NEWTON, NJ – The deadline to submit applications for Sussex County Chamber of Commerce scholarships has been extended to Friday, May 15, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. from the original deadline of Friday, April 10, 2020. Students furthering their education at a college, professional, technical, vocational or business school may apply.

Due to extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19, the Chamber is making an exception in how it will accept official documents: For this year only, the Chamber will accept documents that are sent by the school via email from school officials only.

The Chamber is offering seven scholarships to area residents for the 2020-2021 school year. The scholarships include two top awards of $1,500 each, one $1,000 award, three $500 awards, and one $500 award for a student attending Sussex County Community College.

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All students are encouraged to apply for these awards regardless of financial aid status and can download the application at .For questions about applying for the Chamber scholarships students may contact the Chamber office at 973-579-1811 or email

Applicants must follow the application instructions and return to the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce office by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 15, 2020. This is a firm deadline and no exceptions will be made. Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible for consideration.