Essex County College awards annual scholarships to graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and who plan to continue their education at a four-year college/university. The scholarships vary in monetary value and criteria. Each is listed below.
- ACACIA SCHOLARSHIP
The Acacia Scholarship was established by the African-American History Month Committee at ECC to assist deserving graduates who plan to continue their education at a four-year institution. The recipient of the award has demonstrated academic promise and performance, financial need, and active community involvement.
- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Essex County College Administrative Association Scholarship is Awarded annually to a member of the graduating class of the college who plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.
This endowment is awarded to a student who:
- Has maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average.
- Has been accepted for admission to a four-year college or university.
- Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, professional promise and leadership qualities.
- Has been active in extracurricular activities for the past two years.
- DINGLER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Dingler Foundation Scholarship was established by the Trustees of The Christian and Teresa M. Dingler Foundation. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to promising but needy residents of Essex County who have demonstrated the ability to succeed academically and plan to continue their education upon graduation
from Essex County College. The award caries a monetary value of $500.00 for each recipient.
The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- For students graduating from Essex County College who have been accepted to a four-year college to continue their studies in a medium or high-technology program.
- Demonstrated academic promise and performance.
- U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
- Resident of Essex County.
- E.O.F. SCHOLARSHIP
The E.O.F. Scholarship is given to the graduating E.O.F. student(s) who has completed a full-time credit load each semester with a GPA of 2.0 or better, maintained an overall GPA of 3.0, participated in E.O.F. required activities and has participated in college and community services. In addition, the student(s) must submit a personal written assessment of how the E.O.F. Program has been of assistance to them while attending Essex County College.
- FACULTY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
Each year the ECCFA Scholarship fund provides scholarships on behalf of the Faculty to outstanding students. Each Faculty Scholar or Faculty Returning Scholar receives a monetary award presented at the May Award Ceremony. The students are carefully selected by the scholarship committee using the guidelines listed below.
- Minimum GPA of 3.5.
- Graduating student: The student must be certified eligible for graduation by his/her department and the college
- Returning Faculty Scholars: The student must have complete 30 credits of non-developmental course work (courses numbered 100 or higher) required by his/her curriculum.
- The candidate represents in character and achievement those qualities which the ECCFA Scholarship Committee extols as an exemplary student worthy of public recognition.
- Faculty testimony must state in writing that the candidate is a student who is not only an exemplary scholar, but also makes a contribution to the scholarly pursuits of other students.
- Note 1:The selection of a Faculty Scholar or Faculty Returning Scholar shall not be subject to applicants.
- Note 2: Every effort will be made to distribute scholarships equally among the departments/division of the college, given the above criterion are met, so as to not prejudice or omit any area.
- Note 3:The number and value of the scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the ECCFA Scholarship committee subject to the following registrations:
- A minimum of one scholarship will be awarded.
- The cumulative value of all scholarship awarded in any year shall not exceed the interest/dividends warned by the fund during the preceding 12 months or 25 percent (25%) of the growth of the fund during the same period, which-ever is greater.
- FASHION ENTERTAINMENT BOARD SCHOLARSHIP
The Fashion Entertainment Board Scholarship is presented to a graduate who has been active in the Fashion Club as well as other college and community activities. The recipient has to demonstrate the ability to succeed academically and plans to continue his/her education.
- FLORENCE WIDEMAN BEY SCHOLARSHIP
The Florence Wideman Bey Scholarship for a graduating E.O.F student is awarded annually to a member of the graduating class who plans to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The scholarship is awarded to the student who complies with the following specifics:
- City Of Newark resident
- Must be at least 35 years old.
- Active in extracurricular activities with the college.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities within the community.
- Has been accepted for admission to a four-year accredited college/university.
- Must be a female representative of the E.O.F. majority student population.
Also, student must submit a personal essay on how the E.O.F. Program has prepared him/her to attend a four-year college/university; Including a brief statement regarding personal philosophy on life. Essay should be a minimum of one page, two pages maximum (8.5” X 11” typed).
