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Union County College Scholarships

 

The following is a list of scholarships available to Union County College students from private, institutional, Union County and State of New Jersey sources.

Alumni Association Part-Time Scholarship
Awarded to a part-time student with a minimum 2.0 GPA who has demonstrated a commitment to Union County College. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Amateur Astronomers, Inc./E.T. Pearson Scholarship & Dr. Lewis Thomas Scholarship
Recipient must be a full time Union County College student who is enrolled as a physical science or engineering major. Preference will be given to students enrolled in or having taken Astronomy 101 or 102. Recipient must have completed 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.  Must submit application for Financial Aid, but need not be eligible for financial aid.

American Association of University Professors Scholarship (#1)
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed at least 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipient must have involvement in community activities and demonstrate financial need.

American Association of University Professors Scholarship (#2)
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed at least 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipient must have involvement in community activities and demonstrate financial need.

American Association of University Professors Scholarship (#3)
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed at least 18 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipient must have involvement in community activities and demonstrate financial need.

American Way Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student enrolled in the ESL Program who has completed a minimum of 6 credit hours and demonstrates financial need.

Virginia and Henry Apelian Scholarship
Two scholarships awarded annually. The first must be of Armenian descent with priority given to financial need and academic achievement. This recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and must have completed at least 15 credits. In the event there are several qualifying candidates (of Armenian descent), priority will be given to the student with the highest grade point average and financial need. If there are no qualifying students of Armenian descent, then priority will be given to students from countries formed after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. (for example, Ukraine, Belarus). If no qualifying student can be found, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student from any European country. Second award to student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who has completed at least 15 credits, and has financial need.

The Atrion Corporation Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Computer Science field who has completed a minimum of 15 credits with a 2.5 GPA and demonstrates financial need.

The Barnes-Taylor Family Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student over the age of 25 who has completed a minimum of 24 credits with a 2.5 GPA and applied for financial aid.

Alan R. Barwiolek Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student in ASL or Deaf Studies Certificate or Interpreters for Deaf Degree Program who has completed 12 credits (Certificate Program) or 30 credits (Degree Program) with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Recipient must have declared interpreting as a career track, demonstrate financial need, and be a U.S. citizen.

James C. Bashe Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the Allied Health Program, with priority given to a Physical Therapy student.

Eugene H. Bauer Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who has completed 30 credits towards an Associate Degree Program. Recipient must be a resident of Union County or adjacent counties (Essex, Middlesex, Morris and Somerset).

Ernest & Georgia Bell Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student pursuing a degree in Business Administration or Business Management. Recipient must have a "B- average" (2.7 GPA) and be a Union County resident. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Ceinwen Bergen Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student in his/her sophomore year from a Union County city (Elizabeth, Plainfield, Rahway, Linden, Roselle). Recipient must be a Humanities major in the Liberal Arts Program and demonstrate financial need. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 or better cumulative GPA at the time of application for the scholarship.

Elizabeth J. Bielefeld Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to full or part-time students who are residents of Union County and who plan to transfer to a four-year institution upon graduation. Preference will be given to residents of Summit, NJ. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application and have completed a minimum of 12 credits. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Hermann J. Bielefeld Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student pursuing an A.A. or A.S. Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physical Science or Languages. Recipient must have a 3.0 or better average and have completed 12 credits. Preference will be given to a student who is a single parent working full or part-time. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Donald E. Billiar Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to the applicant with the highest cumulative GPA (minimum 3.0) after having completed a minimum of 20 credits.

Samuel Blake Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a law enforcement, teaching or nursing program. Recipient must have a "B average" (or 3.0 GPA) and must have completed 12 credits. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Elizabeth M. Blatz Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who has completed at least 12 credits and has earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Joan and Pete Blatz Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student with preference given to a student athlete. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, have completed at least 12 credits, and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Biology Scholarship Award
Awarded to a full or part-time matriculated student who attains the highest course grades in BIO111 in the Fall semester.  Preference will be given to those students majoring in Biology at Union County College. If multiple students have identical course grades, then student with the highest GPA at end of Fall semester will be awarded the scholarship.

Martha Bracher and Marguerite Hesseman Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has completed 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate financial need. Priority will be given to applicants from Hillside and Hillside High School graduates.

The Nadine Brechner Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has passed Institute for Intensive English courses and is enrolled in credit courses. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Bristol Myers Squibb Scholarship
Awarded to a current or transfer full time, matriculated student. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to renew scholarship.

