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Newark Housing Authority 2016 Scholarships


NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Housing Authority is pleased to announce the availability of two college scholarship programs accepting applications for 2016.   Each program has different eligibility requirements, because of this it is important that you read the information below in its entirety to ensure that you are filling out the correct scholarship application.   You may also apply for both scholarships, (Subject to the availability of funds); however, you must fill out each application individually.  

Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation

• Public housing resident or participant in the housing choice voucher program administered by the Newark Housing Authority as of September 2015.

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• Current resident in Newark, New Jersey.

• Exhibit financial need.

• Be a graduating high school senior, class of 2016.

• Register in a four year college/university full-time for 2016-2017 academic year.

• Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

• Must apply for federal aid using the Free Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

• DEADLINE - March 11, 2016.  Apply online at

Newark College Promise

• Legal public housing resident or participant in the housing choice voucher program administered by the Newark Housing Authority at least 12 months immediately prior to the application deadline.   

• Current resident in Newark, New Jersey.

• Exhibit financial need.

• Be a high school senior, class of 2016, graduating from a Newark High School.

• Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.

• Must apply for federal aid using the Free Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

·         Have been accepted into one of the public New Jersey State accredited 4-year institutions of higher education: Kean University; Montclair State University; New Jersey City University; Ramapo College of New Jersey; Rutgers University; The College of New Jersey; The Richard Stockton college of New Jersey; Thomas Edison State College; William Paterson University of New Jersey; or have been accepted into the accredited 2-year higher education institute, Essex College College*.

·         Students who have been accepted into Essex County College must meet these additional requirements:

o   Students must commit to transferring to a public New Jersey State accredited 4-year institution of higher education.

o   Students must place into college-level English by scoring 7 on the WritePlacer Accuplacer test or scoring 6 on the English Essay Placement Test that is scored by faculty readers or scoring 540 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT or scoring 21 on the English/Reading section of the ACT.

o   Students must place into college-level Math by scoring 76 on the Elementary Algebra Accuplacer test or scoring 530 on the Mathematics section of the SAT or scoring 21 on the Mathematics section of the ACT.

·         DEADLINE – May 16, 2016.  Apply online at

Your assistance is greatly appreciated in spreading the word about this amazing opportunity for high school seniors.  We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to achieving your educational goals.  If you have any questions or concerns you may contact us at (973) 273-6516 or email us at

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