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.

Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Scholarships 

Omicron Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., focusing on Montclair, Bloomfield, and West Essex will award scholarships in four categories:

  1. HBCU (Historically Black College and University)  
  2. Community Service 
  3. STEAM Scholarship (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)  
  4. The Doris H. Coleman Butterfly Book Scholarship  


  1. GPA 3.0  
  2. Demonstrate financial need by submitting a copy of the applicant’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Student Aid Report (SAR)
  3. An official transcript  
  4. One (1) letter of recommendation  
  5. A Personal Statement  
  6. Copy of College Acceptance Letter

Please note that applicants are expected to follow all guidelines of the outlined process. Incomplete packages will not be considered. 


If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, click here. Online applications should be completed by April 20, 2024 and all supporting information must be submitted to [email protected] by April 20, 2024.   All vetted applicants must be available to attend a brief interview.


MNJYSA Soccer (Leisel Krehan) Memorial Scholarship
The Mid NJ Youth Soccer Association awards two $1000 scholarships to a graduating male and female senior who played, refereed or was a youth trainer in MNJYSA during their high school years. Scholarship award is based on a student's accomplishments in the classroom, high school, community and soccer club. Not need based. Recommendation letters accepted, but must be submitted with the application.
Deadline to Apply: Postmarked by May 15th. Please click here for the application and additional scholarship details.

2024 Jill Ann Newman Scholarship

After graduating from Montclair High School, Jill Ann Newman Slansky was the recipient of a private scholarship which was very helpful in funding her college education. At the age of 50, she decided give something back to the community she grew up in. She established the Jill Ann Newman Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation in 1996, which benefits graduates of Montclair High School who are pursuing a career in education. 
Jill's career as an educator has given her many wonderful opportunities. She taught in New Jersey, Colorado, New Mexico and Idaho. In 2005, she retired after 22 years as a national consultant for a major educational publisher. In this role, she provided professional development for educators in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. Jill feels that the scholarship she received when she was at Montclair High School helped her acquire an excellent education and launch her career. She is very grateful for the assistance and that someone believed in her.

Award Information

1 award of $2,000 is awarded each year. This scholarship is not renewable.


Students selected to receive this scholarship must:
  • be graduating seniors from Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey
  • continue their education at an accredited college, university, career or technical school during the upcoming school year
  • plan to pursue a career in education, with preference given to students specializing in elementary or special education
  • demonstrate academic achievement
  • have participated in various school activities
If you are interested in this scholarship, click here. Applications are due by April 30, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Krish Kohli Scholarship

Eligibility : 

- Graduating seniors from NJ High Schools who will attend University of Michigan, 

  Ann Arbor as freshmen in Fall 2024. 

- Must have paid the enrollment deposit to attend as a full time freshman at 

  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

- No financial need is required for eligibility


Application submission window:

April 1 - May 31, 2024.

If you are planning to attend University of Michigan Fall 2024, please consider applying for this scholarship, click here. 

Katherine Marcotte Scholarship
"Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions." - Author Unknown
The Montclair Education Association awards this scholarship to a graduating Montclair High School Senior who has shown an interest in pursuing a career in the field of education.
Criteria for the Scholarship: Intention to major in the field of education ● Demonstrated academic excellence while a student at Montclair High School ● Fulfillment of all academic requirements for graduation from Montclair High School
If you are interested in this scholarship, click here. All entries must be received by May 27, 2024.

2nd Annual BestColleges Scholarship for Black Women in STEM


This scholarship is open to Black women who are currently enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree program in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. If you are interested in this scholarship, click here. All entries must be received by July 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

UNICO Montclair Scholarship UNICO Nationalis dedicated to promoting the image of Italian Americans and preserving Italian heritage and culture. Through its Foundation, UNICO supports charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects.

