The Montclair Guidance Department 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 in the MHS Guidance Center. Please note, all scholarships that require a paper application are available  in the Guidance Center (Main Building, first floor). 

  • Montclair Scholarship Fund
  • CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION (Deadline for submission is March 8, 2019)

    The Montclair Scholarship Fund (MSF) is a nonprofit organization that has been awarding scholarships to Montclair High School college-bound seniors with financial need for more than 60 years.

    For information about MSF and to learn more about the scholarship application process, visit the Montclair Scholarship Fund Website

    Additional requirements are detailed on the application. Students will be notified by Montclair High School in April if their application moves forward in the interview process. Interviews will be held at the high school in May.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship can be completed online; deadline is February 19th. Applicants must reside in/attend high school in Essex, Union, or Hudson County; GPA of 3.0 and minimum score of 1000 SAT; emphasis on public service in community; demonstrate a financial need. Click here to access application online.
  • The application for the Dorothy Smeaton and Jean Napolitano Memorial Scholarship for high school students pursuing a law related career is available in the Guidance Center. Minimum of “B” average and financial need are requirements. Application deadline is Friday,  March 1st. Amount of the award is $1500.
  • Wilshire Law Firm Student Scholar Award: Awarded to one outstanding student with $1,000 towards educational expenses.To apply, students must submit a 600 word essay describing the college major they are interested in and why. This essay should talk about how they plan to work in their chosen field to help their community. You can view the link to the scholarship details and application here:
  • The NJ Sharing Network announces multiple scholarships made possible by the Betsy Niles Scholarship Fund, the Missy’s Miracle Scholarship Fund and the Hearts for Emma Partner Fund. Applicants must be organ and tissue donation advocates and personally affected by or a family member of someone affected by organ and tissue donation or transplant. Application is available for download at Application deadline is Friday, March 15th by 12:00PM.

  •  The Karen L. Wall Memorial Scholarship is available in the Guidance Center. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required. Scholarship amount is $1000. Application deadline is Friday, March 15th
  •  John A. Plumer Memorial Scholarship: Music Scholarship for vocalists and instrumentalists. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2019. Applicants must audition on Sunday, March 23rd, Amount of award is $1500. Click here for application.
  •  College Women's Club of Montclair Scholarship: College bound female, high school seniors. Deadline March 22, 2019. Click here for application
  •  Applications for The Vivian Gaunt African Heritage Scholarship are now available in the Guidance Center.  A GPA of 2.0 – 2.9 and consciousness of African heritage are requirements. Applicants outside of the GPA requirements will not be considered. Application deadline is Friday, April 5th.
  • Mesothelioma Essay Scholarship Contest: Deadline to submit is July 20, 2019. This scholarship is a great one for students interested in a medical career. There will be 4 prizes, ranging from $2500 for first place to $500 for fourth place.You can view all of the details about this scholarship here:


U.S. Department of State High School Study Abroad Scholarships

The U.S. Department of State offers merit-based scholarships for American high school students to study abroad from three weeks to an academic year. Previous language study is not required for most programs.

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