• DVRHS Local Scholarship Application Process 

    Class of 2023,

    The DVRHS Local Scholarship application packet is attached. The local scholarship application includes scholarships that are awarded to seniors by DVRHS and community organizations. Only ONE application form and ONE checklist should be completed and returned to the School Counseling Office or they can be emailed to:

    Please let me know if you have any questions about the application, scholarship details or required supplements. The deadline for submission of the application form, checklist, and any required supplements is Tuesday, May 2, 2023.  

    **All three (3) documents are attached (Application, Checklist, Descriptions)**

    Senior Awards Night will be held on June 6, 2023.  Invitations for this event will be sent later in the school year to seniors who will be receiving awards.

    Current Scholarship Opportunities 

    Scholarship opportunities are e-mailed to seniors throughout the year from Mr. Scott Woodland, School Counselor.

    Del Val Performing Arts Booster Club Scholarships
    Deadline: May 15th
    Kingwood UMC Scholarship
    This year, four scholarships valued at $2,500 will be awarded. Qualifying students must be members of the 2023 graduating class of Del/Val and also be graduates of Kingwood Elementary School.  To apply, students should download the application from this page and submit the completed form with two accompanying essays:

    Deadline for completed application: May 12, 2023
    - By mail, send to: Kingwood UMC Scholarship Fund, 257 Route 519, Stockton, NJ 08559
    - By email, send to:
    New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) Scholarships
    NJUA offers three (3) separate scholarships:
    • The James R. Leva Scholarship Award is sponsored by the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) to assist NJUA member company employees who are employed in New Jersey, or members of their families, in pursuing their higher education goals.  Must be pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey.
    • The NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) students who are minority, female or who have a disability and will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university located in New Jersey.
    • The NJUA Trade and Vocational School Scholarship will be awarded to one (1) qualified student who will be pursuing a trade or vocational degree at an accredited school located in New Jersey. 
    Please visit the website for more information and to fill out an application: Click on "Community Involvement" at the top of the page to access each scholarship.
    Deadline: May 31, 2023
    New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies Scholarships
    This scholarship is being offered to all candidates who meet the following criteria:
    ● United States Citizen
    ● A New Jersey resident for 5 years
    ● Presently pursuing a degree at a New Jersey college or university (two- or four-year) as a high school senior or high school graduate (part- or full-time),
    ● Be maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA grading scale.
    ● Be interested in the water utility industry or in any related field, such as, natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, communication, computer science, business administration, human resources, consumer affairs, law, accounting, finance, etc
    Please visit website for more information and to fill out an application:
    Deadline: April 15, 2023

    The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association Scholarship: The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA) is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarship awards to sons and daughters of active-duty police and fire personnel.

    This scholarship award is a small way for our industry to say thanks to our very dedicated public safety community and to help pay for an advanced education for deserving students. Awards are based on a combination of academic achievement, national test scores, extracurricular participation and the essay. In addition to completing the application and submitting the appropriate documentation, each student must write an essay explaining: “What it means to me to have my parent or guardian involved in securing our community"
    Please visit the website for more information and to complete an application:
    Deadline: April 14, 2023
    Daniel Snel Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship will provide tuition assistance to a graduating senior enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program, trade school, or technical institute in the fall. The recipients of this scholarship are selected based on the applicant’s family experience with substance-use disorder and community service involvement.
    Requirements: Completed application form (*If you need a copy of the application form, please stop by the school counseling office!*), typed resume detailing education, work experience (if applicable), accolades, achievements, extracurricular activities, and community service/involvement. 
    Also, submit a 1-2 page essay on the following topic: Substance-use disorder negatively impacts the entire family unit. Describe how your life was negatively impacted by substance-use disorder either personally or in your family, what resources you were able to rely on for help, and what efforts you have made to create better awareness or resources for the community affected by substance-use disorder.

