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Demarest Guidance Services Scholarship Info

NVD Scholarships are regularly posted on the Guidance website and on Naviance
Deadline dates may be postmark dates or received-by dates.  Check applications carefully.

Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition

Closter and Haworth residents. Approximately a 500 word essay is required on "What My Municipal Government Does Best" Return completed application and essay to your hometown mayor's office. Application is available in the Guidance Office.
Tzu Chi Scholars Program

Open to all High School Seniors. Selected on basis of financial need, academic achievement and community involvement

Mickey Cororan Scholarship

The scholarship is available to any student athlete who will be graduating from high school. The scholarship was established in the name of the late Mickey Corcoran, he was a teacher, coach, athletic director, referee in Bergen County high school sports for over 70 years. This scholarship is available for on male and female student athlete. You must have the following characteristics: respect to teammates, opponents, officials and coaches. See the attached application to apply and then return your application to the guidance office for submission.
Visiting Nurse Association - MaryAnn Christopher Nursing Scholarship


Must demonstrate acceptance into an accredited School of Nursing BSN program
SAE Engineering Scholarship

Student must intend to enroll in an engineering program accredited by ABET ( The student must also Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.
American Legion-Gene Howell/Don Holmes Scholarship

Applicant must be the son/daughter/grandson or granddaughter of a member of the American Legion in Bergen County, NJ See the attached application or pick up a paper copy in the Guidance Dept.
Foster & Adoptive Family Services

Multiple awards to apply for. Please pick up a brochure in the Guidance Office.
American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship


Plan to pursue a civil engineering degree
Bergen County School Nurses Association


Must be entering a nursing education program, good academic standing and possess compassionate attributes consistent with school nurse values

American Legion VFW Auxiliary's Young American Patriotic Art Contest


Please see the attached information regarding this contest. There are specific rules and regulations to follow. You must be sponsored by a VFW member in order to apply.

Lighthouse Guild Vision and Health


Approx. 20 college-bound scholarships of up to $10,000 each and 1 graduate scholarship of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Requirements: US citizen, proof of legal blindness, documents of academic achievement, etc. Apply on line at

Visions Scholarship

Student must be credit union member and attending college in the Fall. Criteria will include: community involvement, an essay, and academic achievements/records.

Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship

Applicants must meet the following criteria: students must have worked an average of 30 hours per week during the summer since the age of 16, actively participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Financial need may be considered when selecting the recipient. $10,000 (disbursed over four years)
American Legion Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships

Several opportunities are available to apply for several different scholarships. Please visit for specifics on all scholarships available and their deadlines.
National Assoc of Water C.- NJ Chapter

High school senior who will be attending a New Jersey college/university and is interested in the water utility industry or any related field. Application is attached. Offering two $2500 scholarships
The Hellenic University Club of New York

You must be a Greek-American student who has exemplified high scholastic achievement. Please go to website to apply.
National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section

Female member of Jewish faith, high academic standing, active in school activities, involved in community service, financial need and has accepted to attend a 4 yr college or university. Please return your application to the Guidance Office no later than April 3, 2017.
Betsy Niles Scholarship

You or a family member must have been personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Application in the Guidance Office.
Missy's Miracle Scholarship

You or a family member must have been personally affected by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Application in the Guidance Office.
NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship

Requirements for eligibility, selection criteria and the application form can be found on the Associations' website at or see the attached Application Form. Two four year scholarships $1500 per academic year
NJUA Trade & Vocational School Scholarship

Will be pursuing a Trade or Vocational degree at an accredited school located in NJ. You can locate the application above or at Two scholarships - $1,500/per academic year
American Legion Diabetes Scholars Foundation Misc. Scholarships


Please visit the website for a number of opportunities to apply for several scholarships if you are a student with type 1 diabetes.
American Legion-Bergen County Sons of the American Scholarship


This scholarship is awarded based on character, community service, leadership and basis of need. Application can be picked up in the Guidance Office.

American Legion-Ernie Wilson Jr. Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship is awarded based on character, community service, leadership and basis of need. Application can be picked up in the Guidance Office or located above.

