General Statement

Essex County College awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic promise and met the criteria for scholarships, which vary in monetary value. They are awarded each academic semester.

Scholarships which are offered for the Spring and Summer Terms are made available only upon the approval of the President’s Office.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT AWARD
    The Computer Science Department Award was established in September 1987 to Assist students in the CIS Department to continue their education at Essex County College. The scholarship carries a monetary value of $300.00 per semester.  The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

    1. Registered in one of the CIS degree programs (2002, 2007, or 2302).
    2. Completed at least 12 credits of curriculum requirements in the above Programs.
    3. Demonstrated academic performance and promise. (Minimum GPA of 3.0).
    4. Demonstrated financial need.
    5. Not available to financial aid students.
    6. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • 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 attend Essex County College.The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

    1. For new and returning students majoring in high or medium technology Programs.
    2. Academic promise and performance. (GPA minimum of 3.0).
    3. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
    4. Resident of Essex County.
    5. Not available to students receiving financial aid.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 
    The International Student Scholarship was established to provide a fair, equitable and competitive means for distributing college scholarship resources to foreign students.  The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
    1. Be an F-1 visa student in good standing with the college and the U.S.
    2. Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    3. Complete at least 12 credits with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
    4. Demonstrate need for reduced tuition
  • PEPSI RENAISSANCE SCHOLARSHIP
    The Pepsi Renaissance Scholarship has been established by the Pepsi-Cola Company to provide financial assistance to Newark residents attending Essex County College. Each scholarship has a monetary value of $500.00. The Scholarships are open to continuing and graduating students.  The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
    1. Demonstrated academic promise and performance.
    2. (Minimum GPA of 3.0)
    3. City of Newark resident.
    4. Demonstrated active community service.
  • PRESIDENTIAL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP
    The Presidential Tuition Scholarship was established in August, 1979 by the President of Essex County College. Its purpose is to provide access to higher education for needy and deserving students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed academically. The scholarship has three components which are: (1) economically disadvantaged, (2) scholastic achievement, and (3) administrative. The scholarship pays the tuition for the semester or session awarded.  The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
    1. Demonstrated academic promise and performance.
    2. (Minimum GPA of 2.0)
    3. Demonstrated financial need.
    4. Not available to students receiving financial aid.
  • THEODORE NALESNIK SCHOLARSHIP
    The Theodore Nalesnik Scholarship was established in January, 1993 by the Honorable Theodore Nalesnik, former mayor of Fairfield and member of the West Essex Campus Advisory Board. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance, up to $300 per semester, to a Fairfield resident who enrolls as student at Essex County College.The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:

    1. Must reside in Fairfield, New Jersey.
    2. New or continuing student at Essex County College.
    3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    4. Demonstrated academic promise and/or performance by a 2.0 grade
    5. Point average in high school or college, respectively.
    6. Demonstrated financial nedd. The award is not available to students
    7. Receiving financial aid.

Applications from new students will be accepted from May 1 through July 31. Continuing ECC students must apply three weeks prior to the first day of classes of the Semester/Term for which the scholarship is to apply.

Applications are available at the main campus in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and at the West Essex Campus in the Office of the Director for Academic Programs.

  • Sarah, Earl and Donald Ryan Memorial Scholarship Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Sarah, Earl and Donald Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at Essex County College in 2001 by the trustees of a charitable trust fund of the late Donald C. Ryan. The main purpose of the scholarship is to assist financially needy students enrolled at Essex County College. In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants should meet the following minimum criteria:

    1. Demonstrate high financial needs.
    2. Demonstrate high degree of scholastic achievement and effort.
    3. Be enrolled full time.