UNICO Montclair, a local service organization, is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to a deserving Montclair High School senior. An applicant will be considered based on the following criteria:
  • 3.0 grade point average or higher
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service
If you are interested in this scholarship, click here. Applications are due by April 15, 2024 at 11:59pm

The Khawaja Foundation Scholarship
Prospective Applicants:

The Khawaja Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth and young adults who are in need of guidance and leadership by providing scholarships, mentorships, information, and resources for individuals interested in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and App Development.

Students looking to apply to the scholarship should be interested in graduating with a major and or minor in an information technology related degree. Prospective applicants should also have an interest or intend to pursue a future in computer science, cybersecurity, systems engineering, or application development.

If interested in this scholarship, click here to apply. Applications are due by 11:59pm on May 22nd, 2024

NJAPSA Dr. Theodore Kozlik Scholarship 2024

The New Jersey Association of Pupil Services Administrators' Association is sponsoring the Dr. Theodore Kozlik Scholarship Program for June 2024 graduates. Applicants must be classified as eligible for special education services, pursuing post-secondary education and sponsored by a NJAPSA member. 

Students should demonstrate some or all of the following:

- Motivation to succeed academically - Participation in school and extracurricular activities - Community Service including volunteerism - Employment experiences - Self-Directed - Leadership Skills

Please submit ALL applications to the Office of School Counseling (for NJAPSA member signature) by Thursday, March 28, 2024. If you’re interested in applying, click here

Free and Accepted Masons State of New Jersey Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria: 

1. The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge and Oziel Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star will have a Joint Scholarship Program on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Location: Program will be held at Kean University and will begin at 10:00am 

2. The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge will award Scholarships in the following categories:  Family Awards – Eight (8) $2,000.00 Must be related to a Prince Hall Master Mason.  At-Large Awards – Eight (8) 1,000.00 Does not have to be related to a Prince Hall Master Mason. 

3. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior, 2024. 

4. All applicants must be planning to attend college in the fall of 2024 as a full-time student. 

All applications must be returned to the Office of School Counseling by Friday, April 26, 2024. Our department will then email the completed applications to the scholarship committee. If you are interested in this scholarship, click here.

Essex County Directors of Special Education Scholarship Notice 2023-2024 School Year
The Essex County Directors of Special Education is pleased to announce that they will be providing several one-year scholarships to graduating senior students who have been accepted to an accredited college, university, commercial or trade school. The organization will be awarding these scholarships to students who are eligible for special education and related services and currently have an IEP plan in place. The following factors will be considered as part of the application:

⮚ Community service including charity work ⮚ Citizenship activities ⮚ Academic achievement ⮚ Financial need ⮚ Self-Advocacy ⮚ Leadership ⮚ Goals and ambitions
Students that wish to be candidates for this scholarship should complete the attached application to the Montclair High School Office of School Counseling by Friday, April 26, 2024. The School Counseling office will then forward ALL applications at one time on May 1, 2024. If you are interested in this scholarship, click here.   

Hortense Tate Scholarship

The Montclair History Center maintains three historic properties, including the Israel Crane House and Historic YWCA, now located at 110 Orange Road.


Hortense Tate was a pivotal figure in the Glenridge Avenue YWCA from the time she moved to Montclair from Kansas to become a Girl Reserve Secretary in 1921 and throughout the 20th century, continuing the YWCA mission to establish an educational center and safe haven for African American women and girls in Montclair. Mrs. Tate inspired countless young women at the YWCA by creating a positive environment, fostering cultural pride, and encouraging young women to pursue higher educational degrees. This scholarship will be awarded in her spirit! 

If you are interested in applying, click here. All applications are due April 30, 2024

Thornton Sisters Scholarship Information and Application


  • HS Senior enrolling in a 4 yr accredited college or university
  • Female of Color (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino-American, Caribbean-American, Native American, Asian-American, etc.)
  • GPA: C+ or better
  • Official Transcript
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • Proof of Parent’s Income/tax statement
  • Personal Essay
  • Photo-Passport Size 
If you are interested in applying, click here. Deadline to Apply: Postmarked by May 7th

H2M STEAM Scholarship (Architects and Engineers)

Please see the attached H2M Scholarship awarded on the basis of merit to seniors planning to attend college and enroll in a science, technology, engineering, architecture or math (STEAM) degree program.