    Number of scholarships(s) offered: 1 (for all county high schools or trade schools)
    Award Amount: $1,000 minimum
    Deadline: April 17, 2023
    Music in the Somerset Hills-Young Musicians Scholarship: Music in the Somerset Hills is committed to supporting an exceptional level of historically-informed and masterful performance, as well as to expanding the scope and variety of performance opportunities for professional and amateur musicians. They are offering scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors who are pursuing music as a major at an accredited college or university. Two $1500 scholarships will be offered: one to a student who resides in the Somerset Hills, and one to a student who resides in another area of New Jersey.
    Please visit website for more information and to complete an application:
    Deadline: April 28, 2023
    Friends of the Hunterdon County Library (FOHCL), Books for the College Bound Scholarship:  The “Books for the College Bound Scholarship” program, now in its 18th year, provides 5 one-year scholarships of $1000 each. Recipients will be five high school graduating seniors who meet the criteria below and will be attending an institution of higher learning the next year. This includes 2 and 4-year colleges and universities and trade schools. The scholarship is intended to defray the cost of the recipients’ textbook purchases.  
    Criteria: The community service-based scholarship will award students with a library connection. Potential recipients must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for an award:  
    • Possess a library card from any library located in Hunterdon County.
    • Do volunteer work at a Hunterdon County library or with the Friends of the Hunterdon County library.
    • Be a library employee or a family member of a library employee or adult volunteer.
    • Be nominated for the award by a Hunterdon County library employee, school or community librarian, or Friends of the Hunterdon County Library (FOHCL) member. (Self-nominations are accepted)
    Click here for more information and to apply: FOHCL 2023
    Deadline: May 5, 2023
    Susan Yonaitis-Kastner Memorial Scholarship for Nursing: ORGANIZATION OFFERING SCHOLARSHIP: Hunterdon Office Nurses, AMOUNT OF AWARD: $1,000.00, HOW MANY WILL BE AWARDED: 1
    1. Class of 2023 Hunterdon County High School Senior pursuing a career in the nursing profession.
    2. Based on both need and merit.
    3. GPA of C or above.
    4. ESSAY REQUIRED: 100-word essay on life goals.
    Deadline: April 3, 2023 by 11:30am 
    *If you need a copy of the application form, please stop by the school counseling office!*
    DV School Counseling office or by email to Mr. Woodland
    (Del Val is required to send in all of the applications together)

    Garden Club of Hunterdon Hills Scholarship: The Garden Club of Hunterdon Hills sponsors a scholarship for Hunterdon County students who plan to further their education in the areas of horticulture, botany, floriculture, landscape design, agriculture, forestry, environmental studies, urban planning or associated areas. The exact amount of the scholarships is dependent on our fundraising efforts. We typically award 2 - $1,000 scholarships.The application must be accompanied by the following information:
    1. Personal letter by applicant discussing goals, background, personal commitment to chosen field and financial needs.
    2. List of extracurricular activities and honors received.
    3. Official transcript.
    4. Letter of reference should discuss academic achievement, character, and any work-related experience.Applications are reviewed by the club’s Scholarship Committee and the decision is based on both eligibility and need. 

    Deadline: April 1, 2023 

    *If you need a copy of the application form, please stop by the school counseling office!*

    Applications are to be mailed or transmitted electronically to:
    Patricia Daly
    8 Gleneagles Drive
    Lebanon, NJ 08833

    Karen DeLisle Memorial Scholarship for Journalism: (

    Description: This is an annual memorial scholarship in honor of Karen J. DeLisle, columnist and reporter for the Hunterdon County Democrat, who lost her battle against cancer in September 2004. Eligibility for the scholarship is open to trade school or college-bound high school seniors from all Hunterdon county high schools. The scholarship is awarded to a student who submits the best feature story as determined in an independent juried selection process.

    Criteria: Submissions must feature original reporting of uplifting, inspirational stories with a local angle or stories that raise awareness about local programs or issues. The format of the submission is up to the applicant. Options include print, photo essay, broadcasts, or some sort of multimodal presentation. Be creative!

    Print stories should be 700-750 words in length.  The student need not be pursuing journalism in college. However, the student should be planning to attend a two-year or four-year institution. Relatives of the KDMSF board members are ineligible. Payment of the scholarship will be made in the names of both the student and the college or trade school. In order to make judging as objective as possible, submissions should be identified by student identification number only. Under no circumstances should an applicant’s name or byline appear anywhere on the story. * All interview notes (hand-written or otherwise) as well as phone numbers for all sources must be made available upon request of the Foundation.*

    Number of scholarships awarded: 1. Scholarship amount: $3,000 (non-renewable) for top-rated entry; additional awards at the discretion of the Foundation. Notification of winners will be made by e-mail to the student and school.

