The Montclair Office Of School Counseling encourages all seniors to investigate scholarship opportunities. National scholarships can be searched through one of any number of online scholarship search services, such as Fastweb or Chegg. Below is a list of useful websites.

Local/Regional Scholarships 

For a list of local or regional scholarships, please see below. The list is updated periodically as scholarships are received by the Office Of School Counseling. Please note, all scholarships that require a paper application are available in the Office Of School Counseling(Main Building, second floor).  



Horatio Alger Scholarship
Deadline: 3/15/23

These $10,000 - $25,000 scholarships are awarded to high school juniors who are on a normal progression to graduate in the Spring of 2024, with a goal of enrolling in a 4-year college program no later than the Fall of 2024.  Eligible applicants are students who have demonstrated integrity, perserverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, good academic record, commitment to pursuing a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Click the link below for the complete application:

Horatio Alger Scholarship 2023.pdf

Yale Women In Economics
Deadline: 1/17/23

The 2023 Seed Scholars Program, in Partnership with Y.W.I.E, is offering $2000 scholarship to accepted students to be applied towards attending a 4-day Yale Residential overnight visit, with access to build college admission and college prep programs.  This opportunity is for Juniors who are expecting to graduate in 2024.  Students can be a member of a public or catholic high school, and must identify as a female student of color.  Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and classify as being a low-moderate household income of less than $125,000: Click here to apply

Columbus Citizens Foundation
Deadline: 2/20/23

Multiple awards of up to $6,250 can be applied toward high school, college, or medical school tuition. Students entering their freshmen year of high school, college, or first year of medical school, who meet the following criteria, are eligible to apply.  The applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 or greater, be at least 25% Italian heritage, and be able to provide the most recent federal tax documentation in the application:  Click here to apply

NJ Sharing Network
Deadline: 2/27/23

The sharing network offers multiple scholarships for seniors graduating in the Spring of 2023.  These scholarships are awarded to students who have been impacted by organ and tissue donation and transplantation and/or are advocates for their life-saving mission:  Click here to apply

Tzu Chi
Deadline: 3/18/23

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is offering graduating seniors a $1,500 scholarship to attend a fully-accredited college or university.  Eligible applicants must have a G.P.A of 3.o or higher.  Please click here to apply.

Congressional Black Caucus
Deadlines range from :3/18/23-4/28/23

The Congressional Black Caucus maintains a variety of scholarship opportunities that range in value from $3000-$70,000, which are available to African-American or Black students.  Requirements vary, but details can be viewed on the scholarship page that is operated by the C.B.C.  Click here to view all scholarship opportunties.

Community Foundation Of New Jersey
Deadline: 3/31/23

The CFNJ offers a plethora of scholarship applications for students who have already applied to and been accepted to a college or university for for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Criteria for eligibility varies by scholarship so please read each scholarship description in it's entirety.  Please note that only online applications will be accepted.  Please click here for a link to the universal application.  A complete list of scholarships included in the universal application is available here.

Asain Pacific Community Fund-multiple scholarships

Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship

Deadline:  4/3/23

APCF is offering the Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship in support of economically-challenged Hmong American youth as they pursue their dreams of obtaining a higher education.  This scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to attend college, and awards a $5000 scholarship for each of four years (upon meeting renewal requirements).  Applicants must be a blood descendant of Hmong racial origins and identify as Hmong American, with either U.S citizenship or legal permanent residency.  The recipient must provide their letter of acceptance to a college or university and have a minimum UNWEIGHTED GPA of 2.8.  To apply, please click here.

Kathy Banks Foundation Scholarship

The kathy Banks scholarship is offering (20)$1000 awards to graduating seniors who's family meets the federal guidelines for low-income, is planning to attend a 4-year institution in the fall of 2023, has an UNWEIGHTED GPA of 3.0.  Click here to apply.

Preferred Bank Scholarship


Preferred Bank is offering (8)$1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors who's family meets the federal guidelines for low-income, is planning to attend a two or four-year institution in the fall of 2023, has an UNWEIGHTED GPA of 3.0. Click here to apply.

Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund
Deadline: 4/3/23

The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund is offering (10)$7,500 scholarships to graduating seniors or 1st year college students who are planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2023.  Eligible applicants must be a U.S citizen or permanent residents, and be direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen.  The applicant's family must meet the federal/state/local guidelines for low-income and be able to provide their 2021-2022 tax returns.  Click here to apply.

Deadline: 4/7/23

Pomptonian awards (4)$1000 scholarships, in memory of Giovina Coscia, to graduating seniors who who attend school in districts that are served by Pomptonian.  Click here to access the application.  

Student Insights
Deadline: 4/23/23

Student insight is sponsoring the "Student View" Scholarship program.  This program, which DOES NOT REQUIRE a fee, application form, minimum GPA, test score, or essay, will award 10-$500 scholarships, 2-$1000 scholarship, and 1-$5000 scholarship to high school seniors.  To learn more about this exciting opportunity, click here.

PB&J Foundation
Deadline: 5/31/23

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving high school seniors who are attending school in the United States, plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college, and have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but who still have the drive to succeed.  Click here to apply

The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Girls and Women
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