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FunNewJersey.com Scholarship

Editor’s Update: The winners of the FunNewJersey.com Scholarship have been announced as of 5/1/2017!

Winners are as follows:
1. Grand Prize Winner of $1,000: Elizabeth Blankley
2. Runner Up Winner of $100: Diana Taveras
3. Runner Up Winner of $100: Marissa Cardena
4. Runner Up Winner of $100: Pia Mitchell

Thank you to all who submitted essays, it was our pleasure to read them! The applicants did not make our decision easy!

See photos of the above winners on our Facebook.

Read the final 4 essays below

Below are the winners of the scholarship contest. We have left the essays anonymous. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Summers at Seaside

My New Jersey

My Love Letter to the Jersey Shore


About the Scholarship Contest

Do you love New Jersey? Are you a New Jersey resident who is looking continue their education in state? FunNewJersey.com, a local digital marketing company that highlights the best things to do in NJ, is proud to offer the FunNewJersey.com Scholarship. We are excited to support our state’s best resource – its students.

Who is eligible?

The FunNewJersey.com Scholarship is awarding college scholarships to high school seniors who plan on attending one of New Jersey’s public or private colleges or universities. Applicants may be attending a 2-year community college, a 4-year college or a vocational-technical program.

Awards Information

First prize: FunNewJersey.com is awarding one (1) scholarship valued at $1,000 as the grand prize. This award may be used to contribute towards the student’s or family’s financial cost of attending school, including but not limited to: tuition; room and board; textbooks, lab fees, and other course materials; travel and/or relocation costs; purchasing school supplies, etc.

Runners Up: Three (3) runners-up will be selected to win a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble to help pay for textbooks and course materials.

Additionally, all winners will also be eligible for a summer internship at FunNewJersey.com. This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain experience in digital media, marketing, PR, communications and Internet journalism.

Required Materials

1) Applicants must submit a 500 to 800-word essay on why they love New Jersey. The piece can include any of the following themes: What is unique about your city, town, or community? Where is your favorite place or attraction in New Jersey and why? Do you have any special memories of New Jersey? What does being a New Jersey resident mean to you? What should people from out of state know about New Jersey that they might not know? These themes are merely suggestions. We are looking for engaging and eye-catching responses, so don’t hesitate to be creative. We will publish all responses on our online magazine and/or blog.

2) Applicants must submit a resume outlining any work experience, extracurricular activities, community service involvement, awards or other relevant accomplishments and experiences. Please include name, address and best way to contact.

3) Applicants must also submit proof that they are attending school for the Fall 2017 semester. Please send us a copy of your acceptance letter on official institution letterhead. If you do not have this available at the time of submitting your scholarship, please be prepared to submit your acceptance letter if you are selected as a winner.


Please submit all required documents by no later than April 15, 2017. We will announce the winner on May 1, 2017. Please email your application as one single document to the following email address: [email protected] This document may be attached as a .doc, .docx or .pdf. In the subject of your email, please put: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION – NAME.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Ray Gallagher, Managing Content Editor at 732-298-6015 Ext. 551 or [email protected] Best of luck to all applicants!


About the author: Ray Gallagher

Ray Gallagher

Ray Gallagher is a true Jersey girl. She has written for a number of publications and is excited to be part of the Fun New Jersey team. When she's not writing, she can be found running on the boardwalk, laying on the beach or seeking out the next big thing in New Jersey.


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  1. Carmelo Batista, Jr.

    Is there a downloadable application for this scholarship? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Carmelo,

      Thanks for your question.

      There is no need for a downloadable application. All interested applicants can apply by submitting the essay, resume and college acceptance letter to the following email address: [email protected]. You can submit it as a .doc, .docx or a .pdf.

      Best of luck!

  2. What is the application deadline for this?

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