The Brown Family / Ralph Jimenez Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a new or continuing full or part-time student in the Paramedic Program, including those working towards an Associate’s degree in the Paramedic Program. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Drs. Thomas and Tressa Brown Scholarship
Awarded to an entering Plainfield High School graduate who is a full-time matriculated student majoring in Elementary or Secondary Education. Recipient must maintain a 2.75 GPA to continue receiving this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Dr. Tressa and Dr. Thomas Brown Scholarship
Awarded to a current full time, matriculated student in Liberal Arts (Early Childhood Elementary Education Option Pre K-3) or Liberal Arts (Education Option Grades 4-12). The student must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to Union County College.

Bruckner Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time male student, born in the USA, 25 years of age or younger, who has completed a minimum of 24 credits with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application. Recipient must be majoring in engineering and planning to pursue a bachelor's degree after graduating from UCC.

James A. Burns Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student in the LPN curriculum, with a minimum "C average" (or 2.0 GPA) overall, but a "B average" (or 3.0 GPA) in the "core" curriculum. Recipient must have worked in the home health care field (2 years recommended), have demonstrated compassion and love for his/her work, and not have the means to pursue further certification in nursing such as an LPN degree. Letter of recommendation or references from patient families, supervisor or colleagues is required for consideration. Letter or statement from candidate about his/her career goals and how he/she would work to ensure quality care also is required. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Rosemary and Eugene Carmody Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in either Business or Liberal Arts with an Education option. Priority will be given to a full-time student. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 24 credits. Recipient must have active participation in Union County College and/or community programs. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, College or community participation, and financial need.

The Celgene Future Caregiver Award Scholarship
Awarded to a new or continuing full-time student working towards an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing, with a 3.0 (B) or better average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Cento Amici Scholarship in Memory of John Neiswanger
Awarded to a student of Italian-American descent who has completed a minimum of 24 credits with a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Central Jersey Road Runners Club Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving Union County College athlete/scholar.

The Christ Fellowship Kingdom Advance Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student. Recipient must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above. Recipient must be a member of Christ Fellowship, as verified in writing by the Senior Pastor of the Church. If more than one candidate qualifies in a given year, then the award will go to the candidate with the most financial need as the second criteria. If a third tier of criteria is needed, then it will be by the higher GPA.

Colonna/Cormier Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student coming immediately out of high school with a "B average" (or 3.5 GPA). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

Camille and Robert Cormier Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Corporate Chefs Scholarship
Awarded to a student enrolled in a program at the Plainfield Campus who demonstrates financial need.

Professor Pedro X. Cosme Psychology-Social Sciences Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student in a Psychology or Social Services major, who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and has completed 24 credits.  The student must demonstrate financial need. An essay is required describing academic experience at UCC and its effect on student, and should include future academic and professional goals. One letter of recommendation from Psych/Soc Department is required.

Daniel G. Covine Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who has completed 12 credits with a 3.0 GPA, and is a resident of Union County. Preference will be given to students in the Paralegal Studies Program; if no appropriate student is eligible, then the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Judge Cuddie E. Davidson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Charles T. Davis, Sr. Scholarship
Awarded to students entering the Liberal Arts Program. To be eligible, students must have membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Preference given to students residing in Union County.  Students must first apply for and accept financial aid prior to receiving scholarship. Continuing recipient(s) must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.

Developmental English Scholarship
Awarded to a student enrolled in a degree program who has demonstrated a commitment to college work by having successfully completed his/her developmental English requirements in reading and writing. Recipient must write a brief statement (250 words) discussing his/her educational goals at Union County College.

Rachel Ann Drinkwater Scholarship
Awarded to a female Business major who is in the top quarter of her high school class or has maintained a "B" average the last two years in high school. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA while at Union County College and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree after graduating from Union County College. Recipient must be a United States citizen and no more than 21 years of age.

Dubitsky-Belmonte Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is a Linden resident. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need. Recipient must have successfully completed all remedial requirements and be enrolled in any program offered through the Business Department (Administrative Support, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Accounting, Business ( Options), Computer Science, Paralegal, Game Design, Help Desk, Fire Science, Sports Mgmt., Business Marketing, Computer Info Systems & Technology, Restaurant & Tourism Mgmt, Hospitality Mgmt,  plus any new programs within the Business Department).