    Deadline: April 1, 2023

    Please visit website for more information and to complete and application: Direct any questions to Jon DeLisle at


    Italian American Club of Hunterdon County Foundation Scholarships: The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County Foundation announces the availability of eight scholarship awards for graduating seniors of Italian American heritage:
    - Two IAHCHC Foundation Scholarships - $1,500 each
    - The Salvatore A. DeSapio Memorial Scholarship - $ 2,500
    - The Antonio and Alessandrina DeSapio Memorial Scholarship - $ 2,500
    - The Paul and Norma Santella Scholarship - $1,000
    - The Thomas and Lena LaMarca Scholarship - $ 2,000
    - Two Paterniti Family Scholarships awards - $ 2,500 each
    Note: The LaMarca and Paterniti applications require financial
    supplement information.

    Please visit the website for more information and to complete an application:
    Deadline: April 15, 2023

    The New Jersey Schoolwomen's Club Scholarship: The New Jersey Schoolwomen's Club is a group of women educators engaged in all aspects of public education in New Jersey.  The objectives of the club include promoting the interests of our profession, encouraging capable young women to become educators, and recognizing outstanding women in the field of education.  Any young woman who is a senior in a New Jersey high school and is a New Jersey resident is invited to apply.  She should be planning to complete a professional program (minimum baccalaureate) leading to a degree and certificate in the field of education.*If you need a copy of the application form, please stop by the school counseling office!*

    Deadline: March 28, 2023

    Hunterdon Health Foundation Scholarship

    Hunterdon Health Foundation is offering several scholarships; some for students entering the healthcare field and one specifically for students planning to major in Nursing. Please visit the website linked here for more information and to apply.
    *Please reach out to Mr. Woodland or your counselor if you need a copy of your transcript for the application*
    Deadline: March 1, 2023

    Singer Family C&E Foundation Scholarship

    Each year, the Singer Family C&E Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors in four different high schools.  Those selected receive a scholarship of $7,500 per year, for a maximum of four years, while pursuing a bachelor's degree.  The Foundation seeks to award character-based scholarships to students who demonstrate the following qualities:

    • Compassion
    • Perseverance in Working to the Best of Ability
    • Cooperative Community Spirit
    • Integrity

    To apply for the scholarship you must complete the one-page application form, a short essay (the topic will be provided when you write the essay on March 9th), and sit for an interview if you are selected. 

    Any Del Val senior who is planning to attend a four-year college/university in the fall is eligible to apply.  (If you have not made a decision on the college you will attend, list your top three choices on the application. We can amend it later.)

    The one-page application form must be returned to the School Counseling Office by the end of the school day on Tuesday, March 7th.  Please note that this form requires a student signature and at least one parent's signature. 

    The essay will be written in-person in the Library/Media Center on Thursday, March 9th at 8:30am.  

    You will receive the website and instructions on March 9th. The essay prompt will be available when you log in that day. You will have one hour to write the essay.  Please note that no alternate times are available.  

    Frenchtown-Milford VFW Scholarship

    The Frenchtown-Milford VFW, Post 7857 is once again sponsoring their essay contest for ALL graduating Seniors.  

    The topic is: Should a two year Military Service / Draft be reinstated, Pros and Cons "    (300-500 word limit).

