The New Brunswick Rotary Club is offering scholarships worth $5000 over two years to graduates of New Brunswick, Highland Park and North Brunswick High Schools, and New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School who go to Middlesex County College. The competitive scholarships are aimed at high-achieving students with financial need who are active in their communities.
“Helping young people achieve their educational goals and prepare for a career is one of the hallmarks of Rotary,” said Joseph Nastus, New Brunswick Rotary president. “We know that MCC is a wonderful first step for their future, and we want to eliminate barriers to their success.”
Students must rank in the top 20 percent of their high school class, score at least 1100 on the SATs or 22 on the ACT exam, and have a proven record of community service. They must enroll full time in a liberal arts program, complete 15-16 credits per semester, maintain a 3.25 GPA, have unmet financial need, and achieve an Associate Degree in four consecutive semesters.
Students should visit the MCC Scholarships page – middlesexcc.edu/scholarships – and apply online for the Rotary scholarship after submitting an application for federal student aid (FAFSA).
The scholarships will be awarded each fall and will then be given to continuing students who meet the qualifications.
“We are so grateful to the New Brunswick Rotary for this opportunity for our students,” said Mark McCormick, president of MCC. “We find that when students spend fewer hours working at a job they can spend more time studying and are more successful. This scholarship program will benefit them tremendously.”