Engineering/Technology/Architecture Department Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student, taking at least 6 credits and matriculated in one of the programs offered by the Engineering/Technology/Architecture Department at UCC. Recipient may receive this scholarship support for more than one year. Recipient must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application for the scholarship and have completed a minimum of 12 college-level credits at Union County College. Applicant must also submit a 300 word essay (word processed) on some aspect of engineering, technology or architecture (e.g., a practitioner, historical development, economic impact, environmental influence, edifice), past or present. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and evaluation of the essay by a committee determined by the Engineering Department.

Excellence in Psychology Scholarship
Awarded to full or part-time student who is a Psychology major with a minimum GPA of 3.2.

Faculty Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated student who has completed 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.2. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Farrell Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time matriculated student majoring in Business or a Business option.  The recipient must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Scholarship will be awarded based on financial need.

Donald J. & Margaret V. Feaster Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student majoring in the sciences, with preference for obtaining an Engineering degree. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application for the scholarship and have completed a minimum of 12 credits. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Firemen's Mutual Benevolent Association, Local 37, Cranford Scholarship
Awarded to full-time students who have completed a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipients must be residents of Cranford. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Dr. Sondra Fishinger Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF) student who is a member of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society and who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to a student who meets the above requirements and who intends to complete an associate’s degree at Union County College and to transfer to a four-year institution. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

T.C. Flynn & Megan Ryan Morris Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time female student, a resident of Union County and a graduate of a Union County high school with a "C average" (or 2.0 GPA) or better.

The Barbara H. Foley Scholarship (#1)
Awarded to a Union County College ESL student who has not failed the previous ESL course. Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

The Barbara H. Foley Scholarship (#2)
Awarded to a full or part-time student in the I.I.E. Program who is doing well.

The Fox Family Scholarship (#1)
Awarded to a matriculated full or part-time student and a resident of Union County who has successfully completed at least one English-as-a-Second-Language class and a minimum of 12 credits with a "C average" (or 2.5 GPA). Recipient must be of immigrant background and demonstrate financial need.

The Fox Family Scholarship (#2)
Awarded to a matriculated full or part-time student and a resident of Union County who has successfully completed level 6 in English-as-a-Second-Language class and a minimum of 12 credits with a "C average" (or 2.5 GPA). The recipient must be of immigrant background and be planning to become a teacher.

Freeholder Scholars Program
Please see listing under Union County Freeholders Scholarships

The Frog Crossing Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated full or part-time female student. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and can be used for tuition and/or books.

Thomas Gallagher Scholarship
Awarded to a full time second year student who is majoring in a mathematics related field and demonstrates financial need.

Dorothy Gasorek Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is a resident of Union County. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

The Arthur Geilfuss Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who intends to complete an associate's degree. Preference shall be given to a Union Township resident. Preference will be given to a student in financial need. There shall be only one scholarship recipient annually.

The Emma Geilfuss Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who intends to complete an associate's degree. Preference shall be given to a Union Township resident. Preference will be given to a student in financial need. There shall be only one scholarship recipient annually.

Gelvan Family Philanthropic Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student working toward an Associate degree in Allied Health, Nursing, or Biology who plans to transfer to a four-year institution to continue in the Health Care, Nursing or Medical field.  Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

General Endowment Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to prevent and deter student need for loans. Students may be full or part-time, must have and maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA, and must have applied for financial aid and found to be either ineligible or only partially eligible for grants-in-aid.

Gibson Family Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a full time student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

Dr. Edward Golda Scholarship
Awarded to a student of Polish descent and/or from Poland, enrolled in either the Institute for Intensive English or regular course offerings with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipient must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student with interest in foreign language as a field of study.

Robert M. Gray Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated student in the Nursing program who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a 2.5 GPA and demonstrates financial need.

Gray Family Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated student who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a 2.5 GPA and demonstrates financial need.

John & Patricia Griffith Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time EOF student who plans to transfer to a four-year college. Recipient must have earned at least 12 credits and have a GPA of at least a "B- average" (or 2.7 GPA). The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need.

Dr. Toby Grodner Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time Business major, with emphasis on Marketing, who has completed a minimum of 30 credits with at least a "B average" (or 3.0 GPA). The scholarship is awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need.