    • 1st Place  $2,500
    • 2nd Place $1,500
    • 3rd Place  $1,000

    Deadline: May 12, 2023 by 2:30pm 

    Jacob Pierri Memorial Scholarship
    • Reside within the State of New Jersey
    • Plan to attend or attend a four-year accredited college or university
    • Major in Culinary Arts, Hospitality or Mathematics
    • GPA of 3.5 or better
    • Worked and/or participated in community service

    The applications will be judged, in order of importance, based upon the following criteria:

    • Enthusiasm and Passion
    • Financial Need
    • GPA
    • Community Service
    • Extracurricular Activities
    Please visit the website for more information and to apply:
    Deadline: March 31, 2023

    Erik VanNess Scholarship for Broadcasting

    For students planning to major in Broadcast television, radio production, broadcast journalism, audio production, or film/video production. Please click this link for more information and the application form.
    Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

    Lauderdale Scholarship Fund
    Scholarship criteria: 

    • Be a high school senior or graduate from a high school in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. 
    • Demonstrate academic ability and financial need.
    • Plan to attend Rutgers University full-time in the fall of the year the award is made.
    • Demonstration of character and capability.

    Please visit website for more information and to complete your application:
    Application Deadline:  January 23, 2023 

    The Janet Logan Daily Foundation Scholarship
    The Janet Logan Daily Foundation is accepting applications for its annual $10,000 scholarship. The Janet Logan Daily Foundation grants an annual award to one graduating HS senior from New Jersey who will be enrolling full-time in an accredited post-secondary university or college. This scholarship rewards students from varying academic backgrounds who have routinely demonstrated maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom. To access the electronic application and review eligibility requirements, click here. If you have any questions, please email 
    Application Deadline: April 1st, 2023

    NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) Youth Scholarship

    Investing in the future of college-or-trade-school-bound high school seniors with Tourette Syndrome has been an important function of NJCTS for over a decade.  NJCTS has awarded over 335 scholarships to New Jersey graduating high school seniors who have excelled in their schools and communities in the face of living with Tourette Syndrome

    • Academic achievement, community involvement, accomplishments as an individual living with Tourette Syndrome, a challenging and complex neurological disorder, all play a part in the NJCTS Scholarship Committee’s decision in selecting winning candidates each year.
    • Eligible high school seniors apply by March 15th by providing an essay and can include a video of a special talent and letters of recommendation.
    The 2023 application is now live and can be found here.
    Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

    B. Davis Scholarship

    The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2023. Please visit their website linked here, to read about them and to apply for their scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. The website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. They are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

    Scholarship Amount: $1,000 Application Deadline: May 21, 2023

    Rider University Teacher Education Scholarship

    As public school staff shortages continue to increase, Rider encourages students to embark on this rewarding career path by offering a $2,000 annual scholarship award for incoming first year and transfer undergraduate education majors, beginning with the fall 2023 semester. The scholarship is renewable for the lesser of 8 consecutive semesters or completion of an undergraduate education degree. For more information on this scholarship and to apply, please click here.

    Additional Scholarship Opportunities 

    Scholarships4HighSchool: Lists a number of available scholarships, which students can sort through based on grade level or category. Scholarships available for students continuing their education at a trade school. Largest list of scholarships on the web. partners with 180 colleges to offer micro-scholarships to students for their achievements starting as early as the 9th grade. Students can earn micro-scholarships for their grades in core classes, their involvement in a club or sport, their volunteer hours, and more things they are already doing! When students are accepted into a partner college, the micro-scholarships they earn will automatically be calculated into their financial aid package for that college. Use the following link to sign-up for 

    Scholly - A simple and easy to use app created by a group of Drexel students. Scholly has been featured on Shark Tank and has on just about every major media outlet. Cost: $2.99. A comprehensive free scholarship search site. Conduct a scholarship search to find the ones that match your strengths and skills best. A full list of scholarships, awards and grants will give you fun, unusual, academic, need-based, student-specific, career, and even more types of scholarships

    Student Scholarship Search: One of the largest databases of scholarships online and a speedy scholarship matching tool, StudentScholarshipSearch helps students find scholarships that are most relevant to their background, field of study, sport, skill, interest, achievement, or other attribute. Search over 3.7 Million College Scholarships and Grants

    Sallie Mae: Scholarship Search is the free way to get access to more than 5 million college scholarships worth up to $24 billion.

    College Data: Start here for advice on paying for college, finding scholarships, and how to apply for and get the most financial aid.   

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    Peterson's: 5 thousand scholarship providers, 1.5 million scholarships, grants, fellowships, prizes & forgivable loans, and $10 billion in scholarship awards.

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    College Board: Maintains a searchable database of scholarships.