Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Scholarship Tab Updated Today

Please take a look:

OceanFirst Scholarships

OceanFirst Foundation has a long-standing tradition of supporting higher education. Each year, the Foundation awards grants to local Colleges and Universities in the OceanFirst footprint for the purpose of awarding scholarships. In the eight years of the OceanFirst Scholarship Program, $1.8 million in grants have been awarded enabling more than 1,100 high school graduates from central and southern New Jersey to pursue their dream of an education.
In 2018, $400,000 has been awarded to our partner schools – Atlantic Cape Community CollegeBrookdale Community CollegeCumberland County College,  Georgian Court UniversityMonmouth UniversityOcean County CollegeRowan University and Stockton University – to provide scholarships for direct educational expenses to students in any year of undergraduate study. Each College/University awards students a total of $50,000 in OceanFirst Scholarships.
OceanFirst Scholarship recipients at Community Colleges each receive $1,000 awards and students at attending private Universities each receive $2,500 awards.  Each College/University evaluates all scholarship applications and select recipients based on the College/University’s existing policies and procedures for awarding scholarships.  Selection decisions are made completely independent of OceanFirst Foundation.  Representatives from OceanFirst Bank and OceanFirst Foundation, including all employees and board members, do not participate in the selection process.
Click here for complete program guidelines and the 2018 Scholarship Application. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 1, 2018. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Architecture Summer Workshop

Do you know a rising sophomore, junior or senior interested in design and fabrication while earning future college credit and scholarship money?  If so, would you share this information with them.

Wentworth will be offering a 4-week summer program from July 9 to August 3, 2018.

Please share this opportunity with your students who have an interest in:
  • Designing and Constructing a full-scale structure
  • Temporary art or temporary installation
  • Creating a community-based project
  • Earning college credit
  • Living on a college campus in Boston (optional)
Interested students can learn more at If you have any que stions, you may contact the programat

Maureen Dischino
Executive Director of Admissions
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Monday, April 23, 2018

Financial Aid Mapping Webinar and Presentation

April is Financial Literacy Month!  In collaboration with the Offices of Analytics, Systems & Applications (ASA); Financial Aid; and Student Enrichment & Family Connections, we are hosting a free and open to the public, live “Financial Aid Mapping: Tips and Info for Students and Families” webinar presentation:

6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018

Students, parents, guidance counselors, and interested individuals are encouraged to participate in learning more about what should be done in preparing to pay for college. This is a unique in-person or internet-based opportunity allows high school students, college students, guidance counselors, and family members to learn the ins and outs of financial aid, learn the financial aid lingo and find out how to estimate actual college costs. Individuals will also have an opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by the Financial Aid Office staff.

Please share this webinar information below with students, parents, teachers, college bound programs, and any other interested individuals.  In-person presentation will take place in the Training Room 169 of Memorial Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028. Internet presentation is available via the below link:

The password is set to financialaid (case-sensitive)

If you have any questions about this event, do not hesitate to email me at

Friday, April 13, 2018

Junior Open Campus at Wellesley

Junior Open Campus at Wellesley

Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, April 28, Wellesley College will host its annual Junior Open Campus. We encourage any interested high school junior girl to attend this program in order to learn more about Wellesley, the liberal arts college experience, and the benefits and value of attending a women's college.
Highlights of the program:
  • A conversation for students about the admission process at selective colleges
  • A session for parents and family members about the application process at selective colleges
  • Helpful information about financing a college education, as well as an overview of just how affordable Wellesley can be
  • A chance for students to attend a special lecture taught by a Wellesley professor
  • The opportunity for prospective students to sit and chat with current Wellesley College students about academics, extracurricular activities, and life at Wellesley
  • Free lunch!
Please feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested! Registration is open until Monday, April 23.

Best wishes,

Office of Admission
Wellesley College

Monday, April 9, 2018

Information Sessions in Our Area


We're coming to your students!

Admission representatives from these leading institutions are hosting information sessions for prospective students and their families.

Thank you for sharing about these events with your sophomores and juniors. We look forward to meeting them.
During the program, students and their families will learn detailed information about each of our universities, what we look for when we review applications, and important application and scholarship deadlines.

NYU College Access Leadership Institute


Hello Carol,
There's still time for your students to apply for the NYU College Access Leadership Institute!

NYU CALI is a five-day residential program for current high school sophomores and juniors, taking place from July 15th to July 20th, that aims to demystify the college admissions process. The program will include workshops and small group sessions on a variety of topics, including:
  • College admissions
  • College entrance test preparation
  • Essay and resume writing
  • Interviewing and presentation skills
  • Financial aid literacy
NYU CALI graduates become certified College Access Ambassadors and will act as mentors and advisers in their high schools by conducting their very own college application workshop.

Successful applicants to the program are academically talented high school students from underrepresented communities in the New York metro area who demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities in their schools and communities. If selected, students are awarded a full scholarship to NYU CALI and are only expected to cover travel expenses to and from NYU.
Space in NYU CALI is limited, so please encourage your students to apply today. The application deadline is April 16th.

If you our your students have any questions about the program, please feel free to reach out to me at
Jimmy Suarez
Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives

Ranney College Fair

Career Information Session at BCC