Elizabeth R. Gruen Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has completed at least two plant science courses at UCC and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the plant science courses at the time of application. Recipient must demonstrate a strong interest in horticulture and should be planning a career in horticulture. If more than one candidate for the scholarship meets these standards, special criteria will be utilized to determine the recipient for that year.

Richard & LaVerne Haberski Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in engineering or science with a minimum "C average" (or 2.5 GPA). It is preferred that at least one recipient each year is a Linden resident.

Charles J. Hanak Jr. and Mary Hanak Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Lavinia and Michael Hand Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student pursuing a professional level career in the medical field. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Robert F. Hand Scholarship
Awarded to a Cranford resident who demonstrates good academic scholarship and financial need.

Thomas H. Hannen, Sr. Scholarship
Awarded to a full time student with a minimum 2.0 GPA who demonstrates financial need.

Margaret B. Hanson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time Liberal Arts major who has completed a minimum of 9 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA in English courses. Recipient must plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate active involvement in community activities. Recipient must be a resident of Union County. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Professor Donald Hedeen Scholarship
Awarded to a full time student who has completed at least 24 credits and is majoring in Engineering.

Sherry Heidary Scholarship
Awarded to students with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipients must be taking one of the following courses: Chemistry 111, 113, or 211 and have a 3.0 or better grade in the course - to be selected for this scholarship. In order to receive this scholarship, recipients must enroll in one of the following courses: Chemistry 112, 114, or 212.

Ethel M. Heim - A Friend of the College Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed at least 15 credits with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA who demonstrates financial need.

Everett A. Heim Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who demonstrates financial need.

Herran-delValle Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time female Hispanic student. Recipient must have a "C average" (or 2.0 GPA) or better and be a Union County resident. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Hertling/Nickell Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time female student, majoring in Business and is a Union County resident. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

The Hispanic Law Enforcement Association of Union County, Inc.
Awarded to a full or part-time student of Hispanic decent. Recipient must be enrolled as a Criminal Justice major or taken one or more Criminal Justice related courses with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. One female and one male will be selected for award.

Edward & Patricia Hobbie/Loretta Gleason Castaldo RN, Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time nursing student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better who has completed 24 credits. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Robert Hudak Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has a "B" (3.0) or "B-" (2.7) average, has completed at least 12 credits and is a resident of Union County. Recipient must be someone who was a serious high school student with a history of volunteer activities, or who has held a job while attending school. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Institute for Intensive English Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has successfully completed 12 hours of English as a Second Language (ESL) and demonstrates financial need.

Sandra Itzkoff Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a part-time student majoring in Biology, Nursing or Allied Health, and have an "A average" (or 4.0 GPA). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Kenneth W. and Mildred F. Iversen Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time female student who is a single mother and a resident of Union County. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Jacobson Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who is a graduate of Elizabeth High School or is currently living in Elizabeth and demonstrates financial need.

Sharon Johnson Educational Excellence Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time EOF student who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is awarded based upon financial need and academic achievement.

Alfred and Caryl Kaercher Scholarship
Awarded to a full time second year student who is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a Fine Arts Option in Graphic Arts, Illustration or Visual Arts with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Bonnie Sue Kaplan Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a nursing, Emergency Medical Technology or Paramedic student with the highest grade point average. Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits and applied for financial aid.

The Karma Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time female student returning to school following hardship or child rearing. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Leonard James Keating Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in Biology, enrolled in a professional nursing program, or a program leading to licensure as an R.N.  Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must have completed 24 credits.  Preference will be given to a student who is a single parent. 

J.C. Kellogg Foundation Scholarship
Awarded on a competitive basis each semester to students who have completed NURE 132 or NURE 250 and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Scholarships will be awarded on GPA in rank order with available funds. The award is based on the nursing course being taken and number of nursing credits (Nure 232 - $3,000, Nure 231 - $2,400, Nure 260/270/280/290 - $900 each course and Nure 291 - $300). Students must complete and file a FAFSA and a UCC Scholarship application with the UCC Financial Aid Office. Students who are repeating a nursing course are not eligible for consideration.

