Student Life & Activities will be accepting Scholarship Applications for Students that will be graduating in the Spring 2023 or Summer I 2023 semesters, as well as, for students that graduated in Summer II 2022 and Fall 2022. The scholarship period will be announced during the Spring 2023 semester.

Scholarship Applications will be available in the Dasher Student Center Room 101 during the announced scholarship application period.

Please note the following:

  • You must submit a physical copy of your scholarship applications and all required documentation to Jamil Graham, Director of Student Life & Activities, in the Dasher Center Room 107A or Joe Ott, Program Coordinator, Room 101A
  • If you are using the General Scholarship Application form, you must submit a copy of all required documentation for each scholarship you are applying for. Meaning, if you check off to apply for 5 scholarships, you must submit 5 copies of the application and all required documentation (i.e. essay, transcript).
  • Use your Essex County College student email address on the application.
  • Your unofficial transcript is what you should use for the purposes of these applications.
  • 2 Letters of recommendation are required.

*Late submissions will not be accepted! 

Academic Achievement Award

This scholarship is presented to graduates who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

·         GPA drastically increased 6 consecutive semesters

·         Voluntary work in some capacity at Essex County College

·         Demonstrated leadership development and maintained an active role in a club at Essex County College

·         Acceptance at a four-year college or university in the fall semester

Accounting Service Award

This scholarship is given by the Business Division of the College to outstanding graduates.

·         Must be an Accounting major

Administrative Association Scholarship

This scholarship is given by the Administrative Association of the College to outstanding graduates.

·         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/li>

·         Has been active in extracurricular activities for the past two years

Division of Biology, Chemistry & Health Technologies Scholarship

·         Science graduates who have exemplified academic achievement

Business Administration Award

·         Demonstrated academic promise

·         Made significant contributions to the college or community

Charles G. Lovallo – Community & Continuing Education Scholarship

·         The graduate must have been enrolled or participated in a Community and Continuing Education program

·         Demonstrated academic performance (Minimum GPA of 3.0)

·         Completion of a 250-word essay, “How the Community and Continuing Education program/course contributed to my academic success.”

·         Acceptance into a four-year institution, professional school, or employment following the awarding of an Associate degree

·         Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from the Community & Continuing Education department

Darlene Liggins Scholarship

The scholarship has been established by Peggy R. Urso-Savarese in memory of Darlene Liggins who attended Essex and became a successful marketing manager and director in both the communication and banking industries.

·         Female business major

·         Highest grade point average

Essex County College Alumni Association Scholarship

Alumni of the College donate funds to decrease the costs associated with attending a four-year institution.

·         Demonstrated scholastic achievement

·         Affirmed their commitment to continue their education through enrollment in a four-year institution Executive Dean of Student Services Scholarship

Faculty Association Scholarship

Each year the Essex County College Faculty Association (ECCFA) provides scholarships on behalf of the Faculty to outstanding students.

·         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 completed 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

Hispanic Heritage/Andres V. Cubero Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee.

·         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

·         An acceptance letter from a four-year college by September 1 of the awarded year

Hon. Patricia Juliano Memorial Scholarship

·         A single mother

·         Active involvement in civic advocacy or political causes

·         Maintain a 2.5 GPA or better

John R. Wood Memorial Scholarship

Named in honor of the College’s first Acquisition Librarian, this scholarship is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated a sincere interest in humanitarian endeavors.

·         Minimum GPA of 3.0

·         U.S. citizen or permanent resident

·         Proof of acceptance to an accredited institution

·         Completion of an essay on the topic of why you deserve the John R. Wood Scholarship

Kassa, Cofer & Slade Academic Achievement and Student Success Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of retired long-serving employees of Essex County College: Zewdnesh (Zee) Kassa, the late Mildred Cofer, and Patricia Slade

·         Dean’s list of all semesters enrolled

·         Completed degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

·         Active member of the community and/or in ECC Clubs

·         Transferring to a 4-year institution

The Leaguers, Inc. Award

The award is to provide access to higher education for needy and deserving African American students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed academically.

·         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

Drs. Mary B. and Reynold E. Burch Scholarship Fund

·         African-American male or female

·         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.

Dr. Matilda Akinyemi-Oloba Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established at Essex County College by the Akinyemi Family of Newark, NJ in memory of their beloved sister, daughter, and mother, Dr. Matilda Akinyemi-Oloba. Dr. Akinyemi practiced medicine with the highest level of compassion and care. The goal of the scholarship is to provide financial support to Essex County College students who are majoring in Biology/Pre-Medicine or other healthcare-related disciplines and plan to transfer to a four-year institution, with the desire to pursue medicine after completion of their undergraduate degree.

·         Must be a Biology/Pre-Medicine major or other healthcare-related discipline

·         Accepted at a four-year college or university

·         Desire to pursue medicine after completion of their undergraduate degree

·         Demonstrated academic promise and performance. (Minimum GPA of 3.0)

METCS Scholarship

·         Student must complete at least MTH 122 at Essex County College

·         Student must have taken a minimum of 16 college-level credits in Math at Essex County College

·         Math GPPA of 3.0 or better in courses taken at Essex County College

·         In the event of ties, the overall GPA of courses taken at Essex County College is considered

Professor John Hills International Student Scholarship

This scholarship reflects the spirit of John Hills’ lifelong thirst for languages, learning, and travel, which was guided by his deep respect for and appreciation of cultures other than his own. A natural teacher and mentor, John Hills remained committed to the success and well-being of his English language learner students beyond their graduation. For the outstanding student who has completed ESL courses at Essex County College and is continuing their studies at a four-year college or university. Established in loving memory by his wife, Lynn, and the Hills and Stockhamer families and friends.

Phi Theta Kappa

·         Member of the Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year college students

Robert Sydney Needham Memorial Scholarship

·         Must be a graduate of an NJ High School

·         Demonstrated history of community service or campus leadership

·         Minimum GPA of 3.0

·         Transferring to a 4-year institution

Social Work Student Association Scholarship

·         Has been an active 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

Dr. Peter Myers/ Professor David Barnes Scholarship

·         Be a Social Science Major

·         Be graduating with at least a 3.0 GPA or higher

·         Have gained Admission to a 4-year College or University

·         Write a 2-page Essay about yourself, including your commitment to Social Justice in recent times.

·         Two letters of Recommendation from two current members of the faculty.

Women Talking to Women Scholarship

·         Must be a female and graduating from ECC with a 3.5 GPA or higher

·         African American and be a Human and Social Service Program major

·         Accepted at a four-year school in the Fall 2022 semester to continue her major in Social Work at an accredited university


The E.O.F. Scholarship at Essex County College is given annually to graduating E.O.F. student(s) who have completed a full-time credit load with a GPA of 2.5 or better; have participated in E.O.F. required activities, and have contributed to the college community. 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.

·         EOF participant

·         Graduate

·         3.0 GPA or above

·         Exemplifies the spirit of The EOF Program


The scholarship is awarded to the student who complies with the following: City of Newark, NJ resident, must be at least 35 years old, active in extracurricular activities within 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, the student must submit an essay on how the E.O.F Program has prepared her to attend a four-year college/university; including a brief statement regarding her personal philosophy on life.

·         Resident of Newark; female

·         At least 35 years of age

·        2.0 GPA or above