, justice, and compassion.

Sister Rosemary E. Jeffries, Ph.D., ’72 International Studies Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,500–$2,000 available to a student who demonstrates financial need, is able to articulate their commitment to the Georgian Court University Mercy core values of respect, integrity, service, justice and compassion, and who is participating in an international studies program, travel, or service project at GCU.

Sisters of Mercy Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,000–$2,500 available to a full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates a commitment to the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service; has an interest in global education or international studies; and is active in service learning. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 with proven financial need.

Sr. Barbara Williams Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000 available to a student in their senior year who requires great financial aid in order to graduate on time.

Sr. Mary Stephanie Sloyan Endowed Scholarship
An award available in the amount of $2,000–$2,500 to a full-time undergraduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, who graduated from a Catholic high school.

Sr. Patricia Burns Scholarship
An award in the amount of $200–$400 each available to two students who are majoring in biology, pre-med, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, math, or art. The recipients must have a GPA of 2.5 with proven financial need.

Suzanne Sharkey Valla Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $2,500–$3,500 available to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 with proven financial need. Funds can be applied toward tuition, fees, books, or room and board.

Thebault Family Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $3,000–$3,500 available to a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.50 who is an out-of-state resident (Non-NJ). Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a degree in music and art.

Therese Campagna Scholarship
An award available to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Thomas J. O’Brien Endowed Scholarship
An award in the amount of $4,000–$4,500 each, available to students majoring in art who are in good academic standing.

Thomas McGeary and Michele Pruyn Memorial Scholarship
An award available to an undergraduate student, majoring in biology with a focus on environment or sustainability and a minimum GPA of 2.50. Preference will be given to students with proven financial need.

Velez Family Scholarship
An award in the amount of $1,000 available to a full-time, undergraduate student in good academic standing majoring in education. Preference will be given to students majoring in science education and those with demonstrated financial need.

Veronica Gordon Spohn Class of 1966 Perpetual Endowed Scholarship
Awards in the amount of $2,500 each available to junior or senior students majoring in science (preferably chemistry or science education) who demonstrates leadership abilities and good character. Recipients should maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships
Awards in the amount of $2,000 each available to first-year undergraduate students entering the Georgian Court–Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
Awards in the amount of $2,500–$3,000 each available to economically disadvantaged students who intend to permanently reside in the United States after completion of their studies.