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 2024 Dates

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 21, 2024 "Incomplete" Deadline: Thursday, March 28, 2024 Selection of Finalists: Monday, April 29, 2024 at 7:30PM Telephone Interviews: Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:30PM In-Person Interviews & Annual Business Meeting: Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 8:00AM

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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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