10- $1000 Scholarships will be awarded.If you are interested in applying, click here. Deadline to Apply is April 15th.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Scholarship Application 

Open to descendants (children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins) of members of DAV, NJ.

If you are interested in applying to this scholarship, click here. All applications must be received by March 27, 2024 @ 3:00pm 

The Music Village Scholarship

Music Village’s mission to inspire unity in the community through music and the arts can only be obtained by having skillful performers who sacrifice to serve the community with their talents. We believe that when the community aligns with the artists, the artists will give back to support the community through their talents, time, and resources.

The Music Village Scholarship Fund will seek to support artists by:

  • Providing financial support for the instruments and arts materials.
  • Providing support for private instruction, study programs, or summer music/arts camps.
  • Providing tuition support for collegiate musical studies.


  • You must be a resident of New Jersey (1 to 2 awards will be reserved for West Orange applicants).
  • Currently a student in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12.
  • All students who apply must have a cumulative B average or higher in a music, performing arts, or visual arts program.
  • All students who apply must submit a one-paragraph essay describing how you use your music/art for community service or to help others.
  • A letter of recommendation from your primary music, performing arts, or visual arts teacher addressing your dedication and performing skills.
  • A link to a performance (from not more than one year ago) or visual images.
  • At least one paragraph explaining how this scholarship can help you

If you are interested in applying to this scholarship, click here. All applications must be received by March 31, 2024.
Montclair Drifters Scholarship

Montclair Drifters, Incorporated, a distinguished organization with a rich history dating back to its formation in 1964 in Waco, Texas. Having consistently maintained a positive public image for over the past sixty years, Montclair Drifters, Inc. is renowned for its unique charitable, civic, and social involvement. Furthermore, we take pride in being role models who wholeheartedly embrace universal womanhood. 

As part of their commitment to empowering the next generation, Montclair Drifters, Inc. is pleased to announce our annual scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. Montclair Drifters, Inc. aim to recognize and support deserving students who have not only excelled academically but have also made significant contributions to community service.

If you are interested in applying to this scholarship, click here. All applications must be received by April 5, 2024.

Kiwanis Club of Montclair Scholarship

To recognize the achievement of two graduating MHS students whose community service and leadership are exemplary regardless of financial need.

If you are interested in applying, click here. All applications must be received before April 15, 2024

Giovina Coscia Memorial Scholarship 2024

Pomptonian Food Service will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships in memory of our founder, Giovina Coscia.  The monetary awards are available to graduating seniors in any of the high schools Pomptonian serves.  Children of Pomptonian employees are not eligible for this award.


We will base our decision on a combination of factors including:


         -Students pursuing a career in Business, Culinary Arts or Restaurant, Hotel and 

Hospitality Management

         -Financial Need

         -Work Experience

         -Community Service

         -Quality and Substance of Essay

         -Letters of Recommendation (2)


Please send all the applications to:

Mrs. Candy Vidovich

Vice President

Pomptonian Food Service

155 Passaic Ave, Ste 210

Fairfield, NJ 07004-3511

Or submit by email - [email protected]


If you are interested in applying, click here. All applications must be received by email or hard copy by April 5, 2024.

Future Of Stem Scholars (FOSSI)
Scholarships are available for students interested in attending an HBCU and pursuing a STEM degree. If you are interested in applying, click here.

BigFuture Scholarship Opportunities
Earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships by completing the six qualifying steps on BigFuture. If you are interested in applying, please click here.

2023-2024 Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship
The Janet Logan Daily Foundation is accepting applications for its annual $10,000 scholarship. 
The foundation grants an annual award to one graduating HS senior from New Jersey who will be enrolling full-time in an accredited post-secondary university or college. This scholarship rewards students from varying academic backgrounds who routinely demonstrate maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom.

The deadline to submit a completed application is April 1st, 2024.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Click Here to Apply

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