The application process for scholarships for the Spring 2022 semester is now open. Students can fill out ONE application to connect to ALL of the opportunities available through the Foundation. CLICK HERE TO BEGIN.
The deadline for applications will be Midnight, Monday, October 18, 2021.
If you are an international student, you MUST have a current F-1 visa to receive scholarship support from the Foundation.
If you are a US citizen, you MUST complete the FAFSA application for federal support (link to FAFSA) before you can receive scholarship support from the Foundation.
If you are a US citizen and a New Jersey resident, you MUST complete the HESAA application for state support (link to HESAA) before you can receive scholarship support from the Foundation.
If you are an immigrant under the Dreamer or DACA programs, you MUST complete the alternative HESAA application for state support (link to HESAA Dreamers) before you can receive scholarship support from the Foundation.
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. You must also be currently enrolled at Bergen in a degree program.
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: http://www.fafsa.gov. New Jersey residents must fill out the HESAA application; You can access that form here: HESAA. 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 process for the Spring 2022 semester will open on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. All applications will be due on or before Monday, October 18, 2021.
If I have any other questions, who can I contact?
If you have any questions about scholarships, please send an email to [email protected].