The application process for scholarships for the Fall 2020 semester was March 12, so no new applications are being accepted.

Notices of awards will be sent directly to awardees in the middle of April.


Who qualifies for scholarships?
To apply for a scholarship from the Bergen Community College Foundation, you must have completed 6 credits at Bergen Community College, and have at least a 2.0 GPA. You must also be currently enrolled at Bergen in a degree program.

Note: Scholarship Recipients are required to participate in a celebration breakfast with scholarship donors on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.

I do/do not receive financial aid.  Am I still eligible to receive a scholarship?
Yes. Most foundation scholarships are need-based, but a few are merit-based.  Note that international students are eligible for many foundation scholarships.

How does the Foundation evaluate need?
The foundation coordinates with Bergen’s Office of Financial Aid to clarify student need. Filling out the FAFSA form is required for US citizens; you can access that form here:  Dreamers in New Jersey must fill out the HESAA application; You can access that form here:  HESAA for Dreamers.  If you have questions or need help with the forms, please reach out to the college’s Financial Aid office.

If you have not applied for financial aid through the college, we may need additional information from you to demonstrate your need.

When is the application due date?
The application deadline for scholarships for the Fall 2020 semester is Midnight on March 12, 2020.

If I have any other questions, who can I contact?
If you have any questions about scholarships, please send an email to [email protected].