- JOHN R. WOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
(Formally Martin Luther King, Jr. Award)
The library scholarship has been renamed the John R. Wood Memorial Scholarship in honor of the college’s first Acquisition Librarian. The award will be presented to a student who plans to continue his/her education beyond the Associate degree and demonstrates a sincere interest in humanitarian endeavors. The minimum amount is $300.00. The criteria for the scholarship area as follows:
- Minimum GPA of 3.0.
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Proof of acceptance to an accredited institution.
- Completion of an essay on a topic to be announced by the library.
- KANDICE DICKINSON “WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”
The Kandice Dickinson “Woman of Achievement Award” was established in April 1983 by Mrs. Kandice Dickinson to provide financial assistance to a single female parent who plans to continue her education at a four-year college. Its purpose is to recognize an outstanding woman graduate who possesses strong and creative leadership and who has maintained a 3.0 GPA and resides in the City of Newark. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- Active community services.
- Acceptance to a four-year institution.
- Minority female.
- Permanent resident.
- Single, head of household.
- THE LEAGUERS, INC. AWARD
The Leaguers, Inc. Scholarship Fund was established in August 1977 by the late Dr. Reynold E. Burch. Founders of The Leaguers, Inc. of Newark, N.J., Dr. and Mrs. Burch always promoted self esteem in our youth and fostered education. The purpose of this scholarship award is to provide access to higher education for needy and deserving African-American students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed academically and upon graduation from Essex County College. The Leaguers application must be submitted. The award carries a monetary value of $500.00 and is presented by the Leaguers, Inc. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- Demonstrate academic promise and performance. (Minimum GPA of 3.20)
- African-American male or female.
- U.S citizenship or permanent resident.
- Demonstrated financial need.
- Demonstrated community involvement.
- Proof of acceptance into a four-year institution.
- New Jersey resident.
- PHI THETA KAPPA PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Phi Theta Kappa Presidential Scholarship is presented to a member of the Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year college students.
- PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE/ANDRES V. CUERO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The PRH/AVC scholarship is available to Essex County College student of Puerto Rican or Latin American Heritage. The scholarship was established by The Puerto Rican Heritage Month Committee at Essex County College. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance to those who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, community involvement and have affirmed their commitment to further their formal education through enrollment in a college or university. The criteria for the scholarship are follows:
- Must have a GPA of 2.75 or better.
- Demonstrated commitment and involvement to Essex County College and/or the community.
- A graduating student earning an Associate Degree.
- Must be a continuing student at a four-year college.
Applicants must submit:
- An application
- A 250 word essay. (Should reflect academic and community involvement).
- An Essex County College official transcript and two letters of recommendation.
- An acceptance letter from a four-year college by September 1 of the awarded year.
- RONALD N. PALMERI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Ronald N. Palmeri Memorial Scholarship is presented to a graduate who has maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average and plans to continue his/her education at a four-year institution.
- SCUORZO/WEBER ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
The Scuorzo/Weber Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded annually by an anonymous donor to a member of the graduating class of Essex County College who plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree, or is in a terminal Associate degree program which has no logical Bachelor’s degree precession. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- The graduate with the highest GPA who has been accepted for admission to a four-year institute Bachelor’s degree program or is in a terminal Associate degree program which has no logical Bachelor’s degree procession.
- Financial need shall not be a factor in any way.
- If there is a tie, the winner will be selected by lot.
The Scholarship Committee will determine whether or not there is reasonably available to the student a “logical Bachelor’s degree procession.”
- SIDNEY JOHNSON/ARTHUR WILLIAMS AWARD
The Alpha Phi Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Fraternity located in Newark, established in 1982 the Sidney Johnson/Arthur Williams Annual Award, in 1982. The grant is awarded to a graduating science major achieving the highest overall grade point average in his/her graduating class. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- Restricted to minority students majoring in either Biology, Engineering, Nursing and/or related science programs.
