Johnson & Johnson Scholars

The Office of K-12 Partnerships at MCC is offering a college readiness program for New Brunswick High School seniors called Johnson & Johnson Scholars, funded by the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. Registration and materials are completely free to eligible students. To be eligible, high school seniors must apply to Middlesex County College with the intention of attending MCC the fall after they graduate high school. Students must also take the college placement test which is offered on-site at New Brunswick High School in February/March of each school year. Students that test into developmental courses for reading or English, and mathematics will be eligible to be part of the J&J Scholars program.

Program Details

May/June of the senior year: Student Success Course (SSD 101)
SSD will help students learn and adopt methods for success in college and life-long learning. Orientation to college, study skills, critical thinking skills, and learning styles are emphasized, and an educational and career plan is developed. Students earn 3 college credits.

July/August after graduation: English/Reading and Mathematics courses
Students will be enrolled in the appropriate courses specific to their placement test results. Students will receive advising and mentoring, as well as a chromebook, school supplies, course software and materials, and workshops to introduce them to departments on campus such as EOF, Career Services, Counseling, etc.

Fall/Spring semesters

  • Students will receive assistance creating a schedule for each semester, assistance with financial aid applications, and ongoing mentoring throughout the semester.
  • Students will receive a $200 voucher to purchase textbooks every semester of enrollment.
  • Students that do not qualify for financial aid, after filling out a FAFSA, will be eligible for a $500 tuition credit.

Questions? Contact our Program Coordinator: Gerri Baffuto,

Click here to download an application for the program