This document creates the first impression of you. Complete it as neatly as possible. Do not leave any blanks. If there is a question that does not apply to you, simply respond with "not applicable," or "n/a."
Here you can share the unique attributes that make you the right choice for a scholarship. The word count is limited requiring you to be thoughtful and concise. The review committee understands the value of college education. They want to understand the value it offers you specifically and the reasons you are a strong candidate.
When possible include an example that illustrates your point. Rather than "I am a strong leader" share a success story "I orchestrated a community outreach program with four peers to address hunger in Camden" or "I led a group of peers through two discovery projects as part of a larger independent research program."
ICFNJ does accept unofficial copies of transcripts. Please make sure it is an unofficial transcript from your college not just a printed listing of your courses and grades. An official transcript must come from the college to ICFNJ directly. An unofficial transcript can be obtained by you and included with your application. It should contain all the same information as the official transcript.
Select the author of your reference carefully. Given that scholarships are provided to asist students in their pursuit of a college degree, the most impactful letters tend to come from professors familiar with you and your academic work.
Your resume provides a complete picture of you - academics, work and community. Be sure to note your accomplishments and experiences. If applicable, include your impact at the workplace or on a project. Dates are important include them.
Applicants must be rising undergraduate juniors or seniors at a New Jersey independent college or university. They must be majoring in one of the life sciences and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher on a four-point scale. Selection is based on academic merit and career potential.