Application Deadline is July 31, 2015

PHOTO: First Lady Mary Pat Christie honors the 2014 Heart of a Hero Scholarship recipients during a ceremony at Drumthwacket in September 2014.

TRENTON, NJ  - First Lady Mary Pat Christie recently announced New Jersey Heroes’ fourth annual Heart of a Hero Scholarship. Mrs. Christie established the program as another resource to help New Jersey’s military men and women make their higher education and career goals a reality. This year, New Jersey Heroes is funding ten $5,000 scholarships to be awarded in time for the 2015-16 school year.


Applicants for the  Heart of a Hero Scholarship must meet several program criteria: 1) be a United States citizen and New Jersey resident;  2) be a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency diploma (GED); 3) served in the military and submit  documentation of military service; if discharged from the military, must show proof of honorable discharge; 4)  enroll as a student at an accredited college/university or a vocational training school in pursuit of a degree for the 2015-16 school year; 5) demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and community contribution, in the spirit of New Jersey Heroes.  

Service members interested in applying for the Heart of a Hero Scholarship must fully complete the application form either online at the New Jersey Heroes  website by no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 or submit an application via US Mail postmarked no later than July 31, 2015 and mailed to NJ Heroes, P.O. Box 95, Mendham, NJ 07945-0095. Application deadline is Friday, July 31, 2015.

Heart of Hero Scholarship recipients will be notified in late August.