Jean Kellogg Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student residing in Union County. Preference will be given to an older student (30 ) who is working and going to school. Recipient must have a "B average" (or 3.0 GPA) and must have completed 12 credits. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Kiwanis Luerich Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is an Elizabeth resident and demonstrates financial need and a commitment to the College or Elizabeth community. Good citizenship must be demonstrated by volunteer, charitable or public service. Recipient must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

The Barbara Ann Kloss Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time matriculated female student, preferably of Polish descent, in a Liberal Arts or Business Program. Recipient must have a "B average" (or 3.0 GPA) and must have completed a minimum of 12 credits. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Ferdinand Klumpp Scholarship
Awarded to an entering or continuing full or part-time student majoring in a Business or Engineering curriculum. Recipient must be a resident of Union County. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Raymond B. and Lillian B. Krov Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who is majoring in Business. Recipient must have completed at least 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students residing in Clark.

Esther and Jerome Krueger Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who has completed 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who is majoring in an Allied Health Profession or Biology. Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

Harry Lampel Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has completed at least 12 credits and is pursuing a degree with a major in Computers or Business. Recipient must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a Plainfield resident or a student attending the Plainfield Campus.

Dolores M. Lanzner Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who is in a Social Services program. Recipient must be a resident of New Jersey, preferably Union County. The Scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

Lawrence-Collins Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student having completed 12 credits. Recipient must demonstrate active involvement in community activities (for example, a religious or social organization). Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference will be given to a Plainfield resident and preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Lessner Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 24 completed credits. Financial need and academic achievement are considered in awarding this scholarship.

Leigh and Julian Levitt Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student in the Biology or Chemistry Program, with a GPA of 3.0 or better and has completed 12 credits or more (excluding non-credit bearing courses). Students with financial need are preferred, but not required. If there are no qualifying students, then the scholarship will be awarded to a full or part-time student in any program with a GPA of 3.8 or better and has completed 30 credits or more. This student need show no evidence of financial need.

Linden Lions Club Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student with a disability who has completed at least 24 credits.  Preference will be given to a student who is hearing or sight impaired.  Preference will be given to a student who resides in Linden or a surrounding Union County town.

L'OREAL USA Scholarship
Awarded to minorities and women who are not currently in the work force.

Richard O. Luster Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a second-year student who is majoring in Engineering. Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

Rebecca Lydon Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a "C average" (or 2.5 GPA) at the time of application. Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

MacDonald/McMinn/Whitaker Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time female student over the age of 25. Recipient must have a "B average" (or 3.0 GPA) at the time of application and have completed a minimum of 12 credits.

Dr. Kenneth C. MacKay Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a 3.0 GPA in History/Government and demonstrates financial need.

Ian MacRitchie Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is majoring in Business or Communications and who has completed 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

The John A. & Ruth Davis Manger Scholarships
Three scholarships awarded annually. One scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in one of the American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Programs with a "B " (3.5 GPA) or better average who has completed at least 12 credits. Preference will be given to a full-time student.   
Two scholarships will be awarded to part-time students with a "B" (3.0) or better average who have completed at least 12 credits. For all scholarships, first preference will be given to Union County residents. If there are no appropriate candidates from Union County, then students from any county who meet the requirements will qualify to receive the scholarships. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need or outstanding scholarship and related achievement.

Manley-Winser Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating high school senior, between the ages of 17-19, from a Summit high school and who is a resident of Summit, NJ. Recipient must have a "C " (2.5 GPA) or better average with a history of community and school service. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Harry B. Martin Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student whose major area of study is devoted to the protection of our environment. Recipient must have completed a minimum of 12 credits with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Judy Danetz Mayer Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated female student who is a single, widowed or divorced mother over 30 years of age. Recipient must have successfully completed English 089 with a "B" (3.0) or better average and a minimum of 9 credit hours. Applicants must write a 250-word essay explaining how her self-concept has changed since starting at Union County College.

John H. and Serena M. McCoy Scholarship
Awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need.

James M. McGowan Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student working towards an Associate's Degree, with a 3.0 (B) or better average. Preference will be given to a student majoring in Business. The scholarship will also be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Dr. William H. McLean Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who plans on enrolling in the Engineering Program. The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need.

Barbara Neblett Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a current Institute for Intensive English student who has successfully completed one year and is currently enrolled in level 3 or 4.

Dr. Richard F. Neblett Memorial Engineering Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time minority student who is an Engineering major (Chemistry or other science major as alternate if no qualified Engineering major). Recipient must have a "B average" (3.5 GPA) or better ("B average" (or 3.0 GPA) if no others qualify), have completed 15 credits and be a Union County resident. Preference will be given to a Plainfield High School graduate. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

The Robert Sydney Needham Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to one full-time student who has completed a minimum of 30 credits with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and is a graduate of a New Jersey High School. Recipient must document active participation in community service and on-campus leadership at Union County College. The scholarship is awarded based upon financial need.