- Demonstrated academic promise and performance. (Minimum GPA of 3.20)
- Involved in extracurricular activities while in attendance at the college.
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty.
- Participation in commencement exercises.
- Interview by Alpha Phi Alpha.
- SOCIAL WORK STUDENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Essex County College Social Work Student Association scholarship is awarded to a member of the graduating class of the college who plans to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. This scholarship is awarded to a student who:
- Has been an active a member of the Social Work Student Association.
- Who is completing a degree with either a Human & Social Services or a Social Sciences major.
- Has attained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
The requirements are as follows:
- Must have GPA of 2.5 or better.
- A recommendation from club/organization advisor including positions held (if any) and degree of involvement
- A typed essay not to exceed 300 words on the following topics:
- Describe how one can achieve academic excellence and contribute towards student life and activities; or
- How has Essex County College affected your outlook on life.
- Executive officers of Student Government are not eligible for this scholarship.
- WEST ESSEX CAMPUS ADVISORY BOARD SCHOLARSHIP – IN MEMORY OF JANET MAY
The West Essex Campus Advisory Board established a scholarship in November, 1990 to provide financial assistance to a student graduating from the West Essex Campus. The award carries a monetary value to be determined annually. The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- Demonstrated academic promise and performance.
- Eligible student with highest GPA ranking graduating from the West Essex Campus of Essex County College.
- Completed 30 or more credits at the West Essex Campus toward an Associate degree.
- Proof of acceptance into a four-year institution of higher education.
- U.S. citizenship.
- Demonstrated service to school and/or community.
This scholarship does not require financial documentation.
- Mary B. and Reynold E. Burch Scholarship Fund
The Reynold E. and Mary B. Burch Endowment Scholarship Fund awards $1000.00 annually to a graduating minority African-American student who has been accepted at a four-year college, university or professional school to pursue the arts or allied health. A prospective applicant should demonstrate exceptional acumen, talent, skill and potential in the arts or allied health fields.
- ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Humanities Division faculty members have established an academic Achievement Committee which awards scholarships to graduating students for academic excellence. The award carries a monetary value of $500.00. In order to be considered, candidates should have a high or drastically improved GPA over the last six consecutive semesters. Candidates should also demonstrate:
- Voluntary work in some capacity at ECC.
- Leadership development and role in dome club at ECC.
- Acceptance at a four-year college or university in the fall semester.
- HON. PATRICIA JULIANO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Hon. Patirica Juliano Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Graduating ECC student majoring in Humanities or Social Sciences. The minimum criteria are as follows:
- A single mother
- Active involvement in civic advocacy or political causes.
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA or better.
- DR. CHARLES LARKIN FISHING CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
This Scholarship is given to a student who has completed the all the requirements for graduation and has demonstrated academic excellence with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The scholarship is presented in memory of Dr. Paul Zuweil, Anthony Larkin and Adeline Skilman.
- ECC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to graduating students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement and affirmed their commitment to continue their formal education through enrollment in a four-year institution.
- THE REV. J.O. AND MRS. D.A. CHUKUNTA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Rev. J.O. and Mrs. D.A. Chukunta Memorial Scholarship is an award given to a high scoring graduating student who is going to a four-year college. It is given in memory or the parents of Dr. N.K. Chukunta of the Humanities Division, who spent all their adult lives as teachers. Preferably, the recipients should have been involved in international student activities.
- DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS AWARD
The Dean of Student Award is presented to a student who made the Dean’s List every semester at Essex County College.
- DEAN OF FACULTY AWARD
This award was established by the Dean of Faculty in 2006. The purpose of this award is to provide financial assistance to a deserving Essex County College graduate who has demonstrated the ability to succeed academically and plans to pursue the baccalaureate degree at a four-year college or university. An outstanding ECC student will receive a monetary award in the amount of $500.00 to use toward educational expenses at a four-year institution.