Eligibility

 All applicants for the J.S. Henderson Scholarship shall have already applied to or shall be in the process of applying to the program/institution of their choice for which they are seeking financial assistance. Before the date of the Annual Awards Dinner, J.S. Henderson Scholarship recipients shall have obtained official acceptance into the program/institution of their choice and shall provide official written documentation to the Board of Trustees certifying acceptance. The 2018 Awards Dinner is Thursday, June  6th.

Further, all J.S. Henderson Scholarship recipients are obliged to use their award no later than 180 days after the Award Dinner.

Subject to this policy, the J.S. Henderson Scholarship Fund will make payments to designated programs/institutions and/or their related agencies (e.g., institutional bookstores or any other institutional affiliations deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees).

Under no circumstances will scholarship awards be paid to the individual recipients. Awards are paid directly to the educational institutions the recipients are attending. Applicants who move from either Somerset or Hunterdon County, New Jersey must forfeit their scholarship award. 

 

Applicants for the Jessamine S. Henderson Memorial Adult Education Scholarship must be high school graduates or possess a General Education Development (GED) diploma. Applicants shall have already applied to or shall be in the process of applying to the program/institution of their choice for which they are seeking financial assistance.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Resident of Somerset or Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
  • Serious about pursuing a career-related program of study.
  • A demonstrated need of financial assistance.

The Board of Trustees gives first consideration to applicants who have had little or no opportunity to pursue any education or training beyond a high school diploma. However, those persons who already have partial or complete college education or vocational training, and who are seeking to prepare for other career paths, are encouraged to apply.

The Fund does not make any awards for graduate school education.

Since the J. S. Henderson Scholarship Fund is an equal opportunity organization, it does not discriminate with regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender preference, ancestry, national origin, or handicap/disability.