The Van Doren Scholarships

Since 1996, New Jersey’s Peter Ellis Van Doren Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 1 million dollars in recognition of academic excellence. If you are a resident of Somerset County with a passion for learning and will continue full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited institution, you may qualify for selection as a Van Doren Scholar.

Important 2022 Dates

Application Deadline - Thursday, March 17, 2022 Selection of Finalists  - Monday, April 25, 2022                  In-Person Interviews - Saturday, May 14, 2022

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Am I Eligible? Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions about eligibility, enrollment status, or income qualifications are answered in our FAQ. In addition, your high school guidance office can help.

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Where Do I Apply?

Download the Application. Requires Adobe Reader. Applications are also available at school guidance offices and Somerset County Public Libraries.

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