Christine S. Nelson Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student age 35 or older with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Newark Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who resides in Union or Essex County. Recipient must be a second semester student in the Nursing Program and have a "B-" (2.7) or better average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

New Horizons at Union County College Scholarship
Awarded to students who are LGBT (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual or Transgender) or their allies.  Preferably full-time students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students with financial need are preferred. A one-page essay is required on an LGBT topic.

New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS)
High school graduates who are within the top 15% of their class and who meet other criteria are eligible. Applicants must first apply for all need-based federal and merit-based state financial aid grants.
The NJ STARS will cover the remaining balance of tuition and qualified fees. Qualified students will have up to two years from date of high school graduation to enroll and begin using the NJ STARS at Union County College.

New Jersey Haitian Scholarship Fund
Recipients must be enrolled at Union County College on a full-time basis and maintain sufficient funding, sponsorship and other requirements in order to maintain proper visa status. Students who are chosen will make a commitment to study a minimum of two years in the United States and return to Haiti to play a leadership role in the rebuilding of that country.

Sue Novak, RN, CHPN Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who plans on enrolling in the Nursing Program. Preference will be given to a Plainfield resident or an entering student from Plainfield High School.

Paul J. O'Keeffe Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student pursuing a degree in the Nursing Program and who shows involvement in community activities. Priority will be given to a student who plans to attend a four-year institution. Recipient must have a 3.0 (B) average, have completed 24 credits and be a Union County resident. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Dr. Saul Orkin and Maria Lydia Orkin Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Liberal Arts student who has completed at least 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Susan Pancurak Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student entering the second year of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Must demonstrate a sense of maturity and responsibility and keen interest in the profession.

Pepsi Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who demonstrates financial need.

Perry Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student enrolled in the Business or Education Program, have completed a minimum of 12 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must be a resident of Union County. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Frank J. Peterpaul Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled as a Liberal Arts major with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and must have completed a minimum of 12 credits. The scholarship is awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need.

Vincent C. Piro Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time art student of very limited means. Recipient must maintain a "C average" (or 2.0) or better. Recipient must attend annual Scholarship Reception. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Plainfield Garden Club Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time students enrolled in the Liberal Arts- Exploring Science & the Arts program or Environmental Science Program. Recipients must have an overall cumulative 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students who might be interested in making horticulture, conservation, science or floriculture.

PNC "Grow Up Great" Scholarship
Awarded to full or part-time students majoring in Early Childhood Education.

Emil Prazak Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a second year student majoring in Business or Engineering and who is preferably attending classes in the evening.

Public Safety Department Scholarship
Awarded to full-time student majoring in Criminal Justice.  Recipient must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.  The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need.

Raudelunas Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who resides in Union County. Recipient must be someone who values education and whose life will be changed by this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Eleanor B. Reiner Foundation ASL/Deaf Studies Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the ASL or Deaf Studies Certificate or Interpreters for Deaf Degree Program.

The Ann Richards Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is maintaining a "B" (3.0 GPA) or better average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Andrea and Victor M. Richel Family Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student. Recipient must be a graduate of Governor Livingston High School, Berkeley Heights, NJ. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Richel-Lepree Family Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Liberal Arts with an Education option. Priority will be given to a student who has completed ESL classes. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 24 credits. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Recipient must document plans to become a teacher.

Susan Bashe Robertson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student. Preference will be given to a student who is planning to study Library Science or who is an English Major. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Peter Rozano Fund Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student, based on financial need.

Run with the Owls Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a member of the Business Association of Union County College and/or the Union County College Running Club.  Student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Dr. John J. Russell Memorial Honors Studies Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed a minimum of 15 credits with a 3.2 GPA. Recipient must have completed 1 Honors course. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

The Sabatino Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed a minimum of 18 credits with a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Schering-Plough Foundation Allied Health Scholarship
Awarded to a student in Allied Health who attends the Elizabeth Campus and who resides in Elizabeth, NJ or Union County.

Ben A. Sciarrillo Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who resides in Union County. Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in the Physical Sciences or Engineering Program.

William John Seeland Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the  English or Communications program.  Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen.  The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need.  Preference will be given to a Union County resident.  Preference will be given to a female student.

