The 2016 Scholarship Program .

EWNJ Scholarship Deadline: April 29, 2016

Please click here to access the online application.

Since inception, EWNJ's unique scholarship program has awarded over $1.1 million in scholarship assistance to non-traditional graduate school students attending New Jersey colleges and universities.  EWNJ recognizes and invests in the future of women’s professional careers.  

Scholarship winners will be announced at the end of July 2016. 

Watch this website for details on the 2016 scholarship application process.

EWNJ has awarded scholarship grants of $5,000 to women at New Jersey institutions of higher learning.   The 2014 Named Awards were: 
  • PSEG Award Outstanding candidate pursuing an advanced degree in Science, Technology, engineering, math or environmental science
  • STRIDES® Advancing Women in Business Award Outstanding Achievement in Business or Technology


Melissa Shah, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine 

Michelle Jansen, Montclair State University, Master of Science Nutrition 

Jodi Roman, Rutgers University - School of Health Related Professions, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Deniz Daser, Emory University, International Studies (concentration in Political Science, Sociology, and Spanish) 

Wendy Neill, Montclair State University, Ph.D.

Melissa Brown, Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Juris Doctor 

Corina White, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Doctorate

Megan Putnam, Faileigh Dickinson University, Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

Sarah McAndrew, Rutgers University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Anne Ricculi, Drew University, Ph.D. History and Culture

Pamela Perez, Rutgers University, PhD Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Quotes from Past Scholarship Award Winners:
There was a point where I was at a critical juncture in my schooling and where the needs of my family were impinging on my ability to complete my degree. The Executive Women of New Jersey’s generous award helped alleviate some of the financial burden and enabled me to continue to develop the skills I needed to make a meaningful difference in the life of others. They helped me; they helped 10 of my colleagues, so that we in turn could help others.
Shoshana Friedman, Rutgers University, 2012 President’s Award recipient

Two years ago when I first realized that it was within my ability to fulfill a lifelong dream to attend law school, I didn't realize how challenging my journey would be. Already a Master's student, I was also a single working parent of six, with five children still at home. I thought I understood the hurdles I would face in completing my law degree and my Master's program concurrently. However, the financial reality of attending school full time with no employment income and as the sole support for a family of six was more than I had anticipated. The Executive Women of New Jersey's scholarship award in 2009 made it possible for my family to make it through my first semester of law school. Without EWNJ I would have been forced to defer my law school dream for possibly years. The funds from my scholarship enabled me to provide for my family yet still study and achieve a high average, putting me in the top of my class. The grades I earned enabled me to obtain an internship with a federal judge this summer. Thank you, EWNJ, for supporting my dream and for enabling me to take a path to eventually be able to help other New Jersey families and parents.
Courtney Raphael, Rutgers Law School and School of Management and Labor Relations

 I am currently in the 5th year of my MD/Ph.D. program. I’m finishing up my thesis research on autoimmune disease Lupus and have published one paper in a peer-reviewed journal. I’m also doing working on aging as part of an NIH Fellowship. I’m looking forward to finishing my program and medical residency, and starting my own career in academic medicine. Thank you EWNJ!” 
Rivka Stone, UMDNJ
 I’m very appreciative of the award I received in 2008 and I continue to achieve my educational goals. I’m working towards my M.A. in Counseling and License Professorial Counselor (LPC) and I’m completing an Internship at Trinitas Hospital, at the Intense Out Patient (IOP) for substance abuse. I love being there and find it to be a very valuable learning experience.” 
Lorrie McGough, Trinitas Hospital 
 I finished my Master’s program at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University in December and have since started working at U.S. Fund for UNICEF.  I am supporting UNICEF's live saving work around the world through my work on the Corporate and Foundation Partnerships team.  I am incredibly grateful to have been selected for the EWNJ Scholarship and the Awards Dinner was one of my proudest moments. Thank you again for your generosity!
Michele Petruzziello, US Fund for UNICEF

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