Essex County College awards scholarships to both returning and graduating students. Generally, there are three categories of scholarships for returning students: Presidential, International, and External Donor scholarships.


The Presidential and International scholarships for returning students are awarded by the President of Essex County College. International scholarships are open to students with F1 visa status. Please review the criteria section of the handbook for additional information. Students receiving full financial aid are not eligible for international, presidential or external donor scholarship.


Graduating students may apply for transfer scholarships. Over 30 organizations provide scholarships to students, who graduate from Essex County College, and have been accepted as transfer students at four-year colleges and universities. This category of scholarships does not exclude students on financial aid.


Detailed criteria pertaining to the various scholarships that Essex County College awards to both returning and graduating students each year is provided in the specific sections of the handbook. More information may be obtained from the Office of Student Development and Counseling.


More information may be obtained from Ms. Sybil Bost-Wormley on the 5th Floor in Room 5102


Graduating Students

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise
Deadline: Please check the website


Essex County College Graduating Student Scholarships
View all 2016 Graduating Student Scholarships »

Download the Application »
Deadline: April 14, 2016 by 4pm


America Needs You Fellowship

Fellow program for 1st generation college students. Deadline March 1, 2016. For additional information, please contact Ms. Wormley at or go to


Listen to a current Essex County College student, Tavia, who was selected as a 2015-2016 Fellow.


Returning Students

Coco-Cola Leaders of Promise
Deadline: Please check the website


Polish Cultural Foundation
Deadline: April 29, 2016


Live Your Dream / Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity
Deadline: November 15, 2016


Scholarship Nursing





Scholarship Nursing
CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students.


Physical Therapist Assistant Scholarship
Deadline: July 15, 2016

New Students

ezDinero Latino Scholarship Fund – Aspire
Deadline: Rolling


Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 15, 2016


Newark College Promise
Deadline: May 16, 2016


New Jersey Foster Care Scholars
Deadline: Please check the website


Burger King Scholars Program
Deadline: Please check the website


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