September 11th Memorial Scholarship
The primary criteria are to provide assistance to individuals and their immediate families who were impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and who do not have adequate relief from other sources. In the event there are no candidates who meet the primary criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in one of the emergency serving professions. There are no academic criteria and the scholarship may be awarded to an entering full or part-time student.

SGA Ambassadors Scholarship
Awarded to four students- one on Plainfield Campus, one on Cranford Campus, two on Elizabeth campus. Recipients must have GPA of 3.0 , have completed a min. of 6 credits at UCC, must be registered for a min. of 6 credits on campus where they will serve as Ambassador.  Required 6 hours/week of service, and must attend SGA events at respective campuses where they serve.  Students must attend SGA training session and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. Scholarship awards will be made following successful completion of service each semester.

C.W. Sharp and T.L. Murphy Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated full or part-time Union County College student entering with a 2.0 average or better. Preference will be given to students at the School of Nursing and those with a record of community service. Special consideration will be given to a first generation college student. As part of the scholarship application, the recipient must write an essay expressing his/her career aspirations. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 or better GPA in order to continue receiving the scholarship. Recipient is encouraged to visit his/her former high school to serve as a role model for those who come after. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Taras Shevchenko Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time matriculated student of Ukrainian descent with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 12 credits. The applicant must submit a 300-word essay (word processed) on some aspect of Ukrainian life (e.g., culture, history, economy, education, technology), past or present. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and evaluation of the essay.

Dr. Anthony Signorelli Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is enrolled in the Liberal Arts program as a Psychology or Music major.  Recipient must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed 40 credits.  A min. 200 word essay is required explaining the student's personal interest in Experimental Psychology, if a Psychology major, with preference given to those interested in Learning and Memory.  If a Music Major, the essay should express the student's viewpoint on classical vs. contemporary composers.

Arthur, Caroline & George Small Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student with a minimum 2.5 grade point average who is a resident of Union County. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Roy W. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a new or continuing full or part-time student with a "C" (2.0 GPA) or better average. Preference will be given to a Communications major. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Dr. Wallace Smith & Lisa Chambers Smith Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in Liberal Arts (Psychology option). Recipient must have a 3.0 or better GPA at the time of application for the scholarship and have completed a minimum of 30 credits. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Smyser-Bontempo Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time matriculated student with an overall GPA of 3.5 or better. The recipient must be a foreign-born student, with preference given to those students born in South or Central America. 

John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Scholarship
Awarded to five full-time students who are graduates of Plainfield High School. The scholarship will cover tuition, fees and books up to a total of $2,500/year for one year.  Students are required to complete a FAFSA report and sign a pledge to continue their education through to graduation.   

Southpole Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or better. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic standing and financial need.

Rosa Bello Spina Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a female student majoring in the sciences who has successfully completed a minimum of three science courses and has a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Sophie and Nicholas Stefiuk Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student having completed a minimum of 12 credits and earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The scholarship will be awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need. Recipient must write a letter documenting a keen desire to achieve higher education.

Student Government Association Scholarship
Awarded to part time students who demonstrate financial need.

Student Government Association Academic Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student with preference given to a single parent. Recipient must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application for the scholarship.

Student Government Association Participation Scholarship
Awarded to a matriculated student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who is involved in student clubs and activities.

Student Government Association Partnership for the Future Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 3.5 GPA.  This scholarship is open to all Union County College Students.  

Student Government Association Part-Time Scholarship
Awarded to a part-time student enrolled for 11 credits or less per semester who demonstrates financial need.

TD Bank Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student enrolled in the Business, Arts or Sciences Program who has a "B" (3.0 GPA) or better grade point average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Vito Todaro & Joseph Bent Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who is an Irvington or Plainfield High School graduate. Recipient must have at least a "C average" (or 2.0 GPA) and have completed 24 credits.

UBS Westfield Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is a resident of Union County. Recipient must be a Business major with a "B-" (2.7 GPA) or better average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Union County College Adjunct Faculty Scholarship
Three awards will be made - Recipients must be full or part-time students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed a minimum of 30 credits.  Recipient #1 will be a History major; Recipient #2 will be a Psychology major; Recipient #3 will be a Criminal Justice major.

Union County College Foundation Partnership for the Future Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student on the basis of financial need.

Union County College Foundation Scholars
A two-year scholarship for entering first-year students who rank in the top quarter of their high school graduating class or score 900 or more on their SAT or possess unusual intellectual or artistic talent and are residents of Union County. Students must achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA to renew their scholarships.