OCA-NJ Essay Scholarship

Must be of Asian-American descent and be a college bound high school senior
Samantha Rose Reverand Foundation Scholarship


Deserving students who have been involved in scholastic sports and/or high school academic arts. Offering two $5,000 scholarships. See Mrs. Kohler in the guidance office for an application
ETS Employee's Community Action Fund Scholarship

Must be pursuing a degree from a 2 or 4yr accredited nonprofit school/college/university. Must be facing serious verifiable hardships impacting ability to attend college Apply online

Pomptonian-Giovina Coscia Memorial Scholarship

Available to graduating seniors in any of the high schools Pomptonian serves. Children of Pomptonian employees are not eligible for this award. Applicants will be chosen based on a combination of factors including financial need, work experience, community service, essay and letters of recommendation Return completed application to Mrs. Shortino in the Guidance office by April 18 to allow mailing and receipt by Pomptonian by April 22
Bergen County Charity Classic Scholarship

High academic standards, personal contribution to community service, dedication to athletics, leadership, financial need. 3 letters of recommendation required. Complete scholarship application online.
Student-View Scholarship

Quick and easy to apply. Complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area
Armenian Relief Society Bergen County Scholarship

Must be of Armenian heritage and demonstrate academic excellence. Must have resided in Bergen County for not less than a year. Prospective applicants should make a request in writing or via email only to Soci Kayserian, 26 Taylor Drive, Closter, NJ 07624 for an application.
John Lepping Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship recipients must be able to provide proof of disability (physical conditions: spinal cord injury, loss of limb, birth defects, etc. and psychological conditions: autism, post- traumatic stress etc.). with letter of confirmation by a physician. Proof required after award notification. Do not submit with application.
KPA/ NVD Korean War Scholarchip


Applicant must be active in community service and 2 years or more KPA membership is required. A one page essay on "Korean War" is required. Send via email to: by 5/1/17

Haworth Road Runners Association / 5K Soccer Award


Female and male graduating senior who are members of NV Demarest High School Soccer team and who have participated in the soccer program for at least two seasons (must compete senior year). Demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and teamwork as well as involvement in a community service activity. Return completed application to Mrs. Kohler in the guidance office.

Haworth Road Runners Association / 5K Cross Country Track & Field Award


Must have participated in the NV Demarest High School cross country and/or track and field program for at least 3 seasons (must compete senior year), demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship and true commitment to the sport and their team as well as be involved in a community service activity that benefits local residents or organizations. Return completed applications to the Guidance office (Mrs. Kohler). $500 (2 female/2 male)

Donald and Itasker Thornton Memorial Scholarship


You must be a young female of color. You must submit a 500 word essay describing family background, personal & financial hardships, honors and/or academic distinctions and community activities/involvement.
AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey

High school seniors who will be pursuing a college degree in architecture from an NAAB accredited architecture program.
Mid NJ Youth Soccer Association Liesel Krehan Memorial Scholarship

Graduating male and female senior who played, refereed or was a youth trainer in MNJYSA during high school. The scholarship is awarded based on accomplishments in the classroom, to their high school, community and soccer club.
Disabled American Veterans Department of NJ

Applicant must be a natural or adopted descendant of a member of the Disabled American Veterans Department of New Jersey (son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter) 3 scholarships will be awarded
B. Davis Scholarship
Visit website to apply
American Legion & Auxiliary-George F. Axt Memorial Fund Nursing Scholarship

Student entering accredited nursing school or college in September. Applicants not required to be members of a veteran's family, the American or the American Legion Auxiliary.
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

Awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students should visit the above link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page.
Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

Awarded to students interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. If interested visit the link above, look to the right side of the page for the online application.
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship

Awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post secondary school or college. Interested students can visit the above link and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page.
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program

Full details are available on website. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of website.

Big Sun Scholarship

All high school senior athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are participating in. Visit website for more information and how to apply

American Green Home Improvement Scholarship

Please see the details on how to apply for this scholarship at To help future students make changes and innovations in the green home improvement industry. 1000-2000 word essay Deadline: 12/15/17 / Winner will be selected by 1/31/18

Scholarship Guidance

A variety of scholarships are listed on the website that students may be eligible for

Student Scholarships

A variety of scholarships which students may be eligible for are listed on website
HESAA, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority provides students and families with financial
and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school. See links below
for the Student Loan Guide and some other valuable tools to help students and families.

A Guide to Choosing Your College Path: 

Sallie Mae is an online resource that provides free interactive tools, information and guidance to demystify the college planning process and help families save, plan and pay for college.

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