Union County College Foundation Honors Studies Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed a minimum of 15 credits with a 3.2 GPA. Recipient must have completed 1 Honors course. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Union County College Foundation Scholarship for Part-Time Students
Awarded to part-time needy students.

Union County Freeholders Scholarships
Funded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Freeholder Scholars Program covers the cost of tuition and fees for entering or returning students who meet these criteria:
• Full time enrollment status (12 or more credits per semester)
• Minimum 3.0 or B high school average
• Union County resident
• Annual family income of $75,000 or less
Applicants must file for federal and state financial aid; the Freeholder Scholars Program will cover the difference between UCC tuition and fees and financial aid received.

Dean S. Van der Clute Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who is entering the second year and is an Architecture major. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen.

Donald and Leona Van Gordon Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time nursing student who is a resident of Union County. Preference will be given to students in LPN to RN Completion Program. Recipient must have completed 12 credits and have a "B" (3.0 GPA) or better grade point average. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Madeline M. and Anthony A. Vertelis Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is a Linden High School graduate and resides in Linden or Union. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Wachovia Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is a business major. Recipient must have completed 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic ability and financial need.

Wakefern/ShopRite LPGA Classic Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time Business major who has completed 12 credits with a 2.8 GPA and who demonstrates both active involvement in community activities and financial need. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in Food Industry Marketing and Management courses.

John Allison Ward Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Sherry Warman Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in Social Services. Preference will be given to a student in financial need.

Judge Chester and Emily Weidenburner Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who is a Linden High School graduate. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have completed at least 12 credits. This scholarship is awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need.

Weidenburner Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who is a Linden High School graduate. Recipient must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and have completed at least 12 credits. This scholarship is awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need.

The Harry and Travis Weinberger Paramedic Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the Paramedic program. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on pre-requisite general education course work, and a 3.0 or better in the fall semester of the Paramedic program. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and exceptional EMS skills.

William West Scholarship
Awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need.

Westfield Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to students who are Westfield residents who demonstrate financial need.

Westfield Rescue Squad EMT Opportunity Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student and a certified EMT. Each recipient must commit to one (1) year of volunteer service at the Westfield Rescue Squad, as defined by Westfield Rescue Squad policy. The scholarship may be applied to any field of study or degree program in return for this commitment.

Westfield Rescue Squad Paramedic Scholarship
Awarded to students who are enrolled in the Paramedics program and who have a strong academic background. This scholarship will be awarded based upon academic achievement and the commitment to volunteer.

Frederick R. Wiehl Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student enrolled in the Allied Health field, who has completed a minimum of 12 credits with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need.

Doris Kiefer Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time matriculated female student in the Biology, Chemistry or Pre-Med program who has completed her first year and is a resident of Union County. Recipient must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Professor Elmer Wolf Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who is an Engineering or Science major. Recipient must have a minimum "B average" (or 3.0 GPA). Recipient must be planning to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Louise Yohalem Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student who has completed 12 credits and has a "B" (3.0 GPA) or better average. Recipient must be a first-generation female student either born in a foreign country or whose parents were born in a foreign country. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

Yehoshua (Joe) Yosifon & George L. Patchell Scholarship
Awarded to a part-time "adult" student with a "B average" (3.0 GPA) or better who is matriculating towards a degree and who demonstrates financial need not otherwise satisfied (or qualified) through federal or state aid programs.

Cynthia Ziolkowski-Angus Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time female student majoring in Nursing. Priority is given to a student who plans to transfer to a four-year institution. A minimum of 12 credits must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship will be awarded based upon academic achievement and financial need.

Maria & Bruno (Bud) Ziolkowski Scholarship
Two scholarships will be awarded annually to full or part-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  The students must have completed 12 credits and must be Union County residents.  One scholarship is to be awarded to a student majoring in Education (Science or Math) and the second is to be awarded to a student in the Paramedic program.  The scholarship is awarded based on financial need.  

George P. Zirnite Memorial Scholarship Award
Monetary award for future tuition is awarded at Awards Night in May to a graduating student majoring in liberal arts, communications, or women's studies who plans to pursue a bachelor's degree the following fall. The recipient is selected by votes of humanities department faculty members based on applications of students invited to apply.

Jack Zissel Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student with a 2.0 GPA or better. Preference will be given to a disabled student.

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